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Lawton Chiles Middle Academy10

Lakeland, FL | Polk County

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August 1, 2014


This is one of the best schools. It deserves an A++, and not just in education.

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February 13, 2014


I am proud to say that my son is enjoying his school I wish I can go back to his age .

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June 19, 2013


My child had the worst middle school experience the teachers did not teach and explain very well, surprised its a A school probably not any more

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October 20, 2012


This School is truly amazing!!!! I am currently a six grader here and everything is hands on and all the teachers are awesome! This school is now a part of International Baccalureate and the Middle Years Program. This school offers a variety of electives such as Art,Robotics,Podcasting,and ect .

February 6, 2010


This school is amazing. It's successful and seems to always be on top of all the other schools. The teachers are very nice and the students are very friendly. All my classmates are intelligent, and LCMA offers classes that other schools do not, such as Geometry and Guitar.

Submitted by a student

September 5, 2009


i absolutely love this school! the teachers are amazing and they are really sweet and knowledgeable. i can't believe that this is my last year here because im really gonna miss it. i was super nervous when i got accepted here in 6th grade. even though i didn't go to lincoln academy it was really easy to make friends.

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June 10, 2008


LCMA was a great school. I would highly suggest parents put their kids on the waiting list like when they are in 4th grade. I didn't get to go there but for a year and a half due to the long list. I wish I had listed earlier. The teachers are awesome and know what they are teaching.

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December 5, 2007


this school is great! it challeges kids to not only do good at their work but behavior wise too. if it got shut down i would die! i love it here!

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August 6, 2007


LCMA has been a strong constant in the success of my family educationally. We have been a part of this school for 5 years. We have four intelligent boys who previously went to Cleveland Court and Lincoln. They continue to blossom, the eldest having gone on to IB now. The admin is thoroughly professional, the teachers and staff exceptional. LCMA is along the lines of an elite private school but free. We are so thankful and blessed! I would highly recommend every parent of younger elementary to put their child on the Lincoln Magnet School list, as this is the only way to flow into this school. Big thumbs up! JS

Submitted by a parent

August 25, 2003


My son started in 6th grade and is now in the 8th grade at Lawton. We are very proud of his educational growth as well as his personal growth. School has never been easy for him but last year he was able to join the National Jr. Honor Society with a 3.75 GPA. This was a very tough goal for him to reach. The teachers and guidance counslor's were very helpful. My only regret is that Lawton doesn't go to the 12th grade. It is very frustrating to put your kids in magnet school and then after 8th grade they are put in a regular public school. But as for Lawton, this shool has a 0 tolerance policy for violence and they stick to it. I wish other schools were able to use this policy. The kids know going into the school that they will get kicked out for fighting. In middle school it seems there is a lot of fighting. But not at this one. Last year one of my son's best friends died. The school was very sinsative and they all bonded together. They really do care.

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July 26, 2003


My son struggled to adjust to this Lawton Chiles as he did not attend the Elementary school that most of the students attended. His first grading period included failing grades and an incident that required disciplinary action. I found the interest in my son s education, as demonstrated by the support of the administrative staff and faculty, to be extraordinary. My son received recognition at the end of the school year for achieving the most improved grade point average in the 6th grade. The structure of this school is one that provides consistent expectation of all students. Additionally, there is enough flexibility to address the needs of individual students as these do in fact vary. Our family feels privileged to have our son educated by such dedicated, talented and caring education professionals.

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