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Lucas, TX
Students enrolled: 1,186

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2350 Estates Parkway
Lucas, TX 75002

(469) 742-8700
(469) 742-8701
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Teacher effectiveness: Effective
June 18, 2015
As I have said for the most part I am very happy with the quality of the teachers. It is frustrating though to see the really good ones leave for other school districts because of the constraints and the terrible employer work environment they have been placed under. Most have done a very good job despite their obstacles in the way.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Not enough
June 18, 2015
Virtually no rigor in the school. Math homework can be done on the bus before they get home. Half the time it is multiple choice math questions. This is 6th grade math. They never learn the Multiplication table and they have thrown penmanship out the door and do not teach it. It is very frustrating as a parent to watch them send about 5 minutes of math homework home and try and get your kid to do more . They feel that they don't have to or the teacher would have given them more. Zero rigor

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Develops grit: Strongly disagree
June 18, 2015
As I have said the ZAP program has sucked all that out from the students. They do not have to work hard when they can just take test over and replace their failing grade with a new one. I was even told by a teacher that she could not allow any zeros on my middle child's daily grades that she had to make them up and a grad placed in their. Literally not give a zero on a daily assignment for a homework assignment that was 6 weeks late. I have heard the Super say on more than one occasion that "at Lovejoy we won't allow a student to fail". Most the parents believe that to mean work with the kid till he or she has achieved. In reality he is talking about gift grading. This one item is so fundamental to learning. I have said many times because they won't allow the student to fail they actually are stealing the student ability to actually really earn real achievement.

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Develops respect: Neutral
June 18, 2015
They make efforts in this , but when they see and here how the school has treated its favorite teachers , it negates anything they may have achieved.

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Develops empathy: Agree
June 18, 2015
They do make the effort. I have seen many class assignments that have promoted this.

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Develops honesty: Disagree
June 18, 2015
The Superintendent and the trustees Implemented a ZAP program Zeros aren't permitted and they literally will not allow a student to fail. Once the the kids figure out what this program is they play it like a fiddle. It promotes sloth and dishonesty. They even let kids retake test they bombed out on . I have even heard some kids bragging about just taking the test to bomb it to find out what is on it just to retake it and ace it. The grade inflation against other schools is about 12 points, A full letter grade . We currently have the teachers leaving in droves because of this policy . The Teachers care and the Super forces them to apply this policy. This policy is nothing more than a keep the parents off the butts of the Admin. The Students see though all of it. Its literally a joke to them . Cheating when caught is not given hardly any punishment. I know of one girl caught plagiarizing her paper and instead of a zero she was told to do it over correctly. No consequences what so ever.

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2014
We purchased land and built in the Lovejoy school district. We were excited about the vision for the school district and the opportunities we felt our children would enjoy. I heard the negatives about the administration, teachers and coaches but chose to brush them aside. I wish I would have listened. Nepotism is an issue with this school district. The administration thinks it is their job to tell you how to discipline your children and to teach them to conform. They do not have the skills to teach children who need direction. Their motto is beat them down until they submit to the schools way of doing things. Some of the teachers are completely unqualified. Both of my kids had low self-esteem because they were having so many issues learning the class work. I have paid tutors to teach my kids chemistry, algebra and calculus because they didn t understand a thing the teachers were telling them. Yet after just a short time in tutoring they understood the material perfectly and it improved their self-esteem. If you want the full story ask a former teacher. They have nothing good to say either. I would not recommend this school district to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2014
In Lovejoy high school everything seems to be great, the cafeteria falls short of any good expectations. When I walk into the cafeteria, I go to the grill line and buy a chicken tender meal consisting of three chicken tenders, three sides and a drink. Neither the quantity nor quality is worth the hefty price of $5.30 cents. Not only is this meal s quality not good, but the portions are even worse. When I eat at the cafeteria I pray that I might get full from such small portions and the price is so high for so little I might as well burn my wallet. I would understand why the price is so high if they gave you more than 4 chicken strips, but they give you a small portion of 3. Now about the taste, for example I ll talk about the chicken sandwich, the sandwich is drowned with grease and the taste will have you drowning the sandwich in ketchup in order for it to cover the taste. I bought a normal lunch and asked how much it coast and they told me it was $5.30, but when I went to the school s cafeteria website the price was $3.50. For $5 I can buy a $5 foot long from subway which is healthier and is a bigger portion.

