While Lusher has so wonderful positive aspects, there is just too much work piled on the kids. Knowing that college adults spend maybe 3 hours at school per day and sometimes have maybe an hour or two of homework, the kids at Lusher having 6-10 hours of school work plus homework is a bit ridiculous.
The school needs more oversight. They do not handle children well who do not fit the 'Lusher way'
my child has tooooo much homework with this school. this school overwelms me and my child and we are so stressed out. its a good school but it doesnt matter how hard your child tried, they just give you what they give you.
My daughter comes home from school each day happy, and full of new knowledge to share with the family. When she talks about her day at school she smiles and shares her wonderful experiences. Lusher has the cream of the crop in every aspect of the school, thank you.
Outstanding school. Supportive of the students. Good communication with parents. Excellent Arts programs.
Lusher fulfills the promise of your ideal school. High academics, arts, warmth, power, diversity, and wellness contribute to the forming of their children. The entrance process is cut and dry, very fair.
My son has attended Lusher since kindergarten. He has enjoyed everything about the school. The teachers for the most part are caring and talented. Lusher has changed a bit since it became a charter school. However, it is a great school, with a great leader who I believe is still committed to this city, its culture, and all students of any background.
I only attended Lusher for a short period of time before Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and I have to say that it was by far the best school I have ever attended. The academics weren't to hard to handle but I still got a quality learning experience. I highly recommend this school. It is unquestionably one of the best schools in Orleans Parish.
My girls had a fabulous experience at lusher. They were prepared academically and socially for college.
Lusher High School has been such a gift to New Orleans. My children are growing not only as scholars but also as responsible, kind, thinking youg adults.
Lusher teachers are not leaving. We have the best in the city. The diversity and thirst for high academic standards make Lusher a great place for students to thrive. It is truly a child centered place with teachers who are amaczing and parent who sekk the best in educational opportunities for their children.
My daughter is a second grader and we all love it. It is such a positive place to learn. After Katrina, my daughter attended two other schools and none held a candle to Lusher both academically and socially. One of the schools expected her to be behind because she was from a 'New Orleans school' but she was actually ahead of them. We were so glad to return after the hurricane.
I love going to Lusher. I get top-quality artistic, academic, and extra-curricular education. The school is incredibly diverse with every kind of kid imaginable. All of them are dedicated, smart, and hard workers. The teachers are the best in the city. The campus is amazing...Lusher is the best!
Lusher is a wonderful school! Filled with arts education, a safe campus and a vast grounds, on both campuses, what more could you want?
Lusher celebrates diversity, arts, and academics. It is successful because of the caring teachers and the amazing administrators. The best thing about Lusher is that it is so diverse! And they all learn and become great students.
Lusher is now a charter school, every week we are losing teachers, because of the charter low pay. my child is having a rough time adjusting to the change in teachers. I will take my child out and place them in a more caring setting.
I have children attending Lusher Elementary. As an African-American parent I feel that it is difficult to have African-American children get accepted into this school. It is also hard to have them remain there. Since Katrina, my children have come home with distrubing racial remarks being told to them. Through dealing with 'some' of the staff, I have sensed a bit of racism. Academically, Lusher is great. I'm not too sure about socially. If the racial divide toward (mainly) African-Americans can change, Lusher would be the best.
Post Katrina Report - Lusher has become a charter school which means that it is still a public school, but it has the ability to form its own governance rather than always having to wait on the school board (which is not even close to returning to full operations). About 80% of the staff/teachers/students have been able to return, and the school was able to hire some of the best teachers from other schools that haven't reopened to fill its ranks. Testing is still required for enrollment except for the in-district students, and there are always more applicants than spots available. The academics are great. The Art after Hours program (fees and scholarships) gives the children a chance to continue learning after the normal school hours - great for working parents. Parental involvement is very high. Lusher is a wonderful experience for culture, diversity, the arts and academics.
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