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Lithia Springs Comprehensive High School

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3 stars

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Posted January 11, 2014

This school is one of the oldest high schools in douglas county this school has no self control when it comes to dealing with students. They make the boys tuck in shirts supposely for security reasons there restrooms have no doors they are always smelling like cigarettes and other smokes. And not to mention there food service we are constantly being served the same food which is tasteless and disgusting but we eat it because we need something in our bodies in order to function trough the day .honestly if I could. I would leave but I can't


Posted July 27, 2013

I am a student at lithia springs high school and sadly im going for the 1st month of my 10th grade year. I can honestly say this school is a school set up to make your children Fail. There isn't even any windows !. My psychiatrist said since i enrolled into this school I've fallen into depression. They make the good kids bad and the bad kids worst. They aim to mess up the students records with their crazy rules just because they can. They are set to have us fail. The academic teachers are poor and honestly the other non academic classes such as (home ec. The baby class, chorus etc.) Try harder in teaching us then our core classes. If you have another option then this school please choose that one because now my future needs alot of explanation to the college i always wanted to go to.


Posted March 9, 2013

let me start out by saying this school is the worst school i have ever seen. it looks dirty ran down, old. i couldnt believe that they would actually have our children there to learn. georgia should be ashame of their self for even having a school that look like this. so many times i have wanted to call the news, health dept and everything else to get them to close down this school. im so ashamed to even have my children attend this school. i hate that i moved here!!! and to make it so bad i cant do anything about it because the school board said i would have to transport my kids on my own. im a single mother that have to be at work by 730 and i work about 45 min away cant transport them myself. the end result dont move to lithia springs and dont put your kids in their school system!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

I too am ashamed to say that I attended this school..."comprehensive?" Puh-leeze! The only thing that is comprehensive about the school is the destruction of the facility by the students. Adding the name "comprehensive" does nothing but imply quality of education; it does not ensure it. This school was designed to fail from the get-go because of poor planning (e.g. no doors to the classrooms, only doorways). I substitute taught there while on extended holiday breaks at my college and was almost beaten up by an ignorant, underachieving student (and her minions) who probably grew up in a hostile home environment where her parents did not encourage or take any responsibility for their daughter's education. This may be located in the suburbs but urban teaching tactics is the only way to approach this school, that and hiring qualified teachers who are not afraid of pay-for-performance teacher pay in combination with a truly supportive Board of Education.


Posted January 7, 2011

I am ashamed to say I attend this school. There is no discipline whatsoever. The students have taken over the school, so much to where it seems the teachers have given up. At the beginning of the school year so many new rules were laid out, & enforced. After about a month of school, they were no longer enforced. Kids still walk around with their mp3 players in, texting in class, wearing their pants down to their knees, showing off their cleavage. I am almost fearful of the school because of the fights and crazyness. In my first day of class of spring semester, a teacher asked how many kids wanted to go to college; 5 people out of 26 raised their hand. I feel like the school needs to try harder, much harder. I am trying my hardest to go to a school out of county for my senior year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2010

Parents often wish to blame the faculty for being lazy when there are so many teachers who bust their rears, stay after, take work home, go through extra conferencing with individual students about problems with their grades, and spend hours on lesson plans. I have noticed a significant absense on the part of parents when there are open houses at Lithia, especially in the higher grades.


Posted May 4, 2010

I will give the school a high rating for effort and the office staff. But however, concerning my student's learning ability could be greater and more structured. The laziness has to end on both the teachers and students. Support our youth, even if you do not have any kids to raise, every kid that attends Lithia High School is your kid too. Think of that way, and act like you care! Thank You for all your support and love for those who really care about your jobs, the kids and the kids future! Thank You Again it means alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

My school is o.k. However i feel that the teachers are more focused on the children in the classroom that are being lewd and disobedient rather than the students who are actually trying to learn. I also feel as if I am missing out on a quality education. The faculty seems to be more focused on petty rules than actual learning. A Freshman
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2009

The test scores and graduation rate is poor at this school, I am not sure it is all the schools fault. I feel parents should be more involved in their childs education. My son is an A-B student and has no problem with eoct and other testing. Warning! watch your child's scheduling closely if you intend for them to attend college, scheduling proper courses has been the biggest challenge at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

this school has very poor test scores never do the kids have homework or are they challenged to do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

The school is more worried about dress code than the students getting the curriculums needed to graduated. The administrative staff and teachers actions are very questionable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2008

this school is very old and outdated teachers try there best with limited funds the bathrooms are horriable it looks like a prison
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

I am very disappointed in the appearance of this school. It is just plain unacceptable. The school needs a complete overhaul and updated look. The bathrooms are ridiculous and no one seems to be doing anything about it. Administration is very disorganized as evidenced by the way there programs are run. Since enrolling my child there, I have since to hear anything about a PTA (Does it even exist at this school?) The athletic department is one big joke. My child is an excellent student therefore, she will do fine in what ever school she attends. It is just embarrassing to even tell people what school she goes to because of the condition. It has been rumored that Douglas County is supposed to have one of the better school districts, so far I have not been convinced. My plans are for my child not to go there next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I think that this school could use a lot of updating. The teaches do not respond to your e-mails that you send on the schhol web-site. They don't even follow up when ask them to call or e-mail about your childs progress. I think that the communication among parents and teaches should be better. They don't have PTA meetings to let you know what's going on at the school or with your child. I think more participation with the staff and the community is a vital point. I think that's why the school have problems with funding the students trips and transporation to certain events. I think we really need to look at this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

This school is very good in its academic programs and they have excellent teachers who will help the students. I am very involved in the school activities. The extracurricular activities are very excellent and they should keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2007

I think there should be more structured homework in high school. My son had more homework in elementary and middle school than he has been given in high school. There should be more reading with questions to answer at the end of the assignments. Instead the classes are 90 minutes long which is too long to expect a child to stay focused. And math and english should be all year long not just half. By the time math is taken again they have forgotten all that they have learned before. My son struggles but there is nothing I can do to help because he says that they do the homework in class. So I never see what it is he is working on or what the problem is. And then the progress report comes and says he is failing. A bigger homework load will not hurt, only help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

I graduated in 2005. I have to admit the adminstration was horrible. But the teachers, well many of the teachers are passionate about their job, and really took an interest into the lives of their students. It does need discipline, a lot of it, especially with the growing population in the area, a little updating and some pest control. But i have good memories. Its an okay school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2007

My daughter is a junior and I do not think the curriculum is broad enough to accommodate all the students. There are limitations to their extracurricular activities. And my opinion of the staff is that they do not care and let me say it is not all of them. The principal and his asst need to be retrained on their responsibilities as the leaders of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

I was a class of 04 student at LSHS and hated every minute of it. It was, by far, the worst school I've ever attended. There is a major discipline problem. The administrators do not know how to handle unruly students. There weren't nearly enough clubs or after school programs. Most of the teachers didn't care about the students' education. The school hasn't been renovated one bit since it was built in the early 70s. My advice, don't put your child through it. Choose another school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 15, 2007

I graduated in 2005. Lithia Springs is in all respects a good school, taking into account the growing population size and the lag in BOE response/help. The teachers do as best they can with so many state and federal tests to prepare their students for.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

406 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

401 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

399 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
83%
Social Studies

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

401 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
81%
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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

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

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
47%
Coordinate Algebra

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

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
35%
Integrated Math II

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

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
23%
Physical Science

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

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
U.S. History

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
39%
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
Black 49% 37%
White 29% 44%
Hispanic 16% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2520 E County Line Rd
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Phone: (770) 651-6700

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