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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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