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Millport, AL
Students enrolled: 555
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300 Sls Rd
Millport, AL 35576

(205) 662-4411
(205) 662-4544
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October 17, 2014
I graduated from this school, have a mother who has taught at this school since it opened, and have also substitute taught at this school and I must say that I will send my children here gladly. It is a small school with small class sizes. It is an environment where the child can know everyone in their class and the classes around their same age. The teachers are, for the most part, fair and interested in helping your child. There are very few fights and I have never felt threatened in the school as a student or as faculty. They have recently hired a lot of new, young teachers that are very enthusiastic about their jobs and excited for their students. All in all, South Lamar is not a perfect school, but I feel it is a safe environment of adults that want to help your children learn, if your children are willing and ready to do their fair share of the work. They also have a good athletic program, especially for girls, with coaches that care more about their players than winning ball games. As far as the allegations of cliques, people are always quick to say this, however, I challenge you to find a school who has no cliques and have fun getting your child into that school.

- submitted by a community member

February 14, 2012
I went to SLS starting in the 8th grade and left as soon as I got my drivers license. Some of the teachers there are ok, and the rest only care about the "last names". It is a very cliquey school and if you didn't sart there in kindergarten than you will never fit in. I moved to Vernon and my grades improved along with my self confidence. It is a much better school, much less trouble. I graduated in 2002 in the Beta Club and got 3 degrees from UofA. Now my 14 year old sister is getting bullied at SLS and is talking "ending her life because she can't take the bullying". We have talked to the teachers, the principal and the parents but nothing has changed. It is a really sad situation. I hate to say it, but it looks like something that drastic might be the only thing that will snap this school (which isn't even accredited) back into reality. We will be transferring my sister to LCHS next semester.

- submitted by a community member

June 11, 2011
I am a graduate of South Lamar. First of all any education is what you choose to get out of it. If you like to party and not focus on the curriculum then yes, I say you won't learn. However, if you study and are willing to do the work and ASK questions I found that the teachers are willing to help, but there are one or two that is the exception. Every school, business, etc. has cliques. Being popular (or having "the last name") will win you pageants and homecoming and earn you playing time in sports but that's everywhere also. It's all about who you know, especially in the business world. But I received a quality education from SLS and graduated from the University of Alabama. There are many more success stories like mine from the students that did the work and tried to learn while at SLS. For those that thought school was a joke well most of them are unemployed, in jail, or on drugs. So it's what you make of it. And the gossiping and bullying are part of life. Kids need to learn to ignore what doesn't matter and stand up for themselves. SLS makes announcements every morning, often the lack of communication is from the students not relaying the info to the parents.

- submitted by a community member

March 30, 2011
I am a student at South Lamar High, I have gone to SSouth Lamar since the Kindergarten, and I just love it. Everybody gets along, most of the tme. There is some drama, but which school doesn't have drama. The teachers always find time to help you out. I would recommend this school to anybody!

- submitted by a community member

November 01, 2010
I have attended South Lamar since 9th grade and I am relieved to finally be graduating. This is a terrible school. Unless your child has attended the school since young age or has attended other schools nearby. They will be left out of everything. If you arent popular winning anything is out of the question. Sometimes winning things helps out with scholarships. but you will not find these oppurtunitys here. Nobody gets along in this school either. Everyone acts like they get along but they talk about each other like they dogs. Education and teachers are terrible also. Unless your popular or well known you might as well forget any other teachers bendin over backwards for you. they do not care. Honestly this is not a good school and i do not recommened it.

- submitted by a community member

April 27, 2010
I think South Lamar is a great school because the teachers actually take time to make sure you as an idividual understand the lesson. Every school has it's group but this one seems more unified than most. They offer tons of clubs and options for if you're failing. They aren't too strict but just strict enough and we have great caring teachers. I would never dream of going anywhere else. Yeah we're small but we've got spirit and heart and that's hard to find. We may not be the richest or biggest in number but you won't find a school with a bigger heart and I'm proud to attend and cheer at South Lamar!

