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9-12
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Leesville, LA
Students enrolled: 877

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502 Berry Drive
Leesville, LA 71446

(337) 239-3464
(337) 239-2485
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May 04, 2014
While I can't compare my LHS experience to any other high school (it's the only one I attended), I feel like I got a decent education. LHS offered a great variety of classes compared to the other high schools in the parish. The student body was also the most diverse of all the schools in the parish. The classes could have been more challenging and tended to cater more to the average and/or slower students, but that is probably true in most schools. College was a bit of a shock for me because I actually had to study outside of class to make good grades. While LHS may not be the best school as far as challenging students, it's the best for college prep (in Vernon parish) simply because of the diversity of course offerings. The diversity of students brought in by Fort Polk is also a major plus.

- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2012
My husband and I both graduated from LHS (He is C/O 98, I'm C/O 00) and we have purposely avoided being stationed at Fort Polk because we do not want either of our children going through Vernon Parish Schools. Mine was the last class to graduate before the uniforms so I'm not at all familiar with how that is dealt with. Even back then the classes that were taught by coaches were mostly a joke. I learned how to play spades in Health class my sophomore year. I don't feel I received a quality education at LHS and I would urge parents to reconsider sending their children to this school.

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2010
Leesville High School is not a place you want your bright, gifted students to attend. There is one gifted class, very few AP classes. The only truly QUALIFIED gifted teacher is leaving, and they still have not found a replacement. This parish apparently feels that if your child is gifted, they should just do more work. They need quality, not quantitity. Shouldn't they be trying to develop and encourage the bright students? After all, THESE are the young people who are going to be leaders in our communities.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
the teachers are great and they really make sure that the student understands the material before moving on. they take time to work with individuals and with the help of the new freshman and sophmore academys, they ensure that no child is left befind and have various rewards for them such as breakfasts on fridays and special highlights of their success in school. the school puts the homework and classwork for the classes on screen so that the students know what they have to do for that week. i love it and i am a huge leesville wampus cats fan. woo

- submitted by a student
May 01, 2010
My experience with this school and it's school board was terrible. If you have a child with any learning problems etc..RUN. Do not merely walk away from this place. My daughter has ADHD with autistic tendences. She was diagnoes several years ago and is in the process of retesting. Does it matter? Not one iota. The school board can not remember the outcome of the previous school board meeting to the next. They will again look straight at your child..and ask the same stupid question they already hashed out at the last meeting. Where apparantly..nothing was accomplished. You are expected just to make your child conform. Whether or not they have the ability. :(

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January 27, 2010
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January 21, 2010
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- submitted by a student
December 05, 2009
I liked the school, because it was fun.

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November 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2009
My daughter attends Leesville High school, after I was recently stationed at Ft Polk. This school is over a year behind her last school academically. The staff is obsessed with the dress code, to the extent that education suffers because of it. Leesville is also much more expensive than her last high school, as they require parents to pay for much of what is usually provided by the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
Okay well I just recently moved away and i miss it. Yea dress code is really stupid and Mrs. Davis does enforce it way to much but the teachers are great you have a great opportunity to learn the teachers have great teaching skills and are very helpful and unique the football and basketball team was great. its almost an all around great school.

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2009
The aministration is more worried about dress code than our education. The school would be better if they would focus more on our education.

- submitted by a student
January 28, 2009
My 1st review of LHS was blocked because I was too negative. I will try this again. LHS has enforced the uniform dress code to the limits this year. A letter was sent home with the students prior to the winter break advising parents that what had been allowed for the past 3 years would no longer be accepted. If this site administrator would like a copy of the letter I would happy to provide it to you so you can have proof. The only fault with LHS is that the new prinicipal has become obssed over the dress code. Schools should spend more time teaching and disicpling behavioral problems instead of dress code issues.

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January 08, 2009
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October 13, 2008
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September 09, 2008
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May 05, 2008
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April 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
Very poor teacher/admin response to questions.The teachers apparently think they are there for themselves and do not insure the students are taught to staandards. Treat military children like they do not belong there. This school and the surrounding community are very racial and bias.

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December 14, 2007
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September 12, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
January 30, 2007
I can only say that I am in my senior year at LHS, and basically the people who have left comments have gotten it right. Unless you play football, basketball, or baseball for the school you get shafted. The administrators will tell you that there are countless programs for students to become involved in. Unfortunately for the students, half of those programs don't get the funding from the shool that they need to be a success. I,myself, am a student-athlete, but unfortunately I don't play in the three sports that this school funds. In addition, as far as the dress code goes, more students get sent home for what they are wearing or because they have a cell phone than the students who stay and may or may not get a quality education depending on the teacher.

