I have worked at this school for 10+ years and have enjoyed it. It is very challenging work. All of the staff is supportive of students and wants them to succeed. We have a lot to offer to students--athletics, clubs, and a nice variety of electives. The administration is excellent and deals with problems swiftly and fairly. I would not have stayed in this school if I felt it were a dangerous place. The person who talked below of expulsions and fights and drugs is wrong. You can check the DOE website for that info.
I was a student here at Lynhurst a few years ago. The school is divded into teams, and people say that it causes kids to gang up, but each team has around 300 students, so how is that possible? Sure, you can hear about a student getting this trouble this day, another cussed at a teacher that day, but isn't that what you hear.. in every typical school of teenagers? The teachers I had had good senses of humor, and even jokes around with students. Of course, then again, there are drama. Fights and arguments. That gets dissolved in about a day and maybe 3 at the most, you know. Teacher DO care and they DO do things about it. Now, don't tell me you've never experienced or been in school drama fights before, because I know you have. Once again, happens everywhere. Because the school is separated into teams, the hallways throughout the whole school are divided too, making memorizing the school easy. I was a top student there, and I must say that the teachers treat everyone the same, top or not. All I have to say that Lynhurst is NOT a bad school, as everyone says it may not be perfect, but nothing is perfect.
This is not a good school. The teachers do their job and are good teachers, but the environment is not good at all. All you hear about or see is fights, drugs, and gangs. The school has teams, which kids use as gangs, and the school has had to be put on lock down several times because classmates were bringing weapons to school because the teams were going to fight. During the last 2 months of the school year, there were fights everyday and at least once a week someone would get expelled. Almost every class period the class would be interrupted because the teacher would have to write someone up or send them to ISS. I have to mention the teacher/student relationships were good, even the teachers still maintained good relationships with the "bad" kids. I'm not trying to bash the community around the school in any way, because I live here and I am a student in Wayne Township, but I think the environment of the school is based off the community and how families are brought up. The school isn't in the best area.
I am a parent whose children were placed in an academically high acheiving category for students. My views about the school program and teachers are based upon a limited number of students from the school. It has been my opinion that the teachers are very supportive of the students. Social workers, Wayne Township administration, and Lynhurst Faculty have a collaborative approach at solving student problems. To my knowledge bullying is at a minimum among this group of students. My children tell me that students from other school groups who bully are dealt with swiftly by the faculty and administration.
Lynhurst was my 4th public school in Indiana, and I've gone to 5. It was and is my favorite. The teachers were amazing and really flexible, so they always helped me when I needed help. There are plenty of sports, clubs, and competions to be in. I love the the people there because they are really easy to get along with and I had lots of fun there.
As a former student, parent and now employee. I have seen this school from all aspects. The staff is fantastic. You couldn't ask for a better group of people to work with your child or yourself! Teachers and counselors are constantly striving to increase their knowledge to help our students. The administration is upbeat and continually encouraging staff and students to do their best. The parents that are involved, are some of the best. We have a wonderful program called Lynhurst DADS. This is a group of dads who come to the school and help out with different athlectic events, walk to halls, help in the cafeteria and any other opportunity they may see. We have a diverse population, and as with any other school, we have our problems. But the majority of our kids are great! They far out weigh the problems.
Academic programs are great, but getting the students to do them is not. Extracurricular programs are wonderful- especially the music dept. Parental involvement needs to and should be increased. I think the school is wonderful if you get past the isual teenage complaints of school.