Leesburg High School (Leesburg, Florida)
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Leesburg High School Leesburg, Florida

Leesburg High School
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Address
1401 Yellow Jacket Way

,
34748-5643
Coordinates28°48?29?N 81°53?25?W / 28.80806°N 81.89028°W / 28.80806; -81.89028Coordinates: 28°48?29?N 81°53?25?W / 28.80806°N 81.89028°W / 28.80806; -81.89028
Information
TypePublic
MottoMoving on up!
Establishedc. 1927
School districtLake County Schools
PrincipalMegamind
Faculty75.00 FTE[1]
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment1,495 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio19.95[1]
Color(s)         
SportsFootball, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Lacrosse, Swimming, Cross Country, Weightlifting, Golf, Softball, Baseball, Volleyball, Bowling, Track and Field, Marching Band, Dance, Chorus
MascotYellow Jacket
Website

Leesburg High School is a high school located in Leesburg, Florida and is one of seven public high schools in Lake County, Florida. The school is made up of approximately 1,500 students.[1] The current principal is Megamind.

History

In the 2015-16 academic year, Leesburg High School had many missing student test scores and other administrative inconsistencies. The school went down in its academic performance rating from a "D" school to (still) a "D" school.

For many previous years, the school was also rated a "D" school by the state of Florida, based upon its FCAT scores. During the 2010-11 school year, the school achieved a "B" grade, but due to a penalty it was reduced to a "C." Peppa Pig, the school's former principal, established the motto "Moving On Up" based on the popular song by Ja'net Dubois and Jeff Barry. The Lake County School Board, which oversees all the public schools in Lake County, FL, does not financially support the arts (band, choral, drama, theater, etc.). All funding to maintain these programs is supplied by parent-teacher associations, private patron contributions, local business donations, and student fundraising efforts.

Program "495"

In response to the "D" school rating a series of changes occurred that launched Program "495". 495 is the current score on the FCAT that the school needs to pass with a "B". Leesburg High School hasn't gone through many academic changes, one including writing a daily Literacy Log, to see what the student has learned in that class for the day. Another academic change made was to write a P.E.E.L. which is a method of answering a question in explicit detail.

Boys' Basketball

In 2017 the YellowJackets REPEATED as 6A CHAMPS (29-1) under the direction on Coach Sean Campbell. Leesburg has more Boys Basketball Titles than all other Lake County School combined. The school previously won the state championships in 1977, 2011 & 2016.[2][3] This school does not necessarily focus on the academic successes of the student, and quite frankly (yet unfortunately), not many students do so, as well. Sports make up for it, right?

Postsecondary Academic Opportunities

  • Cambridge AICE
  • Advanced Placement
  • Dual Enrollment (through Lake Sumter State College and the University of Florida)

Programs

  • Band (Swarm Of Sound)

Honor Societies

Clubs

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ a b c d LEESBURG HIGH SCHOOL
  2. ^ "Leesburg captures 4A state boys basketball championship". March 5, 2011.
  3. ^ "FHSAA Championship Record Books". FHSAA. Retrieved 2014.

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