Students enrolled 636
School leader Scotty Hattaway
Transportation options Yes
District Long County School District

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550 S McDonald St
Ludowici, GA 31316

(912) 545-2135
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3 stars
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June 28, 2010
I graduated from long county high school in 2008. I was a year behind but it was nobodies fault but my own. you know you have all these parents blaming teachers you know when your child reaches high school he or she does what they want regardless what they are taught at home so i guess what im saying is LCHS has a great staff but for the students attending there remember you cant blame everyone else for your mistakes. being in front of a class of 20-25 people is not very easy you know so try to cut them some slack. Yeah I can say all of this cause yes i was one of them students who was giving up on school. But you know i had a couple teachers sit down and talk with me along with Dr.Mallard about changing my ways. Andrew Groover

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 30, 2009
Comparing with previous years i am very disspapointed on how things are handled.The school is supposed to be a safe place for our children to go and learn not to gossip or start fights and drama against eacother just because another student might be more popular or smarter than another.Some students even feel that the teachers are rude and racist!!!!!!!The school should not show discrimination, and sometimes they think and say they don't show discrimination but they do.And thats why students are so negative and dont want to learn or go to school!!!Sometimes the students may have problems at home and dont want to go to school and have to deal with more problems or drama.Long County has been and can be the greatest if there was less drama and discrimination!!!At least thats how some of the students feel.

- submitted by a student
August 13, 2009
I am a former student of LCHS. I graduated 2009. I attended this school for three years. The students were rather small minded, as were some of the teachers. I found that if you were related to the 'right people' or had the 'right name' then you would be treated a whole lot better than anyone else. Teachers there did have their favorites, which I found unfair. The school's schedules and such were always messed up. They just couldn't seem to get it right. But what to expect from a small town school? --Former Student.

- submitted by a student
June 30, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 30, 2009
I am a former student of LCHS. I graduated in 2007. LCHS is a good school in my opinion. It might not be the best school in Georgia, but I believe that the administration is trying their best. Give them a break, they get negative comments from so many parents and students, but no one is offering to help with anything. Participation in the activities and the meeting that the provide is one way to voice your opinions and not just sit back and complain. I think it's a lot of political things wrong, and I think Dr. Mallard realizes it, and she is trying her best. I'm proud of LCHS and for those review that states that they are not preparing for us for college, how wrong? I'm in college with a 3.75 GPA, and I know others that graduated along with me could say about the same. --Former Student

- submitted by a student
March 29, 2009
Like many of the previous posters, I'd have to say that Long County is still operating by the archaic and debasing 'good ol' boy' system. When I attended for a year in the 11th grade (I transferred my senior year), I found that academics were placed on the back burner. I knew more about my teachers at Long County from their own mouths than I really cared to know (to put it lightly)... and all because they didn't know their boundaries. And this happened time and time again. I did anything I wanted after being friends with the 'right' people who had the 'right' names. People get too comfortable, and therefore the standards get relaxed. It comes with being in a small town. This one, at least. Now that I'm older, I realize it was the best possible scenerio for me to get out of their as soon as possible.

- submitted by a community member
February 07, 2009
I have recently graduated from LCHS in 2008, the hall ways might be small and the school might not be funded properly but the teachers were always real to me.I always felt like they could relate to me and the problems I was facing, there very intelligent and were always willing to help you out if you would choose to put in the work --Scott Haverstraw

- submitted by a community member
no rating July 02, 2008
LCHS is a pretty good school. Some of the teachers can relate to how the students are feeling, and they try to help us through the problem. The classes are relatively easy, but then again I'll be only a Sophomore when the time to go back to school rolls around, so I have 3 years left, which is 3 years of learning.

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2007
There are many who have graduated from LCHS to complete college. The apathy is present in many students because their parents don't DEMAND good grades and attendance. The teachers teach and it is up to the students to do their share of the work. I am sick of the world talking about the Long County School System simply because the money isn't available to have a 'modern' school. Dollar for dollar spent, I'll put it up against any others around! The education is there, the administration is there, and the opportunities are there. It is up to the students to take advantage of them all! The administrators, teachers, and counselors will help any student that asks. Does it take too much effort to ask?

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2006
I am a teacher at LCHS. We have a fantastic school and those of you who complain should have to walk a day in our shoes! It is obvious that respect for others and manners are not taught in many of our students homes! When you were in school, where you allowed to show disrespect to anyone? Spend a day teaching and you'll have a better grasp of what we go through! Thank you Dr.Mallard and Mr. Edwards for being there for us!

