August 10, 2003
My son just graduated from Lawrence High School and I feel this school has a lot to offer its students. It is run by a caring principal and has some of the highest quality teachers on Long Island. The students can choose from an extremely wide variety of electives, college courses and AP courses. Extra help is at the students' fingertips, as teachers avail themselves before school, after school, lunchtime, or during free periods. There is weekend school prior to midterms and finals/regents. There are extensive music and art classes. The marcing band has twice been invited to Disney and also participates in the NYC Columbus Day Parade each year. The teachers and administrators truly care about each child. Despite recent financial problems, children's programs were not touched. Extensive Special Education Department as well. Tremendous sports school, especially football. The students of Lawrence High have gotten into the nation's finest colleges, Harvard, Yale, GW, Princeton, University of Pa., Stamford, Georgetown, Univ. of Michigan, Lehigh, Brown, NYU,etc. This shows that the school has done its job. It is a multi-cultural school and has a substantial minority population. Overall, it was a great experience for my son.
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