- submitted by a student

April 20, 2010
i wen to sls when i was in school. if your are wild and pretty you will fit right in the the poplar group but if not you will be made fun of. most of the teacher are teaching in the old days how they were taught not how they teach now so if u want your kids to get a good eduation i would not sent the to south lamar. if you kids has a learin promble they will get no help at all. that all i got to say about this matter

- submitted by a community member
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March 09, 2010
I am withdrawing my child from this school. The bullying and gossiping is out of control. Her grades and slipping and i cant get anyone to send home any extra credit. I am hopeing this new school helps her and I stay more informed of her progess. I never got any grades sent home except for report cards. When I call to get info I have to wait for the counselor to call me back. She was the only help I ever got!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 08, 2009
South Lamar is a wonderful school. They expect a lot out of students, which is great. The teachers are highly devoted to their job; They do more than teach! Teachers there always make sure you have what you need..know what you're doing..prepared for your future...etc.. The administration there is great as well. Principals that make sure everything is being done correctly. It's one of the best schools in Alabama, no doubt.

- submitted by a student

September 20, 2009
I love SLS!! yes everyone has their group of friends they hang out with but what school doesnt?!?! South Lamar has on e of the best opportunitys of getting a great education in the state of Alabama!! Yes they offer relegious clubs/groups and I think thats great!! They dont try to force any student to join. Overall the teachers keep the students under controll...but there are always those days that kids are rowdy!! And SLS gives plenty of opportunnitys for parents to be notified! Their child just might not bring home school notes!! SLS is a wonderful school!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 14, 2009
I have to say that SLS is not a good school at all when it comes to education. The school is more focused on the cliques, sports, and christianity which has no place in a public school. The faculty has allowed many children to be neglected, while others are praised and 'petted' , because their parents are well known in the community. Children are ALL equal in America, and should feel that way while in an American public school. i regret having allowed my children to attend.

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2009
I am a student at South Lamar high school I make outstanding grades and play all sports the teachers are wonderful they always are a big help! I came from one of the biggest schools in the state Hoover High school and I love South Lamar , you say they have cliques but you haven't seen anything till you go to a big school ! A down-home country small school is as capable of almost everything that big schools are ! I think that every child should experience laughs and hard work and just be there for eachother not only as a school but as a family! We recentl lost a student who was 12 years old! Madison Brooke Orr she was killed in a car accident but the pain and sadness as a school was made through because we had eachother and a wonderful Faculty! Great place

- submitted by a student

May 02, 2009
That comment below about there not being any cliques is extremely untrue. You have the popular kids, the black kids, and the others. Everyone is the same here, but then again it could just be the fact that this is Alabama, and people are extremely uneducated and know nothing about alternate ways of life. I do not recommend this school to any one considering to attend SLS. I think that children should be educated in all walks of life so that they may choose their paths for themselves.

- submitted by a student

January 11, 2009
My child's experience at South Lamar has been less than envisioned. Each time we visited his classroom it seemed very chaotic and noisy. My child grammar went downhill after attending this school from picking up poor grammar and speech from his classmates (such as it were and they was). Each time school was dismissed early, (which seemed to happen a lot) we were always the last to be notified and he had to wait outside unsupervised more than once.

- submitted by a parent

September 25, 2004
I am a student at South Lamar. I love my school. It's a small school, therefore, everyone knows everyone. There are no certain clique's. At SL, we all get along and love the teachers. South Lamar is a fun school, yet they expect much out of us. There are many things to particapate in such as, sports, clubs and other things. I love my school and I don't think I could be happier anywhere else.

- submitted by a student

August 10, 2004
Three of my children have attended SLS. For the most part, our experience has been very good. All but 1 teacher has been caring, teachers concerned with teaching the children and caring about them as individuals. I would recommend this school and it's teachers if you are looking for a small town atmosphere. Children are given the opportunity to participate in many extracurricular activities. The councelors are extraordinary.

- submitted by a parent
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South Lamar School
300 Sls Rd, Millport, AL  35576
(205) 662-4411
Last modified South Lamar School is a Public school that serves grades K-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
South Lamar School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top