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9-12
Public district
Hampton, GA
Students enrolled: 2,341
 

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1587 McDonough Rd
Hampton, GA 30228

(770) 473-2920
(770) 473-2928
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May 06, 2015
Administration worse than the children. My children will NEVER go to this school again! I think I hate it more than they do. Really sad the way they treat the kids like criminals... this school need help!

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2015
I sub at this school and it was the worst experience ever. I have sub at other schools in clayton Co and had a nice experience. I subbed in other schools over metro atlanta and in other states and always looked forward to going back but I will never work at lovejoy again. The students are rude and undisciplined and disrespectful. And the staff was not helpful, the teachers looked stressed unhappy and hopeless. I wouldn't sub or teach there ever again

- submitted by a teacher

April 03, 2014
LJHS is not a good school at all, they don't communicate with the parents or the students to let them know if they are on track for graduation and they don't care about the safety of their kids. The moral is very high. Their counselor are terrible. When you go in to speak to them about your child, they want you to stand up behind the counter to talk to them. You have one that got it bad, cause she don't like anybody to come in her office. She act if she's to pretty to talk in her office. The office clerk is rude. Only thing that is good is the IB program. It seems like they focus on sports only.

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2013
LoveJoy High School. I am willing to change my address so that I will not be in this schools' district. TERRIBLE COMMUNICATION. These faciliators have DR in front of their names and it makes me wonder... WHY???? and are they above the possitions that they have.? They sure act as though they are

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2013
Lovejoy High is in need to have organizational skills, to this date schedules are not completed, books and materials are still missing in action, and the students are not guided well in what courses to take. Too many students are retaking tests and those students that do homeworks and projects are done on time, teachers give extended time to those that do no them on time in order to look good. Grades are not given correctly as all works and are not graded on time or completely checked. I feel teachers and administrarors need more supervision of how teaching is done, grading, and managing students who are in need of reviewing, reteaching, and being mentors. There is a great need in the ways information is provided to all parents. I do not see multi languages materials and workshops with guidance counselors, administration, or parent liasion. I feel students do not have equal opportunities. We need to unite as a village. There's a need for more college connections to mentor our students.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2012
I am a senior International Baccalaureate student at Lovejoy and I've thoroughly enjoyed all four years at this school. I know that there are low ratings because of basically, behavioral problems and the few teachers that do their job for themselves and not the students. Lovejoy is the best school in clayton county, hands down, in regards to academics and behavior. It has challenging academic programs( for those who wish to participate in them), strong leadership, and good teachers. Every school has its downfalls. I know Lovejoy can get a little roudy at times, but the student body always manages to bounce back. I'm proud to be a graduate from THIS school and not any other.

- submitted by a student

March 17, 2012
The principal as well as one of the administrators, and a guidance counselor that I've dealt with have the tendency to push responsibilities off onto someone else so they can wipe their hands clean. They are very unprofessional and uncaring of the students all in all. They're too busy with whatever else to try to rectify an issue with one student. They take their time responding to parents, sometimes after repeated calls, notes sent to them I still had to go to the school just to get a small issue taken care of on one occasion. Horrible School Leader Need To Lead!!!

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2009
Instructor are involved and keep me informed as to the progress of my student

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2009
I'm an 11th grade student in the IB program at Lovejoy, and I have to say I am truly enjoying my experience at LHS. This year we have an excellent principal, Mr. Colbert (and I would know because I had him in middle school) as opposed to our previous principal. As far as safety is concerned, I think students are just fine if they're in the right crowd. Everyone is really kind, and if you're a new student, you'll fit right in on the first day, unlike some other schools that I know. It may not have a whole bunch of money, but we have some quality teachers that can actually teach. I know there are some questionable teachers outside the IB program, but as an IB student, I'm enjoying my time at Lovejoy. I don't know why some people are giving such low ratings, but I love LHS.

- submitted by a student

August 02, 2009
I'm currently a student in the IB program at Lovejoy and while I agree it has its fair share of problems, I do believe it is the best choice for a high school in ClayCo. Without this program though, I would loathe this school. There are many disruptive students and unqualified teachers, but I do think the IB program keeps this school afloat.

- submitted by a student

July 09, 2009
lovejoy is the best school my kids have ever went to. I give them a 5 out 5 stars

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 19, 2009
I am currently a sophomore at Lovejoy High School.I personally love this school.We have an amazing sense of family spirit!We care for each other like family members.I know we may not have the best school building(which as of now our building is being renovated) and we may not have the best students, but our students are safe and nobody has been killed.I just finished reading other reviews about this school that have been posted on this website, by parents, and it makes me mad. The parents are only getting the story form their child's point of view.This school is not unsafe because of lack of effort from the teachers ,as a matter of fact, its not unsafe at all,but when the problems arise it is because of the students.At Lovejoy I have met some of the most caring and loving teachers I have ever met!

