FIVE more days! Thank goodness, as this year has been the total opposite of last year at Lufkin under the leadership (or lack of) Principal Sinders. The only thing I can say she's good at is delegating...she doesn't return emails, phone calls, promises made, etc. Oh, she's also very good at moving teachers around from one subject and grade to another...even the tenured teachers who have mastered their curriculum. I'm not sure what awards program the reviewer below this attended, but I have to agree that it was a mess and the principal did neglect to recognize an entire group of students. My child was one of them!
I personnally attended the awards program. I thought that the awards program and dance afterwards was a nice way to recognize the achievement of the 8th grade students. Congratulations to the 8th grade students, teachers and administrative team. I think Principal Sinders has done a great job in her first year at Lufkin Road Middle School!
Great teachers who give sufficient homework that related to what their students learned in class. I especially like the study guides they provided to their students to help them prepare for the quizzes or tests. Furthermore, the regular tests they provided help the students to keep up with what they learned. Language Art writing assignments were interesting and challenging for my son. School environment is great and promote learning. We like this school a lot. My son especially won't miss classes and always looking forward to go to school.
This was our first year at Lufkin and we liked it very much. My child LOVES all her teachers and likes the other kids. After experiencing 2 other middle schools (with older children), it seems Lufkin has practically no discipline problems or disruptive students in class. I also feel like the work is challenging but relevant. The only drawback I see is the lack of electives that other middle schools might have.
This year was a nightmare. I agree with other comments posted below about Tr 3. We will not be coming back next year.
Lufkin Road Middle School had a reputation of being top notch, with encouraging, happy teachers her were eager to inspire greatness in their students every day. The same can not be said this year, especially of the teachers on Track 3. Either they aren't receiving positive support from above or their light has burned out and they are just ticking off the days. This is our second year here and it is a disappointment compared to last year and years passed. Putting in request for transfer; something we never though we'd do after last year's success. I'd steer clear of Band as an elective, unless you don't mind playtime as a class period.
im on track 4 grade 7 and i love the teachers and everyone!! my friends are great! i was new this year and i really enjoy Lufkin Road Middle School and adding on to all the fun and excitement, they have a large variety of activities and clubs to join!
The teachers are nice, funny, and they try and do their best to help me learn as much as possible. Lufkin is great! :)
My daughter attends Lufkin and I am very impressed with the school. The principal articulates a clear and focused goal: preparing students to excel in high school. He clearly understands middle-schoolers and education which inspires great confidence. He is highly approachable, yet holds himself, his staff and his students to a high standard. My daughter's teachers have challenged her to reach beyond her own expectations. There have been moments that she's felt overwhelmed. But, she is seeing hard work pay off and gaining cofidence and competence that she never new she had.
In comparison to other schools we've attended in the area, LRMS was heaven. Our son will be moving on to high school in the fall and overall his experiences at Lufkin have been enjoyable. Starting out, we did have some young inexperienced teachers but they were not ineffective. We had no major problems at LRMS; 7 & 8 grade years, our son had several male teachers and they were great role models and seemed to care a great deal about the students.
This is our first year at Lufkin and we have been extremely impressed with the teachers. My work load for my 6th grader is challenging, fun, and manageable. I think the variety of work gives opportunities to meet the needs of kids with different leaning styles. The kids all seem to get along and enjoy school.
Lots of the teachers are young and inexperienced. Not having kids of their own I dont think they understand the parents viewpoint at all. We have noticed some are really good but some are REALLY bad! I agree that the people skills are lacking. I do think the new principal is good. I would love to name teachers names here but probably not appropriate. I will say my issues have been with 7th grade teachers. Our 6th grade staff was good.
I have never seen so much busy work sent home for my child to do!! She has more homework and projects than I ever did in college. The worst part is that she is not learning from this. She is in a get it over with because they keep piling it on attitude!! What the heck are they doing all day in class?? I don't mind her doing some reinforcing of material learned in class but she is doing most of her learning at home and guess who is the teacher?!! If you care about your kid and want to be an advocate and not have a stressed out tween.....get them out of this school. I might add the assistant principal for track 4 is dismissive. The new principal has his work cut out for him with a staff that has NO people skills. Good luck...I plan to transfer my kid.
Most of the teachers are great. They are dedicated to helping the students achieve their best. The students are held accountable for their actions, which is a hard transition for some.
I have 2 children attending Lufkin and I cannot say enough about the quaility of education they are receiving. The teachers have high expectation and teach the children how to meet the high expectations, the teachers truly know and care about my children and the principal is outstanding. My only concern with Lufkin is the sports program. The athletic director does not seem to be very organized or well versed in what makes a youth sports team successful.
Math and Science were a weak subject. Never saw a science book and had to teach my daughter her math. The principal is new and hopefully will correct these problems. He is a sharp and very nice man.
Lufkin was the worst experience of my daughter's education. Her science and math were inconsistent and under par. Useless'projects' were piled on and added nothing to her education. Had she stayed home and slept for 3 years, her first year of high school would have been the same. We were the first students at Lufkin and the admininistration allowed the Apex High students to bully, berate, and intimidate our children. My daughter saw more sexual explicit behavior because of this. She missed the bus multiples times because Apex High students would not move so she could get out the door to the bus. Where was the admin? I asked again and again. Things changed ever so slightly when I called the superintendant. Overall, I think hate is a mild word for how I feel about Lufkin.
I agree with the other parents. There are too many silly useless projects assigned. What ever happened to sending home a science book to read along with a list of questions to answer? Where are the books? My child has no clue as to why he is doing half of these pojects. There is also too much work due on Fridays. This C Day plan is not working. The teachers are not talking to one another as we were told they would. There are written projects in all classes due that day and tests and quizes as well. I would like to see all test given on Monday and Tuesdays so the children have the entire weekend to study. There is no time on Thursday nights with all the work that is due. These teachers need to start talking to each other and coordinate the workload better.
Overall Lufkin waz a good school. It waz sad that we didn't have a theatre or dance class tho. But sum of the teachers were really good.
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