Lakewood Park Elementary is a Title 1 school serving northern St Lucie County. Students at LWPE are offered the opportunity to learn beyond the basics. Resource classes include Art, Technology, Media, Physical Education, Reading Technology, and Drama giving the students a well-balanced learning experience. LWPE is one of the schools in St. Lucie County that was award a Reading First Grant. This grant provides additional funds for materials and professional development for teachers in grades K-3. LWPE is committed to excellence in reading. Our Reading Coaches help guide teachers in developing and implementing researched-based strategies that promote student learning.
We are a high-tech school. Each classroom is equipped with state-of-the-Art technology for the teachers and students. Each classroom contains a CAV system which includes a wireless DLP projector, surround-sound audio, integrated DVD/VCR, wireless microphones and a mobile laptop cart per grade with 16 laptops for students to use in the classroom. In addition, LWPE offers students state-of-the-art learning with four computer labs and 5 or more networked computers per classroom. This incorporation of technology allows our students to learn advance skills that prepare them for middle school and beyond.
The Media Center is designed to help students of all ages increase their reading skills. Our Media Lab consists of state-of-the-art programs, such as, Earobics, i-Ready Reading and Math, and FCAT Explorer . All of these programs help students work at a self-paced learning that increases reading fluency and comprehension.
We are a SACS CASI Accredited School (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. SACS CASI provides nationally recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, schools must meet SACS CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school, and implement a continuous process of school improvement. Accreditation is granted on a five-year term. SACS CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from school to school but also assures parents that the school is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practices.
We have been awarded both Gold and Silver PBIS Model School Awards. This is an elite designation given to schools that implement PBIS with the highest fidelity and have the best results in student achievement and student behavior management in the state of Florida.
- We believe students should be engaged in meaningful and relevant learning experiences with higher expectations to ensure growth.
- Lakewood Park Elementary supports and provides continuous improvement towards learning, relationships, and the successful development of the whole child.
- We believe that communication between parents, staff, and community members are essential in order to provide optimal support for all students.
- Our school atmosphere and the way individuals interact at our campus reflect our values on a daily basis.