As an 8th grade student attending Lansdowne middle school, In my opinion, i really love this school. I am excited to go to school everyday. The teachers really care about us. They really try their best to teach us with their abilities! I don't understand why this school got many low ratings. Lansdowne improve so much since my sixth grade year. But I gotta say, i thought my sixth grade year was horrible. Lansdowne was very dull at that time. I wasn't excited to come to school at all! But! Things changed when i got into the 7th grade! Everything changed in LMS, we had new teachers, activities, after school programs, and even new principals & vice principals. 7th grade was probably the most excited year of my middle school experienced. I was very excited come to school. It was like a differennt enviroment! I earned straight As. (continue)..
This school is .. Indescribable. There are fights all time and a lot of the students couldnt care less about grades. , My non gifted and talented classes are really hard to focus in. But there are a few really good teachers and classes.
The school has done a complete overhaul with faculty and programs offered to the students. I currently have not seen any improvements into the Magna Program. My daughter attends the Magna Program that in my opinion is not challenging enough for the students. I have thought about removing her, but with her having one (1) year left it is not feasible to remove her to start somewhere new for her last year in middle school.
My son started as a 6th grader in Sept of 2008 and this was the worst experience ever! Please be aware of this environment, the students are horrible! Fortunately, the teachers were great, and the principal was a doll. We have since moved on.
My child has attended this school for two years. There is very little parent involvement in this school which really hurts the learning process. Students are not challenged. There are good teachers and then you have some lemons who do not teach to the curriculum. It is a very hard school to communicate with the parents, teacher, and administration. If I could I would send my child to a private school.
My child just started here 6th.grade. So far I've found teachers & staff to be very helpful and friendly. My child loves this school so far. There's many incentives to learn & stay focused. Great teams,team leaders who keep track of every nuance of your child's work. It's really great for parents to see the printouts for each subject, now you know how your child's really doing. Also it's comforting to know they take discipline seriously. They don't let trouble makers get away with everything to make the school appears to be wonderful when it's not (like in elementary). My child's team leader & homeroom/math teacher have went above the call & went the extra miles to help us in everyway they could. This goes for all the teachers my child deals with everyday. We love how this school runs except for allowing one door entrance for all student every morning.
This school is funny, You have teachers that really care, then you have teachers and principals that don't give a darn. My daughters, and son all attend this middle school. And I can't wait until they graduate. I have never been to a school where it feels so cold...