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9-12
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Monument, CO
Students enrolled: 937

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1300 Higby Rd
Monument, CO 80132

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August 23, 2013
Lewis Palmer has been home to my oldest son who graduated two years ago and my other son who is a senior. We couldn't be happier with the support and academic achievement they offer. It is a safe environment where it is cool to be smart. In spite of the budget cuts, they are holding up the quality though the teachers do seem to be overworked. I hope we pass our new bond to help out this year.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
LPHS is a warm and welcoming school where academic achievement is celebrated and bad behavior is discouraged. We are currently living in another school district but have opt'd into LPHS because of it history, legacy, athletic department, academic excellence and friendly warm staff. My son is a freshman and we just love the Monument community.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2011
I have a sophomore and a junior in the Lewis Palmer High School and am really happy with our school choice. We moved here later and they have found good groups of friends to hang out with. School is now small enough for teachers to know the students well, and that shows on their learning. Class selection is not as great as in a school twice the size (like ones in D20) but quality of education is great! Highly recommend to consider this high school and school district!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
I attended Lewis Palmer High School as a freshman during the 07-08 school year. This past year I was transferred to the new D-30 high school, Palmer Ridge. Lewis Palmer made such a profound impact on my life that I am transferring back for my junior and senior years. The principal and the rest of the staff is incredible, the students have a large amount of school spirit, and the theatre program has to be one of the best in the state! I am proud to be a LP Rowdy Ranger!

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2009
I personally graduated from LPHS, it is a good school. Good atmosphere, with great teaching personnel. Id recommend it highly!

- submitted by a student
February 10, 2009
My husband and I have had 2 daughters graduate from Lewis Palmer High School and we have 2 currently enrolled. The vast offerings and high teacher quality that is provided has given our kids the opportunity to not only prepare for college, but to jump start it as well! Our oldest will be graduating from CU Boulder this year Phi Beta Kappa and credits her experience at LPHS with putting her on the right track to get there!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2008
I love Lewis Palmer High School. Having come from a Dodds school it was a huge change. The school is definately well funded and has a TON of extra curricular activities and clubs to join from. Knitting, fencing, food critic, republican, and ROWDY rangers club are just a few of the ways you can get involved. Teachers really seem to care about what they teach. The AP classes are excellent, and have an 80% passing rate! Kids are so nice. I'm proud to be a LP Ranger!

- submitted by a student
August 15, 2008
I graduated from LPHS this past spring (2008). I have a serious problem with people who write reviews saying that LP didn't prepare them for college. It's a high school's job to provide you with the tools to prepare YOURSELF for college. It is self-centered and egotistical to expect the school to do it for you. That being said, I am glad that I attended such a wonderful school. LPHS has a broader course selection than many high schools, as well as great sports programs and one of the finest arts programs in the NATION. I was a proud member of the Wind Symphony for three years and went to Bands of America National Concert Band Festival twice with that group. I took four years of French and speak the language fairly well now, and got the opportunity to earn college credit by taking a few AP classes as well.

- submitted by a student
July 01, 2008
This school is the best there ever is for right now. I attened Lewis Palmer Schools from 4th to the 11th grade and loved every bit or thing about them. The principals were awesome and all the teacher's new what to teach and how to teach . You are in to school to learn and educate yourself for the future. I wish I could move back there right now and have our son in that school because the schools here in south carolina are not all that great.Lewis Palmer will always be number 1 in my book and anyone attending should be very proud to be there. Keep up the great work colorado . I love you forever.

