Lassiter High School

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Lassiter High School
Faceless Trojan.png
Address
2601 Shallowford Road
Marietta, Georgia, 30066
United States
Coordinates 34°02′27″N 84°28′19″W / 34.04088°N 84.47189°W / 34.04088; -84.47189Coordinates: 34°02′27″N 84°28′19″W / 34.04088°N 84.47189°W / 34.04088; -84.47189
Information
Type Public high school
Motto Reaching Excellence and Climbing Higher
Established 1981
School district Cobb County School District
Principal Dr. Chris Richie
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2023
Campus Suburban
Color(s)         
Mascot Faceless Trojan
Rivals Sprayberry High School, Walton High School
Newspaper The Laureate
Yearbook The Odyssey
Website

Lassiter High School is a public high school located north of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia, United States.

History[edit]

Lassiter High School was established in 1981. It was awarded the Georgia Public School of Excellence in 1992, 1999, 2008, and 2010. Lassiter's principal was Chris Shaw in 2008 and 2010 when those School of Excellence awards were named. In 2000, it was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. It also received the Siemens Award as the top Advanced Placement School in the state of Georgia in 2008 and was recognized in USA Today.[citation needed] The school was also recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top public schools in the country in 2007.[citation needed] Dr. Chris Richie is currently The Principal, as of 2010.

Etymology[edit]

Lassiter High School was named for Leamond N. Lassiter who was a member of the Cobb County Board of Education for 12 years and contributed to education in Cobb County during his service. Lassiter's grandchildren attended the school, and his great grandchildren attended Lassiter in 2008.

Sports and Clubs[edit]

Lassiter has won 28 state championships in Georgia High School Association-sanctioned sports.[citation needed] The school's first team state championship was in girls cross country, won in Fall 1982. The baseball team has won two state championships most recently in 2006. The baseball program won a national championship in 1999.[citation needed] More recently, the baseball team has been the state runner-up 7 times in their 9 appearances in the state finals. The boy's soccer team was ranked 1st in the Nation during the beginning of the Spring season. The boy's lacrosse team has won 2 state championships in 2004 and 2006.[citation needed] The girl's swim team has won back to back to back state championships in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.[citation needed] The girl's fast pitch softball team won a state championship in 2007.[citation needed] The football program had the associated press coach of the year and offensive player of the year in the state of Georgia in 2008.[citation needed]

Music[edit]

The Trojan Band has won the Bands of America Grand National Championships in 1998 and 2002.[1] The symphonic band (in 1989 and 1996), orchestra (in 2001 and 2008), and percussion ensemble (in 2005) have performed at the Midwest Clinic.[2] The band has also participated in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1999, 2004, and 2010, along with the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1988, 2001, 2005, and 2013. The Trojan Band has also participated in the King Orange Jamboree Parade in 1986 and 1996. The Chorus performed with the Atlanta Symphony Musicians in January of 2013, as a benefit concert for the chorus program.

Publications[edit]

  • Arête Literary Magazine
  • The Laureate (school newspaper)
  • The Odyssey (Yearbook)

Sports[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

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