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Lunenburg High School5
Posted September 03, 2014
- a community member
The environment is fabulous with great Leadership. The Art Department is a full development program with traditional disciplines. As a local Merchant we offered a Grant and they come up with a project which depicts the life of a Subaru in each Decade. North End Subaru commissioned the Advanced Art students and teachers from Lunenburg High School to immortalize the life of a Subaru across the face of a giant 60-foot exterior wall. Color sketches were presented first that served as plans for the mural that depicts the excitement of sharing in the tradition of owning a Subaru and the thrill of where it may bring you. The completed mural features paintings of Subaru through the decades across seven vignettes. Connected by a road to adventure, the cars and other select elements are printed on separate pieces of vinyl and then mounted to enhance space and the interactivity of the viewing experience. Juniors and seniors in Lunenburg High School s Advanced Studio Art class conceived the mural s design both conceptually and visually and the finished wall was completed by the 2014 ART class. Amazing Group of young Adults with great time management and organizational skills.
Administration are incompetent. They claim to have a focus on special ed. They fail to deliver services spelled out in IEPs. They over promise and under deliver. If your looking for a district for a kid that needs additional service, you should avoid Lunenburg.
This building is simply disgusting. Its filled with asbestos and its never clean. The roofs are caving in and the walls are falling apart as someone graduating in 2015 I am very displeased to see that they do not plan to fix this situation until 2016. The school needs serious work. The teachers and the staff are unbelievably friendly and I do not blame this on them but the town of Lunenburg itself. This school seems unsafe and I believe this situation should be taken care of much sooner.
As someone who has gone through this school, let me give a fair warning, this school is filled to the brim with corruption, the totalitarian administration spends their budgets on asinine things like iPads for the administration or the athletic department. Meanwhile, the building is falling apart and the computers should barely be running Windows '98. The students are very unwelcoming and cold, despite the pseudo-friendly environment the guidance department pretends exist; bullying runs rampant in the school, intellectualism is frowned upon and the teachers are stuck in an archaic, 1960's style of teaching. While technically, the academic programs are challenging, it's reversed, with AP students and any member of a sports team sit and do nothing, while anyone not involved in sports or at a standard level class can expect tests explicitly designed so one fails, piles of homework a night, and an oppressive cloud which looms over the students' heads that they may fail classes. Particularly in March where the teachers decide to exponentially amplify the difficulty of the courses. Overall I would not recommend moving to this school unless you want your child to be broken.
Mediocre school with a good principal but lead by a Superintendant who leaves a lot to be desired. Some teachers are excellent while others only teach one way and refuse to bend to accommodate a learning styles and only give the bare minimum.
Its a great school, where teachers focused on providing high quality education. Parents are involved in educational program and community cares of high quality education. I had chance to talk with multiple teachers, all are highly motivated and create environment of learning. Students are willing to help each other and senior cares about other students. Music teacher is exceptional. She leads by example and keeps the students motivated even though she has limited resources.
The building is outdated and in need of a lot of work. Lunenburg High prioritizes building a new track and field while everyone complains that there is no money in the budget for anything while they lay off and cut back hours for teachers. Lunenburg High is an extremely sports oriented school to the point where non athletic students clearly do not get the same attention. The teachers style, along with everything in LHS, is very dated and old fashioned. The music program is incredible, especially considering the lack of funding and attention it gets and the fact that the entire thing is run by one very overworked music teacher. Looking back I am sure there are worse schools I could have gone to but if I were a parent LHS would not be my first choice.
School facility is a complete failure. Teaching staff is hard working and for the most part of good quality. If child is a honor student she or he is certainly advantaged as the curicilar is focused on this subset of the student population. The rest of the students are sheperd through with some rising and others falling. Administrative staff, especially the Principal are nice people; but weak as to their job description. One bright spot is the guidance councilor. She works quite hard and is a wealth of good information.