it is a good school with good people. i don't like how others try to degrade our school and say its a bad school because of our test scores. as a student I think that we should look to the students rather than just a statistic. everyone always complains about how the american education system is bad enough anyway. there are people who try there hardest everyday including myself and it's not fair that our work goes unacknowledged. every school has there won problems that they can fix but other than that lee is just like any other middle school in MCPS.
people all treat each other with a certain degree of respect because we all have things in common. the school always reminds us that they care because it is not like they want us to fail they want us to succed. it's not like they are purposely making the test scores low
everyone i know at my school are very happy people who enjoy going to school. some even develop close ties with teachers and other members of the staff because they treat us as people and not just another test score to bring up.
everyone does there share at the school and i feel we shouldn't blame someone else's shortcomings on the whole school. we have been having tough times lately all the staff members treat the students at lee with enough respect, integrity, honesty, and fairness to all their students regardless of their race or background and it angers me greatly when ignorant people give our school a bad reputation just because the test scores aren't high it makes no sense to try and put PEOPLE in a certain category. we are all different and some people just don't realize that it is very hard to do well on something standardized that isn't proven to work well with others.i am positive that our school will be able to do better when we aren't constantly degraded by others
All the teachers inflate grades in this school and if a teacher doesn't, he/she will be targeted by the administration. There are kids who do not know how to add or subtract getting A's and B's because this is how the administration and the higher-ups have decided is the best way to make MCPS look like a great county- which is far from the truth. Lee's test scores are horrible but since all the kids are passing their classes (Not!!!) the administration can blame it on the kids being poor test-takers instead of the fact that these kids are just being passed along each year and their deficits are growing exponentially as they get socially promoted to the next grade. The teachers who have been at Lee for many years willingly inflate grades and basically do a disservice to the kids. These are the kids who will drop out of high school at 16 because they can't pass the HSA's. It is a school built on no integrity and a spineless commitment to masking the county's immoral grading expectations because I believe 90% of the county schools inflate grades.
Our new Principal is phenomenal! He is extremely strict. He is on top of these kids and has created a very safe environment. Lee has had its rough years but in the 2 years we have been under the leadership of Joe Rubens, I could not be happier! In fact, we were recently honored by the Board of Education for the improvements at the school. As with other Middle Schools in the county our halls are under video watch and students who do not behave, get caught! My son is in almost all Honors or Advanced classes. He has made Honor Roll every marking period and Principal's List once. He is given every opportunity to succeed.
I am a new student to the school. I am coming from a private school, i was worried in the beginning, but everything is great. The kids, and teachers are wonderful. Yes i know that it is only the first week of school. But when i child can already tell it's going to be a good year. Than it is.
i think that e. brooke lee is a good school for your child, if you want your child to go to a fun and creative school... with ideas that help the school in many ways but allow the children to have much fun.