- submitted by a teacher
May 04, 2006
The problem I see with this school is the teacher's and staff are more to punish the kids then to find out what is going wrong!There is only 2 word's they go by ISS or OSS! The kid's have no guidance.My motto if you do not like your job GET OUT! There are to many chief's not enough indians.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2006
I went to Long County from fourth through twelfth grade, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. I go an upstate college, and my classmates are always shocked when I describe the school to them. My classmates at Long County were apathetic, and so were many of my teachers. The guidance office and scheduling were a mess-- I had a friend make an A in English one semester only to be thrown into a remedial English the next. Also, we were never told anything about scholarships, SATs, or the FAFSA-- as a first-generation college student, this could have been a great problem for me. Most of all, Long County did not prepare me academically for college. A student doing LCHS-level work would flunk out in a heartbeat-- if they bothered going.

- submitted by a former student
January 02, 2006
I am currently enrolled at LCHS and I do believe that we have positive and negative sides of our schools. I can say we have some dedicated teachers who help and some who do not meet the standards we need. We have a wonderful principal and she tries her best! So, I tip my hat off to Dr. Mallard. I believe that the the class of 2006 did a wonderful job on their graduation test and they should've be rewarded for that. Many things were promised and few things were given. My classmates that attend LCHS are striving for greatness. I believe our school system is getting better. Go BIG BLUE!

- submitted by a student
July 12, 2005
I just had a child graduating from Long County High. What a day of relief. This school experience been a nightmare. The vice principal and one lady perticular in the school office cared more about the children than any of the teachers or principal. The teachers don't want the parents involved. They don't even show up for open house or parent/ teacher conferences. This year they have a new principal and I pray for the children that she is able to turn things around.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2005
The grammar and syntax of the reviewers below should tell you all that you need to know about this school system!

- submitted by a former student
December 05, 2004
I'm not a parent but I am a Long Co. graduate. I have alot of respect for my school in the sense that it had many good quslities about it and all of the negative things I learned from. I'm currently receiving my Bachelor degree in nursing and I have many long time friends in life right now of whom I met through Long County. So I thank Long County for what it did do and didn't do for me,because all of the good and bad help me to get where I am today!

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2004
I am a parent of a student and am a graduate of Long County School. I am very impressed and involved in the school system. If more parents would get involved with the school and the students you may have a better idea of what is really going on, with the day to day activities. If you dislike the way the school is being run or the way your child is being treated. My suggestion is get involved, When you get a chance go to your childs class and get a hands on experience. And then maybe you can stop complaining and try to help the situation. I'm sure the teachers would love the help, because none of our children are angels.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2004
I have worked in the Long County School system for 10 years and my son has been going to school there for 11 years. I have always been pleased to say that he goes to school in Long County. The teachers have always been concerned, caring and very capable of doing their jobs. I feel my son is getting a good education and has the grades to show it!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2004
I am not a parent of a child who attended the school in question, but a former student. Long County Highschool system was a great one, I have been to several different ones around the US and LCHS was great. They protect the Children and teach them to thier fullest extent. I agree I had a problem with another classmate in this school, but what schools don't? All I know is when I brought it up to the staff they disciplined them accordingly and it never happened again. One thing I do remember about thier dress code, is you never want to wear baggy pants where your trousers drop past your b-, which is a golden thing in this era due to the high ammout of boxer-showing children out there that need to be taught that there is no point in having that. To know more E-mail me at Keeperofblades@aol.com

- submitted by a former student
September 10, 2004
My daughter attended school in Long County for one year. That was the worst school experience we have ever had. My spouse is in the military, and my child has been educated in a variety of schools, but I have never seen one like this. The buildings are in a great state of disrepair. There are no doors on many bathroom stalls and soap is often not provided. There are some good teachers there, but most don't want to stay. I can't say I blame them. As for the comment made about the military children, if the writer were to be informed, they would realize that Federal Impact Aide is given to the school for each military child. Given some properties in Ludowici, I would suspect there is more money involved with Federal funds than property taxes!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2004
I am a military parent who has a child attending this school, my child has had so many issues here in the 4 weeks she has been attending this school. It has been the worst 4 weeks of her life. Because of the area we live in my daughter must attend this school. We have attempted to contact the teacher and ask her how can we help numerous times, but all we get is pushed to the side. It seems to us that the teacher wants to do all the work and not allow us as parents the opportunity to enforce the curriculum that the teacher is attempting to teach. We think the teachers should send the reading and mathematical assignment home so we may be able to ensure that our child understands the work being done.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2004
I attended Long County schools from k-12th grade and am the parent of a Smiley student. I did very well academically but was seldom recognized as a good student due to my socioeconomic background. In my years having the 'right' name was valued higher than having the best grades. Even the STAR student award, which is to be awarded to the senior with the highest SAT score, has been denied certain students in favor of other students whose alumni parent had received the award. I see this happening with my son, and am deeply troubled. Mrs. Mallard, a current principal and a wonderful teacher, is a rare exception to the administration. Being well known should not be valued higher than being well qualified. Discipline, like rewards, is not applied equally. Good teachers have left our schools for this reason, and good kids have suffered and continue to suffer.

