Lassiter High School

2601 Shallowford Rd, Marietta, GA 30066
(678) 494-7863

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Public Grades 9-12 2013 students 15 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

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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

Lassiter High School is a public high school in Marietta. The principal of Lassiter High School is Chris Richie and can be contacted at 2,013 children attend Lassiter High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 0.6% of the Lassiter High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 12% of the 2,013 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 12% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lassiter High School is 15:1. Pope High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 41%
Hispanic 6% 18%
Asian 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 33%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.05% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12% 44%
Limited English proficiency 0.6% 10%
Economically disadvantaged 12% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I am a senior at lassiter. I suppose it would be easier to separate into pros and cons. Pro Great teachers who truely care about their students Pro Supierior athletics and arts programs. They are better than any other in cobb let alone the state. Pro good academics if your child is smart Con if you are a football player you receive immunity from pretty much any disciplinary action. Con very cliquey. I have a good amount of friends but it is hard to break into a friend group Con lack of diversity. Pretty much all kids are from upper class families. If you do not fall into that catagory you might be treated with disrespect. Overall this is a great school if you are an upper class kid who is smart and gifted. But if not you may be better off somewhere else such as Pope or Kell.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son was new and just started this year and for the first week he sat alone at lunch.None of the teachers or students stepped in to help him meet people. Also on the first day of school he got an entirely new schedule so the Freshman walk through was for nothing. He had no idea where any of his classes were. I am not sure why that happened but I was upset. Besides that he is adjusting well to the academics i just wish the school wasn't so cliquey. It has been very hard for my son to make friends because everyone seems to already be paired up with their groups. I hope things improve soon for him in this area.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is a leader in many areas. I am happy to see programs ranked high nationally in these areas.

  • (3 years ago)

    Lassiter is an extremely good school and beautiful. It's mostly clean; the administration is absolutely proficient and commendable! The academic aspect of this school is exceptional. I'm not an extremely smart student but i have a few AP and Honors classes and on the subjects that I struggle in I'm on level. If an on level class is too easy for you then you NEED to take an honors class to challenge yourself abit. The worst problems in this school is the drug use of the students. Practically half of the school if not more than half uses some kind of drug or drinks some kind of alcoholic beverage normally. And the social aspect... ufff... I wouldn't say people there are racist I'd say MANY of the people that go there of ALL races look down on the other races. The school is made up of cliques and little/big groupies. The school is really very separated racially but the teachers do a good job in staying neutral if THEY have racial issues.

  • (4 years ago)

    The orchestra is fantastic. If you fit into the cookie-cutter mold the school is great. "No bullying here"? Don't make me laugh. Even the teachers that wanted to help my daughter couldn't. She wound up transferring out instead of dropping out entirely. Instead of kudos for trying to help find her way back she was questioned and ridiculed by guidance and her teachers. She found the other school they didn't suggest it. Yet the way the system is set up she still has to get a Lassiter diploma. ( Teachers are on either end of the spectrum - not a lot in the middle; the principal that was there when she was concentrated on football. That the rest of it fell into place was luck I guess. The PTSA is fantastic and is the strongest point that the school has. So much potential wasted. Sad.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a former student about to graduate from UGA this year I must say Lassiter was a great experience academically. I would consider myself an above average student and the teachers definitely treated me in this manner thankfully I was well liked so no teasing from others. My only problem was the rampid drug/drinking problem. Teachers and security seem to never acknowledge the fact that a good chunk of the students were involved in drugs (as most school in Marietta suburbs) I just wish they would use drug dogs more or actually question kids via counselors of team coaches. AP classes were challenging but my on level classes were much to easy to pass and with minimal effort I could get A's (I'm not THAT smart). Average school great community subpar student body.

  • (5 years ago)

    So many opportunies for students! The Orchestra is just fantastic! They play at the Met in NYC Chicago D.C. etc. Band has been at Macy's Day Parade Rose Bowl and more! My son is quiet/average and is thriving with a close group of friends in Amiee Club. Learning French as well. Teachers/Guidance/Staff Really Care!

