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Lake Havasu High School

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Posted April 7, 2014

Attempting to transition my daughter to high school from junior high, after multiple attempt to call & email per school requests on registration paperwork sent response. I called and finally got through to the book store only to be greeted by the rudest most unprofessional woman I have ever spoken to. What a great representative for welcoming new parents and students. We'll be enrolling elsewhere my daughter deserves a better education and kinder more professional staff.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 13, 2013

I have two sons who attend LHHS, and I attended there myself back in the late 80's. The school has changed drastically since I attended. Uniform shirts for High School age Teens? I think that is ridiculous myself. Not allowed to Wear a personal Jacket regardless of the weather outside. OK I get it they don't want girls wearing inappropriate tops. Have any of you walked the campus. Boys with there underwear showing, wearing their pants down to there knee's, Girls wearing skirts so short they look like they should be walking the Vegas Strip! Teachers Try hard, however there is NO Control. Too many Students per teacher. Lack on Consistency within the ranks of the Admin! One day of ISS for a cell phone or MP3 player violation? That is a bit extreme in my personal opinion~! I personally think it is time for Change. Rid the School Uniform shirts/jackets, Change up some rules, Smaller classrooms, More attention to the students and STOP worrying over the small Stuff! Allow the students a little individuality themselves. Be more active within the community, and Get some Admin staff in there that TRULY Care! I can only think of two!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 7, 2012

Honestly, the school isn't so horrible. The teachers are generally very helpful, and as long as you can stay within the guidelines, which are mostly reasonable, though the jackets and cell phone rules could be a bit more lenient. The main problem is if anything gets complicated ABOVE the teachers- tardies, registrations and such can be a huge hassle and those staff who do not directly interact with the students just don't seem to care. Overall, good school, just as long as you plan on keeping your head down.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 23, 2011

It is clear that some of the previous raters have children who do not care to conform to society's norms. Don't like it here? I suggest California. You will fit in there, AND it is rare to fail there, with at least a "D" virtually guaranteed. I know; I was a teacher there.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 23, 2011

Lake Havasu High School is one of the best schools I've been to. People mind to themselves, the teachers challenge you and has a wide variety or opportunity while being well organized. The school lunch is pretty great considering they give you ACTUAL food instead of the packaged food that comes off the usual school food company trucks. Anyways, LHHS is a great place to send your child if you want an ACTUAL education.
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 14, 2009

As a teacher, I enjoy working here with a staff that works closely together and supports each other. The administration works hard and supports us every step of the way. Plus, our state test scores have been on the rise! I hope in the future we can add even more programs and reduce the class sizes in general. If/when class sizes drop, I look forward to working more individually with my students to prepare them for college and a career.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted August 3, 2009

My kiddo had his first day of school here and I already hate it. No organization. So many different responses to one question and none were right. No busing. (only middle school if you are a mile away) (well mile away per the circle radius from the school) We live within the mile radius but driving it is over mile and half. But, they didn't care. We got on free lunch but neither of my kiddo's could not eat lunch to many kids and not enough time. You have to have brown paper bag book covers on your books or you are fined. Your first tardy you get 1/2 hour detention. So very disappointed and ready to find a private school. going to look for one now that is why I am on here. As others said t shirt for uniform, lots of daisy duke shorts and skirts. Other issues.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 10, 2007

I do not enjoy school here. To many rules, for which, if you break any you recieve a 2-6 hour detention. If not served the total hours double! Ipods and Cellphones are banned also resulting in the many hour detention. Uniforms must be purchased and worn at all times or you will be given a 2-6 hour detention! Uniform jackets must also be purchased we are not allowed to wear our own jackets!
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 30, 2007

Lake Havasu High School is an excellent school! They have so many clubs, activities, classes and athletics! I never am bored here(that's very rare). You'll like the school too.
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 31, 2007

As a RTP student, my son excelled for the first time in his life! His interest was held by every teacher. His home/class work improved. What a great opportunity! This district (and school) is managed way beyond CA schools. Too bad the teacher retention rate stinks; this must be the School Board's indifference to proper funding. Salaries are about 60% what CA offers, yet the teaching is fantastic. What is wrong with upper mangement?
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 29, 2007

There are only 1300 kids at the school and the uniforms are great- t-shirts of various colors (black seems to be the most popular). Hooded zip-up sweat jackets are back for next year. Kids don't seem to mind them. Discipline is pretty consistent. The system of detention and adding hours when the kids don't take care of their obligations is pretty fair and reasonable. My kids love the place!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 24, 2007

This is the only public school in town, and has over 5000 students. Discipline is inconsistentStudents must wear school uniform shirts and hooded sweatjackets--personal coats are not allowed, no matter how cold it is.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted March 28, 2006

My daughter has gone to LHHS only her freshman year. She has been greatly challenged through out the year. They have great AP classes and teachers are always looking for students to move into those classes. The sports program for a small community has been a great source of enjoyment for my daughter. She was on the swim and softball teams this year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 2, 2006

I would rate my dealings with the staff a plus. The elective selections are limited. The dress code is a symptom of a problem that the district chooses to overlook. My child's interest in learning has decreased since attending this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 11, 2005

This is the only high school in lake havasu and it is pretty populated.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 23, 2005

Despite a marked lack of funding from the state, Lake Havasu High School has done an exemplary job of maintaining quality programs that prepare students for the future. My child's education was top notch, and I sent her to college well prepared to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 29, 2005

Lake Havasu High School has its good and bad points. The school offers good programs for sports, band, choir, etc. However, the classes seem a little too big. A lot of the really great experienced teachers have recently retired and so a lot of the teachers are newbies.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted June 19, 2005

Lake Havasu High School has football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf, tennis, swimming, and track/crosscountry available to the students. Most of the events are out of town and the students must travel three to four hours each way to compete. The academic programs are fine for a rural area.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 26, 2005

LHHS is a typical public school. It is not outstanding in any area, what-so-ever. Tax dollars spent per student is among the lowest in the nation. Academic programs are geared toward producing graduates who are basic, entry level, workforce employees; they are not actively producing graduates for the college-track. Teacher & administrator turnover is very high, and their compensation is toward the low end of the scale. LHHS strives hard to be a 'stepping stone' operation for staff... attracting a lot of new college graduates who need to get their first teaching job, and retiring the dedicated older teachers (while not replacing them). The District has tried (and failed) to get additional tax funding thru an override for the past 5 years. It was only recently approved in 2005. . Financial records are NOT easily reviewed by parents.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 18, 2005

This school is the most disorganized school I have ever seen. There are way too many kids. 30 kids to 1 teacher. Even in special ed classes.
—Submitted by a parent

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The state average for Math was 62% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.









The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.








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  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly Performing".

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 42%
Hispanic 20% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2675 S. Palo Verde Blvd.
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
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Phone: (928) 505-6900


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