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822 West Pleasant Run Road
Lancaster, TX 75146

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September 08, 2014
I'm happy with the school and all of its gains. I wasn't surprised that the middle school received six academic distinctions when state ratings were released last month because the principal and teachers are truly dedicated to the students. I'm confident that the middle school and district as a whole will have another great school year!

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2014
Since Mr Granger has come on to the campus this school has turned into a school that I am proud that my daughter attends. The scores are up and so is the moral of the staff. PARENTS most get involve!! It seems like the only time the parents want to be involved is if their child is in trouble. The students all have a chance to get additional help, between Power School (Mon-Thurs) and now Saturday school. There is no reason for a parent to state that their child is not getting help! The school not only supplies snacks at the start of Power School but they get pizza at the end. Everything that Mr Granger has implicated in to the school has worked for the betterment of the school!! I truly hope it sticks around for a few more years!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
I was happy with the school when my child was in sixth grade. Now you cannot call and talk to anyone. If you drop your child off and you see the person you are trying to reach they never return your call. They will say I am going to call you but don't. I think the school is going down. My child has a created mind and he feels that the teachers are not teaching him enough. There are some caring people but I think the Supt. needs to evaluate the school more closely. You do not hear from the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
My son is an eighth grader at Lancaster Middle and after reading through these comments, I just had to respond. I can't believe that some parents are acting like children here, making blanket statements about students and teachers. My son, who is a well-behaved honor student, is doing well in his studies. He and the group of students he surrounds himself with have parents who emphasize the importance of education, like we do. All of the teachers he had were attentive, caring, and always ready to assist students with anything they need. To parents who visit this site in the near future, Lancaster Middle School does offer a quality education to students. It has consistently improved, the principal is doing a great job, and so are most teachers. The same is true about the superintendent and district as a whole. My oldest child is an LISD graduate and I currently have another son in elementary school. While no school is perfect, I have seen first hand the positive things happening at Lancaster Middle and question the motives of those who only choose to generalize and complain without recognizing the good aspects of this campus.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
As a student who is learning LISD, I would like to reflect on what a degrading job the school is doing. I am an avid reader with a A averag, but the school does not create an atmosphere for people like me. The students are militant towards teachers, and quiter rude to other students and teachers. There have been somewhere around 14 fights this school year alone, and they still happen no matter what the merciful principle does. There are really some great teachers, but their talent is wasted on students who don't even care. Aside from the horrendous students, some of the teachers should be cut as well. Some teachers have a actually spent an entire class period yelling instead of teaching. The disciplinary measures at the school are extreme, or maybe just to an outsider like me they are. Constant dress code checks, ID checks, and separation are the norm. The hygiene isn't the best either, most of the bathrooms are pigsties and reek of urine. If the school or some of the teachers don't do something aubout the militant paper throwers that is their student body, I see no future for this under averge school.

- submitted by a community member
February 17, 2012
This school has gone above and beyond anything I could ever hope for. My child is a good student, but has always found math difficult. His teacher gave him the extra attention and tutoring needed to master the different concepts. He finds the subject much easier now. I'm both proud and grateful that my child attends a school where this type of academic enrichment is the rule rather than the exception.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2011
I am a student at Lancaster Middle School and I am a 7th grader. But it ia not the teacher's fault the some of the students choose not to learn. The staff members are doing their jobs and enforcing our goal of 95% in everything we do. So I know if i can maintain A&B's and I do several extra curricular activities other students can to.

- submitted by a community member
February 21, 2011
Lancaster is a wonderful school. I have a son that goes there and I always had positive interactions with his teachers. There are great classes and programs available to students should they and their parents choose to utilize them as we have. I'm a parent, but also a former teacher as well. In every school I taught in, there were always a few children who misbehaved, regardless. This is not exclusive to Lancaster, it happens everywhere. As a responsible parent, I taught my child proper discipline and as a result, he is thriving at school.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2011
The kids are terrible and so is the staff. The teachers won't return calls or emails. The counselors are not much better! The kids have the foul mouths and bad attitudes. Constant fights. There are only a handfull of parents that are involved with their child's education.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2011
I'm the mom of an eighth grader at Lancaster Middle School. The school is making great progress and I have no complaints.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2011
Frequent fights, kids vandalizing school property ( throwing texts,materials out of the window. I stood by one day and saw books flying out of the windows !! Police are there to help curb the violence/vandalism

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2010
With school in session for over a month now, I would judge things as good overall in terms of teachers, administration, programs, etc. I believe my sixth grader will thrive during his years at LMS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 08, 2010
We need better teachers .The dont even call you about you child.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2010
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- submitted by a student
August 07, 2009
This school made notable progress last year and is headed in a positive direction.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 11, 2009
I am a mother of three kids in Lancaster schools. My middle child is an eighth grader at Lancaster Middle School and the changes that I have seen this year have been drastic and positive. The teachers and administration have worked hard this year and should be commended.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 12, 2009
There are too many kids and too little teachers. The kids are so bad the teachers are leaving making the classes too full.

