I have both good and bad points to make. Some students do very well here and others do not, like many schools. There is orchestra in the public schools here from 4th grade up. This school offers advanced math currently; however, not advanced language arts. Each grade consists of 2 "houses" where students move through their core classes. If your best friend is in the other house you will likely only see him/her at lunch/recess. Now, although my child has not experienced this much personally, I understand there is bullying here. Also, after talking with a parent whose child was the victim of this bullying, it sounds as if the administration is not very responsive. According to this parent, the attitude is one of "I haven't seen this yet" or a this doesn't happen here, denial type of attitude. I also understand that a suicide took place 2-3 years ago, and it may have been due to bullying. I hope some positive changes will be made here to improve a sense of community among parents, responsiveness and accountability on the part of the administration, and more bully preventions types of activities. Check out the Facebook PTO page also.
We have seen a good learning environment at this school with very little down time for students. We believe it to be one of the strongest schools in the area. LGMS has a very strong band! It even has a fiddle club which I hope they will continue to develop since the fiddle club is only okay for now. The band, like in many schools, is undervalued. They are forced to play in the gym with an inadequate stage. Overall we find this to be a good school and a major draw for intelligent students.
I greatly disagree with the other reviews. I am currently a student at LGMS in 8th grade and I have been in attendance for a previous two years. LGMS has a massive amount of bullying of which the staff is aware of (trust me I've only let them know maybe a little over fifteen times) and still nothing has been done. The administration is often frustrating and unwelcoming, you can never get a hold of the principal it's always the vice-principal you have to deal with. The teachers couldn't care less about their students. Nor does the guidance counselors pay the slightest bit of attention to the students needs much less offer us the amount of assistance needed. This is why I am trying to become a guidance counselor myself so I can help children get through the difficulties of life instead of hindering them. The one thing teachers do care about though is getting the information needed out there to get our work done but most things assigned are unnecessary, I mean crosswords that have nothing to do with anything we are learning or include anything a teenager would know. And word searches how does that help us learn?
My child's grades, confidence level, and attitude have improved so much since we enrolled him here. My other children are currently in elementary school, and when there time comes, without a doubt, they will be going to LGMS. All I have to say is... Go Wolves!
The main reason we bought a home in the area last year was because of the schools(LGMS). The teachers seem to genuinely care about the students. My child loves it . Thay have so many activities for the kids to be involved in which is great.