- submitted by a community member
May 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 06, 2007
I feel this is an excellent school for any child. I have one attending and is in or has taken several 'Honors' and 'AP' courses. There are so many activities for the students to participate in and it's a shame if they don't. The teachers are caring and there is a hall where kids can go to get help from teachers during their free hour and before/after school. The school is overcrowded but the new school opening next year will relieve this problem. I'll have one attending that school and expect the same high level of educational there. I have sub'd in several schools here in CO and AZ and nothing compares to this high school and the academics it offers as a public school. If students don't take advantage of what this school has to offer, they are missing out on growing their education and prepping them for college.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2007
I believe this to be an excellent school. The overcrowding is being rectified by the building of a new high school. Some talk about discipline being to strict. There is zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol. I think this is good. In reading some of the reviews, it appears that some parents who's children may have been expelled due to the policy and don't like it. As for the school not identifying ADD/ADHD, that is NOT true. Actually, I think the district is too quick to state this and should back off a little. My kids have EXCELLED in the D38 environment and the band program is bar-none one of the best in the country. If you're an involved parent/your kids will do very well. If you let them run wild, no school will fix that.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
June 26, 2007
Academically this is a great school. The kids are challenged in a safe learning environment. Most of the teachers care about the job they do. Athletics are a different story. Kids drop out of varsity sports here regularly. Overall, I think my child has gotten a good education, but I wish the athletic experience had been better.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2007
This school is obsessed with two things; sports and CSAP scores. Any academics, such as Foreign Language or Social Studies take a distant back seat. At Lewis-Palmer they 'teach to the test', and strive for excellence in sports. BTW,the staff turnover rate is very high in this district, and four of the seven principals in the district have resigned this year. Discipline at the high school has deteriorated greatly in the past couple of years.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2007
We moved to Monument for the express purpose of having our son attend LPHS. We have not been disappointed with the results. A top notch staff, great curriculum, and teachers who actually know what they're doing, all go into making this school among the best in the country. Private school? Why do that, when you have a public one like Lewis-Palmer?

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2007
This is one of the best schools in the state...once you attend you will know why. Lewis-Palmer High School is most definitely the most memorable school I have ever attended. I am definitely proud of it. The only concern I might have is the enormous overpopulation. Of course, the new high school being built in this area will solve as a solution to this problem. As it will cut the population of LPHS in half. I would like to thank Lewis-Palmer High School for a positive and gaining experience. Memories and knowledge will forever be instilled in me from this school. Thank you very much!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2006
Lewis-Palmer is one of the best schools in the state. Their academics are truly impressive and it does not stop there. Just about every sport is offered and most make it to the state playoffs every year. There are over 70 clubs so involvement in the school is not difficult. The band has been to the national band festival 6 years now and with the band director, it is a fun class. Overall, this school gets an A+!

- submitted by a former student
September 19, 2005
In short, the school has great potential but is degraded by the lack of discipline and potential for drug/tobbaco abuse. I am pleased with the quality and committment of the teaching staff; however, the childeren are provided too many liberties such as driving off campus for lunch. This allows another opportunity for accidents or mischief. Again, the school has potential but acombination of Discipline, Unnecessary Liberties, Socio-economic Diversity and the Explosive Population all significantly hinder the ability of staff to provide a quality education in a safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
June 30, 2005
I am a former student of Lewis Palmer High School and I think the school was advanced academically, but the rest was not special. I thought there should be more extracurricular activities, and the clubs had no purpose so often times the people did nothing. I suggest having a day where each club shows their skills. The biggest problem I had was diversity. 95% of the student population had to be white, and thats not how the rest of the world is like...2% are asian. This is sad statistics because in california at least 60% of the students are asian.

- submitted by a former student
June 16, 2005
The school board and the administration think zero tolerance means expel, not measured punishment and counseling. Unless you live in Woodmoor and have a higher class income. If your child has ADD/ADHD and you don't know it yet, they won't help identify them. The teachers are burned out. The teachers teach to the standardized tests and strongly discourage original or critical thought. The school is very large. The large class differential also affects the kids. Unless you make mid six figures or have a lawyer on retainer, your kids will pay for it. This is not a good school district, or school.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2005
I found this school to be very test-oriented and not very sensitive to the needs of individuals. The test scores are high, but becuase of the emphasis on these tests, higher-level thinking, creativity and 'outside the box' thinking isn't prevelant. A few good teachers, but the overall emphasis is on filling in the right boxes.

- submitted by a teacher
March 31, 2005
Teachers care, good variety of class choices, school is overcrowded and expansion efforts are stalled indefinitely, excellent music program. Good grades are expected by many parents so kids are encouraged to be straight A students.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2004
Lewis Palmer is an amazing school. As are all of the other schools in the district. Lewis Palmer excells in academics, athletics, fine arts and all extracurricular activites. The staff and administration provide a community that helps every student that walks through the doors. The music program is one of the finest in the country. The top band has attended the National Concert Band festival multiple times and the 2nd band has also attended. Lewis Palmer prepares every student for life beyond high school. This is the BEST school in the area! The staff and administration all provide a wonderful environment and influence all the students they come in contact. The staff has Lewis Palmer has changed my life and the lives of many others.Lewis Palmer is the BEST school in the area!