- submitted by a student
November 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2008
The new principal is excellent. Mr. Liggins obviously cares about the students and I can see a big difference in the short time that he has been there. My daughter's grades are up, she's more interested in school than she ever has been before and the campus simply seems to be more focused this year. Thank God for the new principal, hopefully all the drama going on int he district outside of the campus won't run good leadership like his away from Lancaster.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2008
I think we have a good school if the parents will get involved. I can't come to the PTA meetings due to my work schedule but I'm concerned about the welfare of my child and my community.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2008
this school needs to improve and help the kids more plus they need to take away uniforms.

- submitted by a student
March 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2007
This school and its system is failing our children. My son is in the 7th grade and also attended this school last year. His grades dropped significantly since we moved here a year ago. I have had to deal with rudeness from the administration on several occasions, and the teachers I.ve dealt with personally show no concern for their students. I am an active parent and yet I find myself not knowing how I can help my son. There are no books, no communications from teachers, and a lot of inconsistency in grades. The school atmosphere is more of that of a correctional facility than an educational facility. We have had problems with scheduling both years. My child was told he had to sit in the gym because he was in the wrong class and no one bothered to correct his schedule. He also complains of doing nothing during gym period.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
I know that the quality of the academic program are outstanding. The sevent grade teahers really helped my son become sucessful. He participated in all three sports and keep his grades up and the coaches was very supportive.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2007
LMS's only disadvantage has been the parent participation. The academic programs are there for any child to succeed, the extracurricular activities are there and the people that want to be on the PTA board are there. It is up to the parents/voters to come out and show support for the needs of our children. If we have too many children in this building and not enough teachers, we only have ourselves to blame.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2007
I am a former 8th grade student at Lancaster Jr. High school and now a Freshman at Lancaster High. I myself agree with some of the parents about behavior problem at the Jr.High. Some stutdents go to school to learn and stay focus. There are plenty of teachers that do their job and teach the students. I was also on the National Jr. Honor Society and a Dancer. The more extracurricular activities keep the students focus on their school work. Because the rules are 'No Pass No PLay' therefore they will try their best to pass.

- submitted by a former student
June 01, 2007
The administrators do nothing about the kids that are struggling to learn and can not due to consist interruptions. It seems the kids that act the worst get the best respect from the teachers and administrators. Way too many projects given to students at a time. Afterschool programs are needed for the schools. I am thinking about removing my child and placing her in another district. If tax dollars pay for education, then we are they going to start

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2007
I don't know how many kids they have but, they have a lot. It has to be over 1300 students. Anyway, my child id experiencing success because I am active. There are a few teachers that should not be there but, the majority of them care about students. The discipline is better and my kid can learn is a safe environment. The teachers and Principal meet with me when I schedule an appoinment and they get back to me soon. I went to the first PTA meeting and all the parents complained. This is my 3rd child in LISD and I'm one of the many happy parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2007
Lancaster ISD is the worst school district ever. My son has not had success in any area. They moved the Jr. High to the old high school and it is falling apart. Every time I am there to make an inquiry about my son I have a long wait or no answers. The school rules are ridiculous, they focus on things such as the hair style a child has and if the child wears a suite on Wed. The expectation that a child can go all day without talking is crazy. What happen to the days when at lunch you can sit with whom you want and talk. Lunch is too short and children should be allowed to step outside to have a breath of fresh air when in a stuffy old building for so long. I think things could be a 100% better for the amount of taxes I pay

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2006
this school could not be any worse

- submitted by a student
August 03, 2006
My daughter has been at the Junior High for the past 2 years. She's never passed any part of the TAKS test and I don't see where they did anything to improve that. I agree that the teachers attendance is poor. Even though in some classes she was supposed to have a regular teacher she continously had subs. This affects the children's learning. They spent a lot of time worrying about the right color belt or things of that nature and suspending kids for those infractions. The classes were filled with kids who were unruly and disrespectful. A lot of times regardless of what you've tried to instill in your child they see these kids getting away with that behavior they figure it's okay to do the same thing. My child was allowed to be out of class 5 times in a row and I was not notified at all.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2006
My son attended Lancaster Jr High for both 7th and 8th grade much to my regret.This district is in the worst shape as far as academics are concerned.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2006
The quality of academic programs in Lancaster is improving as the district is striving to meet and address student learning. Extracurricular activities for any school has never been and shouldnt be of concern when preparing students to meet the challenges of a progressive society. What does concern me within the junior high school is the lack of parental concern, involvement, and support for student learning. There are a larger number of parents who are concerned and involved in their child's progress however, as usual the bad overshadows the good. The smaller number of students whose parents uphold their children in every act that they do has caused a spoiling of the rest of the apples in the bunch. Helping all students to be successful means the community coming to together (parent, teacher, child, church, and others) to steer and guide the child not the system.

