Lithonia High School

2440 Phillips Rd, Lithonia, GA 30058
(678) 676-2902

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Public Grades 9-12 1266 students Unknown students/teacher

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Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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About this school

Lithonia High School is a public high school in Lithonia. The principal of Lithonia High School is Angela Moton, who can be contacted at 1,266 students attend Lithonia High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the Lithonia High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 81% of the 1,266 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 79% have subsidized lunches. Miller Grove High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 93% 70%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Multiracial 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 10%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 71%
Limited English proficiency 1% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 81% 73%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an excellent school. It's not easy but it produces literate students if your student is willing to work really hard. This is not the school of the easy A. It is the school of the blood and sweat A but it's worth it.

  • (2 years ago)

    Lithonia HS has come a long way but like any organization that had an unfavorable reputation it will take a long time if at all for that to be erased. It will be a long time before it is a school you can brag about your child going to but that does not mean your child cannot receive a good education. I've had not problem because I stay active at the school get to know my child's teachers and encourage them to get involved in the many clubs and programs the school has to offer. I've had three children attend LHS two graduated one attends GSU to become a physician's assistant the other Georgia Southern in Int'l studies. Two are not exceptional students either I just made sure they kept school a priority. Currently the school has a very good principle and teaching staff (give or take a few) as with all schools. I notice the biggest complainers of the school do the least. Due to location/proximity of this school there will always be for lack of a better word a few bad applies spoiling the bin. It's up to YOU how your child will succeed at LHS. Submitted by a parent

  • (2 years ago)

    Lithonia High School is where my daughter (10th grade) will be attending. I need a parent (s) to advise me on this school (academics professionalism culture sports arts etc...). I am seeking current information

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is not a good school all the staff members care about is the money well money don't make the kids learn. The teacher and other staff members are rude and lazy. The teachers are lazy all they do is sit behind the computer. They never get up and make the class interesting. They need to shut down that school is disgusting. There are roaches and the roofs are in a mess. The staff members abuse they school powers and can care less about the kids

  • (3 years ago)

    This is NOT a good school. It is falling apart and the dress code is VERY strict! Students cannot wear flip flops or leggings with dress (not "long" shirts). That is ridiculois. My child has a nickel allergy so the button on keans irritate and rash her skin. She should be able to wear leggings so long as the dress comes down to just above the knee! The school is falling apart with leaks in the ceiling of every hall; there are fights and food fights almost everyday. Students are treated like animals so they will act that way. They need to figure out and learn how to encourage them more instead of making threats. Also this is the FIRST school I have enrolled my student in that asks for Freshman Sophomore Junior AND Senior dues!! Why so many dues if the school is not being kept nice and sanitary?! There are roaches everywhere! Yuck! Moving to a new district ASAP! The counseling office ALWAYS makes me wait at LEAT 30 min before I am helped and teachers are non-responsive to emails. I had to go to the principal several times. Several classes my student is taking have been "taken over" by substitute teachers that have no idea what they are doing or "teaching" & dont turn books in!

  • (6 years ago)

    Lithonia High School is a great school b/c the teachers show dedication to there job and will do what ever it takes so that the classes are easy for you to understand. Also the extra curricular activities are nice too. They have multiple sports to offer

  • (7 years ago)

    I recently graduated from LHS and its not the shool. Its the drive that you have and the reason why to you come to school in the first place. To learn. Worrying about the fights and the lack of parental involvement is not the reason why LHS has the promblems that is has. It's b/c of the children. Parents complain about the violence and how the kids are disrespectful but have you ever given the thought that maybe it was your child. Kids are so much different when they are home and when they are at school. I graduated with honors and i was in the top 10% of my class. Its all about time management and knowing what you have to do to succeed. I wouldnt have gone to another high school for any reason. This year Lithonia has made AYP. Every year the school makes more improvements.

  • (8 years ago)

    Lithonia High have very good academic ciriculums. Two of my children have graduated from Lithonia High. They both are attending college. My son is attending Southern Polytechnic University. He is studying to become an electrical engineer. My daughter is attending Valdosta State University. She is studying to become a sports physical therapist. You must get involved in your childs life in order to make a difference in the school that he or she is attending.

