School Details

Louisa County High School

757 Davis Hwy, Mineral, VA 23117
(540) 894-5436

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1392 students 17 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Standards of Learning End-of-Course (SOLEOC)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) End-of-Course tests to assess students in reading, writing, math, science and history/social science subjects at the end of each course, regardless of the student's grade level. The SOL End-of-Course tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. High school students must pass at least six SOL End-of-Course tests to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Louisa County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Louisa County High School is a public high school in Louisa. The principal of Louisa County High School is Thomas Smith. 1,392 students attend Louisa County High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 40% of the 1,392 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Louisa County High School is 17:1. Orange Co. High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 72%
Multiracial 3% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 20%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40% 46%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I have two teenagers in Louisa County HS. Both are getting As and Bs. Both are in advanced classes. I cannot say enough good things about this school. Have a problem and they work with you regarding same. I feel it is up to the children and parents to get as much from a school as possible. I feel my children are getting a very good education from the teachers and staff at LCHS. I would not move anywhere else.

  • (1 year ago)

    How is Louisa HS today in 2013 & what should I expect it to offer my 17yr old daughter? We're relocating to Louisa in October 2013. Sincerely Future Parent.

  • (2 years ago)

    After the Earthquake here in Louisa the community has grown in ways I otherwise thought impossible. When we found out that our High School was not deemed fit to attend we students paniced at the thought of being split into other schools. The Superintendent and staff did an EXCELLENT job on creating a game plan and executing that game plan. The teachers at LCHS are fabulous as well. They all create comfortable teaching enviornements and help their students at any means possible. I have learned so much at LCHS and I very proud to consider myself a lion! )

  • (4 years ago)

    I can't fathom why LCHS is rated a mere 6. The leadership of Principal Doug Straley and Superintendent Deborah Pettit is excellent. Test scores have gone up (all SOL subject areas at or over 90% passing in 2009-2010) and course offerings have diversified. More than half of the Class of 2010 was college-bound. Meanwhile faculty attrition drop-outs and student fights have plummeted. Our faculty is committed to professional development and integrating technology into our instruction. More than half of our students participate in sports and our arts programs are robust as well. LCHS is a spirited caring and achievement-focused environment and I'm proud to teach there.

  • (9 years ago)

    Being a parent Of three children attending Louisa schools I have seen the high school grow by leaps and bounds in recent years. They have added 6 more AP classes and the Governors School program is evolving and adding new classes. The athletic director Doug Straley has really improved the scools public image and has the community highly involved in LCHS athletics and made it one of the best in the region. He is still working on getting the best coaches he can for all the sports. The counselors are very attentive and will give personalized care to each student they really care how they are doing! All in all one of the best rural school districts in the state and a great tool for myself to use to help educate my children.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am not a parent either rather a junior at LCHS. I feel that overall LCHS is a fantastic learning environment. Dedicated to excellence in education Louisa is personal; everyone is on a first name basis. Our principal (the fabulous Mr. Jeck) makes it his personal mission to ensure that the entire student body succeeds. It is also the goal of many of our educators to see each and every student succeed in life. At Louisa not only do you leave every day having learned something you leave knowing that each and every one of your teachers and administrators truly care about you and your future. Casey Neeley

  • (10 years ago)

    I am not a parent but I am a Junior at this school and it is awesome. I enjoy going to school everyday and seeing all of the teachers and students. Louisa is small enough that everyone knows eachother and I love that. I honestly wouldn't go to any other high school in the district if I had a choice. I've always lived in Louisa and i've had no problems with the amount of education I receive. I also believe we have the best educators of all of the high school in the district. They really know what they're doing and great participation in clubs and sports. Fully accredited? Good job Dr. Melton.

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