- submitted by a student
December 29, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
November 04, 2005
As a parent and teacher I would just like to say you get what you put into your school system just like your life. When parents do not back you up and do not expect respect at home, then the student will not respect theirselves or anyone else. The maturity level of the student (this does not include all) body has decreased, therefore it is harder to teach those who disregard a lesson and would rather play. I say if you do not like the way things are run, then you need to attend a class and see why. I have never been disappointed when I go to a meeting with a teacher or administrative personnal. Most of the people who complain do not attend open-houses or disregard a meeting with the teacher when called. Don't just talk, do something and see the whole picture.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2005
I think LHS was the best school. I have freinds and family that have gone there and is still going there. They have awesome sports and great teachers. If I could go back to Louisiana and go to LHS, I would. Thanks Couch Melton and Couch Mills for being great swimm couches.*Join the Swim Team at LHS! They rock!

- submitted by a student
October 15, 2005
I graduated in 1998 I would have to say that Leesville was an average school. It wasn't the best and it definately wasn't the worst. The teachers were always really good, a student could talk to a teacher if they had a problem and even the 'football coaches' made us learn not about football, baseball or any sports for that matter. Parent Involvement is encouraged at any school, so what makes Leesville so different? You don't have to be a booster to be involved with the school. I would definately have to say that the discipline was more strict after I graduated. The student had to wear uniforms due to the Leesville and Ft. Polk students not getting along and displaying gang colors not only on the streets but also in school. Thanks Col. McCloud, 1st Sgt. Babineaux, Mrs. Williams, and Lisa Deen for being great teachers.

- submitted by a former student
no rating September 30, 2005
I have to say that LHS is not one of the best schools that I have attended. I graduated in 2004. Your senior year is supposed to be one of the best years of your life. The attendance rate at LHS is so low. And they wonder why? Its because they make us hate school, they took away all of our school spirit, made of wear uniforms, what did we have to be motivated about. We couldn't even cheer at our senior awards ceremony or graduation. Its terrible. After I graduated I had to come back to the school to get some papers signed and I wasn't wearing my uniform they told me I had to come back in my uniform. I had already graduated!

- submitted by a former student
August 29, 2005
I have to disagree with the opinion that non-athletes gain no recognition at LHS. That is completely false, although it does help. If you are truly academically succesful, you will be noticed as well, as there is more to a school report card than a few district titles. I never played a sport at Leesville, but still was widely recognized. In fact, because everyone is so focused on sports, it is that much easier to distinguish yourself academically if you remotely try. As far as Vernon parish goes, Leesville is hands down the best, though that isn't saying much. I left after my sophomore year to go to the nearby Louisiana School for Math, Sciences, and Arts which is far more focused academically. Few teachers at Leesville are dedicated, and the rules are oppressive. It can get very boring and depressing, but the theatre program and certain extra-curriculars are good.

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August 11, 2005
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May 27, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
May 09, 2005
I graduated in 2004, and they are right. It is a sport school. But unless you play football, baseball, or basketball you get no recognition. I did track and cross country, and was pretty good, but didn't get any recognition. The dress codes are more important than grades. I got in trouble for my shirt being untucked and got sent home, getting sent home doesn't help me learn. There are great teachers, Mr. Hollis, Mrs. Cole, Mr Correl, Mr. D., Mrs Andrews, Mrs Coney, Col McCloud, 1SG Babineaux, but other than that it's really nothing but basketball, baseball, and football, and the students who's parents own Leesville.

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April 27, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 18, 2005
I graduated from Leesville High School not too long ago. The quality of the teaching is poor. The reviews that I have read were all right. Teachers in that school do not want to teach. They want to coach. A few teachers should be there, but most should not. As for sports, if you do not play football, basketball, or baseball, you can forget about any recognition. Soccer, volleyball, cross country, or swimming pretty much get the shaft when it comes to funding. Which is sad considering there are more soccer players at academic banquets than all other sports combined. Fair? I think not.