- submitted by a student

March 26, 2014
I am a graduate from Lovejoy High School, and I started in LISD when I was in third grade. Today I am a junior in college, and have been very successful. It makes me skeptical when I read all the negative reviews about Lovejoy. Since the start of the high school I have heard negative things being said about the students, the education, and the teachers, which amazes me. Lovejoy is not a bad school district, it is a small one. Now that being said, you are going to experience the problems of a small school district. From my observation and experience in the district (10 years), Lovejoy has been great overall. Lovejoy is a school, and like any school, or any other experience in life, you only get as much out of it as you put in. Yes there are going to be some bad experiences, but that is the high school experience. Nobody has a perfect time in high school, and yeah, if you only focus on the bad then the experience as a whole is going to seem bad. If you put in work and try to have a good time, then Lovejoy will be a great school.

- submitted by a student

March 23, 2014
We are very pleased with our decision to move to Lovejoy four years ago. We have found the district leadership, teachers and facilities to be all of top quality. The small classes and wide array of academic and extra curricular opportunities create a great environment for the students. Our two children are not sports-oriented, which is not a problem here; although there are many sports available, athletics do not have an outsize role. Our son is able to take a full set of GT classes, and both our son and daughter started taking AP classes as sophomores. The culture supports excellence in all undertakings, but every teacher and staff member we've dealt with has been willing to go the distance to provide assistance whenever it has been requested.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2014
This school district has many problems. It is sad to say that a few bad apples (teachers) can destroy what once was a very motivated, outgoing , intelligent student. There is a great deal of nepotism amongst teachers, administrators and their families who attend school within this district. Many sports, theatre programs, etc ...students are selected either based on who they are related to... or, if they have made large financial donations to the school. If you teach your children that hard work is rewarded... then this isn't the right school for your children. When our child began here he was very excited and had high self-esteem. Now he has become an introvert because of how he keeps getting knocked down by staff members. It is terrible that the students are simply not treated equally.

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2014
I went to this school for my first year of high school and learned NOTHING. The teachers don't try to help you and they don't try to help kids understand the lessons. They play favorites and sports kids get a near free pass. I left the school and STILL there are rumors going around about me. I was constantly bullied and no one did anything. also, this place is full of drugs and things like that.... DON'T SEND YOUR KIDS HERE, FOR THEIR OWN SAKE...

- submitted by a student

May 30, 2013
We moved from Allen ISD to Lovejoy ISD, as we wanted smaller classes and schools for our children. As a family, we couldn't be happier with the move. The teachers and administration at Lovejoy ISD are genuinely committed to the success of their students. Although Allen ISD is also a great school district, the size of the schools and classes in Allen ISD make it impossible for teachers and the administration to provide the same level of engagement as in Lovejoy ISD.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2012
We too moved to Lovejoy for the schools, we have one in middle school and one in elementary school. Both children are challenged and flourishing. Very happy with the teachers and admin, we Love Lovejoy!

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January 09, 2011
I used to be a student at lovejoy school and finally left because it was so terrible. The school looks great on paper- but when you go there, you realize that everyone's just downright awful. Do not let your children to to LISD. Do not. I was miserable for four years. And actually, when the middle school and high school were combined while Sloan Creek was being built, it WAS extremely over crowded. I remember all the high schoolers would shove the sixth graders out of their way... It's really just not a place you want to put your kids, trust me. I went there, and suffered miserably. The entire environment of LISD just isn't right.

- submitted by a student
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January 15, 2009
I felt the need to respond to 4/6/07 remarks that contain misinformation. I have 2 children... 7th grade girl at the new middle school and 9th grade boy at the 3 year old HS. Both started kindergarten at Lovejoy and my son will be among a handful of students lucky enough to say he's gone straight through LISD. For 2 years, MS and HS students were in the same facilily....although kept in separate areas. Last year 6-10th grade was all we had at the UNCROWDED high school. In Aug the MS opened with 6-8th grade while the HS now has 9-11th grade. Clubs are for students to enjoy once/6wks during school time only, unless they CHOOSE to meet later... requiring them to join is a part of our school's 'developing the whole person' philosophy. Pre AP classes are tochallenge, not overwhelm students. Extra help is always available. Great school, great staff!

