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9-12
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Lebanon, TN
Students enrolled: 1,598

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415 Harding Dr
Lebanon, TN 37087

(615) 444-9610
(615) 443-1373
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September 25, 2014
If u are rich wilson high is your school. If you have problems special help your child doesn't have a chance. made trip to school his reply was my Dad had this he did just find excuse me that was 40 years ago or we can't hold their hand a we have 7 blocks we barely have time to give them their homework.. Then he calls the child down after I leave and more than less says he retarted. This is what we teach our kids go to school and let the teacher degrade you.. We want our children to do better thats why we want the best for them , Maybe if we knew how,maybe things could be different for our children that are not so smart . But in todays society our children don't have a chance & we don't make the money u do & have 2 work 2 jobs 2 survive. a web site out on the schools what there is to offer not just the high society that already knows what is going on. Rate:guiance office people horrible they degrade u as u talk 2them. teachers sorry but yester years one could survive but not today in the schooling time has changed. Revauate on how u teach the future of tomorrow 2our children not just a few but all of them. The saying No child left behind But U R not a few alot.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2014
Most of these reviews need to be removed from this website. The parent comments are horrible and ignorant. I'm a freshmen at Lebanon High and I have had nothing but great expierinces with teachers and students. There is always going to be bad things and people anywhere you go, so you should not bash this school for having flaws that every other highschool in Tennessee has. There are some great people who work there and attend school there. Many clubs are offered at Lebanon that aren't offered at smaller highschools, because we have more people who are involved and active in the school. There are wonderful programs like FFA which is not just for hicks, trust me, and HOSA, which is great if you are going into health science. The teachers are great and energetic, which helps a lot when you are struggling in a class. The technology is great, and not outdated. The school has wifi and the teachers have plenty of tech to teach the class. Don't get me wrong, iPads would be nice! It's just a great all around school, and any student would absolutely love it. I know I do.

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2013
The school is new and beautiful. The teachers are caring and helpful to the the kids that show respect, and they do their best otherwise. The old school was in sad shape and our town is so proud of our new facility. I sent my oldest child to Wilson Central and we loved it there as well. I was pleasantly surprised at the school's environment after hearing ugly rumors. My child is now a junior there and is enjoying the LHS experience very much.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2013
As a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, I look back fondly on my time at Lebanon High School. I find many of these reviews inaccurate and harsh. I was involved in many clubs and sports at LHS and then became a lettering athlete and sorority president in college. I had amazing recommendations from my LHS teachers (who cared about my future), which helped me receive an academic scholarship and graduate in 4 years, cum laude. I found I was just as prepared as most students when I started college. It is possible, that any poor experience at LHS reflects the efforts of the student or the parents. LHS gives young people everything they need to succeed, they just have to be willing to take advantage of it.

- submitted by a student
May 23, 2012
I agree with the parents who said that Lebanon High School was getting a raw deal by the reviews of some parents. My son graduated after attending this school four years, and I found the teachers to be intelligent , compassionate, and caring individuals.who taught because they loved teaching The campus itself was very old, Now there is a new Lebanon High School.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2012
Avoid buying or renting in this area like the plague if you honestly care about your child's education. We moved from Ca. and the only research I was able to do was online. Seemed like a decent school, not the best but okay--I was wrong! SOME of the teachers are good, most are mediocre at best. It's like they take the dead weight teachers from all of Wilson county and send them to Lebanon. I'm honestly regretting buying in the area and am seriously considering home schooling as a result of Lebanon High (no complaints with the elementary school my younger kids go to though). Please do yourself a favor and buy or rent in the Wilson Central or Mount Juliet area if you're moving to Wilson County.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2010
Lebanon High School is an excellent school. The teachers are really involved in my students education. They also take time to help my child whenever they need it. I love this school and appreciate all Lebanon has done for my family.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2010
The school is okay. We need a new one! someone ran into a wall and yellow ooze came out! i have seen 4 or five cockroaches this year. The teachers pretty much let the kids run all over them. Occasionally the teachers discipline students, and then other kids call them 'mean' when they are just doing their job. The dress code is loosening up after spring break. (:

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2010
Lebanon High School often gets 'the raw end of the deal.' This is certainly the case in regards to many of the other posters. By and large the school is staffed with excellent teachers who care about their students. If only more of our children could say their parents cared as much; they would enjoy much greater success both in school and in life. While I do agree that the school's facilities are abysmal, that is hardly the fault of the staff. Perhaps it is time that the parents of LHS's children and those of Wilson county put their money where their mouths are and fund a new school. I know I will.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 13, 2009
I really like this school I think the teachers are great but the principal & teachers are worried about the dress code more then the students. I remember it was close to the end of the school year and the teachers was cracking down on the students. I bet half of the students was mad because they wasnt doing that at the being of the school year why start now. I feel that the teachers are doing a great Job at doing what ever they have to do to get the students to pass.

