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9-12
Public district
Locust Grove, GA
Students enrolled: 2,266
 

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603 Walker Dr
Locust Grove, GA 30248

(770) 898-9822
(770) 898-9625
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May 06, 2015
I totally disagree and will continue to disagree with the previous post. Everyone is NOT failing their classes. If you want proof, please look at the number of scholarships offered Luella's students and you will understand why. It is nice to know that you are continuing to receive help from your previous high school. That is what a teacher should do. Unfortunately, I have heard negative things about the school you are talking about. I agree with many of the posts concerning parental involvement. Parents who are involved will always see a difference. I have seen first hand, teachers who remain late, sometimes until after six to tutor students. Parents such as these are on board. Luella cares. Every school has problems. However, LHS believe in putting student's first and sorting through those problems.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2015
I came from SandyCreek highschool in Fayette county. This school is horrible. The teachers don't teach , the students are disrespectful, and everyone is failing all their classes when they have a hour and a half study hall. If you're not use to block schedule then you wont like this school either. You have 4 classes a day more than a hour. I'm thankful i'm only here for one year. Their acdemics are so far behide as well. I'm getting help from my old teacher from SCHS so I can stay on the right path. I'm tranferring out this school and I've only been here a month. I just can't take it. We're getting out of Henry county as soon as we can.

- submitted by a student

October 30, 2013
My son is in the 10th grade and he is involved in both marching band and clubs. He is also in the honors and AP program. The teachers are dedicated and show they care. There is constant communication and my son is enjoying his time there. Like any school, there are kids with different personalities, but my son has managed to surround himself with a great group of peers that build each other up. The marching band is competitive and they push the kids to excel. It is a big school and it's somewhat overcrowded, but that will all change next year when the new Hampton High School opens and half of the kids will go there.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2012
I have a son that graduated from Luella (2011) and a daughter who is a freshman. Like most schools, Luella has a problem with over crowding and behavior. The administration or the faculty are not responsible for those problems. They do the best they can with what they have. Some of the parents need to discipline their children and the school days will be more productive. My daughter is a 13 yr old 9th grader and has all A's and is doing several honors classes. She has no disciplinary problems and is a member of the school's track team My son was on the football team, the track team, a member of DECA and Distinguished Gentlemen. He was also a Student Ambassador who travelled to Australia in 2008 representing his school and community.

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March 07, 2012
The new principal is wonderful. He cares about the kids and is doing wonders in improving school spirit. Keep up the good work Mr. Smith!

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February 04, 2010
Luella High School is great and the children there need to make sure they keep it that way. we control what happens and what does not happen by our actions. if you do not wish to learn stay home. School is not a place to send your children for baby sitting or get them out of your hair. if your children are bad at home they are bad at school. Luella Rocks and the teachers and staff are awsome. I only wish it could stay great my children tell me they see negative changes and I hope that as community and school we are able to keep it from becoming another average run of the mill high school. i personally love the school and I happy to a child who is a senior this year graduate. My son will graduate from Luella as well provided we can keep it up!

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February 02, 2010
As a Senior at Luella High School... I can honestly say I love this School. Although we have a hand full of problems we have it better than most schools. I have so much pride for this rapidly growing school because of everything I participate in. I see the all the effort the teachers and staff put into each kid that walks the hall and they really do try to make an impression on their life. Underclassmen tend to be a little ignorant and never see the good side of our school. We are a very intellectual school with so much to show. Our test scores prove it! and we are stepping on the heels of UGHS and fighting for #1. -forever a lion Roxanna Alvarado C/O 2010

- submitted by a student
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October 16, 2009
Luella does focus more on discipline than academics tons of people are in iss which i think is dumb whats the point of missing a whole day of work just because you got in trouble in one class thats kinda pointless. Some teachers really do care about the students. Some of the assistant principles care to. But one the other hand some teachers really are rude and disrespectful towards the students. And i go to luella and i think i see that principle like once a day and when i do see him he trying to enforce some rules on people trying to give iss.The food is disgusting and some of the lunch ladies have attitude problems. Class of 11

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October 13, 2009
I am a sophomore at Luella Highschool and have attended Luella sense 8th grade. I like luella for the most part but most of the student are extremely disrespectful to the teachers and the teachers dont do anything about it. Students interupt classes and teachers dont even take into account that it actually bothers some people. My honors class are just as bad as my regular classes when it comes to student behavior. Fights go on way to much at luella and we get way to much bad publicity. In the classroom we dont have a good learning environment and i feel that I am missing out because of this. - Concerned Student.

