Lakes Elementary
6849 Young Avenue
Rockford, MI 49341
Sharon Wells, Principal
Phone616.863.6340Fax616.863.6358Hours8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Blue Ribbon Exemplary School


Principal's Welcome

Principal Sharon Wells and staff are proud that Lakes Elementary is recognized as a Michigan Blue Ribbon School. We house students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We have 31 professional teachers, including K through fifth grade, art, music, physical education, and a reading specialist. Our Special Services personnel include a school psychologist, social worker, gifted and talented consultant, speech and language therapist, two resource room teachers, two cognitive impaired teachers, occupational and physical therapists, and a district nurse. Our support staff consists of secretaries, custodians, and paraprofessionals who work in our office, library, classrooms, computer lab, lunchroom, and playground.  Our motto is “To learn, to lead, and to serve”, which sums up our commitment to students, parents, and community members.


Lakes Elementary is fully accredited by AdvancED, formerly the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges (NCA,) and the Michigan Accreditation Program. The State of Michigan awards letter grades to all schools through the “Education Yes” program based on test scores and school improvement data. Lakes Elementary has been awarded an “A” the past seven years, and we are proud of our Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) scores as they are consistently above the state average in all subject areas..


We welcome you to Lakes Elementary!


Sharon Wells, Principal
Lakes Elementary



Announcements and Information


    Parent Involvement Policy
    Click here for the 2015-2016 Supply List


    LAKES CALENDAR:


    Welcome Back!


    Kindergarten Open House

    Monday, August 31  9:00 a.m.


    Grades 1-5 Curriculum Night/Open House

    Wednesday, September 2

    5:30-6:00 Grades 1-2 Curriculum Presentations for parents while students are monitored on playground 

    6:00-6:30 Grades 1-5 Open House (students and parents visit classrooms) 

    6:30-7:00 Grades 3-5 Curriculum Presentations for parents while students are monitored on playground


    First Day of School

    Tuesday, September 8

    ***Please note that our school day start and end times are moved up this year by five minutes.  Start time is 8:35 a.m. and end time is 3:40 p.m.  Also, Lakes will no longer have a Late Start on Wednesdays beginning this fall.  Thank you.


    Lakes Newsletter:


    June 2015






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