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June 05, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 12, 2009
i think this school is great but they really need to worry more about the safety and education for the student more than cell phones and dress code Example: last week they made a sweep though the school looking for people out of dress code now what do those student learn all day in ISS nothing so the school is more worried about the stupid dress code than the education of the students! And reading some of the parents answers i know for a fact that at least WJB took great care of CDC becasue i helped in there i disagree parents try hard at least i know mine do to help my education the School is too small and my fourth block teacher has to borrow someone elses room because a differnt teacher uses her class.

- submitted by a student
October 01, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
August 03, 2008
Wow from what I can see on this website, you parents are not involved in your children's lives at all. This school is not a bad school. I recently graduated from LHS and am going to The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and not paying a penny out of my pocket for it. I The AP classes at LHS are outstanding. They are far more superior to any other within the county. You parents obviously have not seen the some of the amazing classes at LHS (the AP ones). Apparently, the parents who believe this school is a bad institution must have children who are in the lower level classes and do not do their work. My classes alone were harder than any other classes in the county and continue to expand to my college career. You parents are simply being ignorant to anything positive about the school.

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 29, 2008
I have a handicapped child and the special ed classroom at this school was a joke for my child. There is not equipment and limited PT and OT. She regressed so much I had to pull her out and homeschool her. I also found office staff rude and teachers uncaring. They got an attitude if I tried to get more services. I would never put my child back in this environment.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2008
Being a former LHS student and graduate, I am completely disappointed to see how the school has gone down over the years. My son was only a student there for a short time and I will admit that he was not the perfect student...but for him to be able to just walk out of the school with no one knowing where he was or be signed out by an older girl (claiming to be his aunt) is absolutely ridiculous. The school needs to tighten up on security, education and control over the students before it gets totally out of hand. From what I can tell they are too focused on the dress code and cell phone usage to truly grasp what is really important which is helping our students and building them up to succeed. These kids will be our future leaders and that scares me to death.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 05, 2007
I'm a student at this school currently, and I love it. It's way better than my elementary school. At that school, we had no clubs other than beta. And all we had was basketball,baseball, and football.And that was added about 4 or 5 years ago. Lebanon has so many clubs, it's crazy. We do have some fights,but rarely. Like a few in the beginning of the year and at the end. It's a really great school.Some of the teachers don't really teach[those are the one's every student hates] and others really try to help the student.It all depends on the student and the class. If it's a bad class, you won't learn anything. If it's a good class, you'll learn a lot while having fun. The new principal is trying his best, but I think he can do a whole lot better. Let you child come and try this school.

- submitted by a student
October 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2007
I hope if considering going to this school, please read all of the reviews and pay close attn to what students r saying. My son is a soph. and MOST of the staff that I have met are rude.MayB that is why there is little parent involvement. My son was always on the principal's list prior to LHS.He is bored in MOST of his classes. Some teachers want to help, but most find excuses or feel they r being attacked.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 12, 2007
For the age of the school, I think it is in remarable condition. It is overcrowded, but the faculty and administration have done wonders raising test scores and overall student performance.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2007
Before my son started at LHS I had heard some stories and was truely concerned. He wanted to go there because all his friends were going there. We were new to TN and not sure about the schools. I am an involved parent, so we tried it. Now, I see how good this school and the staff is. It is a shame that there is so little parent involvement though. I see that the staff truely loves the students and tries to do their best for them during school hours. There are some really talented teachers there and caring staff members thoughout the school that are happy to help with anything. I would definitely recommend LHS to anyone for their high school age children.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2006
Lebanon High School provided me with every opportunity I needed to succeed in college. I am currently attending the United States Military Academy at West Point. Without the support of great faculty members and extremely talented teachers, I would not be here. The problem isn't in how the faculty members are 'incompetent', it rests with the student. If one isn't willing to work and put forth the effort, he or she isn't going to benefit at all. Furthermore, I guarantee that the age of the building has little bearing on how well a student learns.

- submitted by a former student
October 12, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
September 12, 2006
I have had 5 children graduate from LHS with the last one graduating in 2006. I have been a substitute teacher in this school as well. I would rank the school as low as possible in ALL aspects. My husband and I were proponents of public education and supported it whenever possible and felt that what the school could not provide our children we could pick up the slack so that is why we left them there. Teachers were very inadequate, honors classes were nothing more than regular classes elsewhere, students are spoon-fed the material, office staff is grossly unhelpful, and administration is horribly inadequate. Building is old and in poor repair and needs to be replaced.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2006
I am a student at Lebanon High School and I believe that this is the worse school that I have ever attended. Most of the teachers care nothing of the students, and though they claim that they do, they have an odd way of showing it. I don't know how the extracurricular activitys are because, after meeting the staff, I do not even want to waste my time. The only thing that LHS does is discipline. They will write you up for most anything small, yet student will drink or smoke at school, and come into class smelling strongly of alchohol, cigarettes(sp?), or even weed. The school also takes the dress code way to seriously, for minor things like frayed pant legs you will get written up. The school even leaks when it rains, and roaches live in the walls. I definatly would not recomend bringing your kids into this school.

