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Broomfield, CO

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2701 West 136th St
Broomfield, CO 80020

(720) 972-6700
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November 05, 2014
Hi hi Hi hi Hi hi this school is very interesting but not in the best way.

- submitted by a student
November 02, 2014
Contrary to my pessimistic peers who are finding every fault and blowing circumstances out of proportion, I believe that Legacy promotes a healthy learning environment with little to none of the drama expressed by some others. That being said, Legacy is by no means a perfect school. It has its share of teachers who should really find a new career path and students who create undesirable conditions, but these things are unavoidable. I'm currently a Junior, and in my three years I have witnessed a staggering amount of selflessness from the staff and a responsive administration. Teachers have consistency offered up their own time to help and are only looking to improve us students. Others that have made a point to speak poorly of legacy are more than likely self diagnosed failures, who believe the world is out to make their own lives difficult.They should know that school is a two-way street. Here at legacy I know that if effort is made by a student then the teachers will always match, if not exceed the students effort. This school is safe, clean, open, and makes every effort to be its best. Its national ranking is a testament to that. Don't be mislead. Legacy is a great school.

- submitted by a student
August 02, 2014
This school is honestly one of the worst places you could ever attend. The teachers here harass girls for what they're wearing and will strictly enforce the dress code on girls only. I watched a teacher tell a girl she was fat and forced her to go home. The teachers here will make you feel stupid, worthless, and won't help you when you reach out to them then proceed to tell you you're not making an effort. The students here are also out of control. The bullying is outrageous. For a whole year I was mocked and pushed around, they would make me feel horrible and then along with the teachers giving me crap it was unbearable.Plus almost all of the students here are big bible thumpers and if you don't conform to their beliefs you're treated as an outcast. The counselor's will probably not even see you or they just won't do anything about your situation. Along with the horrible staff and the horrible atmosphere in general the school is too large to navigate. The halls aren't even labeled. There's just a small piece of paper that has sections cut off so it's like good luck finding your classes. This school is horrible and if you actually love your child do not let them attend this school.

- submitted by a student
July 29, 2014
This school was first rate. I had both a gifted child and a special ed student attend Legacy. I found that my older child was challenged to be all that she could be she lettered repeatedly and did extremely well on her act. My youngest started out as a special ed student her goal was to graduate well out of that classification. She found the support of counseling and teachers that were willing to give her the one on one attention to help her achieve her goal. That being said the music program specifically Marching band and softball seem to eat away at the school. What I mean by that is if you are in band or on the varsity softball team your school experience is very different than the rest of the kids. These kids have it pretty easy and they never run into resistance on any level because they are the reason so much money comes to Legacy. We have to make sure that the little darling are not upset in any way because the money will stop coming in. yep if your not a band geek or an athlete no one knows your name. I would say that this school could improve by making it clear that recruit.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2014
LHS has been a PROFOUND disappointment. Parent input is completely ignored because the teachers union reigns supreme. Leadership is impotent. Dress codes are not enforced. Crude language policy is not enforced. It seems morale among teachers is dismal. The math program tanked this year. Student academic anxiety is sky high because the system is failing them. Parents are not welcome to chaperone Home Coming (inside the actual dance). You will not be given a direct "no" answer. You are invited to take tickets, check coats or serve water but you are NOT allowed in the dance proper. This is frightening.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2013
My student was a freshman this year, and I just figured this out -- DUH!!!! In relation to LHS's grading scale, an 89 is an A, a 79 is a B, and a 69 is a C. Really? What kind of school is this that grades as standard on a curve to inflate student grades? Sure does tell you something about their lack confidence in teaching and performance.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2013
Academics? Does this school actually have academics? Legacy is a total "drama" school whose performance stinks! I, and many of the other parents I have spoken to, have not seen of any kind of academic excellence from this school except from students that would excel in any type of environment. The teachers do NOT care about student learning, all they care about are their statistics when it comes to passing so as to inflate their personal and school reputation. Students automatically get a 50% on ALL assignments even if they do not turn in anything, and get full credit when they turn in assignments weeks and months later -- how is that fair GPA-wise to the students who REALLY do the work? This is the WORST school my children have even been at and I cannot wait until I can put them in another school next year!