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October 05, 2009
I like Luella and my children do very well there. I think it is great - yes it is over crowded but considering that it is wonderful!

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September 28, 2009
As the parent of a a graduated student class of 09, I can look back at the good and bad. I have met some very dedicated parents and good kids. However the school is extremely over-crowded. They lack school spirit and pride. At first there were strict dressing codes, this has fallen to the way side. There needs to be more activities aside cheerleading and flag corp for girls that aren't into 'sports' There is a step team and although it is open to all, it's basically what the African American girls join. This is true of the 'dance team' also. Non African American girls don't have much to do if they aren't in band or sports. I believe more sponsors and school spirit would remedy this. I have witnessed many top rated teacher leave for other school districts, which is a real shame.

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September 23, 2009
Luellla is a great school. Great teachers that push me to do my best. Staying late to give me tutoring and letting me redo my test that I do bad on.

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September 15, 2009
I'm a freshmen at Luella High School. I was scared during my 1st day. The school does have a lot of students, but you still get the attention you need. My teachers want us all to excell. I take all honors and have an A in all my classes. It's not that the class are easy. It's only easy if you are dedicated and do the work your suppose to do and you must study. A lot of people are failing their classes. I like my honors classes, because they are challenging. Everyday when I come home I have something new or interesting to tell my mom. Once in a while their are fights, but they are dealt with automatically. You don't just learn academic things; you also learn manners and character traits everyone should have.

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July 03, 2009
This school is aweful in many ways. My student have honors and AP classes, however, they dont hold that standard. My student came from a school that you must conduct yourself in a certain manner as well have the academic ability to be in these courses. They are not doing Honors work in these classes. The Teachers are some of the worst I've seen ever. The Administration is not much better. This school is over populated with behavior students, that the staff is not trained or equiped to deal with. Parents when your student come home and complain about what's going on at this school please believe them. Some of these things you just cant make up. If you dont believe them take a day off from work, like I did, and volunteer at the school. You will get a behind the scene look at what's going on.

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2009
I have gone to luella schools for 3 years now, and it has been an average experience. I don't want to group all of the teachers together, but 4 out of the 7 teachers I have are extremely lazy, and I do not feel that I understand, or have even learned, all of the things that we should know.

- submitted by a student

January 08, 2009
I'm a senior and I've been attending Luella High since the middle of 9th grade. I have to say that it's changed a lot since then. I considered it a good school until sophomore year. The students are uncontrollable and most of the teachers just don't care. The school is crowded as well. I'm not saying this to complain because I can tell you that even though I only went there for half the year, my old high school was much MUCH better than this one.

- submitted by a student
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December 30, 2008
luella is one of the worst schools i have ever attended. about 85-90% of the teachers don't teach to the extent that they should, resulting in low test scores and students that don't care. there are a few teachers that really teach, and teach well, but because most of the students either don't care, or can't keep up because of their other teachers not caring (meaning their not used to having to do work if the majority of their teachers don't care) they flunk the class. I HATE LHS.

- submitted by a student
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December 07, 2008
i have been going to school at luella since the middle school in 6th grade, and am currently a senior. things have changed since then. no doubt, in the past 2 years. i believe that this is because the type of people moving in to the county are uncontrollable. it cannot be denied that the students moving in are mainly from urban areas. it can also be said that because of this, the teachers, who were used to having students that were controllable, and now that there is not the respect of previous years, teachers do not enjoy the jobs that once gave them joy. they feel as though students dont care, so neither do they. which usually is the case. Eric Dorsey, Class Of 2009.

