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Lithonia High School

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Posted July 4, 2014

This is an excellent school. It's not easy, but it produces literate students if your student is willing to work really hard. This is not the school of the easy A. It is the school of the blood and sweat A, but it's worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2013

Lithonia HS has come a long way, but like any organization that had an unfavorable reputation, it will take a long time, if at all, for that to be erased. It will be a long time before it is a school you can brag about your child going to, but that does not mean your child cannot receive a good education. I've had not problem because I stay active at the school, get to know my child's teachers and encourage them to get involved in the many clubs and programs the school has to offer. I've had three children attend LHS, two graduated, one attends GSU to become a physician's assistant, the other Georgia Southern in Int'l studies. Two are not exceptional students either, I just made sure they kept school a priority. Currently the school has a very good principle and teaching staff (give or take a few), as with all schools. I notice the biggest complainers of the school do the least. Due to location/proximity of this school, there will always be, for lack of a better word, a few bad applies spoiling the bin. It's up to YOU, how your child will succeed at LHS. Submitted by a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2013

Lithonia High School is where my daughter (10th grade) will be attending. I need a parent (s) to advise me on this school (academics, professionalism, culture, sports, arts, etc...). I am seeking current information
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

This school is not a good school all the staff members care about is the money well money don't make the kids learn. The teacher and other staff members are rude and lazy. The teachers are lazy all they do is sit behind the computer. They never get up and make the class interesting. They need to shut down that school is disgusting. There are roaches and the roofs are in a mess. The staff members abuse they school powers and can care less about the kids
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2012

This is NOT a good school. It is falling apart and the dress code is VERY strict! Students cannot wear flip flops or leggings with dress (not "long" shirts). That is ridiculois. My child has a nickel allergy so the button on keans irritate and rash her skin. She should be able to wear leggings so long as the dress comes down to just above the knee! The school is falling apart with leaks in the ceiling of every hall; there are fights and food fights almost everyday. Students are treated like animals so they will act that way. They need to figure out and learn how to encourage them more instead of making threats. Also, this is the FIRST school I have enrolled my student in that asks for Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, AND Senior dues!! Why so many dues if the school is not being kept nice and sanitary?! There are roaches everywhere! Yuck! Moving to a new district ASAP! The counseling office ALWAYS makes me wait at LEAT 30 min before I am helped, and teachers are non-responsive to emails. I had to go to the principal several times. Several classes my student is taking have been "taken over" by substitute teachers that have no idea what they are doing or "teaching" & dont turn books in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

Lithonia High School is a great school b/c the teachers show dedication to there job and will do what ever it takes so that the classes are easy for you to understand. Also the extra curricular activities are nice too. They have multiple sports to offer
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2007

I recently graduated from LHS, and its not the shool. Its the drive that you have, and the reason why to you come to school in the first place. To learn. Worrying about the fights, and the lack of parental involvement is not the reason why LHS has the promblems that is has. It's b/c of the children. Parents complain about the violence and how the kids are disrespectful, but have you ever given the thought that maybe it was your child. Kids are so much different when they are home and when they are at school. I graduated with honors, and i was in the top 10% of my class. Its all about time management, and knowing what you have to do to succeed. I wouldnt have gone to another high school for any reason. This year Lithonia has made AYP. Every year the school makes more improvements.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2007

Lithonia High have very good academic ciriculums. Two of my children have graduated from Lithonia High. They both are attending college. My son is attending Southern Polytechnic University. He is studying to become an electrical engineer. My daughter is attending Valdosta State University. She is studying to become a sports physical therapist. You must get involved in your childs life in order to make a difference in the school that he or she is attending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2007

My Granddaughter is a first-time student at a public school and she had to register at this school. Therefore I need to know as much as possible about this school and it rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2007

I have no problems with Lithonia High School - my children went to Lithonia. They never had discipline problems,we never had a problem with the curriculum, we worked with our children, provided them with additional learning materials and they graduate in the top 5% of their respective class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

I agree with that the school is not well organized. There is a lot of violence. It is in my district so I thought I did not have a choice on where to send my child. My daughter will be graduating in 2009 and she is doing very well there. Her grades are good and she has a good social life. I think it depends on the child as far as how successful their going to be at LHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2007

This School is Bad! Don't send your child to this School if at all possible. They only have one police officer. The staff is understaffed! The School is over crowed. Teachers are leaving the school. This School doesn't receive any funding from the government due to the NCLB law. These kids are out of control! Few of the teachers care but most are just there to pay the bills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

There is no parent involvement, poor extracurricular activities and the teachers are fed up. The administration is inconsistent in their discipline, actually the students run the school. Teachers are not backed up by administration.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 7, 2006

The worst school ever, my daughter went to this school for a year transferring from Boston. the curriculum was a joke and the teachers inept, the violence at the school was also a major factor in her leaving the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2006

My son is now a senior at the school and although there is not alot of positive feedback about the school as a whole, one thing we've instilled in him is school is what you yourself as a young man make it! His grades are great and he has a chance to qualify for the Hope Scholarship. With constant parental involvement as well as consistent school support, our young men and young women can share a feeling of academic fulfillment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

From my understanding the school was only build for 1200 students and as of now 2006 their are 1874 enrolled in this school, if this is true what is the board of education and other people of government doing about this situation? I have now two kids to attend Lithonia one recently to graduate and if you have been up to the school and walked through the kids are so disrespectful and if taught with respect and some parental control and involvement maybe we wouldn't be pointing the finger at other people.The programs are there and the kids have knowledge of them but dont attend as well as extracurricular activities.Us as parents have to be welling to give a helping hand as well and being supportive of not only of our kids but as well as the teachers that also takes the time to teach our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2006

While Lithonia High has many highly qualified teachers, the administration is killing the school. Discipline is inconsistent and the principal impliments sporadic consistency in all areas. I am very glad that my child is no longer a student at this school. I am aware that many of the teachers no longer desire to instruct at this school and have requested transfers. Something has to change very quickly, if Lithonia is ever going to be a school that truly cares about educating students and helping to develop young men and women who desire to be contributing members of society.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

I attend Lithonia High School and I am ready to leave it. i hate this school with a passion. The whole idea of discipline is absurb to the students who attend here. Fighting is all they know. The whole school is set up for failure. Its hard to enjoy your high school years at this school because it does not feel like a school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

230 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

251 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%

2009

 
 
77%
Social Studies

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

249 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
76%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
91%
American Literature

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

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
31%
Coordinate Algebra

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

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%
Integrated Math II

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

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
6%
Physical Science

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

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
U.S. History

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
48%
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 92% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
White 1% 44%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Angela Moton
Fax number
  • (678) 676-2910

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Performance stage
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Sports

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

Arts & music

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

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
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2440 Phillips Rd
Lithonia, GA 30058
Phone: (678) 676-2902

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