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  • William Lipscomb Elementary School3

    Dallas, TX | Dallas County

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    January 6, 2015


    I LOVE LIPSCOMB ! Parents feel that they are LOCKED OUT or UNWELCOMING , as a parent that is here on a daily basis helping in the cafeteria ,making copies and anything that the teachers need , I always feel welcomed and appreciated that I am here. For the parents that feel unwanted or unwelcome ,I will see you at the PTA Board meeting,SBDM and PTA Potluck to hear your concerns!

    Submitted by a parent

    January 6, 2015


    We love Lipscomb! I have had two children at Lipscomb, one is currently attending. All of the teachers that I have had contact with have been positive, involved and focused on education. The locked doors are DISD POLICY put in place after the many school shootings. As the kinks got worked out I find that the new dismissal process is actually quicker, less confusing and much more safe. I have never been denied entry into the building when I buzzed in the front door and report to the main office; again DISD POLICY. I am at the school several times a week either volunteering or having lunch with my child. Some of the volunteer opportunities I have been presented with are garden work day, reading tutoring, movie nights, cafeteria duty and field trips. I even have family members and neighbors that volunteer at Lipscomb. To volunteer you do have to complete the background check that is DISD POLICY. My child's response to the sink issue was "some of the teachers have you use the sink and some think it makes your hands cleaner to use the sanitizer and some want you to use the sanitizer because the kids play in the water and make a mess", a logical answer when you bother to ask why.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 21, 2014


    I really HATE the new changes at Lipscomb this year the parents are not welcome in the building they have a teacher at all the doors to make sure the parents do not get in the building. Most of the good teachers that has been here for years are gone. The Principal is cold and unwelcoming. This used to be a Exemplary school but now the standards barely gets Met no one wants to send their children here anymore. The PTA STINKS! I have nothing nice to say about them AT ALL! The worst of all the changes is the fact that the kids can not use the bathroom sink after they use the bathroom that is very Nasty and Unsanitary and CHEAP! I know DISD has enough money to pay the water bill for the kids to be able to use the sink after they use the bathroom but they want me to spend my hard earned money to supply them with hand sanitizer and wipes for every bathroom break every day WHY? When it's a perfectly good sink in the bathroom they can use and my son told me they have a guard in the bathroom to make sure they don't use the sink and my other son told me they will get in trouble if they use the soap and/or the sink and water. I will be transferring out my son's as soon as I am able.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 10, 2014


    this school used to be all about the community and neighbourhood and WANTED parental involvement. but as of this year it is just the exact OPPOSITE! staff members run parents and family out of the school and away from the campus and even went as far as to lock the gates around the entire school causing a fire hazard if there were to be an emergency. also the drop off and pick up procedures are deplorable. I have 2 sons at lipscomb one is in kinder and one is in 3rd grade and it is disgusting the way they FORCE us to line up to drop off and pick up our kids. i am transferring BOTH my sons as soon as the new principal signs off on the form. i DO NOT recommend this school to any one. the pta is also disgusting!

    Submitted by a parent

    September 3, 2014


    We are very much welcome at the school, in fact encouraged to volunteer. The new security measures were put in place after the terrifying Sandy Hook incident and I am very thankful that we must all enter through a buzzer system. It is important to me that my children's security while in the care of Lipscomb is a priority. We are a recognized school as we have been for 5 years. We still need more parents to get involved but the school remains a great choice!

    Submitted by a parent

    September 1, 2014


    I have had two children at Lipscomb and this is the first year I am completely discouraged. The administration has locked all doors preventing all parents to interact in our child's educational career. It is really upsetting to know that they do not want us around. The one time happy, welcoming environment has now become very tense and uninviting. Our once exemplary school is now barely passing. It really is a shame. We have every intention of returning to private school very soon!

