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Old 08-04-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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Hello,I have moved to Lubbock 2 weeks ago,and i have to go to school on August 24.Is there are some people who know anything about local schools>what is the best and what would i do to join to school?
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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Hello,I have moved to Lubbock 2 weeks ago,and i have to go to school on August 24.Is there are some people who know anything about local schools>what is the best and what would i do to join to school?
Are you of high school age? If so, I would recommend Lubbock High. It has the highest academic standards of all the schools in Lubbock (and arguably all of West Texas). It has one of the most successful magnet programs in the state, with a large International Baccalaureate program, and state winning academic teams. It's very diverse both racially and economically, and it doesn't have all the stupid cliques like most high schools have. Since it has the magnet program, you don't have to live in the neighborhood to go there. Hope that answers your question.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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Are you of high school age? If so, I would recommend Lubbock High. It has the highest academic standards of all the schools in Lubbock (and arguably all of West Texas). It has one of the most successful magnet programs in the state, with a large International Baccalaureate program, and state winning academic teams. It's very diverse both racially and economically, and it doesn't have all the stupid cliques like most high schools have. Since it has the magnet program, you don't have to live in the neighborhood to go there. Hope that answers your question.
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It is exactly what i neededOn August 10 I will go to the Lubbock High to do testsBut Im a little nervous about children in the school.I have studied in another country,so I don't know anything about characters of local studentsAre they friendly?Thanks
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:18 PM
 
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It is exactly what i neededOn August 10 I will go to the Lubbock High to do testsBut Im a little nervous about children in the school.I have studied in another country,so I don't know anything about characters of local studentsAre they friendly?Thanks
Are you a foreign exchange student? Lubbock High is a very international school; I can think of kids from 30 different countries of origin. I've noticed that the kids at Lubbock High tend to be very friendly and non-judgemental (which is different from most high schools). When you go to do your schedule for the year, I would recommend that you take at least the "Academic" level courses because any lower than that is probably too easy. (Courses are levelled, with "Regular" being the easiest, then "Academic", then "Pre-AP" and "AP". I would also recommend you do an extra-curricular activity like a sport, theater or band because that's where people tend to make the most friends and have the most fun. Good luck! Just out of curiosity, what country are you coming from, and what grade level are you going into?
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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Are you a foreign exchange student? Lubbock High is a very international school; I can think of kids from 30 different countries of origin. I've noticed that the kids at Lubbock High tend to be very friendly and non-judgemental (which is different from most high schools). When you go to do your schedule for the year, I would recommend that you take at least the "Academic" level courses because any lower than that is probably too easy. (Courses are levelled, with "Regular" being the easiest, then "Academic", then "Pre-AP" and "AP". I would also recommend you do an extra-curricular activity like a sport, theater or band because that's where people tend to make the most friends and have the most fun. Good luck! Just out of curiosity, what country are you coming from, and what grade level are you going into?
You can think its weird but I came from Russia so my English is rather bad...Also climate is very new for me but I hope it will change in time.I am going to 10th or 11th grade i dont know,because sistems in Russia and USA are veery different.Thank you so much
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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You can think its weird but I came from Russia so my English is rather bad...Also climate is very new for me but I hope it will change in time.I am going to 10th or 11th grade i dont know,because sistems in Russia and USA are veery different.Thank you so much
Your English is fine. You can communicate your ideas; the grammar can come later. After just a couple of weeks in school, I think you will notice major improvements. The climate is probably very different. Last year, a friend of mine from northern Germany said it felt like she was on vacation all year long because it's so much warmer here. It's very hot right now, but it does cool off quite a bit during the winter. The weather is very unpredictable. In the winter, it can be 70 (21C) one day and a blizzard the next. I don't think there have been many Russian students here, but there was one from Ukraine and another from Mongolia last year. I don't think you will have a hard time fitting in.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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My family and I were stationed in Lubbock from 1975 to 1978 when I was on Recruiting duty for the Marine Corps. Our two sons loved catching horny toads, and both our daughters were born there at University Hospital. What a warm, friendly town. Even to a bunch of Yankees from New Jersey, LOL! In fact, the city slogan then was "Welcome to big, friendly Lubbock".

I had an arguement with a friend over a restaurant I KNOW we took the kids to back then several times. It was called "The Big Texan Steak Ranch" and was on 50th Street. It was recently featured on a Travel Channel show as only being in Amarillo now. I went online, and could find no mention of it ever having been in Lubbock. Can anybody back me up on this, or was I drinking too many "Lone Stars" back then, LOL!

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I know it has been several years since this was posted but I still wanted to answer. Yes there was a BIG TEXAN restaurant off of 50th street in Lubbock. That one closed in the late 80s. The one in Amarillo is the only one that remains as of today.
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