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Lakeside High School

Public | 9-12 | 1669 students

 

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Posted July 28, 2014

As parents, we are appalled at the poor condition of the school building, especially relative to schools our children have attended in relatively affluent areas of other states. This is the only place we have lived that did not have a school orchestra. Math instruction is very poor and there are no math textbooks. Teachers put too much emphasis on group projects and other busy work that really isn't useful in preparing students for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

My daughter goes to Lakeside and she loves it! The JROTC program is one of the best I've seen. She's going into the 10th grade this year and I wouldn't have her going to anyother school. I'm buying a house here just to keep her in this school district. We moved from Richmond County and the difference between the two districts with schools is like night and day. I'd highly recommend Lakeside High School and middle school for that matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2013

This was my son's first year there, at Lakeside. He entered at 9th grade and he loves it. The teachers are very good and they worked with me to make sure my son transitioned smoothly since we moved from another state. His teachers are very good about keeping in touch with you. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

Lakeside is not the most excellent school, but compared to most schools, it excels academically and bullying is not really very much of a problem. As for the comment about the "too much Christianity" in the school: It is probably not right for teachers to push their religion. But, for administration to stop bible teaching and prayer groups would not be right either. We Christians usually aren't hostile or anything to students of other religions at the school, and as long as the teachers aren't pushing Christianity to the Muslim students, then I think there is not much of a problem. But if people feel that there is a problem, then they should form their own religious club too, like Fishers of Men, except not Christian.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2012

I would definitely take these opinions with a grain of salt. Obviously, there's no way to please everyone and someone will always feel slighted. I, personally, like Lakeside High and so do my two children who attend there. It's not perfect, but I can see that some people on here do not know how bad a school really can be. We are lucky and privileged to have knowledgeable and caring teachers (for the most part), excellent sports programs and a very wide variety of clubs and extracurricular activities. Your school and your experience is going to be what you make of it. I read mentions of "pot smokers" and "cliques" I don't know that a high school exists, public or private, without those things. There are troublemakers, mean girls, etc. at any school you attend, but I honestly do not feel that Lakeside has any serious issues with these things (compared to other local schools). My children are happy, honor students, active in sports and clubs, which in turn makes me happy that we chose this specific area to get them into these specific schools (Elementary-High). The cost for sports can be a lot, but only because it's not funded by the county, so not the school's fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2012

i am a junior at lakeside high and i do not like it at all. most of the students are terribly disrespectful, especially on the busses. i would rather walk barefoot on razorblade-covered streets thean deal with the amount of disrespect and disgusting attitudes on those busses. students are emotionless and remorseless when it comes to bullying. they will eat you alive. just the piercing stares of the student are enough to make you want to turn around and walk right back out. also, the administration is awful. they do nothing to prevent or stop bullying. they all choose favorites and leave the other students to fend for themselves. they treat us like children and when blamed for something, dont give you the time of day to prove your innocence. the school itself is also awful. there isnt even a cafeteria and the whole school is infested with bugs. the traffic is also a huge problem. there is one way in and one way out of the school parking lots with middle school traffic and high school traffic combined. the students also take no regard when driving, so i would look out. this school is terrible. as a student here i recommend you find another school if youre considering coming here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2012

I am a sophomore at Lakeside and I have to say it's a good school if you like no help from the administration with problems. Some teachers don't seem to care and the only thing the school cares about is attendance and if you get the credit towards graduation. I had problems with teachers that the administration didn't address properly. The sports and clubs are expensive because the school is cheap so expect to pay into pocket just to participate in extra curriculars. I wish you could take better classes..and not have to adhere to the ridiculous credit system. Some students who have taken all the credits are just repeating classes and they can't even graduate early. I am taking 2 AP classes and they don't even recognize the students who take them. The school is rampant with weed smokers and troublemakers. Theres a fight at least every two weeks. The infrastructure sucks and the hallways are tight and dingy. The only sport that matters is football and to heck with funding for other sports. Some clubs such as the debate team aren't even recognized and they don't even have the funding for a coach. I wish more classes were offered (as stated before). All in all I can't wait to graduate
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2011

