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.
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.
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.
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.
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
This school is very well educated and teaches the students all they need to know and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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