School Details

Lavergne High School

250 Wolverine Trail, Lavergne, TN 37086
(615) 904-3870
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2081 students 18 students/teacher (TN avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Gateway/End-of-Course (GT/EOC)

In 2011-2012 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. This year they introduced two new exams in algebra II and English III. Students must pass the algebra I, English II and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Rutherford County School District average
  • Tennessee state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lavergne High School is a public high school in La Vergne. The principal of Lavergne High School is Melvin Daniels and can be contacted at danielsm@rcs.k12.tn.us. 2,081 students go to Lavergne High School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 54% of the 2,081 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lavergne High School is 18:1. Smyrna High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Asian 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 44% 69%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 16%
Hispanic 16% 9%
Multiracial 0.2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.05% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    AMAZING high school. Best kept secret in the county. It's sad because this school gets put down when being compared to other parts of the county but the teachers work so hard to help the students. My son loves it and wouldn't go anywhere else. The principal is rough and needs to respect the teachers more but they carry on and that's why this school has become an amazing place to be. Do not be afraid to send your child here. It's the best and they will love it.

  • (1 year ago)

    I can't say enough great things about Lavergne High School.The parent involvement is great and the teachers are amazing.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent school! Great wonderful parent involvement great staff and excellent teachers who are committed to my child's educational success.

  • (1 year ago)

    LHS is a great school. I love the dual enrollment program and the new Bible class they have started this semester. My child has grown so much and created wonderful relationships with students and staff.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lavergne High is a great school. I like the staff the teachers and the principal.

  • (1 year ago)

    Lavergne High school is a wonderful school. My daughter has been attending since her freshmen year and she loves it.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is GREAT. I love this school and they have a great staff and principal. Mr. Ash has done a lot of good improvements and i would recommend going to this school. Its a lot of fun and learning is fun and easy.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a student at Lavergne High currently and I witnessed the change in administration as that seems to be a big topic here. It really wasn't that bad. It all has to do with how well your child or yourself deals with change. The new administration has done wonders for Lavergne high. The school has been refreshed with a new coat of paint and new decor as well as a new faculty. If you look at recent scores in testing of the school you would see that they have improved rather dramatically. I have learned more in the last year than i have in the previous two. As for the new staff i give it at least an A minus. As for the new Principal and his administration.. they tried their best their first year. They had to try different things to see what would work best. This year they are more organized and everything seems to be running like clock work. I personally am in extra-curricular activities (band) and those also are getting better. Mr. Freytag and Mr. Crumley do an excellent job with the band. All of the coaches and club presidents also do an outstanding job at Lavergne. This school really gets worse critic than it deserves and that is coming from someone who is on the inside.

  • (3 years ago)

    Though it's not the best high school in terms of parental involvement that alone should not determine the success or failure of a student (though there are strong correlations between high parental involvement and high grades achieved by a student). The teachers are phenomenal and are some of the best I've ever had. The teachers in the LHS English Dept. in particular demand a lot from their students and helped me hone my critical thinking skills which prepared me greatly as an undergrad. However the Math department could definitely use some improvement as far as its faculty is concerned (some of the teachers give grades out as opposed to making the students earn their grades). Overall great teachers great extra-curriculars and great learning environment (especially with the old principal gone now)

  • (3 years ago)

    Some students and teachers have demonstrated such an incapacity to change that they are willing to condemn anything that is unfamiliar. The new administration has made both good and bad contributions and as they are relatively new to the school some leniency should be allowed as they edit and make changes. The messy orientation is no reason to slander the people. It was a very good idea that crumbled under an influx of unexpected people. The error won't be made again.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am new to the Lavergne. My home is in Smyrna but we are zoned for Laverge because (in my opinion) to lower the number of children that are economically disadvantaged in Lavergne. My son seems to like the school thus far but I do see a problem with parental involvement. The community must support a school for it to be a good school. I can't rate this school yet since this is my son's first year but I do give the parents in Lavergne an "F" for poor support of their school.

  • (4 years ago)

    The new principal is useless! Whoever said he made improvements must not be paying attention. ALOT of great teachers have left because of him. Orientation was a horrible mess that he organized (more like unorganized) and some students aren't even getting time to eat lunch. If I had known he was going to be taking over as principal I would have moved. Maybe the previous principal wasn't perfect but at least he cared about the students...this principal doesn't care about anything but making life more difficult for the students and the teachers!

  • (4 years ago)

    The new principal has made a lot of improvements. I have two kids that go here and they both love it.

  • (5 years ago)

    This was a terrible high school if you want to go to a good college. Though I had a handful of superb teachers the principal ran the school into the ground. If anyone looks at how many honors/AP teachers have left to go to other schools in the past few years then they would be shocked. The best teachers that school has had are now gone Mrs. Rhonda Smith (Calculus) and Philip Simpson (Band). My first year of college was more difficult than it should have been.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school with a very diverse population that celebrates the differences in each member.

  • (7 years ago)

    Good safe and clean school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have 3 sons who went to Lavergne High School 1 has graduated in 2002 one will graduate in 2007 and one will graduate in 2010. They all have received a top notch education from this institution. They all participated in extracuricular activities which help build their character.

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