- submitted by a former student
March 21, 2005
leesville high school is in my opinion the best high school in vernon parish. the honors courses avialable to my son can not be found at any other high school in the parish. I am very pleased with the administration, I find them very easy to work with when dealing with my son. we are a military family and seen many school systems. this systems ranks as one of the best.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2005
My daughter has been a student at LHS for two years. Based on the quality of academic study she has experienced, I only hope she has not lost too much brain power to be a successful student at the new school she will attend this fall. My daughter is an above average student, A-B honor roll, taking a college prep curriculum. In previous schools she has needed to study each night on at least one subject--here at LHS, she seldom brings her books home. She has learned more about meeting dress codes, having classmates who are teen parents, supporting sports teams, and about avoiding front office adminstrators with a single-minded devotion to rule conforming than any academic subject. Parents are not encouraged to be active in the classroom, but are always welcomed to be 'boosters' for the sports/extracurricular programs. If I could change history, I would chosen her school differently.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2005
Like most of the entries have said, Leesville High School is a sports based school. The administrations focues more on what the students wear and sports than the education. My child has told me numerous times that when 'important people' come the students are told to be on their best behavoir. Why? if thats not how the act everyday why change it for one specific day. Leesville High School priorities seems to be mixed and how is what a child wears to school an important thing.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 14, 2005
I graduated from this school as one of the valedictorians, and I still have to agree with most of the parents. The faculty and administration at Leesville High do need to concentrate more on students' academics rather than athletics. There are a few quality teachers at this school who do fulfill their duties, however, I did feel that my learning experience and knowledge advancement was greatly hindered due to the curriculum. The courses were not challenging, and my biggest concern for the current students is that they will not gain the proper education needed for a good college foundation. I, personally, am doing fine in college, mostly due to the knowledge that I gained from schooling I recieved prior to LHS; other students may not be as fortunate.

- submitted by a former student
November 16, 2004
It doesn't make any kind of since at leesville high for the dress code to be enforced the way it is. Instead of being worried more about discipline and the dress code, grades and scores should be more of a concern.The big screen t.v.'s for some classes were a waste of money, money could have been spent on more useful items, some teachers have theirs sitting in a corner collecting dust not even in use.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2004
As a former student of Leesville High School, I can honestly say that there are truths and half-truths to each review that I read. I agree with parents that there is an overwhelming emphasis placed on atheletic activities, but tell me of a public school in the country where this does not happen. I cannot comment on the current educators at LHS but I can say that when I was in school, I received a very solid education to carry me into college. I believe that if more parents took a proactive approach into their children's education and educational institution, they might be surprised to find that there is something that they can do. I was not an athelete, a 4.0 student or even a member of the 'in-crowd', but I would not trade any days that I spent in that school for anything in the world.

- submitted by a former student
no rating November 03, 2004
I graduated from here way back when. I can see that things have not changed at all. I had some good teachers but the misplaced emphasis back then, as well as now, apparently, was athletics, especially football and basketball. Once I graduated, I vowed never to go back. If it was not for the fact that my parents still live in Leesville, I would never go back at all.

- submitted by a former student
October 31, 2004
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- submitted by a student
October 17, 2004
Leesville high school's faculty are concerned with one thing only: the clothes students wear. Instead of being focused on what color sweater or jacket a student has on, they should be focused on the education students are supposed to be receiving.

- submitted by a student
September 13, 2004
The school doesn't have one African-American principal, which is surprising with the number of African-American students enrolled at the school. It would seem that a school that caters to such a large military constiuency would at least have political correctness in its administration. The school appears to be run by a lilly white alumni association that has no regard for diversity. This school needs help.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2004
I have two sons who graduated from Leesville High School and one son who is still in attendance. The primary focus of LHS is athletics, and everything centers on student athletes, of which my sons were; however, they played soccer, not football or basketball. My main concerns with the school lie in teacher quality. Too many of the teachers are simply filling positions so that they can coach. All three of my sons have had the misfortune of sitting through a semester or year of a teacher who does nothing education related in the classroom. In one particular history class, the students play cards or board games while the 'teacher' does his stats. Parents are not welcome at LHS, volunteering is not an option. Only students with a 4.0 are recognized at programs.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
This school is the pinacle of poor leadership with equally poor teachers (with a few exceptions). My daughter is a student here, has always loved school and been a good student. At this point she is frustrated and unchallenged. The teachers seem to have quit teaching. She has learned more about many of their 'home lives' rather than the subject being taught. The focus of this school is football and catering to a few students. As far as learning goes, my daughter feels like she is treading water until she can move on.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2004
LHS has a misguided emphasis on athletics with a noted lack of academic guidance. A large percentage of the administration are coaches, and as such the school gives passing grades to athletes that are not earned. LHS is notable for its retention of mediocre educators and its antiacademic atmosphere. I know of at least four excellent eduators that have moved from LHS due to disagreements with the administration. This school was and is a disappointment to the pursuits of knowledge and academia.

- submitted by a former student
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Leesville High School
502 Berry Drive, Leesville, LA  71446
(337) 239-3464
Last modified Leesville High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Leesville High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top