this school is very strict but its for the best. because some parents dont teach there kinds how to act. some teaches just want a check and could care less about the kids and our problems.
This school should be avoided in any way possible. Do not work there nor send your child there. The management of the school is inconsistent, confusing, and reactive instead of proactive. Good teachers refuse to work there, so the only teachers Lancaster can get are beginning teachers who find jobs elsewhere as quickly as possible and justifiably so. Lancaster is nothing but an inner city school that just happens to not be in an inner city. Assistant principals are so overwhelmed by discipline problems that they have no time to do anything else that could help the school to get better. The school clientele (students and parents) come from a culture of poverty. They don't think they should follow rules, even something as simple as a dress code. This place is just unreal and should be avoided. It has to be one of the worst high schools in the state.
I really feel that the district is much more worried about breaking rules like wearing a clear belt instead of a black or brown one. The administrators and teachers stick together and there is no disputing anything any one of them says you are wasting your breath. Your child is wrong all of the time no matter any of the circumstances leading up to the suspension. The staff from office to administration is unprofessional and child like. They bring themselves down to the children's level rather than handling issues as adults and leaders should. This year already 3 weeks into the school year I have filed two complaints on the unfair treatment of my child. There are a few teachers who care but they are outnumbered!
Lancaster High school needs a lot of improvement especially the teachers
The Lancaster ISD needs complete overhauling, staff and teachers. They teach with no direction, no vision. This is apparent in the performance of the students. The teachers don't remember the students unless they have been in trouble, what a unique way of labeling. The communication between the school and parents is almost non-existence. When something is happening usually the parents find out when it's over or past. When the teachers should be available for the parent/teacher conference they aren't. Many of the teachers don't know the average grade in their class, so they can't possibly know how effective their teaching is. Bottom line Lancaster ISD needs teachers who want to be there and want to teach, not teachers who chose this as an alternative job.
I think the school is coming along fine. I feel that the school could use more seasoned teachers and reduced size of class per teacher in order to create a better learning environment.
Lancaster isn't the most amazing school in Texas but if you are actually interested in learning then the teachers will go out of their way to make sure you learn something.
The Teachers are very didicated to helping the students to pass tests. My brother had some obstacles prior to graduation and the staff worked with my parents to make sure he graduated on time.
My son attended Lancaster High school, it a pretty good school if your child is in the AP or gift and talented program.
My children have attended Lancaster High for two and three years and it is the best of five schools they have ever been to. the teaching is very good.
My son has attended Lancaster ISD for two years now. Now that he is in high school he has been subjected to demanding peer pressure. Students are rude, inconsiderate and have no respect for teachers, parents or themselves. The first two six weeks of school my son was without a World Geography teacher. We need teachers to teach and not try to be friends with the students. I am astonished to the fact that he hardly ever has homework in any of his classes. Where is the reinforcement for the students? Also, I know Dr. Lewis is trying to change Lancaster but if we do not get the parents involved and demand involvement the school environment will never change.
I have 4 students at Lancaster High. Im very unhappy with the teachers. No communication you send emails. The teachers act as though your bothering them when you speak with them about your student. I wish I would have done more research on the school before we purchased a home in the Lancaster area.
I have been disappointed in the level of education my children have received. The focus is on sports and many parents transfer their children to Lancaster just for that, but be certain they will have trouble passing the SAT. Quality education is more important to me and is the reason why I will not send any more of my children to this school.
I think that LancasterISD is Trash,we spend several days on the Science Project when my son/daughter turned the information in they only wanted the poster board and not the actual experiment,what's the purpose of completing the Science Projects? They will suspend students who did not turn in the information. Every break students have assignments,which I don't mind the summer break assignments but Thanksgiving,Christmas, Spring Break that's not good.
In Lancaster High School there are numerous extracurricular activities. They have sports that everyone can play, and they offer a great band program. When it come to academics the school can be lacking. The school board expects every student to be at least one AP class, yet they do not have the proper instructors or the material that a students needs to succeed in these classes. The school boards takes no notice of various complaints from students and paretns. There are few faculty members that have a degree required in order to insure the students understand the broader concepts of AP learning.
The way the school is set up with the freshman seperate than the upper-classmen is fine to me.
Lancaster school district is in the middle of a population explosion. We have passed a $110 million dollar bond package that must be used for new construction or renovation of existing structures ONLY! We will finally have much needed room for student education. New Teacher Academy,International Baccalaureate Program, high teacher retention,highly qualified certifed teachers,as well as, administrators are just a few of the many reasons why Lancaster I.S.D. is on it's way to becoming an exemplary school district. Parental involvement needs to improve dramatically for educational success to be realized. Less complaining, more committment!
This school is one of the worst high schools tha t my children have been to in the dallas area. it is poorly organized and they have a bad reputation for suspending students for even the smallest infraction of rules. Teachers don't teach, and a lot of them have very bad attitudes. It is like a jail.
It's not much worse than other schools, but lacks money. If you want resources, be prepared to find them yourself.
In this age where kids cannot give change for a happy meal without a calculator, it seems about right that the teachers are continously frustrated with the lack of parental involvement at home. My kids attend there because it's the only game in town I can afford. The problem here is the lack of discipline, that is extremely apparent, on the part of the kids. The aggressive attitude that comes with the lack of respect for all involved.
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