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606 Forest Circlene
Huntsville, AL 35811

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(256) 428-8150
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 07, 2015
Maddie only had one teacher that couldn't get a handle on her classroom. But that teacher stuck it out and eventually most of the kids quieted down and let her teach. The rest of her teachers had some kind of gimic or maybe a loud voice to help them control their students so that they could teach.

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Amount of homework: Just right
July 07, 2015
Because she's in a magnet means that she has tons of extracurricular activities, but it doesn't mean that she doesn't have to do homework. Most of the time homework is writing and she loves to write. Or its math, and they do it all on the computer so it isn't too bad. Khan Academy is a lifesaver.

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Develops grit: Strongly agree
July 07, 2015
Yes! The musical that they put on in April had the kids running performances late into the night and then getting up and going to class the next morning. As a treat, however, the last day of the last weekday performance, the cast was allowed to sleep in. (But after all their work in the preceding 3 weeks... It was deserved.)

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Develops respect: Strongly agree
July 07, 2015
It's exemplified through the teachers and principals. Whether the kids pick it up... Well that's another story. One girl my kid goes to school with got in trouble with her dad and the school let him come up and sit in class with them. I find that level of respect amazing.

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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
July 07, 2015
Once she had a bad day and went to a counselor and cried on the lady's shoulder. The counselor gave her chocolate, patted her back, and promised to pray for her. The next day, my kid had a dentist appointment and it was noticed she was absent. I got a call on my cell phone checking up on her to make sure she was okay. To me, that spoke volumes!

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Develops honesty: Strongly agree
July 07, 2015
Her teachers always strive to be fair and lead by example. She trusts her teachers and advisors. They invested in her.

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July 07, 2015
Last year my daughter went to Lee for the vocal magnet. Her teachers were fantastic. She had a connection with each of them, they all sought to help her learn. Sometimes it was tough-love, sometimes it was just plain old help. The magnet was supposed to be bigger last year than it actually was (incidentally, it is promising to be big again this year - so I guess we'll see), even so my daughter participated in All City choir, All State Choir, Trumbauer (she went to state), the yearly Lee Lyric Musical, Solo & Ensemble Assessment, and 3 school choir performances. In addition to that she auditioned for and got into the musical theater class. As a parent of a kid with talent, I couldn't be happier. The magnet program has provided her with the opportunities she needed, plus real, legitimate training for her voice and acting (a big shout out to Ms. Viv Atkins, she is going to miss you so much this coming year!).

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September 30, 2014
This school has great leadership and most teachers are wonderful. There needs more parent involvement

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May 08, 2014
Best school ever , Best Teachers and I really feel safe at this school and all of the teachers are willing to take their time out their busy schedule to help the students to make up their grade or even boost your grade

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November 23, 2010
Excellent school to improve students critical thinking skills and encourage creative thinking and problem solving in our increasingly diverse world. This creativity and diversity makes our graduates invaluable to future employers. The magnet programs in the creative and performing arts and engineering are award-winning and help create future leaders in Huntsville and beyond!

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September 29, 2009
Lee High School s a wondeful school to attend. The magnet program offers the best real life performance experience available and all of the students in the magnet program receive outstanding awards and scholarships to colleges. There are numerous extracurricular activities available for students. The administration is strong and very disclipined. Although the facutlty and staff offers great opportunities for the students to be able to suceed in life and in school, there is nor enough parental involment.

- submitted by a student

July 24, 2005
Lee High has not received the attention from the school board or the superintendent. There is an apathy toward Lee that would not be found in other parts of the city. AP teachers are finding it difficult to stay. They are leaving to find other schools in which goals are defined and support for improvements and providing students with the best possible education is possible in an environment conducive to learning and teaching. The building needs maintaining or at this point replacement. It has had some of the most motivated and wonderful teachers who have prepared students to go to higher education, but without the support of the school board and principals these teachers will move on to schools where support is found and will be able to teach once more in an environment that will support them. It is very sad becuase it is the child and community that suffer.

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May 27, 2005
The AP teachers and classes are good. The magnet programs are average - they could be found at Huntsville High School or Bob Jones. The decline in the building itself is shocking. Unfortunately, the school seems to be in a downward spiral. It has experienced frequent turnovers in leadership and the faculty seems tired.

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January 24, 2005
This school has a wonderful magnet school program for fine arts. The drama, art and music departments are outstanding and second to none in this city. The student ratio shown is accurate --about 60% black and 40% white. There are drawbacks to this school, unfortunately. Some of the students there seem to thrive on racial remarks against the minority enrollment. Its sad, but its true. The parking lots are a nightmare in the afternoons with the stereos blaring so loud that your own car windows rattle. They need some parking lot rules at this school -- not only for students, but also parents.

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Lee High School
606 Forest Circlene, Huntsville, AL  35811
(256) 428-8150
Last modified Lee High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lee High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top