  • (8 years ago)

    My Granddaughter is a first-time student at a public school and she had to register at this school. Therefore I need to know as much as possible about this school and it rating.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have no problems with Lithonia High School - my children went to Lithonia. They never had discipline problems we never had a problem with the curriculum we worked with our children provided them with additional learning materials and they graduate in the top 5% of their respective class.

  • (8 years ago)

    I agree with that the school is not well organized. There is a lot of violence. It is in my district so I thought I did not have a choice on where to send my child. My daughter will be graduating in 2009 and she is doing very well there. Her grades are good and she has a good social life. I think it depends on the child as far as how successful their going to be at LHS.

  • (8 years ago)

    This School is Bad! Don't send your child to this School if at all possible. They only have one police officer. The staff is understaffed! The School is over crowed. Teachers are leaving the school. This School doesn't receive any funding from the government due to the NCLB law. These kids are out of control! Few of the teachers care but most are just there to pay the bills.

  • (8 years ago)

    There is no parent involvement poor extracurricular activities and the teachers are fed up. The administration is inconsistent in their discipline actually the students run the school. Teachers are not backed up by administration.

  • (9 years ago)

    The worst school ever my daughter went to this school for a year transferring from Boston. the curriculum was a joke and the teachers inept the violence at the school was also a major factor in her leaving the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is now a senior at the school and although there is not alot of positive feedback about the school as a whole one thing we've instilled in him is school is what you yourself as a young man make it! His grades are great and he has a chance to qualify for the Hope Scholarship. With constant parental involvement as well as consistent school support our young men and young women can share a feeling of academic fulfillment.

  • (9 years ago)

    From my understanding the school was only build for 1200 students and as of now 2006 their are 1874 enrolled in this school if this is true what is the board of education and other people of government doing about this situation? I have now two kids to attend Lithonia one recently to graduate and if you have been up to the school and walked through the kids are so disrespectful and if taught with respect and some parental control and involvement maybe we wouldn't be pointing the finger at other people.The programs are there and the kids have knowledge of them but dont attend as well as extracurricular activities.Us as parents have to be welling to give a helping hand as well and being supportive of not only of our kids but as well as the teachers that also takes the time to teach our kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    While Lithonia High has many highly qualified teachers the administration is killing the school. Discipline is inconsistent and the principal impliments sporadic consistency in all areas. I am very glad that my child is no longer a student at this school. I am aware that many of the teachers no longer desire to instruct at this school and have requested transfers. Something has to change very quickly if Lithonia is ever going to be a school that truly cares about educating students and helping to develop young men and women who desire to be contributing members of society.

  • (9 years ago)

    I attend Lithonia High School and I am ready to leave it. i hate this school with a passion. The whole idea of discipline is absurb to the students who attend here. Fighting is all they know. The whole school is set up for failure. Its hard to enjoy your high school years at this school because it does not feel like a school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I recently graduated from Lithonia High School and I'm going to be honest. This school lacks organization skills as well as the teachers never put 100% into the students education its basically like they come to work for a paycheck. As for principal leadership while the 4 years I was there we had 3 different principals and toward the end of my 10th grade year basically and still today the kids were running the school. So now they have tons of rules I missed out on a very important day of school because I went to my locker too early in the morning so instead of me learning something to better myself I was sent to ISS. Lithonia High School needs a lot of work but instead of the teachers and higher authories providing that they are turning the school into a jail house.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have attended Lithonia High School since the ninth grade. I will be entering my senior year in the fall. Therefore I think that I have had a tremendous amount of experience at the school to comment on it. Overall Lithonia High School is a good school. There are several academic programs that challenge the students as well as extracurricular activities that provide fun and excitement outside of the classroom. Lithonia High School offers AP (advanced placement) classes E-learning classes (online) as well as gifted programs. Personally I feel that it boils down to the individual student and the parents' involvement for success. In response to the claim about counselor's being busy it is apart of their job. Students and parents should give them enough time to respond; and they usually do so in a timely manner. I have not had any bad experiences with the counselors teachers administrators etc.

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