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Lee High School

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Posted September 25, 2008

I graduated from Lee this year, and it was like home. We were literally a fami-Lee. The teachers care so much for their students. Being a college freshmen, I believe they prepared me for the journey of life ahead. If I had the chance to do it all over again I would.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2008

I just transferred into Lee this year, and it's ok. I have yet to adjust to the insanely large student body and facility. Hopefully, I'll grow to like it more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2008

I am about to graduate from lee in a couple of weeks. I would have to say i love lee. every body is pulling there kids out and putting them in private school for what? We dont have any problems at lee for real and when we do theyhandle it quick. I love all the teachers up there they all care if you need help they will help you. the thing is it is preparing me for the real world. if you pull your kids out because of the problems at lee our whatever you are just running away from the problems, are you going to run away from them in the real world! i love this school i play almost every sportyou can think i praticipate in almost everything, i am proud to be a graduate of ROBERT E LEE
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2007

I am currently a senior at Robert E. Lee High School. I do not agree with the person who wrote the review saying we do not accept newcomers. We are a happy family and acdept any willing to accept us. I also disagree with the fact that our electives are boring because I ahve enjoyed all the electives I have taken. Yes, we have only a limited amount of advanced clases but out pricipal and facility are doing the best they can to gey us the things that are best for us.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2007

Lee High School is not a bad school. I just transferred from and I really miss the school. Lee High has some of the best teachers who really care about their students education. It just lacked parent involvement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 29, 2006

I am a graduate of Lee and am very proud to say I have to disagree with some of the reviews on here. I think the majority of the faculty were very involved with students. You must understand that Lee's student population is that of 2,000 to 2,500 or more a year. The DOD student must understand that the programs such as sports must be set in motion in spring due to training and season schedules in keeping with the the statewide program not just the school. Clubs and extracurricular activities that are very involved are often course related and several are not. Lee is the best public highschool in the city compared to all the others.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 28, 2006

I've hosted many international exchange students who attended Lee for a semester or for an academic year. Most of them just loved the school. Any problems seemed to be related to the school's trying to do more than is possible with current funding levels. Most students have part-time jobs and this also seems to take away from campus life, as kids are tired during school and are busy after school with their jobs rather than school activities, volunteer service, or socializing with other kids. The problems at Lee are not easily solved because the tax base is quite low in Alabama and parents generally don't support the schools beyond what the taxes provide. Just an opinion -- but it's based on many years of contact with Lee. I'm a taxpayer and an active member of the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

I transferred to Lee just before 12th grade. Before Lee, I was on the dance team, a class officer, ran track, an active member of my choir, my youth group, our new student welcoming club and maintained a 3.75 GPA. I found the student body closed and unaccepting of newcomers. Even the teachers lacked interest. Fall extracurricular activities were closed to me because teams had been chosen the previous spring, allowing no room for new students. Clubs at Lee meet twice a semester during class hours, taking time away from education and not allowing sufficient time to accomplish the club s objectives. Academically, the school offered no 5th year language classes; the highest science and math were Physics and Pre-Calculus. I found the electives unimaginative and uninteresting. Of the three schools I attended; in Nebraska, DoDDS and Lee; the quality of the education and extracurricular activities of Lee were severely inferior.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2004

Robert E. Lee is one of the greatest schools in Alabama, or in the entire country. Its academic and athletic excellence has been displayed on numerous occasions throughout its 50-year history, and all one has to do is observe our Hall of Fame of distinguished graduates to believe it. My entire family graduated from Lee, as I did. I am now a teacher at Robert E. Lee and have been amazed at the stability of the school environment over the course of time. In 50 years, there have only been 7 principals; 8 coaches; 3 choral directors; 5 band directors; 3 activities directors; and so on. That, and the fact that so many of us are Lee graduates that returned 'home' to work at the school, contribute to a spirited and loving environment for the inner-city students we serve.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 17, 2004

I am a parent of a child who attended Lee for a few months, at which time I pulled him out of Lee. That was the worst excuse for an academic institution! The faculty, administration, & other idiots in charge of that place were the worst I have every had to deal with in my life! I would never send my child to public school in montgomery ever again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

My son attended Lee high since the 11th grade when we moved to Montgomery from Millbrook, AL. I am very disappointed in the teachers/administrative staff's lack of communication with parents at this school. The district needs to step up and get involved and ensure that teachers and staff communicate with parents regarding issues with their children before it becomes a huge problem and they decide to expel or suspend.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2012.

302 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
Language

The state average for Language was 75% in 2012.

303 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

301 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

299 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2009.

361 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
52%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2012.

301 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%

2009

 
 
69%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2012.

388 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Language

The state average for Language was 90% in 2012.

388 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2012.

388 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2012.

387 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 94% in 2009.

387 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
87%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 90% in 2012.

388 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students91%
Female91%
Male90%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education52%
General population95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty88%
Non-poverty96%

Language

All Students60%
Female67%
Male53%
Black57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White82%
Free lunch eligible53%
Reduced lunch eligible59%
Special education3%
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Poverty54%
Non-poverty70%

Math

All Students70%
Female77%
Male64%
Black68%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White84%
Free lunch eligible68%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Special education24%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Poverty68%
Non-poverty75%

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black76%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible73%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education37%
General population82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Poverty75%
Non-poverty84%

Social Studies

All Students64%
Female59%
Male70%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligible65%
Special education24%
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Poverty60%
Non-poverty72%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students98%
Female99%
Male98%
Black98%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Free lunch eligible98%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education92%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty98%
Non-poverty98%

Language

All Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black77%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education26%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Poverty77%
Non-poverty88%

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Black86%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible86%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education53%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty91%

Reading

All Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education34%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty88%

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Black81%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligible90%
Special education45%
General population88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Poverty81%
Non-poverty88%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 81% 34%
White 15% 58%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Joseph H. Garner
Fax number
  • (334) 269-3888

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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225 Ann St
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