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6540 Franconia Rd
Springfield, VA 22150

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October 01, 2014
Lee is an amazing school. The teachers, clearly, care a lot about their students and go through great lengths to help them succeed. Lee is a prime example of what a community should be like. When I attended Lee, I was a chubby, quiet bookworm who practically lived in the library. I knew the librarians by name and would even volunteer there in my free time. Even so, I never felt alone or bullied. The students were very welcoming and, not once, did I feel like I was unsafe or unwelcome. Of course, the building is not ideal and the school could probably do better with handling their budget, but every school has their imperfections. Some people say that high school was the worst four years of their life and that college was their best four years. For me, it was the complete opposite. I found myself missing Lee because the teachers that I had were amazing (give or take one or two) and the friends I made in the unlikeliest social groups were the closest friends I've ever had. There were no dumb jocks, cool Asians, Plastics, or art freaks - we were all just students taking the same journey through the education system and that's how we saw each other.

- submitted by a community member

September 19, 2014
Lee HS is a great school. Many people want to give it a bad reputation and they have never set foot in the school. The diversity of the student population is one of its strongest assest, students are blessed to have such diversity and learn from it. My son has been at Lee for 4 years and has enjoyed it. Teachers do care and so does the administration. Our new principal is very proactive and I feel will keep Lee on its path of moving forward. I had another child that attended adn graduated from West Springfield HS and if they had to do it over again they would choose Lee over WSHS. If more parents would get involved (and it they have over the past few years) Lee would be the best school in the county. Go Lancers!

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2014
I have to girls that graduated from this school 2012 and 2014. They had a wonderful experience! They were able to participate in sports that they never would have been able to in a different school in this county. Both girls did Honors/IB courses. Teachers genuinely care about the students and seem enjoy their jobs. I have never seen anything like it. My daughter attended Irviing middle school which has high ratings but I did not feel the connection/nurturing with this school's teachers as lee high school. I moved here from another state and people tried to scare me about sending my girls here. However, I read the parent comments on this site and decided to give it a try. I never regretted it. Last but not least the kids are wonderful and all know each other!

- submitted by a parent

July 02, 2014
I was very disappointed in this school, that my son attended for his sophomore year. They don't enforce the dress code or the behavior code. It was very difficult and sometimes took several days to contact the counselor and some teachers. I was also disappointed in the band program.

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January 13, 2014
I am glad we have a good communication with staff, and teachers. It is important to allow freshmen to begin the independent study, and work load without parent and teachers reminders.

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December 15, 2013
Lee High School's educators are absolutely tops. We have a freshman and sophomore attending and we find that all of their educators from counselors to teachers are deeply invested in preparing our girls for college. The staff avails itself of technology to provide us timely information and feedback on all academic issues and this allows us to do our parts as parents. Equally important they make themselves routinely available through Lancer Time and after school to review challenging course material. We appreciate them all. comprehend the material. The educators are making numerous sacrifices to tur

- submitted by a parent

November 27, 2013
My daughter goes to Lee High School. She is getting an excellent education through the AB program. The principal is excellent and the class sizes are small. The teachers work hard and are very responsive. Good school overall. I give it an A.

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November 22, 2013
Lee High School is an incredible place to work! Filled with caring faculty, staff and students, Lee is a welcoming learning environment focused on our vision of graduating students to be successful in whatever follows their high school years. We challenge our students with rigorous coursework, build strong positive relationships, and are continually looking for ways to make our content relevant to the lives of our students. We are a school of great diversity with over 25 spoken languages and our students hail from over 60 countries. I've worked in nine high schools over my twenty one year career and none have been as great to work in as Lee. LEE HIGH SCHOOL s VISION: Our students will graduate prepared for success by mastering challenging and rigorous curricula. Our students will participate in clubs, sports, and/or fine and performing arts programs. Our students will build strong positive relationships with the staff and each other. Our students will demonstrate critical thinking skills, creativity, an ability to collaborate, and will take responsibility for their own decisions. Our students will develop actionable and achievable goals.

- submitted by a teacher

November 22, 2013
Lee is great school where all students are encouraged to reach their potential. Because it is a relatively small school students receive as much personal attention as they need. I have a current senior and another student who graduated and is currently in college. Both have had excellent teachers and challenging curriculum through their IB classes. My current student is taking a Geospatial Analysis class that will give her college credit at James Madison University. My son in college was accepted to his first choice school and found that his IB classes were great preparation for college classes. As a smaller school students have more opportunities to shine and most who want to can find a sport in which to participate. With a wide variety of clubs, students are likely to find their niche and be as involved as they want. I feel my children are well prepared to be citizens in our increasingly diverse society because they have gone to school with students who have a wide variety of ethnic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2013
I actually go to this school and I can say that its quite awesome. Compared to other schools the teachers are good, and the environment even better. Instead of learning for 7 1/2 hours a day we have lancer time which actually helps me academically and phsyically. I love my school.

