This school is the bomb for the honor classes. The teachers are excellent. Although I sometimes complain about not enough homework ( the kids didn't think so...). My kids seemed happy on what they got. Not a lot of troubles I heard, so far I'm pretty happy of the program they ran in this school. Would recommend to anyone want to transfer to this school. Big smiles.......
Great selection of classes. The teachers are very dedicated, communicative, and responsive to the needs of both parents and students. It is unfortunate the school suffers from the stigma of being in the same district as under-performing schools and is held back by the lack of funding for education in California. The one thing which needs to change is the vice principal. From what I gather, the lady is not suitable for working with children. Sarcastic, inappropriate, and unfair are adjectives I'd find describes her. Fortunately, my older son will be moving on to high school soon and away from her insulting megaphone. I can only feel for my sixth-grade son who will suffer the slings and arrows of her abusive ways for the next two years.
My son attends this school. It is the worst school I have ever seen. The principal is never available to speak to parents, the office staff screams at you when you call your child out. And the worst of all, a majority of their teachers have no clue as to what they are teaching. Prime example, my son's math teacher. My son has homework and does not know how to complete it. He tells me that his teacher doesn't teach the subject, so one day I sat in on her classes for the day. She had no idea how to perform the mathematical equations and kept asking me for help. I asked her how long she had been teaching math and would not tell me.
I like this school, but the vice principle Mrs V (Let's leave it at that) has a bad attitude and focuses more about the way u dress than your accademics! Mrs.Harper is Really nice though. Would give 5 star if it wasn't for Mrs.V
Mrs. Harper is an amazing principal. Some students and parents may state the Vice Principal is mean but in reality she supports the school and students in moving forward. The majority of the teachers my son had in the 7th grade were wonderful. I appreciated the quick feedback from them and the open communication. All of my son's 8th grade teachers are very good teachers as well. All show they are at Lorbeer because they care about the students education. All of them have been available for tutoring. The 8th grade teachers are also very quick to give feedback on how students are doing which has been very help to me as a parent. I highly recommend Lorbeer Middle School. I suggest that parents get more involved in the school an attend PTSO so that they have a better understand as to what is going at Lorbeer.
I am a parent to 2 students at Lorbeer. The principal here has amazing communication skills. The educators care about their students well being. Mr. Tim, one of the math teachers takes personal interest in making sure my child reaches her full potential. I haven't met a teacher there that hasn't gone above and beyond. They also have an excellent string orchestra teacher and the office staff Mrs. Rauss and Angela are amazingly helpful! Thank you Lorbeer educators and staff for all you do!
This school has dedicated teachers and staff. Students are very focused and striving for the best.
Challenging for bright students, helps prepare students for high school. Some teachers need additional training in the way he or she handles student related issues. Favoritism by some teachers demonstrated.
The principal at this school has years of experience and education, which is evident. Her cool calm demeanor is an asset that all should possess. My daughter was fortunate to have her in elementary school as well as middle school. It is great to know people like her still exist. She makes me feel comfortable as a parent while my child is at school under her care. There are also a couple of teacher my child has fallen in love with. In today's society it is comforting to know your child is in good hands. This principal knows her job and she is right on top of things. I would recommend this school to everyone as long as the principal is still here. I believe she received an award of excellence in 2007. I can see why she deserved it.
The vice prinicipal is horrible! I am currently a junior and my sister will be starting 7th grade soon. Mrs. V, as we shall call her, needs to get fired asap. I remember getting a trouble once just because my white undershirt was showing. Like are you serious? There was also a time when I was in class and she walked in with a few people. I believe the people were there to evaluate teachers. As soon as she saw me, she pointed to me and started talking to the evaluators. I had gotten into an incident with her the previous day, and she was talking about it to the evaluators! I couldn't believe it! She seriously has issues to work. Haha even one of my past teachers said that she was horrible. Hopefully they find a new vice prinicipa. I have no problem starting a petition to get her fired. She does not respect your privacy.
i am currently a student at lorbeer, and the main area where the school goes wrong is the dress code. the dress code is to keep us from stressing about fashion and focus more on acadamics. But if anything, the dress code is actually making us stress more about our clothes and dress code violations, that it interferes with our academics, especially a specific administrator who has made it her number 1 goal to bust as many kids as possible for being in inproper dress. furthermore, we are losing kids to nearby schools because they don't want to deal with this, lowering our population. last year we had a teacher get transported to another school because of this. However, besides the dress code, Lorbeer is extremely good academics wise, having some of the best teachers with the best system for learning. My only other issue is that there are very few electives, but if you can easily overlook that and the horrible dress code, then lorbeer will make a fine place for any kid, so long as the dress code doesn't drive them insane.
We are going on our second year! The first year was rough. I heard from the office more concern about dress code violations then I did about my sons failing grades. I think the school is more concerned with appearance then with the passing of the students. If you take the time to call all the teachers and get the school staff involved, your child has a great chance at success.
Lorbeer has fantastic, dedicated teachers but they have completely missed the point with the dress code. The whole point is so that the kids can focus on academics rather than fashion but there is a certain administrator that has made it her mission to terrorize the kids that she doesn't like and give detentions, even when they are in code. In the end, the kids actually end up stressing out about the clothes more than anything elser. This has been the most stressful two years of school ever, I would have never enrolled my child if I had known that the majority of our time woud be spent dealing with this issue rather than actually learning. It's as if asserting power over middle schoolers and breaking their will is the main objective here. I know that there are several students and parents that feel the same way but don't speak up and encourage them to do so.
Lorbeer has some outstanding and very dedicated teachers but they are severly restricted by the administrative staff. Availability and quality of classes/programs are going downhill quickly because of this. Student and parent moral is also going down. It is true that they are more obsessed with wardrobe issues and appearances than helping the students to succeed and grow. I think parent involvement has declined because of this.
Lorbeer is a pretty good school. The teachers are wonderful and there are many clubs and activities to participate in after school. The only trouble I have is that it seems as if the administration is more into busting kids about minor wardrobe malfunctions than making sure everyone is passing their classes. There aren't enough programs aided towards students who need extra help. I think Lorbeer is too interested in having a good reputation, but that's all on the surface. The success of the students is what truly matters, not just the few worthy accomplishments only 30% of the student population makes.
I was a student at Lorbeer and actually was the ASB president there. I got to talk and even work with some of Lorbeer's staff and teachers. They're really great and very nice. I was always a bit nervous when I had to go up to them but that changed quickly. The teachers are great, I learned so much at Lorbeer for example my star test scores all increased; I even got a couple of 600's which I've never gotten before. Jr. high is meant to prepare us for high school and I really think Lorbeer really got me ready for high school.
Lorbeer is a wonderful school. I have generations of my family members who attended Lorbeer! The school produces college bound students because of the authentic, caring ways of the most dedicated teachers, staff, and administrators. See and experience it yourself!
Hear it from us, the students. We have everything at Lorbeer that other schools don't. Caring teachers, administration, and staff, great programs, if you can't find one - start one. Athletics are super! Go LOnghorns!
I'm very disappointed with this school. The assistant principle is totally worthless if you have money stolen or anything else. The school has great potential but their are real problems.. Changes really need to be made. Now!
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