- submitted by a student
April 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
Speakin as a former student of this school coming from a fantastic school system, the system at Lebanon H.S. is awful. The building should have been fixed, as in torn down and rebuilt, years ago. Instead of stepping forward, I took 3 steps back. The extracurricular activities need more money, and not to mention better facilities. Parental involvment is next to nil. The teachers don't care then students won't care, and if the students won't care most parents won't care. And again I speak as a former student. Parents if you want your child to get a great education, get them to a better school. Get them in a school where the staff cares.

- submitted by a former student
September 21, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 06, 2005
I am a pro public school parent who just withdrew a child from LHS after two years. If you are satisfied with an 'OK' education, you might be satisfied here. My child was involved in everything...extra-curricular activities were great. Academics are weak. My child finished her two years with a 3.75 GPA in all honors classes and is struggling to catch up this year in the regular college prep classes. She is repeating Spanish III completely (after receiving an A??)and had to have summer tutoring to be prepared for pre-cal. (LHS honors Algebra never completed the book.) Chemistry was spoon-fed with practically the entire test given in advance on a worksheet. When I withdrew her, the administration didn't care to know why. If MTSU or Vol State are your plans for the future, LHS is probably OK.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2005
Academic programs at LHS are average at best. My sophomore student is satisfied. I try to be involved but have been treated very rudely by staff in the first office. How can parents be involved when ignored? If the first office is any indication of the rest of staff, it is a sad day for our poor children. If I had a choice, I would put my son in a school other than this or any public school.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2005
The building should have been torn down ages ago, roaches infest the walls, and the school system is about a thousand kids overcrowded with more coming in each year. The teachers are inadequate for the jobs they attempt to fulfill. Education is overlooked at Lebanon and is replaced by dress code, appearance, and 'safety concerns.' Although some students are provided with what they need, others are neglected for reasons that are still not clear. Teachers are afraid to offend a student, even if he or she is in the wrong. The 'honors' classes at Lebanon are the equivalent of regular classes elsewhere, so therefore, students are left out in the cold when they actually are thrown into the harsh reality of the real world.

- submitted by a student
February 03, 2005
As a parent of a student there I must say I am disappointed in the system. Recently we had a problem with violence and it got overlooked. Seems to me there is racism there by what my daughter has seen. Teachers just want to get through the day. Students just want out. No one cares. Office help is rude. Teachers don't really care about the students. Sports seems to be important but what about the root - Education? Some parents get involved but alot don't I think because of the lack of concern from the staff. I'm not pleased at all with LHS and I wish I had another choice. Although the classes offered are good but the quality of teaching is bad. Principal is very political, he would rather be on tv instead of doing his job.These are my thoughts...but to each his own. One thumb down other sideways.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2004
I am a current student at LHS. I have had serious trouble trying to set my schedules or even get a chance to talk with my counselor. I am concerned with safety and security. We are overcrowded. The building is old and teh facilites undesirable. We have 'roaming teachers' who do not even have a room, but drift room to room in order to teach their classes! I hope that something can be done to correct the many many problems at LHS before I graduate in 2007. If you have the choice of sending your child to private school, please do!

- submitted by a student
October 26, 2004
I think that they should focus more on discipline for the children and making sure they pass. I think the teachers have lost heart for the students I don't think that it would hurt for them to replace some teachers with new excited teachers that are younger and can have control in the class rooms. I have heard horror stories from my children and their friends of things that go on and it is ridiculous.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2004
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- submitted by a student
August 24, 2004
I have been extremely disappointed with LHS. My first visit and every visit since has been somewhat negative. On three occassions when I went into the office concerning my student, I was never spoken to by the secretary. I had to initiate the conversation. She was pre-occupied with her business either on the phone, or on the computer. Even when she acknowledged me after I prompted the conversation, she was not friendly. I have yet to make contact with teachers or the principal. I am a new parent to the system and it is somewhat frustrating not to be acknowleged. Trouble is I wasn't even at the school to make complaints. I just wanted to introduce myself. How would I be treated if I were there to complain?

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2004
I think that the discipline is out of control and there is not enough emphasis on teaching the content. There is too much time wasted and my child does not receive enough quality classroom time nor enough homework to receive the quality education that she should. The principal is very disorganized and should shape up. The salaries of the teachers should be raised dramatically to get higher quality teachers into the school so that the kids receive a higher-quality education. It's a mediocre school at best.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2004
I wish I had researched the public schools vs the private schools in Nashville sooner. Oldest daughter, a junior in college even admits Lebanon did not prepare her for college, especially in the areas of writing research papers, general study skills, taking exams.(Final exams are not required in Wilson County, mistake I feel) Several new teachers this year, most are young, straight out of college. The school facilities are adequate, but old. Sports programs, pretty good. LHS was too inconsistant with school policies and rules. Advisors were not much help,when it came to deciding on classes, questions on college aptitude tests. In the 7 years we were at LHS, 3 principals, the current I don't know well, but is very personable, as is all the administrative staff. The school seems to be moving in the right direction, time will tell.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2003
I just recently graduated and the only thing I enjoyed while I was there for 4 years was working with the special ed kids.

- submitted by a community member
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Lebanon High School
415 Harding Dr, Lebanon, TN  37087
(615) 444-9610
Last modified Lebanon 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.
Lebanon High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top