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2013
Legacy is so mediocre. The kids are egotistical and ethnocentric. The school culture is cliquey and a lot of a person's self worth is placed on the amount of money they have. For a mostly upper middle class demographic the students are awfully provinicial. The academics are subpar and the none of the teachers are anything to rave about. They do the least that's expected of them and go on. The school should focus on providing better academics. Also, the gossip that's lurking everywhere is so immature. Can't wait to get out.

- submitted by a student
March 13, 2013
Legacy's statistics, especially student grades & graduation statistics are hugely inflated by their flunking no student policy. They pass ALL students regardless of performance or classroom attendance. Students receive nothing below 50% on ALL assignments, including missing assignments. If a student misses class even if unexcused they are exempt from taking quizzes and they are entered into the grade book in such a way that those points do not contribute toward their grade. My student should have flunked, but teachers INTENTIONALLY did not enter a bunch of missing assignments and entered just enough so that they squeaked by and passed the class (i.e., if all of the assignments had been accounted for, they would not have passed). No parent ever wants their child to fail, but if they are not held accountable for their performance and are not being prepared adequately to succeed in college, then I cannot say that the school is doing their job. Even involved parents only have so much control of their children and need teachers to help in such a way that they inspire their students to succeed and not set them up to fail simply by pushing them through the system to be another stat.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2013
I am shocked at the previous reviews & I have to disagree. Having seen schools from bigger cities, Legacy High is more like a sanctuary. When I asked my teen about "bullies" at Legacy, the response was fast "bullies don't stand a chance at this school". Bullying is serious and could ruin lives & the staff there appears to be truly committed to keep this school safe for kids who keep out of trouble.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2012
Legacy High School definitely has wonderful TCAP scores and talented students, but like the other reviews say, it's a prison. Many of the teachers are very rude to students and many times the environment is discouraging because you CAN arrive late or not do an assignment and not get any consequences. It's ridiculous. It makes me wonder why I try if they don't have to, either. As a kid, I was extremely excited about going to Legacy. I knew other people going there, and it sounded like a good school. However, some teachers argue that they "don't need to teach us because it isn't in the curriculum," and other teachers will be very curt with you when you try to get help. It's very discouraging, and quite frankly, after attending even just half a year here, I can say strongly that I understand why kids drop out of high school.

- submitted by a student
May 25, 2012
Our fourth child attends school at Legacy -- two went to private school, one to a Jefferson County School. Legacy is setting students up to fail both in college and in life -- the grading scale used at Legacy is set lower making it seem like grades are better than they really are (what a shock students are in for when they attend college, or move to a different school, and discover that an 89 is not an A but realy a B)! Student are allowed to be late to class with no consequences and turn in assignments weeks to months late (past the due date) and still get full credit for their assignments. How does this benefit students?

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2012
Just moved here from Florida, an area that has seen more cuts, but seem to handle it better. 1st person you deal with is Holly. She needs to change her attitude or get a new job. Does anyone else have a problem with her? English teacher is more focused on yearbook than students. I have only met 10 teachers so I can't comment on the others. Not impressed with intimate campus. Hard to get around and doesn't give as much info as school district in Florida. Which has gotten hit a lot harder than Colorado.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2012
Too crowded. Feel lost. I would say "send your kid to Holy Family". Problem is that not everybody likes crowds, including me.

- submitted by a student
July 10, 2011
I am a student at Legacy High School going into my senior year. All in all, this is a very good school. It offers many AP classes which can yield college credit, and it also has the L2K program which encourages students to let their interests fuel their learning. Most of the teachers at this school are very well-versed in what they teach, and are understanding. While there are exceptions to this standard, the more competent teachers tend to be in the higher-level classes, so things tend to get better rather than worse. Despite recent budget cuts, the office staff is full of great counselors who will help students along. I wanted to be able to take Calculus BC at this school, and my counselor helped me move some classes around to arrange this. The school does have a few dumb rules, such as their inconsistent ID policy, most rules are fair and the staff is human in stating them. The main complaint I have for this school is their priorities: they put more money into their marching band program than anything else. And what should students be more concerned about for their future, their ability to play trombone or their ability to code in that small, practically self-taught Java class?

