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Lebanon Sr. High School

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Posted August 16, 2013

I think Lebanon Highschool fantastic They have great teachers that care about the school and the kids. The principal is very good in his leadership skills. I would tell any parent that this school Is one of the best here in missiouri.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

The teachers here are below the adequate level required to teach their respective subjects. However, in rural Southwest Missouri the schools are not known for excelling in academia. There were some teachers - who despite the pressures to abandon academia for other matters (sports, popularity, recreational activities) - who were able to invoke a desire to strive further in education. Knowing the school environment would never be sufficient to propel students into more esteemed universities they spent time with students outside of school to teach extraneously the subjects not sufficiently covered. The people are good people, but their misguided focus leaves much to be desired as an institute for educating students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2013

They need to service the lower economic class more. They need better trained people than what they have. The concentrate on fancying up the place and not enough on caring for ALL students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2012

Had some great memories from this school, but they focus way to much on things that don't matter. Rather than trying to be, "The best high school in America.", they need to be focusing on more activities for kids that are not involved in sports or band. Also, the way they present things sometimes seems sarcastic and/or unenthusiastic as if some of the people that are helping with the events don't really seem to want to be there. Another thing is they feel like they need to be rough and tough on kids that "wander the halls", for a senior who has worked their tail off the first three years of high school so they could enjoy an easy senior year, what would you expect? A lot of seniors that worked hard and got most of their credits out of the way freshmen through junior year, deserve a little down time, especially since most of us (college or not) are leading successful, fulfilling lives. Were kids, not learning machines, ease up there guys, remember that everyone has to learn who they are by freedom of expression. What I would like to see from LHS is a little more creative freedom than there has been, and the teachers being slightly more involved rather than picking favorites.


Posted September 26, 2010

"Lebanon High School Promotes and Emphasizes PBS, Positive Behavior Support. As a Student at Lebanon High School, I am Safe, Responsible, Respectful, and a Learner."... As a student at Lebanon, I don't believe that 3/4 of the students follow any of these rules, let alone all of them. Most of the teenagers walking the halls are fighting, going to class unprepared, telling their teachers that their jobs aren't any more than a full time daycare, and that they cant learn anything new till April when the teachers are cramming information that's going to be on the test in 1 month. And these students aren't learning of that agenda, because its just getting thrown at them in the form of a packet or 12 page study guide. The instructors don't explain the unknown test material, and then wonder why the test grades are so low. "The best High School ever? Not happening!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2009

Best school around! Great teachers and administrators! Safe and friendly atmosphere where everyone is treated fairly. Good sports programs and the best coaches in the state.


Posted November 25, 2009

I loved this school and i still do. It was big enough to have good programs and small enough where you still knew everyone or close to everyone that you were going to graduate with. This school helped me so much and offered me thousands of choices. I was accepted into the school as an outsider because most had grown up together. I was accepted and I grea very found of all of the teachers I had had in one way or another. There was not a single moment that i can look back on and say that i didn't enjoy to the fullest. I love the people and the teachers. Mr. Lowrey [principal] makes the school day fun and interesting. With the warning music to make sure you get to class on time he has cut back on the number of tardies and had made school fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2009

This isn't really that great of a school. As you can see, grammar wasn't tought every well to the former student. The only thing good about Lebanon is the band and choir. Students always roam through the halls during class. Some of the teachers seem to not care about you what so ever. To agree with the teacher, the school and town are very closed minded.


Posted May 1, 2009

This is a great school most of the time. Although most of the sports are lacking, the arts programs are exceedingly wonderful, particularly the drama department, which is accepted as one of the top in the state (it is led by Mr. Randall K. Sproat.) The band program also boasts one of the most artistic and inviting records around. The academics here are above average, and the principal and staff are exceptional.


Posted February 19, 2008

I went to school here from 5th grade on and also came back as a teacher here for 3 years. I did not like the school when we moved here because we came from a much better one in Iowa. Besides the lower academic standards, it was hard to be accepted here as an outsider and still is to this day. The school lacks diversity, both in race and thought patterns. Heaven help you if you should choose to think outside the box in this school or town. As a teacher, I found it a better place than when I went there, but most of the same lack of acceptance of outsiders and their thoughts. Lebanon offers many great programs, this is true, particularly the band and choir. Sadly, they are losing the current (awesome) principal at the end of this year, so it will be a different place next year.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 9, 2007

The school is a great place to go to. The academic standerds are very, helping me get into a good collage. There sudent body if very freindly and everybody knows everyon. the facualty is awsome and always put the children in front of them.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

286 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
65%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
45%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
75%
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students47%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White48%
Free or reduced-price lunch42%
Students with disabilities16%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Students91%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students72%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Free or reduced-price lunch61%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students57%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilities5%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students66%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Free or reduced-price lunch57%
Students with disabilities13%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students97%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Free or reduced-price lunch97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White51%
Free or reduced-price lunch43%
Students with disabilities9%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Free or reduced-price lunch74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 74%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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777 Brice St
Lebanon, MO 65536
Phone: (417) 532-9144

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