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 22, 2009
Lovejoy....it's not the best school in the world, but it's defintely not the worst. I'm an actual student in the International Baccalaureate Programme so a lot of the sutff that happens doesn't affect me as much. Lovejoy's issues come from students, techers, admin., and parents. Each one of those four has an equal responsibilty to what's supposedly wrong with Lovejoy. I actually had a choice to leave Lovejoy for my senior year, I'm a junior right now, but I chose not to. Lovejoy may have its problems, but when you look it so does every school. I want to graduate as a Wildcat. Not as some other crazy mascot with other people that I don't know.

- submitted by a student

April 16, 2009
Lovejoy is an okay school. It has the International Baccalaureate Programme, which is a great addition, but if your child is not in this program, the school days may be harder. There have not been many fights this year, but children late and skipping classes has seemed to be an issue. Seems like my peers are not dedicated at all to getting an actual education. The pricipal and his assistants could be more active around the school as well as the security guards. The school could be cleaner. There are alot of 'Coulds', but the point is, its an okay school in a urban-ish area. NO school is perfect and this school is one of the best high schools in Clayton County.

- submitted by a student

April 03, 2009
My daughter is a freshman there and I am afraid for her each week because there is a fight almost every week. I'm also afraid for her to walk home as well.

- submitted by a parent

June 18, 2008
Lovejoy in whole is not a bad school. I have a daughter that has been there the last three year and every year I had to go to the school multiple times because you cannot reach anyone and the admin does not return calls. On top of the gang fights and expensive activities such as prom and joining sports, I would not advise this school for my worse enemy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 15, 2008
The Princpal is non effective. Safety is is at a dangerous all time low. Teacher do as little as possible. If they come to school at all. The only parent inxolement they want is cash.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2007
I have read the comments of past and present students. I have also read the comments of past and present parents. I find it discouraging and disheartening to believe that Lovejoy High School is solely responsible for the academic, social and moral rearing of your children. Lovejoy has a diverse student body that comes from a diverse social-economic background. If you honestly weigh the facts, no school can be all things to everyone. In communities where the ratings are high the school represents a semblance of pride, not a target for parenting shortcomings. I am the father of two children that currently attend LHS and they love it and as parents we couldn t be any more pleased. Remember hard work beats talent when talent doesn t work hard .

- submitted by a parent

March 30, 2007
I went to this school for four years after attending schools in 4 different states and school districts. I hate to say it, but this was byfar the worst. The main problems are the quality of the curriculum and the discipline. I say the curriculum, and not the teachers, per se because the school board has become too restrictive and has set such strict guidelines that it is nearly impossible for it to cater to the students' specific needs. And then the discipline... I can recall maybe 5-8 courses I have taken at this school where discipline problems with other students did NOT inflict upon the classroom learning experience. This school did not prepare me for college as well as I had expected. Despite the few valuable instructors and faculty members there, I could not even bring myself to go back to visit this school.

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2006
Lovejoy needs to get it together. My kids (3) have been in the Lovejoy area all of their lives. They have attended Kemp, Lovejoy Middle, and now Lovejoy High. I have removed both of my sons from Lovejoy High since last year. One I sent to military school because he is joining the service and the other I transferred to another school due to the violence at the school. They have so many fights and gangs, I don't see how those kids concentrate there. The kids are running the school not the adults. Some of the teachers look like the students and it is hard to tell them apart because they are all dressed alike. I have never seen a school so out of control. I am now moving out of Clayton County all together (as of this weekend...yeahhhh) and I hope that they are able to get it back together

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2006
All the teachers that my two kids have had in their career at Lovejoy, have been quite caring and we have had no problems so far. I am an involved parent and my kids know what I expect from them academically and socially. They have lived up to that. I am a strong believer that the atmosphere that is set at home goes a long way in helping the teachers and administrators do the best job that they can for our students. Teaching is a tough job and I lift my hat to all the teachers. Great job, keep up the good work and may God continue to help you deal with our youth of today. They are a tough bunch!

- submitted by a parent

May 13, 2006
I am curently a Junior here in Lovejoy High school. If i had a child i will not take them to lovejoy. The school is horrible, teachers dont care, the students take over, theres a fight almost everyday, and they be running out of lunch sometimes. If i had another choice i would be going to a different school.

- submitted by a student

January 30, 2006
I am a senior at this school and to put it bluntly, I don't like this school. The teachers don't care about the students,the counselors are never dependable,and there's a fight in school almost every day. People that don't even go to our school stand in the hallways talking to the students and the administrators don't care. The food they provide is diminutive. They sometimes run out of food at the last lunch period. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 28, 2005
I just transferred my teenager to Lovejoy at the beginning of Novemeber, however, my experience thus far, has been terrific! Its apparent that the staff members that I have been introduced to do care. My teenager has had an attitude change for the better, more involved in activites, and most importantly her grades are improving with the help of teachers that understand her needs. While all schools do have thier problems, and they are everywhere, you need to look a little closer at the parents, not the school. As you have read very little parent involvement. With 3 teenage girls, I have found that if your not involved, then there is no room for any parent to complain (unfortunately, this is what happens wtih most parents). The move to Lovejoy may have saved my teenager, until proven differently....Go cats!

