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.
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.
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!
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!
I personally graduated from LPHS, it is a good school. Good atmosphere, with great teaching personnel. Id recommend it highly!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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+!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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