Most students in kindergarten and first grade have to go to school with older kids. That's not the case in Phenix City. Lakewood Primary School, which has about 400 students, is purely a school for kindergartens and first graders.
"It's a small school with just kindergarten and first grade so its not a lot of big kids so they feel more comfortable," says Principal Jana Sparks. "Plus the size of the school, the colors of the school, it's primary school so it makes it great for the students."
Kindergarten teacher Ashley Sykes said, "I definitely think we separate ourselves from other schools by the things that we do. The expectations that we set not just for our students but for ourselves as well."
Lakewood Primary School allows their students to use computers during class time. They learn about math, science and everything between.
First grade teacher April Sawyer said, "They come to the computer lab once a week and we also have mini computers in our classroom. They work on reading programs. There's so math programs they like to play."
Kennedy turner says its her friends at school that make her want to come to class everyday. She said, "We like to sit by each other, and we love to sit by each other at lunch and we'll also be best friends forever."
The principal Jana Sparks Says that Lakewood Primary School is definitely a cool school that thinks first and foremost about its students. She said, "We want to get them excited about school, we want them to be able to enjoy school, and also for them to feel comfortable when they come to school every day and feel protected and just a great learning environment."