LMS is a fantastic school. I am just finishing my 8th grade year and hate the thought of having to leave this place. The classes are exciting, and the teachers are always there for you, they give free tutoring on their own time and make things easier to learn. LMS is just finishing major construction, and the new part of the school is amazing. LMS has champion sports teams, academics and teachers- I wish I could stay here forever.
We've had three kids here so far, and they do a great job shepherding kids heads and hearts. The teachers and staff don't believe the common wisdom that middle school is one of the hardest times of life: they appear to think it's one of the best.
We are on our fourth child at LMS and are extremely happy with the education, structure and teachers. The counselors are amazing and have always been very open and helpful with any issue (educational or social). Our kids subsequently open enroll to the best schools BVSD has to offer and do very well - which is a tribute to the education they received at LMS. CSAPS are always excellent and my kids do not learn to those tests prior to taking them.
We're now on our third child at LMS over seven consecutive years. We've been impressed by staff and teachers all through that time, and the help we're currently getting with our special needs child is both highly skilled and sincere. The current principal is dynamic, caring, and sharp.
This is what you call a great school: helpful, caring, nice, very smart, clean, but with lots of personality, with strict rules but staff that actually care. If you are looking for any of these traits in a middle school, look no further! Louisville Middle rocks, and many a child or parent wishes they could go there. Never underestimate a brick building! Only one problem: no air-conditioning in the older parts of the building!
After my child was experiencing abuse (both verbal and physical) by a few of her classmates, I had a meeting with the principal. My overall feeling was that the principal was unconcerned about the abuse my daughter was enduring, and even said 'boys will be boys!' She gave my daughter permission to leave the classroom if a situation got out of hand--that's right--my daughter had to leave and NOT the boys tormenting her. She experienced 3 miserable years at this 'school' and I only wish I had had the money to take her out and place her in a different school. I only learned of the extent of the abuse once she expressed it in a therapy session a few years after she completed 8th grade. Take my advise and seek a different school for your child--the neglect at LMS is inexcusable.