This is a great school. We are getting ready to send our third child there and have no qualms about it at all. They have a wonderful band program and the sports are top rated. The teachers a very good about keeping in touch with parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

POSITIVES: My child is in a couple advanced classes. The level of education in these classes is amazing. Very impressed. The standard classes are, well, standard, but get the job done. NEGATIVES: School administrators have no desire whatsoever to maintain church/state separation. Christian participation is pushed very hard by a number of teachers. Bible and prayer groups are very much 'in your face'. This is disappointing because there is a decent sized Muslim student population (as well as others) which gets marginalized in order to prop up the Christian majority. The school has a big reputation in the area for being extremely 'snobby'. The students are more 'clique-ish' than what you will find in most other schools and you must keep up with appearances to fit in. If student doesn't keep up academically he will be left behind. That is the one academic negative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

I would NOT allow my child to attend school at Lakeside High School in Evans, GA. Academically, the school is good, but they are NOT the only school in the district that can claim that---On a personal level, the school is awful. The school is grossly over-populated, and they have been almost since they opened. Class size is too large, and if your child is slow to pick up on new concepts, they risk being left behind. The instructors haven't the time to focus on learners individually, and if your child is doing poorly, they will either fail, or get refered to special education. I do NOT want my children warehoused. I am also a graduate of Lakeside Highschool (class of 1994), and the problems that exsisted when I attended have never been addressed. I would highly suggest looking into the Greenbriar School. It, too, is public, and not far away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

Best high school in the Augusta area....high expectations result in superior results both academically and athletically. Wouldn't have my kids any other school around-public or private.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2009

I was a freshman at Lakeside High School and I thought itwas an amazing school. The teachers really knew how to make the transition simplier from middle school to high school. I participated in the gifted programs and truly enjoyed them. The gifted programs challenged me and made me feellikeIwas actually learning instead of just memorization. I love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2009

I am very proud of the fact that I went to Lakeside. I think it was a great school that prepared me well for my ongoing education. I have gone on to undergraduate and graduate programs where most of the students had attended private high schools and I felt I was prepared just as well if not better than them. They offer many different types of classes for different goal levels of students and the teachers really seem to care about the kids in their classes. They want everone to succeed. Although not all of the sports are that competitive with other area schools, there are many that are very competitive and there is a variety of choices. I think that Lakeside is a great school! 2001!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2008

We recently moved here from Colorado where we thought the public school there was below standards and very easy but here it's rediculous. My daughters only have a choice of regular level classes or Advanced placement classes (which don't usually count towards graduation requirements). My daughters are not challanged at all in this school. Many of the students in their classes don't do the work and are failing. Sports, especially football, seems to be the main interest in this school. Academics is a second thought. Unfortunately this school is considered the best high school in the Columbia school district. Very sad indeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

The school is ok i mean the teachers are good its just the fact that the school is too cheap u have to pay for almost everything and the sports are trash besides the soccer and swim team.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2007

I am a parent of a Junior at LHS. I am impressed with the level of dedication of the teachers and administrators. The JROTC program far exceeded my expectations by offering many opportunities for student involvement. I highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

Lakeside is an exellent school. I have a senior and a Sophomore both are A-B students I have nothing but praise for their academic results. I think that the school should support the sports programs especially footbal and basketball. These programs can be very good without sacrificing our academic standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

This is a fantastic school they care about the students and take time with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2003

I think that this school is great! c/o 06!


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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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

346 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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97%

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94%

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97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

346 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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93%

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95%

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98%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

345 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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98%

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97%

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96%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

346 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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92%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
96%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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93%

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92%

2010

 
 
88%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
93%

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84%

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88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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92%

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85%

2010

 
 
81%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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91%

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95%

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89%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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83%

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81%

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76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 44%
Black 16% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Security personnel
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Steven Rhodes
Fax number
  • (706) 868-3721

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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533 Blue Ridge Dr
Evans, GA 30809
Phone: (706) 863-0027

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