    Submitted by a parent

    April 29, 2014


    We came from New York and it's my daughter first year in school. At first we didn't think it was a good school,but once my daughter went William Lipscomb we thought wrong. William Lipscomb is a great school, my daughter learned so many things, and my daughter is so happy to be in school

    Submitted by a parent

    January 13, 2014


    Lipscomb has come along way since our children began attending. We have a new magnetic principal along with a perennially strong PTA. Teachers here care about their students and will work hard to meet their individual needs. Make an appointment with our Principal, Ms. Rodriquez, and find out how great Lipscomb has become.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 26, 2013


    my son is in first grade at this school and we were here last year as well..i liked both teachers but for the school very unorganized and they don't inform the parents of meetings or changes till the day of...i

    Submitted by a parent

    May 14, 2012


    We have two children at Lipscomb -- a kindergartner and a 2nd grader -- and we've really fallen in love with this school. The teachers are energetic and obviously very dedicated to providing an amazing learning environment for the kids. The garden that was added last year is now fully planted and flourishing as an outdoor classroom. There are a number of extracurricular activities available, including Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Choir, Guitar Club and soccer. Yes, there are many parents who don't speak English, but it's a diverse community and that's to be expected. The benefits of this friendly, historic neighborhood school far outweigh the drawbacks.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 9, 2011


    My daughter has attended Lipscomb Elementary from second to fourth grade and will be entering fifth grade there in a few weeks. She has thoroughly enjoyed every one of her teachers. They offer an excellent afterschool program as well for parents who work - a lifesaver for me as a single mother. I felt that almost all of the teachers, staff and volunteers at this school truly cared about the children. I'm not sure why there are so many complaints about the lack of extracurricular activities. My daughter was part of the Art club that met on Monday evenings, and she had plenty of other options to choose from: guitar club, acting club and cheerleading being some of them. The only drawback is that so many of the parents whose children attend the school don't speak English, so it's difficult to make friends with other parents here. The programs take twice as long, too, because they are conducted in both English and Spanish. Nevertheless, I'm glad my daughter has the opportunity to be amongst such diversity. It ought to be interesting to see who the new principal will be (Ms. Gonzales retired last year) and what direction she takes the school in.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 12, 2011


    Wow, I have not had this experience at all! We love Lipscomb. Our teachers and all the staff are all very loving and nurturing to my two children that are at the school. I volunteer at the school often so I see interaction between the students and the teachers weekly sometimes daily and I have never seeen a child humiliated or violated in any way. Lipscomb has a wonderful mix of tenured and new teachers. They have a mentor program to helps teachers learn from each other. The Prinicpal is exceptional and extremely experience in elementary schools and dealing with children of this age. I just can't image that your comments are true and I am so sorry you are having such a bad experience. I and every parent I know are having a wonderful experience at Lipscomb.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 14, 2011


    Our son's kindergarten teacher is the absolute best! She is encouraging, patient, and she always has a smile on her face. The kids love her and learn a ton. Reading is stressed early on, and she makes it happen in a fun way. Our daughter's 2nd grade teachers are equally impressive. I appreciate their encouragement, dedication, and warmth. The grants continue to pour in thanks to dedicated parents who take the time to write them. The silent auction was a lot of fun and successfully raised a significant amount of funds for the school. Additionally, the neighborhood associations continue to support the schools with monetary gifts. There is a true sense of community like none I've ever seen before. The school is situated in the middle of a thriving tri-community historic area. The constant exterior and interior improvements to the school, including the newly installed garden, make Lipscomb as charming and beautiful as the homes that surround it. Our children are happy here. The kids are friendly, the parents are involved, and the teachers are top-notch. Live in Lipscomb's zone and send your children to school here. You will feel like you're truly home.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 5, 2010


    Lipscomb has exceeded our expectations! If you live in the neighborhood/area, you are missing out if you do not consider this school for your child. The principal and teachers provide a sound structured environment conducive for learning. The PTA and OECPTA have some of the hardest working and most caring parents that you'll ever find. Schedule a visit, and see for yourself, you won't regret it!

    Submitted by a parent

    June 16, 2010


    I was encouraged by another parent to consider Lipscomb when looking for a good neighborhood school for my upcoming kindergartener. I am so glad I did. The school is well-supplied, and staffed with energetic, caring, engaged teachers and administrators. The principal is "hands-on" and approachable with students and parents, and proactive in creating a safe, challenging and progressive environment. Lipscomb has an active PTA and support from neighborhood associations and local business partners. There are lots of "extras" offered to the kids, such as a working garden, Spanish immersion camps, Scouts, soccer, choir and after-school care programs. There are gems in the public school system, and Lipscomb is one!

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