School Details

Lowndes High School

1606 Norman Dr, Valdosta, GA 31601
(229) 245-2260
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 3002 students 18 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

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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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Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT 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 the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course-Tests (EOCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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  • Lowndes County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lowndes High School is a public high school in Valdosta. The principal of Lowndes High School is Wes Taylor and can be contacted at wtaylor@lowndes.k12.ga.us. 3,002 children attend Lowndes High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Lowndes High School students have "limited English proficiency." 29% of the 3,002 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 41% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Lowndes High School is 18:1. Pinevale Learning Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 67% 66%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 24% 22%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% 1%
Asian 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 48%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 29% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Lowndes High School is a leader in secondary education in South Georgia and North Florida. The AP program and duel enrollment opportunities provides college bound students with a springboard into higher education. Students who graduate from LHS are ready for college curriculum. Teachers are loving and caring but firm and demanding. The administration has a history of success in helping student to succeed. Superintendent Wes Taylor is as good as they come. Not a bad sports and extracurricular program too!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The freedom at this school is great the band is so much fun!!! the teachers are snobby at times but overrall its easy 2 make friends here )

  • (5 years ago)

    I really liked this school I can't lie. I have attended 4 high schools and been through 10 school systems in my life and this was one of the better ones. I found it to be less cliquey than one would assume. With a school that large it was hard to draw any lines. I had 2 of the best teachers I've ever had while I was there and was exposed to a lot of opportunities while I attended. The student body is quite diverse and I wasn't made to feel bad about my orientation (I'm gay). There are a lot of Military Children that attend there; so people are pretty open to new students and willing to maintain relationships once you leave.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school while good in many ways has a way of oppressing the freedom of the kids. They seem to be more focused on the ID's and timley manner than giving the information needed to pass the class or the EOCT. If more time was spent on our education instead of on the teachers leisure then their would be more kids graduating this year but seemingly on several levels they fail to do this and continue to do so. As I have actually been in and a part of the school I have all rights to say that there is a large diversity of students this year. Take for instance the increase in the ever popular Gothic clique. Though stereotyped by the so called 'teachers and administrators' they seem to welcome any outsider or anyone new to the school or town. Anyone who is different anyone who is strange is welcome

  • (6 years ago)

    There are always going to be problems at every high school I mean they are full teenagers trying to prove themselves. Teenagers are also trying to show they are rebellious it is going to cause problems. But I am a Proud Lowndes High graduate. Although there were 2800 students there the year I graduated all of the teachers wanted each student to succeed an push you until you did. All of the faculty cared about each and every person there. It is an amazing school and they offer a great environment the get a A+ education. My children will only be attending Lowndes High!! It's the BEST school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Lowndes is a huge school lacking in diversity. A great range of classes but I found it lacking slightly in discipline. Its a small-ish town and outiders don't always feel welcome. Great school spirit though.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently attending Lowndes High and the facilities are great. The teachers are caring people that want you to succeed. Even though there are over 3 000 students attending this large school you are bound to fit in with any group and not feel alone.........

  • (7 years ago)

    Many wont admit it but there are some serious problems here. Gang issues (white & black) and severe overcrowding. If you're looking for a High School better dig deep. Dont trust what some will tell you.

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduated from Lowndes High just last year and I can truly say if your moving here this is the perfect place to send your young adults. The teachers challenge you to get you prepared for the real world. The environment is relaxed and friendly. No school is perfect but it is one of the best if not the best school in south Georgia.

  • (7 years ago)

    We recently moved to the area and are very impressed with the school...Academics athletic program band and security is all first class and the only school you want to attend.

  • (9 years ago)

    The US Air Force lost a great leader and so will Lowndes High when Lt. Col. Failor retires this year. I am honored to say I was part of the first class to have him as my ASI. Thank you for your years of service for our country and our educational system. Frank A. Lee c/o 96 East Coast Director Alliance of Guardian Angels Inc.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great high school that serves a growing community. Big band and big football and they are both very successful while offereing a very good academic education. It is the school that Moody AFB is zoned for. The school system superintendent has a great vision for expanding academics even more.

  • (9 years ago)

    I graduated from this high school in 2001. I recently graduated from the Ga Tech with Highest Honors scored in the 95th precentile on the LSAT and I am attending Emory School of Law on Scholarship. My experiences at this school were elementary in my formative years and I would not be doing what I am doing today had it not been for LHS. Additionaly LHS boasts what I feel is one of the best if not the best Technology Education faculties in the nation. From 1999-2004 the school won outstanding chapter of the Georgia Technology Student Association and has won numerous national awards. Furthermore the ROTC program is top notch and has won Honor Unit for many years. When compared with the students of the private schools in the area I see no reason to send children in the county system anywhere else than LHS.

  • (10 years ago)

    The improvements to the school and the availability of extracurricular activities like girls soccor softball basketball are great.

  • (10 years ago)

    Lowndes High School is more a prison than a school for education this year (2004-05) Teachers stand outside their doors and stare at students like they are in daycare. Staff members are more concerned about a student wearing flip-flops than they are about the importance of a child's education. My child is 18 years old and is an adult she faces 2 lives Val-tech and home where she is an adult and makes decisions as one and at Lowndes where she is a 'kid' and is stared upon as a criminal. If they students were treated more like the adults they are or soon will be maybe there would be more graduates and a smaller drop-out rate.

  • (10 years ago)

    Raves to Lowndes High School. The students and faculty are more than just people whom fate fut together; they are truly FAMILY. Thank's to Mr. Todd and Mr. Maynard and the rest of the band staff for teaching teamwork and leadership as well as musicianship to our children.

  • (10 years ago)

    As alumi to Lowndes high I truly can say that it is the best school in south Ga. The academics are superior to any other. The school is large with almost 3000 students that are friendly and diverse. The faculty at Lowndes are helpful intelligent and sturn. The goal for Lowndes is to help it's students become productive citizens and furthur than that to be excellent in what they do. Lowndes has above and beyond extra-cirricular activites. The football team is one of the best in Ga. The baseball team is known nationally the women's softball team is consistantly in the state playoffs the cross country teams dominate the region the soccer teams dominate as well. The Marching Band is the best. They have won countless grand championchips and were named national champions in 1997. The Off-Broadway (drama) and AFROTC continually are named region champs as well. GO VIKES!

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