Leesburg High School (Leesburg, Florida)

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Leesburg High School
Moving on up!
1401 Yellow Jacket Way
Leesburg, Fl 34748-5643
Coordinates 28°48′29″N 81°53′25″W / 28.80806°N 81.89028°W / 28.80806; -81.89028Coordinates: 28°48′29″N 81°53′25″W / 28.80806°N 81.89028°W / 28.80806; -81.89028
Type Public
Established c. 1927
School district Lake County Schools
Principal Bill Miller
Faculty 112
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1,680[1] (2010–11)
Student to teacher ratio 19.09:1[1]
Color(s) Orange & Black
Sports Football, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, Cross Country, Weightlifting, Golf, Softball, Baseball, volleyball
Mascot Yellow Jackets

Leesburg High School is a high school located in Leesburg, Florida and is one of seven public high schools in Lake County, Florida. The school is made up of approximately 3,700+ students.[1] The current principal is Bill Miller. For a number of years the school was rated by the state of Florida, based upon its FCAT scores, as a "D" school. As a result, the school was under pressure by the state to improve FCAT scores for the 2009-2010 school year. During the 2010-11 school year, the school achieved a "B" grade, but due to a penalty it was reduced to a "C" grade. Bill Miller established the motto "Moving on up" by the song not by the school going from a "D" to a "C" school.

Program "495"[edit]

In response to the "D" school rating a series of changes occurred that launched Program "495". 495 is the current score on the FCAT that the school needs to pass with a "B". Leesburg High School hasn't gone through many academic changes, one including writing a daily Literacy Log, to see what the student has learned in that class for the day. Another academic change made was to write a P.E.E.L. which is a method of answering a question in explicit detail.

Boys' Basketball[edit]

In March 2011 the boys' basketball team won the Class 4A state title by defeating Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale) 66-58. The school previously won the state championship in 1977.[2][3]


Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Leesburg High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved on 2009-05-30. "Students: 1,786 (2006-2007)"
  2. ^ "Leesburg captures 4A state boys basketball championship". March 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ "FHSAA Championship Record Books". FHSAA. Retrieved 1 April 2014.