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Sanford, NC
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2301 Tramway Road
Sanford, NC 27332

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(919) 718-2400
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December 04, 2014
I have had 3 students at SLHS since 2009. In those 5 years, SLHS has gone through 3 or 4 principals. The last principal was horrible & the current principal is useless. They focus on ridiculous rules ("since fights happen at the end of lunch, we will shave 5 minutes off of everyone's lunch so they won't have time to fight" - like I said, ridiculous), and football. My 3rd senior has been in gifted classes, and signed up for 4 AP classes for his last year - he only got ONE of them. AP classes and advancement in academics is not promoted. They simply want to push the students through like sheep. My son skipped 2 grades, and only lacked 2 credits for graduation this year. Instead of rewarding such academic achievement, he's in mindless electives instead. The only good thing at this school is the JROTC program. I went to 9 schools growing up - private and public. As a military family, my children (5 of my 7 kids) have gone to a total of 17 schools, and Southern Lee High School is hands down the WORST of the WORST. It's hard for me to even fathom how terrible this school is, and I've had kids there for 5 long years. Something needs to be done!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2009
Great community school! Large enough without being overwhelming. Great teachers,students, and parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2009
I am a freshman in High School and I went to Southern Lee High for the beggining of this year and I can say that it is one of the best schools I have ever attended. I have went to various schools in North Carolina and Louisiana but this has got to be the best by far. I am currently attending Sarepta High School in Sarepta LA but I can say that Southern surpasses it on may levels. There are so many different classes and many different extra-curricular activities that it is impossible to get bored with the classes you are taking. There is always something going on. There are many different sports and/or clubs to choose from and the staff is great. There are rarely ever major disipline problems adn very few minor problems. The principle is wonderful. He gets involved with everything. This is a great school.

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2008
As parents of three Southern Lee students, I can tell you that we are proud of the educational opportunities our children have been provided. Our oldest (a senior) will apply to colleges this year with a transcript that is well rounded, extracurricular activities that were challenging, and test results that are well above average. We're proud of the progress made by such a 'young' school and look forward to even more successes as our new principal takes over.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2008
in my opinion, southern exceeds lee county high school...by far. when you first walk in the door your welcomed by a bright and happy atmosphere. it's also really clean, which is a huge difference the lee county. school pride is taken to the max and i think that's really important. our former principal, mr lassiter, was absolutely amazing. he listened to everyones needs and did'nt favor just one group. he will truely be missed. To everyone who believes their child 'hasn't learned anything' or believes southern is 'ignorant of the important issues' is just ignorant themselves. i've been at southern for 2 years and i love it. ya'll are wrong! :]

- submitted by a student
May 22, 2008
When Hans Lassiter was there, It was a great school. Now it's slipping.... Personal experience!

- submitted by a student
March 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 16, 2008
My son came to Southern from a private school. Since going to Southern he has gone from C's to A'S and B'S. He is happier and is more mature than he was last year . He has had lots of support from the staff at Southern Lee and loves it. I think Mr Lassiter does a great job and am proud of this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
Great school, wonderful experience for our daughter. Senior year and we're expecting the best! Kids respect and like principal- he knows many by name, often sits down to lunch w/them.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2007
From our experience excellent academic programs, much better for us than Lee Senior. My son feels like he is a part of something great and that he is important unlike at Lee Senior where he was just a number in my opinion. Best thing we ever did was open another high school. My hat is off to all the staff. I have not had a bad experience with staff. There is however a poor parent involvement in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2007
They don't take care of serious issues. They seem to be ignorant of students problems.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2007
I have two children that currently attend Southern Lee. They are on opposite ends of the educational level spectrum. One takes all honors the other takes all general classes. Both have excelled in their levels. Homework has been heavy at times but it has not been as bad for either of my children as in the past. I have been beyond pleased with both sets of teachers. My experience with the administrative staff & other staff has been far better than any other school that any of my three children have attended. All of the staff from the principal down to the janitor care about the students and go out of their way to make them feel important and that they are glad they are there. Southern has been one of the best experiences of our educational lives thus far. WE LOVE IT!!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2007
We have had an excellent experience at Southern Lee High School. Our son is a high achieving child who mostly takes honor and AP classes. He does not watch movies in his classes unless it is part of the curriculum. He also has lots of homework every night. Too much! We are very dedicated to making sure that our son receives a quality education and we think that he is getting that at Southern Lee. Statistically our children are scoring higher than the other high school on AP exams. We have a caring principal who knows what is going on at the school and he knows the kids by name. Mr. Lassiter has the reputation with the kids of being tough and he lets them know up front that he will not take any crap from them. He also tells them that he loves them and we appreciate him.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
The teachers show movies all the time. Southern is not a school I would ever choose for my child. She never has homework and has learned 'zero' since she began attending there. They need a principal who commands respect from the students. That doesn't happen at Southern.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2006
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Southern Lee High School
2301 Tramway Road, Sanford, NC  27332
(919) 718-2400
Last modified Southern Lee High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Southern Lee High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top