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Henry E. Lackey High School

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Posted May 21, 2014

My school is lackey highschool nothing has change if you read the self alleged good things that these lies that the reviewer and also teachers tell you about the school is false. What is really their is what the bad reviews said but worse their is students smoking in the bathrooms also teacher that don't give two cares if you pass or fail and as well their are people that will racial discriminate you if you don't act a certain way. i believe that not every teacher is bad but the majority. The intelligence in this school is sub par but their are times when you will question if they even been to middle school. I feel that the disrespect worsen along the school year and the generation after us isnt making it any better. If you can take my advice go to clubs and keep a low profile so you wont get notice by any one. After all this is H.E.L
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2014

Lackey may possibly be the most under radar school there is. Lackey has a reputation of being the "bad" high school of Charles county and for a time yes. Lackey however is now one of the best school's in not only the county but the state. I am a part of the very prestigious engineering program, which is no doubt the best public program in the state from our Mesa State championship and the senior course like no other offered in the state. No one else in the county has a better engineering program than Lackey, not even one close our program. So the whole reputation of Lackey being this horrible school is just a reflection of the past, not the present. Academically our school is average, there could be room for improvement with our test scores and performance, but this however falls back on the student body since Lackey has probably the most committed to success staff in the world, not one of them wouldn't go an extra mile to advance the knowledge of one. So a greater development of work ethic would be beneficial. Also our school has recently excelled in many areas from a 9-3 football team to our choir group winning a national competition. Lackey is definitely the place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2014

Ok so this school has the worst reputation in Charles county but none of it is true! Henry E Lackey is a very good school, and I am glad I attend it! This school is completely different from how it used to be, and I am proud to call myself a Charger! The principal dose keep the school running pretty smooth, like most schools there are several hiccups along the way. Yes we do have fights and we do have those bad kids here and there, but honestly who dose not. We, in my opinion, have very amazing teachers there have only been a few that have not been that good in my years at LHS. Lackey also has a lot of good clubs and organizations, I am a part of the Student Government Association, the theater/Drama department, I am in orchestra, choir, and part of the Bible club ! I love being at LHS, I would not want to go to any other school!


Posted October 1, 2013

Bulling and fighting continues in the school if the child reports this nothing is done but if the bullying child defends himself even after the report they are suspended. The principle lacks leadership skills and common knowledge in basic conflict resolution. The teachers are more concerned with either becoming a child's friend or collecting a check. The few good teacher are not recognized because of the unruly classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2012

A dysfunctional school in a failing school district. For a more thorough review, see my at at gcrhoads.byethost4.com/lackey.html
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 14, 2012

i lov ethis school if lackeys a bad school then so is every other school no school or teachers are perfect i n everything
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2011

I wouldn't go anywhere else, the people who think lackey is a bad school are small minded on the opportunities presented to them. We have great teachers committed to teaching. My A.P. chemistry teacher was willing to not only stay after for 3 hours to help us study but drop a student off to their job afterwards. I've had teachers meet with the class on Saturdays, giving their own time and money to teaching. Our teachers are not just dedicated to the students but also to Lackey. There are many who will proudly say "I bleed blue and grey.". The administration is a joy. They recognize the good students and help them succeed while also pushing the students who need a little bit more guidance. Mr. Short, the principal, has bought the school to new heights, Like every school their are fights but don't let a few bad apples ruin the bunch. When you hear about 5 fights at Lackey in one day it's the same group of people who just can't seem to stay away from each other. We have strong clubs, developing powerful leaders. Culinary Club, Key Club, Invisible children, Modeling, Creative writing and one of the best Drama Clubs in C.C. Lackey's ROTC ranks #1 in the region, providing disapline.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2011

