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Long County High School

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Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted February 7, 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


Posted July 2, 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


Posted March 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted May 4, 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


Posted 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


Posted January 2, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted December 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


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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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

115 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
89%
Social Studies

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

116 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
84%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
45%
American Literature

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

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Coordinate Algebra

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

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Integrated Math II

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%
Physical Science

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

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
U.S. History

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

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
22%
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
White 55% 44%
Black 28% 37%
Two or more races 12% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Scotty Hattaway
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550 S McDonald St
Ludowici, GA 31316
Phone: (912) 545-2135

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