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About This School

Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School is a public high school in Fort Oglethorpe. The principal of Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School is Jerry Ransom and can be contacted at tvandiver@catoosa.k12.ga.us. 925 students attend Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0% of the Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 31% of the 925 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 54% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School is 15:1. East Ridge High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 91%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 43%
Limited English proficiency 0% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 31% 41%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from LFO 20yrs ago and I can still say in my opinion it is the absolute worst school ever. The enviroment is extremely bias and raciest. When I was a student at LFO even the foreign exchange students got harrassed. The teachers only cared about a select group of students any students who did not fit into there "ideal" definition was basically ignored. Don't get me wrong I had about 6 really great teachers but that was it out of a school with so many teachers. After I became a teacher assistant I worked with a teacher who graduated and taught there after she got out of college. I learned a few things then how the admin were busy trying to sleep with some of the teachers and sexiest remarks that were made in the office. I would NEVER let my child attend Lakeview. It was a horrible school experience and to this day is still a horrible school.

  • (5 years ago)

    LFO is a fabulous school. My daughter is a senior at LFO this year and she is more than prepared for college. The teachers and principals are very caring and they have pushed her to succeed. In a world where everyone is concerned with just getting by it is nice to know that my daughter is being challenged and encouraged to take harder classes in order to be prepared for college and beyond. They also won two state-level awards this year that no other high schools in this part of the state won.

  • (5 years ago)

    LFO is a fabulous school. My daughter is a senior at LFO this year and she is more than prepared for college. The teachers and principals are very caring and they have pushed her to succeed. In a world where everyone is concerned with just getting by it is nice to know that my daughter is being challenged and encouraged to take harder classes in order to be prepared for college and beyond. They also won two state-level awards this year that no other high schools in this part of the state won.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have a son who graduated from lfo in may 2008. He loved the school we had moved out of state and moved back to the area and he refused to attend another school. He is entering college and he doesn't have to take any remedial classes. He was on college path. I think the dress code should be inforced year round instead of when they feel like it. Ron arp will be missed by a lot of students.

  • (6 years ago)

    Lfo is a wonderful school! It has caring teachers and principals that want the best for the students. I have 2 children attending LFO and both of them are challenged in the classroom as well as involved in extra-curricular activities. The school is preparing them for the big world out there which is what I think any excellent school should be doing!

  • (6 years ago)

    If you want to go to a school that is unbiased toward student behavior and contains teachers that are worried about their students do not attend this school. All this school cares about is making the school look nice and smart for their peers and eliminating the lesser students while all the time disregarding the good students' needs and wants.

  • (6 years ago)

    I absolutely love the school yea the work is hard sometimes but it's just preparing us for the real world

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent of two children that have graduated from LFO I am quite satisfied with the school. Sure there are things that can/need improvement but what school doesn't? The administrators & faculty work hard to set examples for students and expect the students to work to their full potential. I work at LFO and I see the disrespect back talk and general 'don't care' attitudes some of these kids have. These teachers try their best to help the kids succeed but kids have to put forth the effort.

  • (7 years ago)

    worst school i ever attended.. the staff was more interested in what the students were wearing than the education we were receiving.

  • (7 years ago)

    LFO High school has a great leadership. Jerry Ramsom the principal. It is one of the best pubic schools. Thank you

  • (7 years ago)

    As a current student at lfo I have had great freshman year so far one such teacher that has helped me through the year is ron hickey. He gives us time to do our work therefore helping us have a greeat year. P.S the dress code is not to strict and the movies they show are not inapropriate.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had three kids in the catoosa county school system and the best thing I can say is thank god my last one is a senior in high school! Boynton elem. was great Lakeview middle was terrible and LFO high school was a nightmare! People will say that parents need to be more involved with the school system but I feel that this is not true in our school system. They have made me feel that if I questioned them about anything from academics to discipline then I was going against them. (Paranoya will detroy ya) Our schools are full of paranoid staff teachers and administrators!

  • (9 years ago)

    Although I am not a parent I am a former student of LFO Class of 1997. In my four years there I found that most of the teachers were quite supportive of students when and if they were aware of certain problems or issues. However though I was enrolled in the 'College Prep' class track throughout my high school career there I found myself quite un-prepared for the rigors and responsibilities of the college atmosphere. Perhaps there is room for improvement still where that is concerned. The teachers there are always happy to help if called upon. As a visitor post-graduation I was still welcomed there. I would definitely recommed this school to any parent new to the area. I feel that it is by far the best choice for a high school in the area. It presents a clean and generally friendly atmosphere where learning and achievements were always rewarded.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am not a parent but i was a student at LFO last year it was my senior year. I just wanted to say that this school has a lot of low points as well as a lot of high points. There are occasional teachers who don't care and treat students like they aren't people. they shall remain nameless. But there are lots and most of the teachers there do care and try their best to make everyday great for the students. I do personally wish that our school was better but from the looks of a lot of schools in this area we have one of the best. And I only hope with time it becomes the best.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a former minority student at LFO I can truly say there is nothing I regret about attending LFO. The atmosphere is awesome as well as the staff and community/parent involvment. Sports and extracurricular activities have boosted in the past 5 years. LFO is now a forerunner of public highschools in NW GA. I am attending college right now in central GA and the reputation of my little school up in Ft.O has spread all the way down here.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel very sad that the two people who have written reviews about LFO are upset with the school. Having gone to East Ridge High School in Tennessee about 10 miles away if I had had the chance to be a student at LFO I would have loved it. Not only are the teachers more concerned about the students but the students are so much more well mannered and care a lot more about the direction of their lives. The pregnancy percentage compared to other schools around is almost non-existent! I have a child at LFO in the special education program. Before coming to LFO he was always worried about school every morning. We just basically had to make him go. Now that he is at LFO he begs us to get him there as early as possible! He just LOVES it there! LFO is a wonderful learning institution!

  • (10 years ago)

    Well personally I think that Lakeview High School is an okay school. The only problems I see there are they focus on appearance of their students way more than the actual learning. The staff of the school says that the reason they enforce such strict rules on dress code and personal appearance is so not to distract other students from learning but the teachers take time out of class or out of the students lunch or so to rave about the students attire. Isn't that taking away 'learning time'. There is also the issue of favoritism. Some teachers pick favorite students and I personally don't think it is right or fair to everyone so I would like that to be checked into. P.S. I am actually a student at LFO and have observed these concerns first hand.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that the teachers need to be better reviewed and that leaders of the school should sit in on classes and see how these teachers actually talk to and treat their students. Also I feel they need to be checked for the movies and shows that they show as a 'reward' to the students. Some shows are inappropriate for the students. They should also be there when the smaller students are being picked on and support them; not tell them to shut-up and sit down as has happened to my child. They also need to enforce the dress code for all students not just some of them or when they feel like it. Concentrate on getting kids back in school and keeping them there not pushing them away. Also need to find better way of spending the money they get. They waste a lot of it.

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