1010 out of 10GreatSchools

Laurel Mountain Elementary School

Austin, TX
  • Public
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  • Grades PK-5
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  • Enrollment: 758


Laurel Mountain Elementary School
10111 D-K Ranch Road
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 464-4300
Laurel Mountain Elementary School is located in Austin, TX and serves grades PK-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 10 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Native American
Two or more races

Reviews6 Reviews

Excellent I love it all the staff and students are great
The students that attend LME are a very lucky bunch! The school is under great leadership with Jan Richards. She has encouraged the growth of the whole child through by implementing a model where the children are encouraged to try new things and figure out their passions. The teachers work many many many hours making the magic happen. Where else do you get to raise trout and chickens, fix bicycles, build bird houses, take data on the animals that live in the nearby preserve?! Incredible things are happening at LME!!!!
I must say I do agree with the person who posted about the lack of diversity among the staff. It has improved a smidgen, with more male teachers, but yes they are Caucasian.Laurel Mountain has many traditions & events which create a familiar community feeling to the school. Parents are never discouraged from being involved. The school staff-- from teachers to office staff to housekeeping-- is led by the much revered Principal, Jan RIchards. Mrs. Richards creates a positive learning environment for the children and a neighborliness among families."LME" is in our hearts forever.
Our experience at LME has been very mixed. Kindergarten and 1st grade were wonderful. In 2nd grade my daughter didn'tseem to learn as much, and in 3rd & 4th grades there was a heavy emphasis on testing. It's hardly surprising the campus tests so well: the students mostly are from affluent and well-educated Asisan and Anglo families. My daughter has never had a non-white teacher, or an African-American classmate (we are white, too), so it's not really diverse:(. She would have benefited from more hands-on learning and fewer worksheets in grades 2 - 4. The Friday morning enrichment program, on the other hand, is very good. So it's a toss-up.
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