Lee County Middle School

190 Smithville Rd N, Leesburg, GA 31763
(229) 903-2140

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1546 students 16 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Lee County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lee County Middle School is a public middle school in Leesburg. The principal of Lee County Middle School is Susan Phillips Manry and can be contacted at manrysu@lee.k12.ga.us. 1,546 students attend Lee County Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 1.0% of the Lee County Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 37% of the 1,546 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 46% get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lee County Middle School is 16:1. Byne Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 72%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 20%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.06% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 43%
Limited English proficiency 1.0% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 37% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We are halfway through my son's 6th grade year and he is flourishing. While some classes may not have text books that the students can take home this is not true with all classes. For those classes that don't have take home books the students use other methods to compile information such as note-taking diagramming creating flow sheets topic folders and journals. They have to research these topics using multiple sources to find the information. How much more interesting than the way we used to do things taking turns reading aloud from textbooks and then answering the questions at the end of the chapter! As far as conferences I liked the student-led concept because he had to discuss not only his classwork and grades; he also had to reflect upon his classroom behavior and make a plan for improvement . And each of his teachers made time to introduce themselves to me and discuss my son. Also discipline is no joke at LCMS! Classroom disruptions and other issues are handled swiftly and promptly with a very effective discipline program.

  • (2 years ago)

    Lee County's Middle School was split into 2 schools from this year. So for the first couple of weeks there were a mess related to organization and management. But it seems it started working right now. The teachers are nice. When I contact with them via e-mail they reply asap and I think it's better way to communicate anyway. Only complaint was that the Spanish club was canceled. I hope Lee co starts more programs or chances to let kids learn foreign languages.

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to LCMs all 3 years and it was an ok school I loved most of the teachers there and they has many clubs they also had a very large ffa with many events involved in 2 of my 3 years at LCMs I showed goats and cows for ffa which was an amazing during and after school activity I learnt responsibility and made great friendships. The agriculture teacher there was absolutely amazing she cared about all of her students and spent her free time helping us out. If I was too change one thing in the school would be to change school lunches the hamburgers at the school dropped with grease and the food had plastic hairs and mold in it.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has been attending Lee County Middle for two years now. Like most parents I was apprehensive about middle school but I have been so pleased with my daughter's experience here. Not only are the academics fantastic (and challenging for my over achiever) but the focus on character building and the firm stand administration takes on bullying drugs etc. have been comforting.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is a great learning experience and teachers are very encouraging.

  • (6 years ago)

    i love the relationship the teachers have with the students. My son has had such great teachers that he enjoys learning from. We have such a nice building and atmosphere for them to spend their days.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have withdrawn my son from Lee County Schools because of the way they deliver the courses. They don't use textbooks only hand outs and have lots of busy work to do during the day. It seems as if they only teach the test if you are trying to decide which school to enroll you child not here! It may be the best choice around but that's because all the other schools are horrible so it only looks good by camparison. If you don't get in where you fit in your child will be just another face in the crowd and it's a 'good ole boy' crowd at that.

  • (6 years ago)

    We have had a good experience with LCMS. My son enjoyed his classes and the teachers kept me informed on what was going on each week. I

  • (8 years ago)

    They are somewhat friendly but also very snotty if you dont meet their standards especially if you dont fit with the 'in' kids. Their parent-teacher conference was my child sitting with me and telling me what she had done up to then with the teacher walking around the classroom. Do they think I dont know what my child is doing? I see it every night. I want to know from them how my child is doing what are her strong points what do we need to work on etc... Very ineffective method.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is great I suppose in comparison with other schools in the area. However as a military family that moves every three years I shudder at the thought of my children trying to catch up to others in a different state where education rates higher than 48th out of 50 states as Georgia does. The school does not offer any students text books and my opinion is that they prepare the students at this school for tests that are given by the state so that they can pass with 'exceptional scores' and all other academic lessons are left out. The employees here are friendly and the facilities are clean but unfortunately that doesn't prepare my children to achieve academic excellence and prepare them for future educational challenges.

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