I once took pride in being associated w/ LHS. For years the school has had a bad stigma. I can tell you first hand LHS doesn't have any more fights, etc.. than any of the other HS's in Charles County. It's a normal HS. The teachers go over & above to make sure students receive a quality education. Sadly, however; the past 2 yrs were a major disappointment due to the change in leadership. That is the worst thing that could have ever happened to LHS. The fact that a local person was hired who is obviously GOOD friends w/a certain group and blatantly biased towards another. A couple of the "senior" Admin clearly need to retire. At this point they're simply taking up space. No help. LHS needs leadership who treats EVERYONE EQUALLY. Prime example is the fact that they hired a Varsity BBall coaching staff who are coincidentally GREAT friends with "leadership". WoW! It was devastating and unfair how they allowed excellent student players to be treated horribly but allowed students that could barely pass a class to play even after being arrested! The entire admin turned an eye on the situation. Tell me, what does that tell the good student? Bad kids get ahead? Shame on you all! Tragic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

I have had three children graduate from this school. My problems with the school is they have staff seems to be self righteous they teach as though the students already know the lesson, if this was the case then their would be no need for teachers. The staff also have a reverse discrimination problem within the american american staff. The class rooms are bright and this school has an excellent learning enviroment a plus for the school board. Angry educators make or a negative learning enviorment. We as a society need to learn how to separate our work from our personal life, and until we master this we will continue to fail our youth...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

I am a recent graduate of Lackey High School and can say I am proud to have attended there. I spent four years in the AFJROTC program, which is one of the best in Maryland, receiving the Distinguished Unit Award(only one of four in MD) and doing so with merit, meaning we had an exceeds the standards unit inspection(only one in MD). The AFJROTC definitely adds to the positive and encouraging atmosphere of the school. Lackey has immensely approved over the last few years!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 24, 2007

Lackey has a great music department. That includes the marching band. More students should get involved with their marching band because it helps gain college credit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2006

Lackey Highschool is the best High school in the state of Maryland when it comes to extra curricular activites. The Students at Lackey are well involved in actvities preparing them for college, and the years after high school. The School has so much publicity it is unbelievable. I suggest sending your child here, if you want your child in sports in college!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2005

I graduated from Henry E. Lackey last year and I can truly say that I've seen a gigantic improvement in the structure and teaching. Lackey has started an after-school tutoring program, they have shaped up their sports program, found solid and supportive teachers, began a MAP program (Making Achievement Possible), renovated the entire school, built an enormous pool, started an SAT program, and designed a 9th Grade Report Card night. Lackey helped prepare me for my life after high school and has shaped me into an involved and supportive student at Towson. We must stop talking and start doing; something that is obviously being stressed at Henry E. Lackey High School.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 4, 2005

13 and 1 two years running (football, 03/04 and 04/05) if your interested in sports lackey is by far the best in the county, and 2nd best in the state! wrestling in 2002 there were 3 of our wrestlers that were state champions!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 9, 2004

This school has improved alot during the school year of 2003-2004. It still has it's setbacks, but overall its improving and starting to shape up. As an incoming freshmen last year i was scared of what i would find because of its reputation. But it turned out I had a really great year. The teachers are always willing to help, we have a program called MAP(making achivement possible) which has helped me alot, and yes we may not have enoug subs. but for the most part it's the students that are keeping the school back. Our football team even went to state. So its really not that bad of a school. If parents and students would do more it would help out alot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2004

This school is probably the worst in the county, the freshman class in 2002 was 459. The school's sports are very low-key and unprofessional, and the advanced placement courses are minimal. They do not offer an interbaccalaureate program and give students little opportunity to shine. Teachers quit mid-year, I had different substitutes for a full month and the replacement teacher was unorganized and most likely underqualified, I did not learn anything and am now severely struggling in other higher-level math courses. There are many fights and an overall negative atmosphere to the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2003

I think student at this school are sheltered from what the area or the world has to offer. This school is only 30 to 45 min out of Washington DC but why is it that half of these students dont know how to get there and whats there in the city?


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

Grade level

Algebra

The state average for Algebra was 84% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 83% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
English II

The state average for English II was 83% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
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In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 57% 35%
White 35% 42%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3000 Chicamuxen Rd
Indian Head, MD 20640
Phone: (301) 743-5431

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