Award Year: 2015

Lake Forest East Elementary School

124 West Front Street
Frederica, DE, 19946-9703

(302) 335-5261

Mr. James William Dick, Principal at time of Nomination

Mrs. Susan Piavis, Current Principal

Title I School

Lake Forest School District

School Website


Lake Forest East's mission is to give our students the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become successful, responsible citizens in this ever-changing world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 20%
  • White: 56%
  • Hispanic: 14%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 8%
  • ELL: 6%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
At Lake Forest East we LOVE TO READ!

At Lake Forest East we LOVE TO READ!

Lake Forest East Elementary School is a beautiful school built in 1932 and nestled in the small town of Frederica, Delaware in Kent County. Frederica, a town with a population of approximately 800 people, was incorporated in 1826. Lake Forest East houses approximately 315 students in grades kindergarten through third. Our student population is diverse in ethnicity as well as socioeconomics. Approximately 20% of our students are able to walk to school from their homes in Frederica, the remainder are bussed from the surrounding region.

Our mission is to provide a learning environment that will build self-esteem and confidence, enhance technological and economic awareness, set high expectations to maximize learning, and to form a community-wide commitment that will meet the diverse needs of our students and the challenges of a changing world. In each area of curriculum and in each of our classrooms, students are actively engaged in instruction. We believe in and embrace the concept that every child is special and deserves a high quality education as well as a safe and caring atmosphere to learn.

At Lake Forest East 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 planning. Grade level teachers meet weekly to design, analyze, and refine units and/or lesson plans to adapt them to the studentsí needs. Eastís ELA and Math curriculum are immersed fully in the Common Core State Standards.