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2010
This is a great school with great programs. Plenty of opportunities for everyone at different levels. I am a recently graduated student and will say I fell in love with the teachers at this school and still keep in contact today.

- submitted by a student
April 28, 2010
my son has gone through 4 years at Legacy. Most of which has a been a very posiive experience. The counseling staff ( Julie Robbins) has been amazing with helping my child stay on task. The athletic program on the other hand is another story. If your son or daughter does not come to Legacy with any competitve experience. Forget it.. You will be sidelined, benched, or cut. If you dont produce or have money. Your not in. The baseball staff are clicky with certain students and parents. As is the board members. Other than the sports issue. We enjoyed Legacy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
Legacy is a high performing school that probably works for most of the students. if your child learns differently, needs any kind of help, or is not the best at taking tests almost everyday, then this is the wrong school. It was February and my daughter's teacher didn't know her name. Also, the teachers have a set curriculum and the whole year planned, so if there needs to be re-learning because the material was presented too fast, too bad. Addressing different learning styles and encouragement is rare. The school does offer intervention help, but many times the teachers do not help. I am so happy to get my child out of this school, it has been a very long year for her.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2009
Legacy is indeed a great school although it does have weakness. Most academic classes weight tests as 70% of your child's grade which prepares them well for higher education. But...with so much of a students grade dependent on tests they need offer freshman a class on how to study and prepare for tests. My student is not a good test taker. The district middle school she attended did not academically prepare her with necessary test taking skills, suddenly required from her. The teachers are great communicators and always available to parents and students, The discipline and dress code is strict, which I really like. I strongly agree with the previous poster that the parking lot is a dangerous place. The staff should not be traffic cops, but they need have some traffic rules and enforce them by pulling student parking permits if not followed. Someones going to get hurt.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2009
I'm a Freshman this year at legacy, and the first thing i've noticed is how strict it is. I've never been a trouble maker, but some things at this school are ridiculous. I am forced to walk home in the snow 2 miles everyday, because they will not provide a bus. I've definatly noticed how much legacy cares about money, which a clear top priority. They have so many fundraisers, it's ridiculous. As well as most of the staff just loafing around and being rude whenever possible to students. And the drivers around the school are insane, i've been hit almost 3 times whil crossing a crosswalk. It's a good school, it just needs a lot of changes though.

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 19, 2009
There is a lot of pride amongst the staff and students and I feel my son gets a great education there.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
I am a very proud parent of a Legacy High School Student. Any parent I know contemplating High Schools for their kids I immediately tell them, take them top Legacy! Go Lightening! It's been one heck of a ride for us - the academics program, the parental support, the sports program, the music program, the AP classes, the teacher involvement....I could go on and on!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
I am a past student of Legacy High School I left my senior year of high school because I did not feel that my needs were being met at this school. It seemed as if there were very few teachers there who genuinely wanted to help you if you were an average student. I felt like I was passed by because I wasn't a star athlete or an amazing student. When I switched schools I found teachers who were willing to help with whatever I needed and was involved with more extra curricular then ever before. Now I am a sophomore in college and teachers at legacy never seemed to think that I would ever make it to college. Sad to think about isn't it?

- submitted by a student
August 07, 2009
Wonderful school, excellent music program! Some of the reviews here are ridiculous! This school provides a very safe environment, and all of the teachers I have encountered have been excellent.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2009
excellent school - couldn't be happier

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2009
I went to Legacy High School all four years and really enjoyed my time there. My senior year was definitely the best, mainly because I was able to take AP classes that I really liked and found that there really are a lot of cool things to be a part of. Some of the rules did appear 'dumb'- like the ID policy that never really made much sense. I can't say there are many better high schools out there, though.

- submitted by a student
July 23, 2009
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June 28, 2009
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May 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 05, 2009
This is probably the worst school ever. The school only cares about money. The staff treats the students there horribly. The Id rule is stupid, because they don't even check them to see if it's really you. Also, if you are not rich, you will not fit in or be popular. Most of the teachers and staff are unfriendly Once again the school only cares about money. The principal even said csap is the most important thing that goes on in the school. Of course it is. It's what gives the school money. If I could give this school zero stars I would. your child will be unhappy at this school.