- submitted by a teacher
March 17, 2006
Lancaster Junior High is an excellent school. The teachers are commited to student achievement. It is difficult for school to achieve greatness because you have a fraction of the student population who sole purpose is to disrupt the learning process because they have no desire to learn. Every rule that principals tried to enforce is met with great resistance despite the fact it is in the student handbook. It is a disgrace to see parents who feel it okay for their childern to disrupts others from learning.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
This is my daughters second year at the Jr. high and I must agree that some of the students behaviors are sad however, as far as the staff goes, I have had no problems at all. When I visit the school, they are there in their classes, provided me with the information I need and maintained professionalism and this includes the principal. Teachers have responded to my emails concerning my childs progress etc. I am very pleased with the progress that they are making toward moving our students academically. I stand right beside Dr. Lewis in what he is trying to do for this district as a whole and it is going to take time and patience.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
no rating September 22, 2005
I am considering transfering my child to this school, I do not have any information.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
I am delighted that this forum exists to share experiences and concerns. I relocated from the west coast and I have been greatly disappointed with the unprofessionalism of staff within the LISD Administrative Department as well as the previous principal of the junior high school. I have communicated with the principal and several instructors and I was disheartened by their lack of knowledge or willingess to share information on basic procedures. Most importantly, the childish gestures displayed (i.e., rolling of the eyes, smacking lips or body posture)while speaking with them. The discipline system is a joke. Should the on-site officer (who tries to intimidate parents), issue citations to the 'professional staff'? My property taxes are too high to accept such unprofessionalism.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
I feel like crying on a constant basis because I have subjected my children to this so called 'academic program.' I have a 1st grader, 4th grader, a 8th grader, and one who attended the high school. And although I feel the whole district could use a all new administrative staff the Junior High School has been the worst in every conceivable way. The children are unruly and disrespectful. Which is ironic because the main focus of the district seems to be 'disipline,' no matter what the Superintendent proclaims. Some of this may stem from home but a larger part can obviously be contributed to a lack of instruction from some of the unprofessional teachers. This would make sense because the principal seems be totally incompetent. Also, I can count on both my hands how many times my child has had homework from last year till now. Sad for our children.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2005
My child attended this school for the last two years. I was very disappointed in the school staff. The teachers absenteeism was just as high as the students. There was little to no homework assigned to my child. I spoke with the assistant principle on several occasions and found him to be very unprofessional. The discipline of the students seemed almost non-existent. My overall view of the school is very poor. My child will not be attending LISD every again. I am willing to sacrifice and pay for private school to help ensure her a proper education.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2005
My son is a Eighth grader,AP student. The overall staff is very unprofessional. The principal isn't involved in the day to day running of the school. There are the good teachers and there's the teachers that are just there to make a paycheck. The extracurricular activies includes band, dance, ROTC, Football, basketball, and track. I'm a regular visitor at my son's school.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2005
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- submitted by a student
May 22, 2004
Lancaster Junior High is a wonderful school for parents to consider a place where their kids can get an education I know for a fact cause I'm currently a student who loves the education that has been taught to me and the other students also. The school has wonderful teachers, Principals, and staff. Our school is safe, clean, and knowledgeable. No parent can talk about this school until they have sat down in the classroom , walked the halls or even helped out and I'm not talking about sending some brownies with there kids. I'm talking about those who participate in school programs and PTA meetings those are the one's who can say something negative about the school.

- submitted by a student
May 18, 2004
Lancaster Junior High is the worst school that I have ever encountered. The Principal and administrative staff are constantly changing, even during the school year, and are very unsupportive of the students and the teachers. The retention rate of teachers is very low and interferes with student learning ability. I believe this is a direct result of the administration and its lack of leadership and control over the school. The discipline is outrageous and the students are so disruptive in class that it is impossible for children to achieve a good education. There are numerous safety issues as well. I believe this school needs to be investigated to evaluate its adherence to policy rules and effectiveness. I would never recommend sending your child to this school district.

- submitted by a parent
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Lancaster Middle School
822 West Pleasant Run Road, Lancaster, TX  75146
(972) 218-1660
Last modified Lancaster Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lancaster Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top