|Leesburg High School|
1401 Yellow Jacket Way
|Motto||Moving on up!|
|School district||Lake County Schools|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||19.95|
|Sports||Football, Basketball, Tennis, Soccer, Lacrosse, Swimming, Cross Country, Weightlifting, Golf, Softball, Baseball, Volleyball, Bowling, Track and Field, Marching Band, Dance, Chorus|
|Website||http://www.lake.k12.fl.us/Domain/3151 LHS 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. The current principal is Megamind.
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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.
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.
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. 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?