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Legacy High School

Public | 9-12 | 2066 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted August 7, 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


Posted July 31, 2009

excellent school - couldn't be happier
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted April 5, 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


Posted October 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2007

This school is very well educated and teaches the students all they need to know and more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted March 3, 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.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

582 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

581 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

526 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female60%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian64%
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian82%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible49%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students66%
Female73%
Male59%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian72%
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible38%
Reduced lunch eligible54%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female54%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)31%
Asian70%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible27%
Reduced lunch eligible25%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities56%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English53%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Reading

All Students82%
Female89%
Male76%
Black (not Hispanic)81%
Asian89%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible72%
Reduced lunch eligible71%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities87%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)28%
Proficient in English84%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant83%

Science

All Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)56%
Asian85%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant74%

Writing

All Students62%
Female75%
Male50%
Black (not Hispanic)38%
Asian69%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible25%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities66%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Proficient in English64%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

90%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 56%
Hispanic 17% 32%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Black 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
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  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
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