- submitted by a student
October 05, 2008
I was a member of the state champion drum line at legacy. I have read the other reviews and it sounds to me as though the parents who dont like the school had children who where trouble makers. I myself was a trouble maker for the second half of my high school career until i had the decision of shaping up or quitting the drumline. I was angered at the time but looking back on it am grateful that the band director took the initiative to stop me from what i was doing. Yes, the teams are hard to get on at this school, but as a former member of a winning team there is always a place to move up from if you are not the best. No one was denied a spot, they just didnt always get the spot they wanted.

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2008
As a senior at LHS, I disagree with what some of the reviewers wrote. While there are certainly policies I disagree with, such as the newly instituted ID law--get caught not wearing an ID five times in one semester and you have a referral--it's pretty easy to stay out of trouble: students are held accountable when they do stupid stuff. The school is, in general, excellent. It does as much as it can to improve academic performance, which is the point of an education. The intervention program gives struggling students a chance to catch up, and there are at least a dozen AP classes for students who need more of a challenge. There's also the rigorous Legacy 2000 program. Sports and being on Varsity is competative: you can't have everyone on Varsity, life doesn't work like that. It's not a school for helicopter parents, as I believe someone else said.

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2008
Legacy is dedicated to supporting students of all academic abilities and interests. Legacy is the only school in the district with built in mandatory tutoring time to support students who are in need of extra academic help. I frankly have no patience for hovering, excuse making parents who are more interested in protecting thier children from natural consequences than pushing thier kids to succeed. I would encourage parents who do not want thier kids held to the highest academic standards to attend a different high school

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March 11, 2008
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March 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2007
This school is very well educated and teaches the students all they need to know and more.

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2007
Unfortunately, Legacy High School is a reflection of its administrative team, which is definitely not parent-friendly. Parents and community members are not treated with respect, nor are they valued for feedback or participation. The students score well,the band is top notch, the football/softball/wrestling teams are adequate, but there is not much else to recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2007
The principal in particular is focused only on test results. The teachers are wonderful and seem to be able to work around the administrative level. My child has had an incredible experience and is thriving.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2006
I think what the other parents have said is partially true. They do like to maintain an almost perfect environment. Nontheless, they are a high achieving school and what they are doing seems to be working. The kids that are a 'problem' probably did something to label themselves as such. Students are supposed to go to school to learn and Legacy recognizes that- bottom line.

- submitted by a former student
March 26, 2006
This school is more interested in punishing children than in teaching them. They are regularly suspending and expelling students, who are then funneled into other district high schools which have more patience and desire to see children succeed. Your child may do well at Legacy if they are perfect, but if they are human and inclined to make mistakes, as teen agers often do, they will probably end up in trouble there. On the plus side, the school is very pretty, which I am certain pleases the administration. Apearances are important to them.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2006
Legacy offers a good variety of classes. It has programs that prepare potencial engineers and business students.The sports programs at Legacy are very political. Certain parents seem to have quite an influence over what goes on. The sports are competitive in their league but the league in very poor compared to the rest of the state.

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July 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
LHS is more interested in having a perfect school than in educating students. A student with learning disabilities is seen as a disruption to their perfect routine. Once labeled as a problem, the student is followed about by campus supervisors, looking to cite every infraction, until the school can remove the student and return to the perfect environment. Discipline is very one sided. If a person makes an accusation there word is considered truth. The accused has to fight for the right to defend himself. Most teachers do seem to care about students learning, but administration is more interested in behavior than education.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2004
What I have found is that the current administration is only concerned with how they look and not with what is truly going on with students. Academics are not geared for individuals and classes are only created for the purpose of getting students who are non-proficent to the proficient level on the CSAP testing. The problem is they make all students take these classes whether they need to or not. They are very rigid in their structure and do not show the flexibility needed in order to meet individual student needs. Parent concerns are often ignored by the administration and parents have had to express their concerns to the superintendent and board members because the school chooses to do what they want, even if it is detramental to the student. Parent involvement is discreetly discouraged.

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August 25, 2003
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Legacy High School
2701 West 136th St, Broomfield, CO  80020
(720) 972-6700
Last modified Legacy High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Legacy High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top