- submitted by a former student
July 29, 2004
I'm not a parent, but a former graduate about to complete my bachelors degree in English. I am proud to say that I would gladly teach in the Long County School system. The teachers are genuinely concerned and do an outstanding job. Our administration needs some refining, but are effective. I will always be proud to say that I graduated from Long County High School.

- submitted by a former student
March 31, 2004
This school has been becomming a disapointment to us all. The teachers share to much Information with the students and gives them privileges that they don't need, such as giving them access to rooms that is prohibited to other students and some times teachers. Also everyone at this school is treated according to who you are or who you know of. Some teachers and parapros at our school do not get recognized for their hardwork. They would rather give credit to the top dogs and try to run off the others. Also the school does not spend their money appropriately they spend it towards somethings we don't need instead of things we do need.

- submitted by a staff
March 31, 2004
I am proud to say I am a student at Long County High School. The teachers are capable of doing their jobs. A teacher can only teach a child that is willing to learn. If some of you parents could be a fly on the wall in some of your childrens classes, you would be astonished at what you would see. Discipline is applied right but every time you discipline a child a parent wants to intervene 'my child would never do that' and everyone knows the teacher is always wrong. The teachers, administrators, and school board members are not the ones who need to clean up their act. It is the parents and students who need to clean up their act. The school can only do so much, the rest is up to a child and his/her parents. It's time the school became a place of learning not daycare.

- submitted by a student
March 19, 2004
Long County Schools are improving. The teachers are dedicated and want parental involvement. When have you asked your child's teacher what you can do to help?

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2003
This school board and most of its teachers do go by the 'good ole boy' system. Parent involvement is discouraged. The middle school principal would be excellent if his hands weren't. The elementary principal and most of the teachers and staff at Smiley are excellent. As for the military families 'reaping the benefits of a Long County education' comment...Ludowici is a dying town and it's the military keeping it alive! If you ask them -they probably don't feel like they are reaping any benefit, more like hassles!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2003
Like the other parent, I have had a chance to work with a lot of districts nationwide. This had definately been the worst. The teachers attitudes in my opion are very poor. I have had to deal with more negativity at this district than all the previous. I will be very happy when my child gets to leave the district!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2003
Like every school, Long County has it's up's and it's downs. We moved here from a town in PA the same size as this one, but the schools are very differant. In three years we have only found a very small handful of teachers that want our input as parents, and one, Mrs. Chancey. who we consider to be a true educator. There is no PTA/PTO on the high school level and if you do have a problem it takes weeks to schedule an appointment to speak to the teachers. The required reading here 3 years ago (7th grade), was the same books that our child had to read in 4th grade, and if a child does need extra help in a subject it is next to impossible to get any afterschool one on one help. It has taken three years for us to 'get use to' the way things are here and unfortunatly our child's education and love of school has suffered for it.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
Contrary to the former comment made, the schools in Long County have produced superior students for a number of years and 2 new schools have been built in the past 10 years. The people of the county bear the burden of paying for the schools while a large number of military families are reaping the benefits without paying school taxes in our county. Our county is one of the poorest counties in the state of Ga and I think we do a fine job of education our children. My sister is an elemetary school teacher in the system and her reading class made one of the highest test scores in the state. BTW my sisters and I graduated from LCHS and we have among the five of us a Phd. 3 Bachelor degrees, 2 of us working on Masters and the baby is in a college honors program! School is what you make it, its not all the schools job, you need to do your part at home and get involved at the school, which they have always welcome but if you go with the attitude the school is srong and your child is always right, no they don't want to see you.

- submitted by a former student
August 06, 2003
Starting from the Top Management to the teachers of Long County Schools - there is a very deep underlying problem. The County, People, Court System, etc., all aspects of Long County are operating on the 'Good Ole Boy' system. There have to be a lot of changes in this community to consider this a 'normal' community. Come on Long County clean up your act!

- submitted by a parent
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Long County High School
550 S McDonald St, Ludowici, GA  31316
(912) 545-2135
Last modified Long County High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Long County High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top