Lancaster is the worse school in the Dallas area. The teachers don't teach at all. Children are running around the school acting crazy. Kids are fighting instead of learning. Ther's more kids in JJAP than in the school. I wouldn't recommend any parent send their child to Lancaster High School. You will have a better chance at Wilmer Hutchins High School.
I have 4 children that went and graduated from this school.....I can say that this last school year was my absolutely worse experience at this school......I have always been very active in the school district served on various committees but this year the new staff (mainly administrators) did not welcome the pta or volunteers in.....Even though the new superintendent asked each parent to committ to volunteering in the schools....I tried.....And done what i could.......I know for a fact that if parents are involved student achievement is increased for the better......My child got into more trouble this year than ever.......Not good....I have spoken with several veteran teachers and administrators and they don't like the current situation either.....There is a greater focus on extracurricular activites and not education as a whole.
When my children entered this school there were many teachers who were both uncertified and incompetent, some teaching honors and pre-AP courses. There has been substantial improvement in the last year and the quality of Teachers is greatly improved although district priorities seem to be out of whack, in that a bond was recently passed which spent millions for new athletic facilities while the current AP-Physics classes do not have enough text books to send them home with students. The TAAS/TACS issues is a crippling program with which public schools throughout the state must contend. Most public schools have learned that success is measured not in what the kids have gained in cognizant skills but in what they can recant during a two day testing period. True learning suffers at the expense of testing well.
Lancaster Elsie Robertson High School is adequate for school education, and lags not far behind Bishop Dunne Private School. Most parents who have major problems tend to be bigots and send their children to schools without racial diversity. As long as your student is attentive and enrolls in mainly honors courses they should do fairly well. In most of my subjects I seem to have brillant teachers, and in those that I don't it may simply be a comprehension problem on my part because physics and chemistry are not my strong suits, but I believe if the principals, teachers, parents, and students keep striving for greatness then we will one day be a school others admire.
This school is alright. Some of the teachers here are there to teach while others are just there for the pay. I would recommend a child to take the dual credit classes here and as many honors classes that they can stand. In the normal classes teach on a below average level while in most of the honors classes they teach on an average to slightly above average level.
Terrible school do not send your kids here they will learn nothing they would almost be better off at a home school. This is the worst school in the state. The will only learn how to pass the TAAS. Some of the teachers are good but even the good ones are bogged down by the forced TAAS assignments if this school was good at all they wouldn t have to teach the TAAS the kids would know how to pass in the first place.
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