22 out of 10GreatSchools

Lynwood Elementary School

Novato, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 278


Lynwood Elementary School
1320 Lynwood Drive
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 897-4161
Lynwood Elementary School is located in Novato, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 2 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Pacific Islander
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Reviews12 Reviews

This review compares my observations of Lynwood, Rancho and Pleasant Valley 2014 tours my daughter will enter K in 2015. Overall, I liked the Lynnwood school and principal, and I felt the students we saw enjoyed their learning opportunity and collaborating together. I feel Lynwood has a great program that is challenged (in terms of test scores) by the high # of ESL learners but that anyone going to Lynwood has the opportunity for a great education, just like Rancho and PV. 1. Lynnwood successfully seeks grants to add enrichment opportunities and resources for Lynwood. Both TK/K classes at Lynwood have full time bi-lingual teachers aids. Rancho and PV rely on parent volunteers to support teachers. 2) the class sizes are small -21-22 students at Lynwood, versus higher at Rancho and significantly higher at PV (>25 in Kindergarten). 3) on the tour, the principal was very respectful to the students and the students were very respectful to him as they moved to the cafeteria for snack. The children in all the rooms we observed worked well together, just like at Rancho and PV. 4) the classrooms are spacious with beautiful windows and outdoor views, particularly in the K rooms.
Our daughter just started 1st grade at Lynwood and it's a wonderful little neighborhood school. The principal is very accessible and hands-on and the teachers are warm and caring. We're looking forward to a great year!
I have found Lynwood to be very bias in grading. My child was always being accused of doing things perpetrated by other students. The principle is always clueless and has a way of acting like he is making things happen for students with certain needs. Lynwood doesn't have any tools to assist in cultural diversity. They only focus on about two cultures avoiding discussion in the other culturs they have. One teacher always complained about being there at the school when we conversed.
Best school I've ever attended. The GATE class was the greatest experience of my life, and it's benefited me as a person in imeasurable ways. The advanced class was placed there to boost the tests scores of the school, which can lead to the assumption that it's a poor learning environment, but that is not the case. I learned more in those 2 years than I had in other elementary schools for 4. I loved it.
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