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Lee County High School

Public | 10-12 | 1300 students

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Posted January 14, 2014

Look, no school is perfect. No school is without crime, and bullying. No school is without cliques, and moody teachers. All schools have problems. I was born in Lee County, and raised there. I have attended all of the Lee County Schools, and my honest opinion, no matter how many times I complain, is that it's a great school system. There is a homey environment. Everyone knows everyone. Everyone watches out for their friends, and the other way around. The teachers teach you how to think, as well as the criteria. The administrators, and teachers care about your well being. There are fights, and there are unruly neighborhoods near bye, but overall Lee County is one heck of a school. For all of those people who are complaining about it, why don't you send your child to Sumter county for a year, and see how they like it. Rather than caring about social status, care about the quality of the education your child is getting. I am glad to be a Trojan!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2007

i love this school we've been here 12 years no problems what-so-ever
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2007

i really hate this school.too much crime i will be moving my kids to another school system next year.i just want to ride myself of lee county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2007

I think this school system is great! I attend school there as a freshman. While there are many things that I love about LCHS, there are also many things I would like to change. For example, the hallwyas are definetely over crowded, and because of the over-crowdedness, there is not enough time for each student to do what they need to do between classes (in five minutes). I agree with Mr. Bacon, his son and I were talking about why the Board won't expand the High School. Currently, there are many expansions happening in Leesburg. Both the primary school, and the Twin Oaks are getting expanded or remodeled, but the school that is in dire need of expansion, doesn't get it. There is also being a new school built. But, overall, Mr. Kevin Dowling does a great job controlling his school, and it is a wonderful institute! -LCHS Student :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2006

My girls are in 10th and 12th grade. They have been in the school system all there life. I think that it has been a great school system with some conflicts with handling things at the high school or helping single parents. When I call to talk with a teacher or advisor you can't never get in touch with them. And they never remember talking to you a couple of months in advance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

I agree with the first reveiwer. The schools are overcrowded. There are too many displinary problems. And sports are considered too important. But, the school has excellent teachers and if you children are willing to learn there are plenty of things they can get out of this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2005

Lee County High school provides a high quality education to those that wish to seek it. The administration and teachers are mostly of superb quality. The education obtained here is one of the best in the state and this region provides a progressive and safer education than the surrounding areas. One problem is the system is growing very rapidly so crowding is starting to occur. Also Lee County is VERY sports oriented to a fault. Other extra curricular activities sometimes seem neglected for the sake of sports. Also parents of Lee County are too free with their children and many lack consequences. This has sparked a rise in inappropriate behavior. All in all the school system does an excellent job with education in spite of lack of constant support by some of the county citizens.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2004

We have lived in the Lee County area for 2 years now. Our son is a Freshman at Lee County High and for the most part, we are pleased with the school environment. Unfortunately, I don't believe the county supports the school system enough with tax revenue as it should. Lee County population continues to outgrow the school system and if the county doesn't proactively invest in an infrastructure for future growth, the quality of a school sytem of excellence will be greatly hampered.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

381 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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95%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

381 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

382 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
92%
Social Studies

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

380 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
93%
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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

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79%

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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.

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Coordinate Algebra

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

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n/a
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
47%
Integrated Math II

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
60%
Physical Science

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

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
80%
U.S. History

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

356 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
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 73% 44%
Black 21% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Lee County Middle School East
Lee County Middle School West
Lee County High School 9th Grade Campus
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 44% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 36% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 3% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 7% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 10% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Darton State College
Valdosta State University
University Of Georgia
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Title I Reward School (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Special olympics

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Flag girls
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: French, Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • SADD
  • Special olympics

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
  • Forensics club
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:15 am
School Leader's name
  • Kevin Dowling
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (229) 903-2291

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Multi-aged
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Significant developmental delay
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Business management
  • Construction / building
  • Culinary
  • Welding certification

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Lee County Chamber of Commerce
  • Lee County Family Connections
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Community service
  • DECA
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Drill team
  • Drum line
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Flag girls
  • Foreign language club: French, Spanish
  • Forensics club
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • JROTC
  • Key Club
  • Marching band
  • Math club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • National Honor Society
  • SADD
  • Special olympics
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Planning Ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Darton State College
Valdosta State University
University Of Georgia
College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
SAT/ACT prep classes
Community college courses
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 44%
4 year college - 36%
Military - 3%
Vocational - 7%
Workforce - 10%
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1 Trojan Way
Leesburg, GA 31763
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Phone: (229) 903-2260

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