  • (5 years ago)

    Lassiter has the reputation of being a great school and I am sure if you're and exceptionally gifted student it is. Students with special educational needs are mostly ignored if not a disturbance in class. A so called professional at the school actually advises students to drop out!! What kind of school would advocate dropping out? If your student is academically gifted then this is the school for him/her not so much if your student has any learning disabilities.

  • (5 years ago)

    Lassiter is one of the best schools in the southeast! The teachers and staff are friendly and willing to help students at all times. It has a wonderful learning environment!

  • (5 years ago)

    honesly Lassiter is a horrible school to attend your child if he/she is not w h i t e .lassiter is filled with racism && though things have changed a bit the teachers are stuckup and bad.I went there for a couple years and I wasn't good enough for their enviornment as they said. Statistics arent always right -

  • (5 years ago)

    Lassiter is one of the best schools in the state of Georgia!! They have the total package. Great academics sports band and principal! If you can move into this district you will get the best education!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am former student of Lassiter it is a great school with very prestigous band football and academic programs the problem with that is if your child isn't very active socially then they will suffer in this school and eventually the staff will find a way to push them out. If your child is normal and active then this school will give them everything they need to become very successful. It seems that if your child doesnt have the right personality or 'fit the mold' they will get overlooked and suffer the concequences from it. Other than that most kids do exceptionally well here and it prepares them greatly for college

  • (5 years ago)

    Lassiter prepared me very well for college and there are a lot of academic and extra curricular opportunities here. It's important to get involved and find your place but there are plenty of opportunities for that here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Best school ever I am astudent went to simpson great school beats out all others.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a former student at Lassiter High School I did think very highly of it. After my freshman year my parents switched me to a private school. At Lassiter the teachers don't make the effort to form a relashionship with theirs students. The students are out of control. I'd suggest Blessed Trinity.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a former student at Lassiter I can say it is what you make of it. We moved to Georgia halfway through my sophomore year and as a band member my old schoolmates in the midwest were jealous -- fantastic recognized program. There are tons of extracurriculars for anyone motivated enough to join them. I can't speak for those who are less motivated in their learning. In my experience I had great teachers who really did care about their students. From what I understand Lassiter also has a really great special ed department with great teachers there. A note on the previous poster that commented about football spending- yes it does seem ridiculous that a football team like ours should have a Jumbotron and astroturf but that money comes from the Football Boosters not public funding so it must be spent on the football program and administrators can't put it elsewhere.

  • (6 years ago)

    Lassiter is a fantastic school and anyone says other wise is simply jealous. They have a great student body and staff. The school leadership is excellent!

  • (6 years ago)

    Because Mabry and Simpson Middle School do feed in to Lassiter we expected much more from it. There are very few outstanding teachers and quite a few that do not seem to understand how to teach their subject. If your child doesn't mind being the average student and plans to attend a Georgia university (or somewhere else near in the south) then Lassiter will suit them fine. However there is not as much emphasis placed on academics compared to extracurricular activites such as the band and sports teams. The benefits outway the negatives in the school but carefully consider enrolling your child if he or she is not the typical social student.

  • (7 years ago)

    I've been very pleased with Lassiter. My daughter has really enjoyed her teachers and the time they spend with her for extra help. She is also in the orchestra program which is outstanding! This is actually why we selected the school. The only drawback is there is too much focus on football. Lots of money spent here.

  • (7 years ago)

    I just graduated magna cum laude from Lassiter. The problems at LHS is the freedom of teachers to run their class and have no one to answer to. The administrators back up the teachers no matter what to the dismay of the students. If you are an independant learner you will do well here although their are quite a few teachers who should seriously consider retiring since they are only their to pick up a pay check. Their are some exceptional teachers who do not get the recognition they deserve. I have two syblings who do not do well at all at Lassiter. One has been pushed out to homeschool because of one teacher (who is luckily retiring) and the administrators lack of caring. It seems to be more important to look like a good school than to BE a good school.

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