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Lassiter High School

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Posted May 20, 2013

This school is a leader in many areas. I am happy to see programs ranked high nationally in these areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2012

Lassiter is an extremely good school, and beautiful. It's mostly clean; the administration is absolutely proficient and commendable! The academic aspect of this school is exceptional. I'm not an extremely smart student, but i have a few AP and Honors classes and on the subjects that I struggle in I'm on level. If an on level class is too easy for you then you NEED to take an honors class to challenge yourself abit. The worst problems in this school is the drug use of the students. Practically half of the school, if not more than half, uses some kind of drug or drinks some kind of alcoholic beverage normally. And the social aspect... ufff... I wouldn't say people there are racist, I'd say MANY of the people that go there, of ALL races, look down on the other races. The school is made up of cliques and little/big groupies. The school is really very separated racially, but the teachers do a good job in staying neutral if THEY have racial issues.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2011

The orchestra is fantastic. If you fit into the cookie-cutter mold, the school is great. "No bullying here"? Don't make me laugh. Even the teachers that wanted to help my daughter couldn't. She wound up transferring out instead of dropping out entirely. Instead of kudos for trying to help find her way back, she was questioned and ridiculed by guidance and her teachers. She found the other school, they didn't suggest it. Yet, the way the system is set up, she still has to get a Lassiter diploma. :( Teachers are on either end of the spectrum - not a lot in the middle; the principal that was there when she was concentrated on football. That the rest of it fell into place was luck, I guess. The PTSA is fantastic, and is the strongest point that the school has. So much potential wasted. Sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2011

As a former student about to graduate from UGA this year I must say Lassiter was a great experience academically. I would consider myself an above average student and the teachers definitely treated me in this manner, thankfully I was well liked so no teasing from others. My only problem was the rampid drug/drinking problem. Teachers and security seem to never acknowledge the fact that a good chunk of the students were involved in drugs (as most school in Marietta suburbs) I just wish they would use drug dogs more or actually question kids via counselors of team coaches. AP classes were challenging but my on level classes were much to easy to pass and with minimal effort I could get A's (I'm not THAT smart). Average school, great community, subpar student body.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2010

So many opportunies for students! The Orchestra is just fantastic! They play at the Met in NYC, Chicago, D.C. etc. Band has been at Macy's Day Parade, Rose Bowl and more! My son is quiet/average and is thriving with a close group of friends in Amiee Club. Learning French as well. Teachers/Guidance/Staff Really Care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2010

Lassiter has the reputation of being a great school and I am sure if you're and exceptionally gifted student, it is. Students with special educational needs are mostly ignored, if not a disturbance in class. A, so called, professional at the school actually advises students to drop out!! What kind of school would advocate dropping out? If your student is academically gifted then this is the school for him/her, not so much if your student has any learning disabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

Lassiter is one of the best schools in the southeast! The teachers and staff are friendly and willing to help students at all times. It has a wonderful learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2010

honesly Lassiter is a horrible school to attend your child if he/she is not w h i t e .lassiter is filled with racism && though things have changed a bit the teachers are stuckup and bad.I went there for a couple years and I wasn't good enough for their enviornment as they said. Statistics arent always right -
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2010

Lassiter is one of the best schools in the state of Georgia!! They have the total package. Great academics, sports, band, and principal! If you can move into this district you will get the best education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2010

I am former student of Lassiter, it is a great school with very prestigous band, football and academic programs, the problem with that is if your child isn't very active socially then they will suffer in this school and eventually the staff will find a way to push them out. If your child is normal and active then this school will give them everything they need to become very successful. It seems that if your child doesnt have the right personality or 'fit the mold' they will get overlooked and suffer the concequences from it. Other than that most kids do exceptionally well here and it prepares them greatly for college
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2009

Lassiter prepared me very well for college and there are a lot of academic and extra curricular opportunities here. It's important to get involved and find your place, but there are plenty of opportunities for that here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2009

Best school ever, I am astudent, went to simpson, great school, beats out all others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2009

As a former student at Lassiter High School, I did think very highly of it. After my freshman year, my parents switched me to a private school. At Lassiter, the teachers don't make the effort to form a relashionship with theirs students. The students are out of control. I'd suggest Blessed Trinity.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2009

As a former student at Lassiter I can say it is what you make of it. We moved to Georgia halfway through my sophomore year, and as a band member my old schoolmates in the midwest were jealous -- fantastic, recognized program. There are tons of extracurriculars for anyone motivated enough to join them. I can't speak for those who are less motivated in their learning. In my experience I had great teachers who really did care about their students. From what I understand Lassiter also has a really great special ed department with great teachers there. A note on the previous poster that commented about football spending- yes it does seem ridiculous that a football team like ours should have a Jumbotron and astroturf, but that money comes from the Football Boosters, not public funding, so it must be spent on the football program and administrators can't put it elsewhere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2008

Lassiter is a fantastic school and anyone says other wise is simply jealous. They have a great student body and staff. The school leadership is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

Because Mabry and Simpson Middle School do feed in to Lassiter, we expected much more from it. There are very few outstanding teachers, and quite a few that do not seem to understand how to teach their subject. If your child doesn't mind being the average student and plans to attend a Georgia university (or somewhere else near in the south), then Lassiter will suit them fine. However, there is not as much emphasis placed on academics compared to extracurricular activites such as the band and sports teams. The benefits outway the negatives in the school, but carefully consider enrolling your child if he or she is not the typical, social student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2008

I've been very pleased with Lassiter. My daughter has really enjoyed her teachers and the time they spend with her for extra help. She is also in the orchestra program, which is outstanding! This is actually why we selected the school. The only drawback is, there is too much focus on football. Lots of money spent here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I just graduated magna cum laude from Lassiter. The problems at LHS is the freedom of teachers to run their class and have no one to answer to. The administrators back up the teachers no matter what, to the dismay of the students. If you are an independant learner, you will do well here, although their are quite a few teachers who should seriously consider retiring since they are only their to pick up a pay check. Their are some exceptional teachers who do not get the recognition they deserve. I have two syblings who do not do well at all at Lassiter. One has been pushed out to homeschool because of one teacher (who is luckily retiring) and the administrators lack of caring. It seems to be more important to look like a good school than to BE a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2008

I am beyond pleased with the curriculum and the majority of the teachers that my son encountered are great! Of course their are exceptions, however the administration was quite responsive to minor situations. They can work on creating an environment that encourages diversity amongst students. All in all though regarding my sons educational experience the curriculum is above par. We had the opportunity to transfer from Campbell and what a difference! I wouldn't trade the experience my son has had at Lassiter one bit!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2008

This is a great school. The teachers here are great (with a few exceptions) and the learning atmosphere is good. Our extracurricular programs are outstanding! Our football team may not be the best- but our band, baseball, softball, basketball, crosscountry, lacrosse and many other teams are superb!
—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.

437 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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99%

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99%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

431 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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98%

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100%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

437 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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99%

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98%
Social Studies

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

437 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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97%

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99%
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.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%
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.

461 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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97%

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95%
Algebra I

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

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87%
American Literature

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

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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97%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

477 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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97%

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92%

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90%
Coordinate Algebra

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

391 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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98%

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96%

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93%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

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

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92%
Integrated Math II

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

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95%

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Physical Science

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

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U.S. History

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

493 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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91%
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 76% 44%
Black 10% 37%
Hispanic 6% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Chris Richie
Fax number
  • (678) 494-7865

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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2601 Shallowford Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
Phone: (678) 494-7863

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