Award Year: 2014

Lake Forest North Elementary School

319 East Main Street
Felton, DE, 19943-0296

(302) 284-9611

Mrs. Laura S. Lands, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Lake Forest School District

School Website


To make America great by giving our students the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become successful, responsible citizens in this ever-changing world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 24%
  • White: 70%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Mrs. Tesno's second graders engaging in interactive Smartboard activities.

Mrs. Tesno's second graders engaging in interactive Smartboard activities.

Lake Forest North Elementary is composed of dedicated and highly qualified administrators, teachers, support staff, and involved parents, united in the belief that every child is born with great potential and deserves the opportunity to reach that potential. We understand that each child has individual needs which must be identified and provided for to ensure they learn at their own academic pace. We strive to provide educational experiences that challenge and encourage every child to develop academically, emotionally, physically, socially, and culturally. At North, we use the Common Core State Standards to drive our instruction. These standards, along with data, are used to plan horizontally and vertically, creating an effective scope and sequence for seamless and consistent learning from grade to grade. Learning opportunities extend beyond the confines of the classroom and regular school day. Family involvement is a key component of student success. Students and their families are engaged through curriculum nights, in-school programs, special events, and fundraisers. Working closely with our PTO, town hall, local fire department and military veterans, we strengthen the bond between our school and the community. North has displayed the ability to meet every challenge. We believe that change provides an opportunity to expand our skills and discover new ways to meet student needs. Through dedication, creativity, and adaptability we endeavor to demonstrate that Lake Forest North is a student’s best choice.