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Lennard High School

Public | 9-12 | 1915 students

 

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Posted June 5, 2014

This school is better than I though it would be. However, we have the same issue, the students can only use the bathroom between classes. The bathrooms are all locked during class time. If you get three tardies you get detention. I don't understand this. If this is such a problem then they need to have bathrooms in the classroom. My child has classes that are not close to each other and has to hold it until the bell rings Teachers will not allow the students to go to the bathroom during class. This is quite ridiculous and it definitely needs to be addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2014

Lennard High School is a very good school. But there's an issue,students cannot use the restroom during class. They can only use it between classes ,which is 6 minutes in between each class. And restrooms get real packed and students have to wait in line. My son has gotten a couple tardies,and had to do after school detention. I don't think this is right to prohibit students to use the restroom. Because when u got to go ,u got to go. They can get a UTI for holding it to long. I also e-mailed da school board about this issue and they haven't done anything about this matter. Because my son has to do after school detention once again. Just for using da restroom and being late to class. It's not fair!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

My third child will be graduating soon from Lennard, and all in all we have been very happy with the school. The Dual Enrollment program is allowing my daughter to graduate college in 3 years, saving us a lot of money and allowing her to start her career a year sooner. Those FREE credit hours from dual enrollment were accepted out of state as well. Mr Johnson is an awesome counselor and has help us many times. If you don't take advantage of all the school offers or you are not involved in trying to make it better, you have no right to complain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2014

Lennard High School is great my daughter learn a lot. And she has fun too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2013

My son is a 9th grader at Lennard. We are zoned for East Bay but selected Lennard because it is smaller and seems to have fewer problems with violence. My son swims on the swim team and is doing exceptionally well. We are 100% confident that we made the right decision!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2012

I am a senior at LHS. I have had an amazing high school career. I must say that I WOULD NOT CHOOSE ANY OTHER SCHOOL IN THE NATION. Lennard High School is HOME.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2011

this school is awful the teacher are not teaching well and the lunch sucks the buses are crowded this school is the worst i have ever been to in history
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2011

I attend LHS and I'm going into the 11th grade, I don't really think the APs do a good job, seeing as from experience they went with what one side said because the person brought in a parent. Not to mention, you're not supposed to know who gives them information, I guess so you can't harm the person, but they questioned their witness with the door open so I could hear everything they said, they walked her right past me so I knew who said talked to them. If I was one of those bad kids, they could of put that girl in jeopardy by doing that. I'd say some of the teachers are good, and I'd give the school an 8.5 just because of the great friends I made. Their lunch sucks! It's a very cheap school all the activities they plan look cheap -____- Thank gosh I'll be leaving it soon, and I can wash my hands with the drama.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2011

I love this school. I have 2 kids there. They are both in Honors and AP classes. I think if you child works hard they can get in the good classes and away from the kids that just don't care. My children's teachers are very caring. They are available when ever I need to speak to them. You have to be your child's' advocate. If anything is wrong get them help if needed there are some great programs at Lennard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2011

i am a 9th grader and i think this school is terrible already because of everything there. the teachers do not teach you anything really because they are on their cell phones or on the internent. the students want to fight you for no reason. there are also alot of racial comments . the lunch room line is horrible and there are never any room to sit at a lunch room table in the cafeteria. and kids do innapropiate things everywhere . as a student here , i do not approve this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2010

I think Lennard is a great school, it has great potential it just need a lot of Sponsor and more parent involvement like any new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

This is an exellent school, my child goes here and loves it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

My daughter just started 9th grade at Lennard. The teachers have been wonderful in helping her to find her way. She has always been Honor and Gifted so I was careful when I looked for a High School, but I know I made the right choice. She is happy and doing great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

This school is filled with different ethics a nd races but is always somehow able to cooperate together to make a great enviorment for the students here at lennard High School. Go Longhorns !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

I am a student at Lennard high and I think it is a great school. The football team wasn't that great but the school just opened three years ago, and we will get better. The softball, track and cross country team are amazing. This school has a great atmosphere and everyone is very friendly. More importantly the teachers will do anything to help you succeed in your classes. The new principal is making a big effort to fullfill the big shoes our last pricipal left behind. Overall it is a great school! -Alexis
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2009

The Gratest School ever!!!!!!!!! Best 9th gade teachers mr.shertz,mrs.manzella,ms.wullfert,mrs.marshell,mr.goodrick
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2008

lennard is over all a great school. education, teachers, and students are amazing. there are rarley any fights and the percentage of white people is very high. there athletics program is awesome for being a new school. football isnt doing great but their softball and track teams are amazing as well. i am a senior at lennard high school and i wouldnt change schools for anything. my younger sister is looking forward to attend lennard and i will be dissappointed when i leave.


Posted October 9, 2008

I graduated Lennard last year. Class of 2008. And i agree with the post of Oct. 5. I had attended 5 other high schools, and overall Lennard was the best. The teachers were amazing and the staff great too. It really irritates me when people do trash talk the school because it really isnt a bad school. It is the type of school that i will want my kids to attend if i ever have any, and i hope that my younger sister and brother will be able to attend there too. As far as only being a 'D' school, it is still new and for it only being open for 3 years, it is excellent. in fact the state shouldnt have even graded us the first year to begin with.


Posted October 5, 2008

I disagree, I feel as if you exaggerated a LOT, and blew things out of porportion. Fights don't happen everyday, just occasinolly, and it is clear that the student's safety is a big priority to the staff. Also, I too, am a junior and have attended Lennard both 9th and 10th grade and from my prior expereiences your statement, ' teachers would rather play on the internet than actually teach,' shows how oblivious you really are. Every teacher I've ever had always offers some kind of help after school or durring their confrence period, and it is very clear that a majority of the teachers care about their students and helping them succseed. There is plenty of teacher- parent envolvement, such as confrence night, confrence periods,emails,home phone calls, weekly progress reports, ect. I guess if your defanition of , 'trasy education' is honnors, AP classes, and soon to be duel enrollment, then your ideal school must be superior. Yes, were an 'F' school, and are currently a 'D' school, but we are gradually progressing, and you also have to take into consideration that we are a fairly new school, and it is almost normal for a new school to start out at a lower point then a school who's been around for 20 yrs, and has taken the FCAT numerous times. Lennard IS a great school, and I personly like the school, the devotion of the staff, and the enthusasium of the kids. My only complaint would be the crowed lunch lines... but all in all Lennard is an excellent scholl to attend!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2008

Terrible, terrible school. Fights almost everyday, teachers would rather play on the internet than actually teach, no parent-teacher involvement whatsoever, etc. I am a junior now, and since this school opened my freshman year, the past 2 years have been nothing but trashy education. Last year, we had a racially charged fight and the assistant principal ended up getting hurt while trying to break it up. I would not go to this school, if there were any other decent schools in the area. Last year we recieved an 'F' rating on our school report card, this year we have a 'D' but that is not much better. The day I leave Lennard will be the best day of my life.
—Submitted by a student


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

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

509 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
37%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

440 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

438 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

419 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

304 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
33%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

515 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
44%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

471 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
68%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

390 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 55%
White 23%
Black 16%
Two or more races 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 213%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 79%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%67%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. CRAIG HORSTMAN
Fax number
  • (813) 641-5610

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
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2002 East Shell Point Road
Ruskin, FL 33570
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