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Luella High School

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Posted 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


Posted March 8, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 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


Posted 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
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 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


Posted 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


Posted January 8, 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


Posted 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


Posted December 7, 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2008

much of the staff tries to enforce rules that I nor my son have found nowhere in the school's handbook.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted November 8, 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


Posted November 2, 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


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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.

401 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

399 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

399 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

399 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%

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.

450 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

463 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

554 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
70%
Coordinate Algebra

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

524 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
65%
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

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
66%
Integrated Math II

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

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
Physical Science

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

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
U.S. History

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

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

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
Black 52% 37%
White 33% 44%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • George Eckerle
Fax number
  • (770) 898-9625

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
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School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

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Music
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Performing arts
  • Drama
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603 Walker Dr
Locust Grove, GA 30248
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