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Leavenworth Senior High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1249 students

 
 

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Posted November 23, 2013

This schools education system is standard but their integrity with sports it's ridiculous and sad. They show favoritism. It's not about how good your child maybe, it's who you know! Sad, taking my kids out of this hypercritical school a nd town. The teachers are lack luster and uncaring. They are burnt out and view children as burdens. It's sad what the education system has come to , !!! Angry Patent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

This school has came a long ways.And has some of the best teachers.The students there should be recognized.They have some of the brightest kids.And not enough tutoring provided for these children,and their families.Wining this money will help these students provide the funding to help them learn.And make their futures brighter.


Posted July 11, 2013

Many of these reviews concerning Leavenworth HS are woefully out of date. The school was rennovated prior to the 2011-2012 school year and is now an entirely different school (with a/c) and a state-of-the-art sports complex. Leadership has also been "updated" with a dynamic and experienced principal at the helm, quality assistant principals, great teachers (the vast majority) and experienced coaches. On the academic front - several million dollars in scholarships garnered by students this last year. Combined over the last four years - 16 students were accepted into military academies, several more students into Stanford and MIT. The academics and student leadership opportunities at Leavenworth HS are phenomenal from student government, NHS, many diverse clubs, the largest JROTC program in the nation, mentor programs, and AP courses Somebody earlier said the sports "suck." Wrong again! State 5A wrestling champ for 2013 (team placed highly), state 5A baseball player of 2013, boys track team finished 2d in state in 5A, girls in upper third; football - on the climb with a new top-tier coach, girls basketball = state qualifiers - the list goes on. Send your student to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2011

Best high school in the county. It has rigorous classes for students who want to be challenged. This HS has the most AP classes, highest quality of teachers, most caring and engaged counselors, wonderfully involved parents, and motivated students. Results of this can be seen in the number of students accepted into the best institutions for higher learning in this country. For example, this year s class of seniors has four students who have already been accepted into West Point. How many other schools in the STATE can meet that kind of quality? If you re moving here and trying to decide which high school to place your student in, select the best Leavenworth High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2011

I attended LHS and graduated with the class of 2008. I actually was able to graduate early in December which allowed me the opportunity to jump start my college education. You have to be a student who is willing to apply themselves. I took a few A.P. english classes and felt they were focused and prepared me well for my college experience. There are always problems in a school and some incidents are exposed and make the school appear worse than it is. I will say, when I went, Mr. Parker was making some major and positive changes.


Posted July 18, 2010

I am a LHS graduate and I had a wonderful experience. There are so many clubs and activities to participate in, including many that are award winning and nationally ranked.From experience I know LHS is also very accommodating to new students and counselors seek to help students succeed.There are many class choices and everyone can find a place to fit in. LHS has a reputation as being an old, outdated and dangerous school, but I feel this is unjustified. I always felt safe and the new renovations are almost complete. If you want to succeed at LHS, you most certainly can but like any school, you have to put in the effort. LHS has all the tools necessary for success and many students leave LHS to attend great colleges such as West Point, MIT, Johns Hopkins University, KU and K-state. My only complaint: some AP classes are not really AP level.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2010

Excellent school with teachers who care. School facilities being upgraded. Principal is a strong leader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2009

LHS is a bad school. They need to work on the way they group the classes. The gifted students are often placed in bleow average classes with the kids who are unwilling to try unwilling to learn and unwilling to listen. It does nothing other then hamper the learning process for both levels of students. If LHS would seperate the students it wold allow differnet styles of learning to be applied,but they don't have the money. And the school is filled with thugs and rug users
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2009

As a former teacher at this school, I can without doubt say this is one of the worst schools in the state of Kansas. In the last four years, they have had three principals, nine assistant principals and an incredible amount of teacher turnover. Until this district gets decent leadership, LHS as well as all the other schools in the district will continue their decline. If you are new to the area, I urge you do not send your kids to this district.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

We are an awesome school. The staff works hard to improve our mind and strengthen our weaknesses. We try hard to succeed and become better people. We have an impressive JROTC program and we all participate in clubs and extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2009

I'm an alumni of LHS and I got an excellent education there. I was well prepared for my college. My gifted teacher helped me expand my horizons beyond KU and K-State and wrote me a recommendation that helped me stand out and get a scholarship. I have to agree that the school needs air conditioning but I hear the town passed a bond issue so I have high hopes for it.