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2004
I am a former student of Lp who graduated in 2002. Yes, the school is big. Yes, it has had drug problems. But Lewis-Palmer is a school that offers THE best education in the state. I attend a private university where most students graduated from expensive prep high schools, and I have found myself more well prepared in every discipline than these students. Lewis-Palmer offers tremendous opportunity; it's just a matter of taking advantage of what's available.

- submitted by a former student
May 23, 2004
I believe that Lewis Palmer is overcrowded, and has a serious drug and alcohol problem that is being ignored. CSAP's and attendence generate State support. Problems do not! Our daughter is graduating this Spring from LPHS and she has been exposed to more illegal substances than I have in my lifetime. How will these experiences effect her? We probably will not know for many years, but what we are seeing now does not look good. Is the Principal aware of the problem? Yes, he is. Can he help the kids? Not if parents do not care. I know that the most profound positive impact that a school can have on its students is a result of community involvement. Giving children cars, credit cards, nice clothes, and in some cases access to alcohol does not prepare them for college or any other aspect of the world that they will have to grapple with.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2004
LP is a great school. Despite the slight, unnoticable overcrowding of the building teachers are always available and willing to help students. The school is centered on sports, but which school is not. Teams are the heart of the school and give the students a sense of school pride. As far as the 'lack of programs' within the school and students having to go to other schools to play sports, what an opportunity. What school has the funding to pay for every sport? This option allows students to gain experiences that their school does not offer. Also, the counseling office is very helpful. As long as a students does not wait until the last minute, he can get all the paperwork and information he needs. As a former student, I felt very prepared to attend college. LP has students attending schools such as Notre Dame, Stanford, CalTech, and School of Mines.

- submitted by a former student
February 06, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
December 02, 2003
I graduated from this high school in 1999. I moved here my junior year from California. I don't feel this high school prepared me for college. I was brought in my senior year to see what colleges I wanted to attend I'm now 22 and stuggling to find a carrer that I enjoy and be successful in life. I wish this high school would have made my transition of school easier, and with more supported.

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 2003
I have two sons that attend LPHS. We have found help at every corner. The music program is second to none with teachers who like what they are doing and it shows. We found the sports programs to be well rounded too. One son is a special needs student and has been given great help and support by staff and students. We have chosen this area to live in and are glad we made this decision. We are aware of some over crowding but feel the community will support expansion as it is needed.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Absolutely the focus at this school is on sports. Academics are a distant 2nd or 3rd priority. The administration and the counseling dept is out of touch with help for college-bound seniors. The registrar and counseling dept CAN NOT provide college-bound seniors with transcripts in a timely manner, much less decent recommendations. Our child was told that they could have their 'mid-year report' forms for the various colleges to which they applied AFTER April 1st! Notifications are already in the mail at that point! And the transcript for the second trimester which ended in mid March would not be available to send to the colleges til after April 15th. And no, the registrar/counselors could not print a copy of the class schedule for a student until that time as well. So much for keeping admissions office, not to mention college coaches up to date with one's academic progress. Also, with all seriousness, the counselors stated at a senior-parent meeting at the beginning of the year when asked by parents why LPHS does not rank students the answer was, 'that would cause competition between the students which could lead to hard feelings as students tried to be and do better than their classmates!' Unbelieveable!!! This is a great school if your child wants to excel in sports and maybe attend an in-state school or a community college. And yet LPHS manages an 'excellent' rating from the State. Don't waste your child's future here!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Outstanding school with enough high quality classes to prepare student for college. Sports programs are numerous with only the specialized sports requiring extra facilities, i.e..hockey, not school sponsored. Teachers and counselors take a strong interest in students wanting them to excell and move forard to college.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
Not enough advanced/AP/IB/upper level classes. School does not have long range plans for such things as technology use or development. School has too many students participating in sports programs of other schools because Lewis-Palmer will not sponsor/support these activities.

- submitted by a parent
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Lewis-Palmer High School
1300 Higby Rd, Monument, CO  80132
(719) 488-4720
Last modified Lewis-Palmer 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.
Lewis-Palmer High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top