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December 03, 2008
much of the staff tries to enforce rules that I nor my son have found nowhere in the school's handbook.

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November 26, 2008
not really that great of a school.The teachers are not teachers. They just sit their and give worksheets. thats about 70% of the teachers. Their are good teachers there but its rare. The students are disrespectful . I guess its not to bad i mean schools school

- submitted by a student

November 08, 2008
Some of the comments made on this page are from people who just want to complain about something. There is help available for students at LHS before, during, and after school. Some parents obviously don't know about this, or they want to place blame for their child's poor performance on anyone but the child. Sure this school has it's share of problems, but overall there are some great things happening here everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 02, 2008
Luella school does not get involve with the students or familys for any homework , or give the school any spirit just a day of school and out, need to work with the students and the family with homework hotlines at home, and festivals , this school need a lot of work.

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2008
school spirit is awful. involve the students, maybe they will be more eager about going to school.

- submitted by a student

October 17, 2008
This school is terrible, I hate it! people are rude and so are staff and the school is not taken care of, people do not care, pushing, shoving in the halls and standing in the middle of them walking down the wrong side and teachers are not the best.

- submitted by a student

October 01, 2008
I am a parent of a child that has attend Luella Middle & currently in the High as a Junior, and currently our family is considering moving out of the county because we are so disappointed in Luella High. Over the last 2 years, the school has gone down hill with rapid pace. The principle does not have the best interest of the students at heart, only himself. There are wonderful teaches and administration employed there, but as they say, a few bad apples can spoil the whole bunch.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2008
I've been at Luella for one year. The school is wayyy overpopulated. This is a bad school to me, and I do believe that it will get worse.

- submitted by a student

June 07, 2008
I have been at Luella since my 6th grade year. I believe it has gotten worse every year. When it comes to fights, drugs, ect. There are some things i do like about our school but others that i cannot stand. I don't think it has anything to do with the school though, it has everythign to do with the students. They don't have any school spirit, self motivation or respect. With the problem being the students i don't really see how we can solve it. I plan on graduation in 2010 so hopfully i can remember Luella as a great school with many memories made in it.

- submitted by a student

May 12, 2008
Correct. School was wayy too crowded after the 1st year opening, not true. Teachers did care, but a select few. It's a new school, not as many traditions, they keep everything close kept. I'm a graduate, i miss school...Just not luella

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April 30, 2008
I have been attending Luella High School since August of 2004, and I think most of the student comments on this page are rediculous. Luella is a great school with many wonderful teachers. The principals do care about the students, and although there is some strict discipline, it really is in the students' best interest. Over the last 4 years, Luella has changed and evolved to be better and better at meeting the needs of the students. It's trial and error right now--you have to remember that we are a relatively new school--you can't be perfect in 5 years! What I would like to see out of the school, though, is some tradition. We need to paint the walls, have a fight song, and other things that high schools that have been around a while do. The students at LHS need those things to take away with them.

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April 29, 2008
i think this school gives more attention to their disciplinary actions than their education system....

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March 10, 2008
Great clean fun lovimg school.Very clean,loves there student.Strives to acheive the full academic needs of the students.

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February 06, 2008
I attend this school, and we are very crowded. When the bell rings, it is extremely difficult sometimes to get through the intersections. All of the school teams are average, and the art, music, and drama departments are excellent. The teachers in the regular classes are usually less attentive and less challenging, and the kids less controlled and disciplined than the honors or AP courses. I take two regular, three honors, and one AP class this year [my freshman year], and I see a very vast difference between them. Most of the teachers teaching honors and AP courses are excellent and readily available, and tutoring for most classes are available morning, afternoons, breaks, weekends, and sometimes during lunch. Discipline is very good, and recently we've established a new lock-out policy, which means if you're late, you're locked out and not admitted except for a green pass, and you will have ISS.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 31, 2008
I go to Luella, and I have 6th thru 12th grade. I am somewhat happy witht the school. Luella offers chance after chance to complete a class. They offer tutoring from Before school to after school. As far as rules go, they are way to leniant in classwork, and way to strict on dresscode and electronics. There is no school spirit from the students. The school is way too crowded. There are teachers that admit to being racist, and still work here. I think that the school could offer much more School Spirit opportunities to the students, and far more dicsipline as far as classwork and homework goes. The school is more concerned with what the students are doing in the hallways than what they are doing in class.

