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Lavergne High School

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted July 23, 2014

AMAZING high school. Best kept secret in the county. It's sad because this school gets put down when being compared to other parts of the county, but the teachers work so hard to help the students. My son loves it and wouldn't go anywhere else. The principal is rough and needs to respect the teachers more, but they carry on and that's why this school has become an amazing place to be. Do not be afraid to send your child here. It's the best and they will love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2013

I can't say enough great things about Lavergne High School.The parent involvement is great and the teachers are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2013

Excellent school! Great wonderful parent involvement, great staff and excellent teachers who are committed to my child's educational success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

Lavergne High is a great school. I like the staff, the teachers and the principal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2013

LHS is a great school. I love the dual enrollment program and the new Bible class they have started this semester. My child has grown so much and created wonderful relationships with students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

Lavergne High school is a wonderful school. My daughter has been attending since her freshmen year and she loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

My school is GREAT. I love this school and they have a great staff and principal. Mr. Ash has done a lot of good improvements and i would recommend going to this school. Its a lot of fun and learning is fun and easy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2011

I am a student at Lavergne High currently and I witnessed the change in administration as that seems to be a big topic here. It really wasn't that bad. It all has to do with how well your child or yourself deals with change. The new administration has done wonders for Lavergne high. The school has been refreshed with a new coat of paint and new decor as well as a new faculty. If you look at recent scores in testing of the school, you would see that they have improved rather dramatically. I have learned more in the last year than i have in the previous two. As for the new staff i give it at least an A minus. As for the new Principal and his administration.. they tried their best their first year. They had to try different things to see what would work best. This year they are more organized and everything seems to be running like clock work. I personally am in extra-curricular activities (band) and those also are getting better. Mr. Freytag and Mr. Crumley do an excellent job with the band. All of the coaches and club presidents also do an outstanding job at Lavergne. This school really gets worse critic than it deserves and that is coming from someone who is on the inside.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2011

Though it's not the best high school in terms of parental involvement, that alone should not determine the success or failure of a student (though there are strong correlations between high parental involvement and high grades achieved by a student). The teachers are phenomenal, and are some of the best I've ever had. The teachers in the LHS English Dept., in particular, demand a lot from their students, and helped me hone my critical thinking skills, which prepared me greatly as an undergrad. However, the Math department could definitely use some improvement as far as its faculty is concerned (some of the teachers give grades out as opposed to making the students earn their grades). Overall, great teachers, great extra-curriculars, and great learning environment (especially with the old principal gone now)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2011

Some students and teachers have demonstrated such an incapacity to change that they are willing to condemn anything that is unfamiliar. The new administration has made both good and bad contributions, and as they are relatively new to the school, some leniency should be allowed as they edit and make changes. The messy orientation is no reason to slander the people. It was a very good idea that crumbled under an influx of unexpected people. The error won't be made again.


Posted September 21, 2010

I am new to the Lavergne. My home is in Smyrna but we are zoned for Laverge because (in my opinion) to lower the number of children that are economically disadvantaged in Lavergne. My son seems to like the school thus far but I do see a problem with parental involvement. The community must support a school for it to be a good school. I can't rate this school yet since this is my son's first year but I do give the parents in Lavergne an "F" for poor support of their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2010

The new principal is useless! Whoever said he made improvements must not be paying attention. ALOT of great teachers have left because of him. Orientation was a horrible mess, that he organized (more like unorganized), and some students aren't even getting time to eat lunch. If I had known he was going to be taking over as principal I would have moved. Maybe the previous principal wasn't perfect, but at least he cared about the students...this principal doesn't care about anything but making life more difficult for the students and the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2010

The new principal has made a lot of improvements. I have two kids that go here and they both love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2010

This was a terrible high school if you want to go to a good college. Though I had a handful of superb teachers, the principal ran the school into the ground. If anyone looks at how many honors/AP teachers have left to go to other schools in the past few years then they would be shocked. The best teachers that school has had are now gone, Mrs. Rhonda Smith (Calculus) and Philip Simpson (Band). My first year of college was more difficult than it should have been.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2008

This is a great school with a very diverse population that celebrates the differences in each member.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 29, 2007

Good safe and clean school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2007

I have 3 sons who went to Lavergne High School 1 has graduated in 2002, one will graduate in 2007, and one will graduate in 2010. They all have received a top notch education from this institution. They all participated in extracuricular activities which help build their character.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

540 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
24%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

524 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

555 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

542 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
61%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

520 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
36%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students65%
African American59%
Asian89%
Hispanic60%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities40%
English language learners23%

Algebra II

All Students34%
African American27%
Asian61%
Hispanic22%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students63%
African American53%
Asian84%
Hispanic54%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students67%
African American60%
Asian85%
Hispanic60%
White73%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students59%
African American46%
Asian73%
Hispanic53%
White69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students50%
African American35%
Asian82%
Hispanic39%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 67%
Black 34% 23%
Hispanic 16% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School psychologist
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

Fax number
  • (615) 793-3500

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
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250 Wolverine Trail
Lavergne, TN 37086
Phone: (615) 904-3870

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