A very solid school with well behaved students. The school is very homogeneous. I'm not sure how the school would seem to someone who "doesn't fit the mold".
When we first moved to the district, it was rated high and I would of rated them a 5. Today I would rate the elementary schools a 4 and the middle school and high school a 2 or lower. Over the years the high school and middle school have gone down hill. They say they want highly qualified teachers but they seem to be having trouble finding them. Also, their standards of substitutes is very low. My children have had substitutes that paint their nails, text, and sit behind the desk and read or on their computer. The high school actually has an emergency certified substitute "babysitting" our children OVER certified substitutes.What this means is he does not have a teaching degree. This year he has been in A LOT! My children had him a few times. What our the children learning on these days. Not much!! They say they want the best for our children but they are not delivering!! Parents get involved and find out what is going on in the schools. My children and I have a good relationship and we talk. If you only knew what all goes on in the high school and middle school, you would be shocked. Attend a Board meeting and drop in on classes. They supposedly have an open door policy.
I dislike this school. For the most part, I think that the kids here in this school aren't very accepting of others from different states. I would and wouldn't blame them. Some of them have been going to this school district since kindergarten together. But on the other hand, they should be accepting of others. Shouldn't they? In addition to that, you can find many cliques in this school. Also, if I had to tell you one thing about the teachers I will tell you this, they choose favorites, and boy they do it alot. I recommend that you don't even move to this school district. But if you like a school that has little diversity, cliques, drama and more choose this one!
We moved here last year from the Council Rock school district in Bucks County, one of the very top districts in the state. After a tough first week, my then-freshman daughter quickly integrated. I have met all of her teachers, who are uniformly dedicated and caring. Academic standards are comparable to Council Rock's, and L-S's accelerated program (in which courses that are year-long in other schools are compressed into half of the year) enabled my daughter to progress very rapidly. As a bonus, the school's physical plant is pristine. We're very pleased. As an aside--and not necessarily a criticism--I note that there is little diversity in the school population. However, this is a function of the district's demographics, so one cannot blame the school for this fact. In this regard, the school's homogeneity is in stark contrast to say, Lancaster City schools. I wish there were more solidly middle-class persons of color who could afford the generally more expensive homes in the L-S district, but there don't appear to be. This sort of unintended, de facto segregation is unfortunately a problem nationwide.
teachers are dedicated to the students, students are enjoyable and parents are supportive of the school
Great teachers! Students are caring, giving, helpful in there school and to those in need. The school is always clean and keeps safety in mind.
Lampeter-Strasburg High School is a great school because all of the teachers and students work together to make it a great place.
The teachers are very dedicated to their students and their profession!
Our school continually challenges our students in academics, extra curriculars, and service while maintaining a good balance.
there are a lot of dedicated staff there who want to help the students reach their highest potential.The school has a lot of community involvement.
I have been teaching at L-S for 23 years and I love the school. The kids are fantastic and it is a pleasant place to work-the community is great, the staff is super as well. :) There really is a sense of 'family' at L-S, which is talked about often. Many people move into our district because of the schools!
Awesome teachers and staff!!!! They were always involved with the kids, not only in a teacher role, but also as friends. The best!!!!
Several real estate agents told us this was the best district in Lanc. Co. for kids with special needs. However, the comment - 'If you're from another state they do not welcome you' couldn't have nailed it any better. Unfortunately, this kind of comment isn't limited to the L-S school district in Lanc. co. I've even seen similar comments in the local newspaper editorial section. And I have seen the treatment firsthand, even though I am originally from the area and moved back a few years ago to be closer to my ederly parents. BTW, it's not my kids or us. My kids are straight A students and starters on the sports teams and we're college graduates. I always thought of the area of a much nicer place growing up. I wish I knew what happened.
Ive been living in Lancaster for 5 years and I went to Hans Herr,Martin Meylin Middle School and im going into 10th grade at Lampeter Strasburg.i hate this school!The kids are in their own cliques and they arent welcoming.When I began my first day of 5th grade i only made one friend and since then ive only had a few more.Some of the teachers are nice but the others are mean and they choose favorites.The kids are rude and racist and every year something always happens with me.My mom called the schools and they didnt do anything accept for one time.I dont recommend putting your kids in this school or even living in Lancaster.
As a former student who transferred in during the start of the 11th grade I found some of the students a little unwilling to accept new people but since most of these kids have gone to school together since kindergarten and it is such a small school I can understand-it's not right but I could see where they are coming from. I will say the staff was extremely helpful in the transition from the urban school I had been in and really worked hard to make sure I was comfortable since a few of my classes I had to take with underclassmen as my old school had a different curriculum. My GPA jumped from a 2.0 to a 3.5 in the 2 years I went to this school which I think speaks for itself. It's a wonderful school overall.
If your from another state they do not welcome you. There is definitely favoritism shown by teachers for certain students. Some teachers are wonderful, others need to find another job that will enjoy. They seem to hate this one. My child did not have a positive experience at this school.
This is a fantastic school. They have done a terrific job with my daughter, who is in learning support. She absolutely loves L-S.
This school is not welcoming to people from other areas and backgrounds. They feel they are superior to people who have different values, and opinions. The special educatin is horrible.
I think this school has lots of opportunities for you to do and has great learning skills but some people are very rude.
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