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 27, 2007
Overall we are happy with Luella. This is my daughters first year in public school and she is doing very well. She is in all honors classes and most of her Teachers are great. My daughter is happy when we pick her up from school and feels safe.

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November 26, 2007
I go to school there and I have to say I have pretty good techers. A few are great, most are average, and few that are just plain slow. It's extremely crowded and the food is horrible (what school's food isn't). The football team is okay, all the groups are okay,but the only team that seems to do or win anything is the drama team. Overall it's just okay, but don't you want something that's not just mediocore. So please check all the schools your considering cause seriously no offence we don't need more people.

- submitted by a student
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August 24, 2007
Overall I'm happy with the school. It would be nice if the school had it's own theatre.

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August 23, 2007
Great School and teachers. Outstanding Drama department. The school neededed to be built larger to meet the enormeous growth that has been projected for the area.

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June 29, 2007
My son is a sophomore honor student/athlete at LHS. I agree with the others that there is a facade of greatness, but inside it is cold and unresponsive from the principal on down. We have found very few teachers who, in our opinion, have genuine interest in the students. Their is no respect for athletics or the students who participate in them. Seems LHS is only interested in how many 'honor or AP' classes they can push, regardless of how that kind of load will affect the student.

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March 19, 2007
We are new to the area and have been somewhat pleased with the school. I don't believe it to be as challenging academically as it should be for advanced students. All 3 of my children have complained about the quality of food in 3 different schools within this county. I believe that the Cross Country and Track programs are top notch!

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February 27, 2007
I also just moved here from NY. I have to agree with some of the other reviews I just read about the school not focusing on education. They do care more about discipline and how they look in the media. My daughter is in the 11th grade. She had never failed a class until she was transferred to this school in Oct. I also noticed that the faculty at the school are not friendly at all. (from the Principal on down to the Teachers).If this is how they treat the parents we can only imagine how they are treating our children. My child will be going back to NY for school in Sept.

- submitted by a parent

December 30, 2006
Luella offers before school tutoring, after school tutoring and tutoring during homeroom. The students have time for extra help, if they choose it. I have a son in the 10th grade who does very well at this school. Discipline is a big factor at Luella and I am grateful for it. Children should know if they misbehave they will have to take responsibility for their actions. School is what the student makes of it and my son loves Luella.

- submitted by a parent

December 13, 2006
I just transferred here from New York. I thought being in a school in Georgia would be better than a school in New York, but I was wrong. The school does focus more on punishing a student weather than making sure the student understands his or her work. The school offers little extra help. Some teachers are caring while others does not care. I think a child's education should be the main focus but it's not.

- submitted by a student

December 06, 2006
School is more about discipline and structure than education. The school has a fascade of greatness but inside they are as others stated, not about the kids.

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September 25, 2006
I had two children who attended this school last year and I pulled them out and am home schooling them through faith Academy. Luella High School is absolutely horrible! Some teacher's are caring and the assistant principal and other staff members were very uncooperative when it came to dealing with issues. Glad to have my kids out of that school they are doing so much better now.

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February 28, 2006
I currently have two children who attend this high school. One is an honor role student the other is struggling vary hard and has all but given up. I have personally requested for him to be held back and to be given extra help but to no avail instead I am told we don t have the room for him to be held back. Even though he doesn t pass all his classes Luella High School continue to advance him to the next grade level (No Child left behind) where he continues to struggle and fail. About three weeks ago he was told by one of his teachers there is no way he will graduate so he may as well quit. Which sent him into a deeper spiral of depression and stress. The principal told me he wants him out to make room for other students.

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Luella High School
603 Walker Dr, Locust Grove, GA  30248
(770) 898-9822
Last modified Luella High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Luella High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top