- submitted by a parent

January 15, 2009
I am a 9th grader attending Lovejoy High School, but I have been in LISD since the 1st grade. I love my school. It is an amazing learning environment because everyone only wants the best for you. I am happy to be placed in all Pre-AP classes because they prepare us for our AP classes later. Pre-AP may be more work but I feel that it is necessary to suceed later in college. Our campus greatly cares about sports, yet will only allow players to play if we are passing all classes. Teachers are so accomadating with coming in to help us one on one in tutorials every morning and afternoon. Lovejoy High also has a beautiful new campus that is relativly easy to find your way around. The staff was chosen specifically so that we may be taught from the best.... I very highly reccomend all LISD

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September 20, 2008
Lovejoy High is a wonderful school. The teachers are wonderful, the opportunities are numerous and we have great kids. I love how the parents are really involved. They show how much they love our schools at the parent-driven website www.lovejoylove.org. Lovejoy couldn't be a better place for my kids.

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August 28, 2008
My daughter has been in the Lovejoy ISD school system since third grade and is now at the high school. Prior to coming to moving to Lovejoy, she was in a private school. I am delighted with the district and the teachers. The personal attention the kids receive is better than I ever expected. I also am very pleased with the wide curriculum they offer. Lovejoy ISD actually surpasses most private schools. We couldn t be happier.

- submitted by a parent

August 09, 2008
The staff is 100% committed to the success of each student. Arts AND Sports are equally important and supported by the community. We love this school and this district

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July 22, 2008
Lovejoy High School is even better than we hoped it would be. Music programs are excellent, academics are challenging without being overwhelming, and the atmosphere is supportive.

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June 07, 2008
Our two children have been in Lovejoy for their primary schooling. Our Oldest went through Allen secondary schools and we were ok with that because a larger school was better suited to that child. Our younger child would not have done as well in the Allen ISD environment because of the size. Our youngest child is doing great in their classes. The Pre AP classes require more work and are more rigerous than regular track classes. It has been the source of some frustration, but it has forced my spouse and I to take a more active role with our child than we might have if they had been in regular track classes. Since there is not a specific uniform defined criteria for Pre-AP, the concept must be taken with a grain of salt. There is no doubt that parental involvement is a must for success in this district.

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2008
I would like to update my previous glowing report. On the surface this district is spit polished with lots of hype. Once you scratch through the rhetoric, you find that it's all talk and no action. I'm not sure what the goal of the school is, but it appears to be to give kids great grades, get great ratings and true education of children takes a back seat. We will be putting our child into private school.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2007
After an exhaustive search, we moved across the country specifically so our children could attend Lovejoy. Our high expectations were not only met, but have been consistently exceeded. The campus is new and well designed, the instruction is excellent with the highest caliber of staff and a supportive Administration. The HS is large enough to offer a variety of quality extracurricular activities yet small enough that students are not lost in the masses. The devotion to top-notch athletics is impressive, particularly for a school this size. The District Administration is available, dedicated, professional and strategic with immediate and long-term decisions. Parent participation is impressive and positive. My children, even after such a dramatic move, are happy in their new environment, well-received by their peers, acknowledged for their efforts, appropriately challenged to be their personal best and supported in their weaknesses. We highly recommend LISD.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2007
We are very disappointed in this district. We just moved here 2yrs ago and may move again this summer. The courses here must be the minimum offerings to open a school. All classes are Pre-AP. There are no regular classes. On top of that, all students are required to join a club. As a parent of kids who are up until midnight trying to do all the Pre-AP homework, I'd rather my child be home studying instead forced to play chess or ping pong after school. If there is any career assessment, I can't see anything this school can do to help your child onto their careerpath besides send them on a field trip. For the next 2 years 6th-8th grades will be crammed in with our older kids. Small schools are great, but this is a crowded small school, not the same thing. I wished we'd stayed in Allen.

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December 17, 2006
This is my daughter's first year as well and I am very pleased. We will never leave. She will graduate from Lovejoy. The entire staff is wonderful, caring and very considerate to the children. The best education your child will ever receive!

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Lovejoy High School
2350 Estates Parkway, Lucas, TX  75002
(469) 742-8700
Last modified Lovejoy High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lovejoy High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top