- submitted by a student

December 04, 2012
Better than it's rating. Had a great experience. Both kids well prepared for college. One did IB Diploma (1 year college credit) and other did partial IB program earned 2 college classes. Better opportunities (compared to other schools) for interested & not privately coached athletes to participate in sports. Excellent SGA Leadership Program where the students organize & run school activities. Outstanding English Department. Smaller school. Excellent teachers.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2012
Just a flat out terrible school. I would not recommend anyone to send their child here. We have experienced inadequate staffing, prejudice and an utter lack of spirit.The administration as a whole needs to be replaced. We are emotionally drained and are seriously contemplating transferring our child out of this misery.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2011
I was informed that discinplinary action had been bestowed by a student prior to any type of investigation of the situation at hand. Staff informed a student what his disciplinary action was going to be before the student was questioned or told by the administration staff. It leaves a feeling that some students may be prejudged without even knowing the full story. Does not appear to be fair to all students.

- submitted by a parent
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May 03, 2010
All three of my kids graduated from Lee, have now graduated from great colleges (USNA, JMU, W&M) and have fond memories of their time at Lee. They were able to participate in sports, student government and the IB Program. As a parent I found it to be a great experience with an involved PTSA program, great teachers and great kids. Your kids will get a great education and have wonderful memories of high school if they go to Lee!

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2010
Lee High School is an excellent school. I am so happy with the weekly updates that I get from my daughter's teachers in her progress. They are very attentive to all my questions and are genuinely concerned. My daughter has become more responsible and has an understanding of how important school and her education in the future is. I would definitely recommend Lee High School. :)

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2010
Lee High School has been incredible for both my children. The teachers are dedicated to not only their profession but to the youth they teach and their parents and they love their subjects they teach. Counselors look at the 'whole' child and work with parents to 'see' the kids they way they need to be seen. The extra curricular activities are top of the line (sports, drama, etc) and I have appreciated that above all, the coaches or faculty that have run these programs have made grades a priority---makes my job as a mom so much easier. I can't thank Lee and everyone who works, volunteers and attends. My daughter was successful in getting into her #1 college of choice and that was all due to the support and education she received from Lee teachers, counselors and administrators...and I know my son will have the exact same opportunity.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2009
As a current freshman of Robert E. Lee high school i have to say it is doing an excellent job of keeping its students going even in the time of this recession, due to budget cuts buses have been cut, but we brought ours back for sol review days, and due to the fact there there will be no buses next year for us afterschool, the new principal Abe Jeffers has implemented a new system where there will now be eight periods (school is still the exact amount of time) students have regular classes every day, but ever other day you have a fourth period called (lancer time) this is an 80 minute homeroom that is done in the entire school at the same time, and the teacher you are assigned lancer time to, will be the teacher that you will have it with until you graduate, in short Lee rules

- submitted by a student

September 24, 2008
Really nice school, I enjoy learning here. Principal is fantastic and fair. All the teachers are amazing. Especially Mr. Mensh.

- submitted by a student
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May 03, 2008
As a parent I am grateful for the staff and teachers at Lee High School. I am especially happy with the individual attention my son received from his many outstanding teachers as well as the oversight of his sports coaches. The attention to the individual simply cannot be matched anywhere else in Fairfax county and I believe was a factor in my son's sucess at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2008
Lee High School is pretty great. Based on my experience here I'd say bullies don't exist. Aside from ONE ridiculous teacher, they all care about their students and are dedicated to their success. Especially Mrs. Jahksen.

- submitted by a student
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January 11, 2008
Lee High School is a fantastic place to be! Teachers and Staff care about the students progress, and work to help them achieve their goals. There is something for everyone here and the principal makes sure the environment is safe and free from bullies. My 10th grade son LOVES his school and my 8th grade daughter can't wait to get there.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2006
Lee High School has a great principal who cares for and gets involved with the children. He does a a great job of ensuring all children have a great experience. Bully's are not welcom at Robert E. Lee High School

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July 25, 2006
Lee is the best school I have ever attended. The high school I am attending now is uncomparable to Lee's standards. I have had many friends move to other schools and they all either return to Lee or can not get over the fact that Lee offers a much better curriculum and variety of activities and sports. All of their areas are strong and the environment inspires one to want to learn.

- submitted by a student

June 14, 2006
good school, teachers care

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March 30, 2006
The school is very diverse, but in a good way. Almost every student can find something to do or something to be active in. I am a student here now, and honestly I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. I am exposed to cultures that I wouldn't be if I went to another school, and I think I learn more this way. We also have a million events and activities and clubs to participate in, and pretty good sports teams.

- submitted by a student
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Lee High School
6540 Franconia Rd, Springfield, VA  22150
(703) 924-8300
Last modified Lee High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lee High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top