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2005
I just relocated and enrolled my child in Lovejoy High School. My child has only been there for 2 weeks and in those 2 weeks I've found out that most of the teachers really don't care about education. The students seem to run the school, there are fights on a regular basis, students always hanging out in the hallway. I left a message for the principal almost a week ago, and haven't received a return call as of yet. I would not send my child to this school. I will be removing my child from this high school.

- submitted by a parent

July 09, 2005
I am originally from Detroit and currently an educator in Georgia. My oldest son graduated from Lovejoy and attends Cornell University and my youngest son has two years left. Problems exist at all schools, however the key at Lovejoy is the nurturing manner and style of the staff and the excellent activities and programs for this multi-ethnic school. Parental participation is good for the enrollement of about 1700.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2005
I attend this school, and if I had a child, I definitely would not send him/her here. Although there is a wide variety of clubs and sports (Great fine arts programs, great football team), the students and parents themselves are what make this a less that desirable school. There is very little parent involvement (Only 3 families at 9th/10th grade advisement this year), many of the best teachers have left, there is a lot of drug/gang/sex activity, and the classes are not able to function to their best. The student's performance overall is very poor, and many don't seem to care that this is their future on the line. Considering that Lovejoy is usually ranked as one of Clayton County's best schools, another county entirely should be looked into for your child's education.

- submitted by a student

November 04, 2004
I'm a junior at Lovejoy and I really do love this school. The principals are outstanding and so are the teachers. There is tremendous support for the arts and sports. This school does not deserve all the negative things said about it.

- submitted by a student

August 25, 2004
I think LoveJoy is an excellent school. My child came from another school in Clayton County and since being at LoveJoy has excelled academically. Education starts at home. If we as the parents aren't showing our faces and doing our part, we can't expect a whole lot from the Teaching staff.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2004
The teachers who are teaching the gifted, honors, AP and Band seem to be top quality. It's the other classes that lack. Quality comes from the top and I'm not thrilled with the leadership of this school. Let me add a note to another comment on this website. The fine arts teachers ALWAYS seem to be some of the most dedicated and hard working educators in the state. They work so many more hours and put in so much of their own personal time, because of rehearsals and concerts and fundraising events. The counties don't offer enough to the fine arts to pay for instruments, music and other needs, so extra time must be given by the educators, parents and students.

- submitted by a parent

July 14, 2004
I am a sutdent currently attending the high school and this high school is great. 98% of the teachers here care for us, and have GREAT teaching methods.The counselors are really interactive with the students. The school is kept in good condition, and YES we do have problems but there MINOR just like most other schools. You see how good our text scores are just in fact our 11th graders improved greatly on one of the BASIC TESTS. The activities after school are fun, and it keeps alot of us off the streets thats the good thing about this school. This school is full of dedicated teachers and students to make it a better place.

- submitted by a student

May 21, 2004
I am a mentor of a student that attended Lovejoy and feel the teacher quaility and ability to challenge the students is lacking. My mentee's counselor was not accountable and provided little to no resources for college. I would never send my child to this school

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2004
I just want to make a statement about the previous review...it's not just Lovejoy that is on probabtion, the whole county is on probation and in danger of losing its accreditation which would have a negative effect on every school in Clayton County!

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2004
My child had been attending this school for almost 2 years now. I must say I am appalled with the problems that have occurred within such a short amount of time. The school is already on probation for losing its accreditation by SACS. My daughter constantly complains about the budget cuts. They are getting rid of many courses, including AP. Most colleges such as Georgia Tech and UGA aren't accepting mediocracy anymore! She has to have that extra edge to compete with other students for admission to a school. How can she do that when she doesn't have any opportunities? Other than that, the school is ok, from what she's told me. But the counselors and teachers have terrible difficulty contacting concerned parents. If your child has a choice between this school and another, I hope you take these matters into consideration. And I applaud you for doing your research.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 26, 2003
I personally think the fine arts department eccels a great deal, filled with dedicated and very talented students and teachers. Being an orchestra student, I should know. Most of the advanced/gifted and AP classes are very challenging and the teachers do a great job of teaching. On the other hand, some of the other teachers don't seem to do much. But that's generally just a select few. Most of the teachers do quite well. The principal is fantastic, the best I've ever had. He certainly gets things done that need to be done and makes a difference. I consider Lovejoy very safe, I've never had any problems in that area. Overall, great school.

- submitted by a student

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Lovejoy High School
1587 McDonough Rd, Hampton, GA  30228
(770) 473-2920
Last modified Lovejoy High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lovejoy High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top