My child just moved to this school after our fourth move, i was so worried that maybe this time she might just give up on trying to make friends, or having good grades, but the students there wanted to make her feel like she had come there with them from middle school, she has so many friends and is in many after school activities, and i high honor role student as well!
I love how the school administration keeps the children and community involved in all aspect of learning and community. This is a great school. Crystal Lake South is a five star school
I can honestly say that South is one of the best high schools in the area. My oldest just graduated and will be going to ISU. The staff and teachers express an honest care and concern for the students. I also have a son who completed his freshman year. I am sad to say that we are leaving the area. Due to the economy, we are not able to continue living in this area. However, if we are able to, we will be returning in order to continue the education of my sons at South.
South is a really good school, the teachers care about you, and you can't help but be friends with them. South really tries to prepare you for the future ahead of you. It's not fun unless you're in a sport or a club- but there is so much to do. We have a great football team! This school has so much to offer and great AP and Honors classes. P.S It's even better then Prairie Ride and Central! CLS is a great school!
CLS is a great school with a very young and energetic faculty. It really seems to motive the kids. There is a termendous amount of participation in the school activities from athletics and clubs to spectators at school events. A fantastic experience for your kids.
We have enjoyed sending through two boys through CLS and both have thrived in the college environment. We beleive the Principal leadership and freedom the teachers receive in developing cirriculum make CLS a unique place.
Choose Crystal Lake SOUTH! We have great teachers, and staff. We are a school filled with SPIRIT, and the place is placed until at least 7 every night with all of the activities.
I moved from Chicago last Summer and I could see a great difference . I am so happy that my son attend Crystal Lake South High School. And I think he is too. Thanks to all the teachers and staff at Crystal Lake South High School.
My daughter graduated from South in '06 and is now a Marine. My son is a senior who wll be attending ISU to study to be a History Teacher and my youngest is a Sophomore. My sophomore has require special services because of her disability and I could not ask for a better place for her to be. Accommodating staff, supportive administration and a varied curriculum to fit her needs. On the other hand, my son is in 3 AP classes and has lettered in 3 sports and I feel is very well prepared for college. Maybe not for life, but for college. I have been extremely happy with the district and this school in particular.
Crystal Lake South is a diverse school academically. The normal classes are okay (as always quality of teachers varies). There are a decent number of AP classes and a number of good teachers for them. Without the AP program (which, as of my graduation in 1999, had a small portion of students), the school is at best average. FYI, I was a national merit scholar and later graduated college Phi Beta Kappa and have acquired a master's degree in psychology.
At Crystal Lake South My child received the best education have yet to see a school give. There is so much potential in students that is sometime wasted or not found due to the teachers lack of caring and compassion toward the kids, but not at Crystal Lake South High School. There are and unimaginable amount of extracurricular programs a student can join and all of them backed by the school well. My daughter was in the Music and Theatre program and enjoyed every minute of it. The Music program is very well organized and loved and the Theatre program does very well also. The parents of South students love to involve themselves in every aspect of the learning their child goes through. All in all South was a great choice for my child and I hope you consider it.
My son just graduated from Crystal Lake South. My husband and I were very pleased with the faculty and administration at the HS. Our son played sports and responded to the motivation from the coaches. We just moved here a year ago and were concerned about how the children would adjust. Crystal Lake South made all of the children feel welcome and helped them get involved right away. I highly recommend the school and the area.
This school ill-prepared me for college and the real world. The school does not emphasize social and emotional development, and diversity is frowned upon.
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