School Details

Lee High School

225 Ann St, Montgomery, AL 36107
(334) 269-3742
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2034 students 16 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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  • Montgomery Public Schools average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Montgomery Public Schools average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lee High School is a public high school in Montgomery. The principal of Lee High School is Dr Joseph H. Garner, who can be contacted at joseph.garner@mps.k12.al.us. 2,034 students attend Lee High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 66% of the 2,034 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Lee High School is 16:1. Davis Learning Center-Beep is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 79% 79%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 16%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Multiracial 0.1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 70%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from Lee this year and it was like home. We were literally a fami-Lee. The teachers care so much for their students. Being a college freshmen I believe they prepared me for the journey of life ahead. If I had the chance to do it all over again I would.

  • (6 years ago)

    I just transferred into Lee this year and it's ok. I have yet to adjust to the insanely large student body and facility. Hopefully I'll grow to like it more.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am about to graduate from lee in a couple of weeks. I would have to say i love lee. every body is pulling there kids out and putting them in private school for what? We dont have any problems at lee for real and when we do theyhandle it quick. I love all the teachers up there they all care if you need help they will help you. the thing is it is preparing me for the real world. if you pull your kids out because of the problems at lee our whatever you are just running away from the problems are you going to run away from them in the real world! i love this school i play almost every sportyou can think i praticipate in almost everything i am proud to be a graduate of ROBERT E LEE

  • (7 years ago)

    I am currently a senior at Robert E. Lee High School. I do not agree with the person who wrote the review saying we do not accept newcomers. We are a happy family and acdept any willing to accept us. I also disagree with the fact that our electives are boring because I ahve enjoyed all the electives I have taken. Yes we have only a limited amount of advanced clases but out pricipal and facility are doing the best they can to gey us the things that are best for us.

  • (7 years ago)

    Lee High School is not a bad school. I just transferred from and I really miss the school. Lee High has some of the best teachers who really care about their students education. It just lacked parent involvement.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a graduate of Lee and am very proud to say I have to disagree with some of the reviews on here. I think the majority of the faculty were very involved with students. You must understand that Lee's student population is that of 2 000 to 2 500 or more a year. The DOD student must understand that the programs such as sports must be set in motion in spring due to training and season schedules in keeping with the the statewide program not just the school. Clubs and extracurricular activities that are very involved are often course related and several are not. Lee is the best public highschool in the city compared to all the others.

  • (8 years ago)

    I've hosted many international exchange students who attended Lee for a semester or for an academic year. Most of them just loved the school. Any problems seemed to be related to the school's trying to do more than is possible with current funding levels. Most students have part-time jobs and this also seems to take away from campus life as kids are tired during school and are busy after school with their jobs rather than school activities volunteer service or socializing with other kids. The problems at Lee are not easily solved because the tax base is quite low in Alabama and parents generally don't support the schools beyond what the taxes provide. Just an opinion -- but it's based on many years of contact with Lee. I'm a taxpayer and an active member of the community.

  • (9 years ago)

    I transferred to Lee just before 12th grade. Before Lee I was on the dance team a class officer ran track an active member of my choir my youth group our new student welcoming club and maintained a 3.75 GPA. I found the student body closed and unaccepting of newcomers. Even the teachers lacked interest. Fall extracurricular activities were closed to me because teams had been chosen the previous spring allowing no room for new students. Clubs at Lee meet twice a semester during class hours taking time away from education and not allowing sufficient time to accomplish the club s objectives. Academically the school offered no 5th year language classes; the highest science and math were Physics and Pre-Calculus. I found the electives unimaginative and uninteresting. Of the three schools I attended; in Nebraska DoDDS and Lee; the quality of the education and extracurricular activities of Lee were severely inferior.

  • (10 years ago)

    Robert E. Lee is one of the greatest schools in Alabama or in the entire country. Its academic and athletic excellence has been displayed on numerous occasions throughout its 50-year history and all one has to do is observe our Hall of Fame of distinguished graduates to believe it. My entire family graduated from Lee as I did. I am now a teacher at Robert E. Lee and have been amazed at the stability of the school environment over the course of time. In 50 years there have only been 7 principals; 8 coaches; 3 choral directors; 5 band directors; 3 activities directors; and so on. That and the fact that so many of us are Lee graduates that returned 'home' to work at the school contribute to a spirited and loving environment for the inner-city students we serve.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a parent of a child who attended Lee for a few months at which time I pulled him out of Lee. That was the worst excuse for an academic institution! The faculty administration & other idiots in charge of that place were the worst I have every had to deal with in my life! I would never send my child to public school in montgomery ever again!

  • (10 years ago)

    My son attended Lee high since the 11th grade when we moved to Montgomery from Millbrook AL. I am very disappointed in the teachers/administrative staff's lack of communication with parents at this school. The district needs to step up and get involved and ensure that teachers and staff communicate with parents regarding issues with their children before it becomes a huge problem and they decide to expel or suspend.

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