Posted January 31, 2009

this school is ok but this is from a student point of view yes its an ok school but is old and needs air conditioning and i agree with you guys on acadimics but even most of the theacher are saying that the acadimics in lhs are dumb because a 60 percent is passing and my wourld geo teacher said they might lower it to 40% as passing wich makes us dumb but there are really bright students that stand out all the time but there is know help for the people that need help like a extra class or something like it to help them and the classes are way to big we have 18 kids we had to bring in three extra desks and one other bad thing is the small hallways (math hallway) from:(2009-2012 freshmen) i will have to dill with it (Go staff)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2008

I am a parent of 2 LHS graduates (1989 and 2006). I also have a senior at the school today on track to graduate in May 2008. LHS has a wide range of student and teacher talent with both extremes accounted for. Mr. Elliot (Drama teacher) and Ms. Schukman (English teacher) are both phenomenal role models, hard working, care about student learning, and have made the high school experience memorable for my children. The downside of the school is the building itself is very old and it lacks air conditioning in many of the rooms; resulting in many heat days in August. I find it extremely hard to believe that in the 21st century, a modern HS does not have air conditioning in Kansas!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

Yes, the school is old but don't judge the book by the cover. I have two children that have attended LHS. I must say that I am satisfied with their academic development. As with all student and school relationships, students get out it what they put into it. My sun scored 26 on his ACT and is going to college on academic scholarship. His graduating class received over 3 million in combine awards and scholarships. Not Bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2007

Excellent academic programs for bright students and opportunities to pursue almost any interest!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

Every year children from Leavenworth excel and go on and attend the top colleges in the nation. The school provides many opportunities for children of all levels of ability to do well and I am skeptical of parents who say that their children's failings were because of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

I had a child graduate in 2006 and currently have a child attending Leavenworth High School and have been pleased with the school. I have been particularly pleased with the efforts of the principal to improve the school. It offers many activities for the children and the environment is safe. Like any school, there are many great teachers, and then some that are not so great. Overall, I was very please with my child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2006

A prison city does not give rise to academically excellent schools, however, out of 2 children, 1 did exceptionally well & the other not. My point is that it is up to your child . LHS is doing the best they can without a lot of support financially and the majority of parents are not involved. Then again, consider the population...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

Terrible school not much safety and options(to move about in the school), not any good sports. Just very sad place to go to. Dont recommend going to that school for anyone. Overcrowed and over expensive.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2005

I have 2 children in this school. It is over crowded and in bad need of updating. It is terrible that a school of this size can't even have their own sports complex. On the upside, the teachers are wonderful and seem to really care. Academically they are way ahead of most of the schools we've been in. The private school in the area has to send them to LVNWTH for certain classes. Looking forward to the new principal!
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Math was 84% in 2012.

378 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

377 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

364 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

345 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

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Reading

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Science

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U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students88%
African American83%
Hispanic87%
Multi-ethnic88%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander92%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities59%
Proficient in English73%

Reading

All Students88%
African American83%
Hispanic87%
Multi-ethnic92%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islander82%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities67%
Proficient in English80%

Science

All Students76%
African American63%
Hispanic77%
Multi-ethnic70%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities50%
Proficient in English73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students75%
African American61%
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnic94%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities59%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 68%
Black 18% 7%
Hispanic 10% 16%
Two or more races 8% 4%
Asian 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2012 10th Ave
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Phone: (913) 684-1550

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