School Details

Lawrence County High School

713 Thomas East Jolly Dr, Monticello, MS 39654
(601) 587-4910
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 646 students 15 students/teacher (MS avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

99%
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Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Lawrence Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
78%
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69%
69%
63%
64%
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59%
60%
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62%

Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP)

In 2011-2012 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Lawrence Co School Dist average
  • Mississippi state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lawrence County High School is a public high school in Monticello. 646 children attend Lawrence County High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 70% of the 646 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lawrence County High School is 15:1. Lawrence Co Tech & Career Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 55% 58%
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 40%
Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0%
Asian 0.5% %
Multiracial 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 75%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    After putting one child thru the torture of this high school I hope I never have to again. My child is a straight A student no thanks to the teachers or staff at this schoold. In a consolidated high school if you are not from Monticello then your child doesn't have a chance in sports scholarships awards or anything else. The teachers only care about the locals with the exception of the Advanced Math teacher she appreciates children who are prepared for her classes regardless of where they come from. This small town is in complete control of the school the sports events and anything else. It is so unfair for kids who are not local to have to drive ten to twenty miles to school and parents must provide their own transportation if the kids are involved in sports and required to stay after school. In hindsight I would have paid for private school had I known how unjust this school system is.

  • (3 years ago)

    My sons are current students one will be graduating in May 2012 and he has been Principles Scholar for a lot of terms. My issue is that with good grades - he is having a difficult time being accepted at colleges outside of MS because the school curriculum has different requirements than required by other states- so he is being punished for that as if he has a shortcoming. He cannot meet the requirements to attend college- because of the school curriculum?

  • (4 years ago)

    LCHS has educated all three of my children. The teachers here are of high quality and do a wonderful job. I totally support thier JROTC program with what they teach in these young adults. And the ones I have met are fine young men &women. A fine school to educate your children.

  • (5 years ago)

    Lawrence County High School is the best. I am a freshmen in the high shool one word It AWSOME the teachers are the best. They Care about the students they help us when we need it they are awsome. But the best part about it is the JROCT program the stuent get the chance to be the leaders and teachers. The JROCT alloaws You to Excell in everything. But the High School Is Great And I Love It.

  • (6 years ago)

    Amazing! One word! Authority is strict enough to keep kids in line and they reward those that behave good. I would recommend!

  • (6 years ago)

    I think that LC is a great School!!! It has a great academics and atheletics department.! The sports are awesome as well as the school.! During the school hours the students behave very well and are very attentive. During the extra-curriculum activities the tudents and the coaches work very well with each other causing our school to have a great sports program.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an outstanding school to attend. Any student would be privileged to attend such a fine learning institution such as this.

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