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Lead Hill High School2
Posted February 13, 2011
- a parent
This school was closed for 8 days in February due to the weather, yet they still bused the kids to a away basketball game. Where is the academic value of that ? Not only that, but this school is always suffering from financial difficultly, how can they afford to bus kids to a game ? Priorities are messed up !
The thing about Lead Hill High School it s a really good place to get your education and have a wonderful relationship with friends and other families.I graduated 5 years ago with the class of 2000. Yes I played ball but in order to do that my academics had to be good. Its not just about sports there its also about academics. Because with the Knowledge I had from High School I was able to apply all I learned into the navy.
Lead Hill is where I spent my final two years in High School. I'm currently a junior at Missouri State, and I'm an honor student. My time spent at Lead Hill was great. I was not on any sports teams, but I probably should have been. It is a small school that is trying the best with what it has. Is it the best school, probably not. It however, does have a caring teacher staff. Sports players are always getting an easier ride than regular students, but every school that I went to was like that. When I played sports at other schools, I had it made. Will your child enjoy Lead Hill? Yes, but he/she will not get the same education if say they were to go to Harrison High School. Money goes a long way in the development of children.
I really hope that last review was a joke. I graduated from Lead Hill in 1998 and was one of perhaps 3-4 to go on to collage. The teachers for the most part were nice and did what they could to educate the students, unfortunately the resources available where severely lacking. The most disturbing aspect of my high school experience was the general lack of ambition of the students, I m not sure if this problem stemmed from the teachers or the parents. The second most disturbing aspect of Lead Hill High School is the fact that they have little to no classes for collage credit. When I got to SMSU almost every freshman arrived with at least 12 hours of collage credit! I certainly did not enjoy starting behind. All in all the school is well meaning but deficient in several important aspects of education.
The truth is, it's not the place for a child who does not have the right last name, or is not a star athlete. Alot of the qualified, caring teachers have already left. After all if we allow bad habits, and spitful attitudes to continue in young people,we could be encouraging that behavior. Sports seems more important here than academics. There are schools out there that cultavate stronge, intelligent, worthy adults and there are those who do not. Parent involvement is there, but not neccessarily the right type. I have been hoping to see a change in this school for years, but it has not come. The children here like all kids deserve better. I have heard they are trying to make the much needed improvements, I pray they will succeed. For the children.
If you want a close knit community around nothing but sports - go to Lead Hill! I moved in during high school and unfortunately had to graduate from Lead Hill. I found it to be the most illiterate, underpriveldged, lowest ranking, stinking slum. Students who cannot read or write are allowed to graduate as long as they provided the athletic teams a boost. Be prepared to brown nose and bribe so your kid can graduate and look out for the principal. If a sixth grade education level is your goal, here you go! Come to think of it, no one out of Lead Hill has received an athletic scholarship despite the great importance they place on sports. Get a glowing future from Lead Hill! Well, there's my report!
Lead Hill school is really and awesome school we habe a lot of together. Although there isnt just 30 students in my graduating class we make the most of it. I am a senior at Lead Hill and I have lived here for 4 years and it has been the best.