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Old 07-12-2015, 10:47 PM
 
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We are moving to Coppell this summer and the school assigned to our apartment is "Richard J Lee elementary school ". Does anyone here have kids attending this school? Any feedback on how it is. I checked online but it's unrated so far since it's new. Thanks in advance for your help

Priyanka
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:52 AM
 
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We are moving to Coppell this summer and the school assigned to our apartment is "Richard J Lee elementary school ". Does anyone here have kids attending this school? Any feedback on how it is. I checked online but it's unrated so far since it's new. Thanks in advance for your help

Priyanka
My daughter goes there and it is awesome. They spent a lot of money on this school (close to $21 million) and owing to this money spent they have good facilities. We liked it so far and this will be second year our daughter will be attending this school.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:28 AM
 
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Sister has a friend that works there and has concerns about the "open environment" (few walls, different grouped learning style). I wouldn't 100% discount it, but it certainly isn't the normal elementary setup most people would be used to.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:15 AM
 
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Sister has a friend that works there and has concerns about the "open environment" (few walls, different grouped learning style). I wouldn't 100% discount it, but it certainly isn't the normal elementary setup most people would be used to.

The open environment you refer to is just in addition to regular normal day to day learning and not at the expense of actually replacing class room education or skipping any lessons. For our case, we felt that it helped in better communication with other children across grades and it actually helped my kids interact well with other grade kids. To us after experiencing this school for one year we felt it helped in building social skills in addition to the regular academic skills that are taught.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:43 AM
 
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^The concern was with how it the kids harder to handle for the teachers and staff, because there is (supposedly) nothing stopping them from physically breaking loose and doing what they want to/running up to a friend. That and the distractions of fewer walls.

I laughed when she said they have to identify the "runners" in the first few weeks of school and keep an extra eye on them.
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Old 07-15-2015, 05:48 PM
 
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Open concept is great when class sizes are manageable (small)- I wonder how big classes will be at Lee this year?
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Old 07-20-2015, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Open concept is great when class sizes are manageable (small)- I wonder how big classes will be at Lee this year?
I think, Lee enrollment is going to go up rapidly. So much is getting build around belt line and 114. Then there is cypress waters development. Billingsley is planning to build another 300+ SF homes near Northlake rd and belt line. They initially planned to build a lot here but received objections from marine corps with lot of wetland in this area.

I am expecting lot of shuffling again in CISD. Not sure what is going on with cypress waters recently. One of the seller realtor agent told us about slowing down apartment construction in cypress waters.
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