Leesburg High School (Leesburg, Florida)
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|Leesburg High School|
Moving on up!
|1401 Yellow Jacket Way
Leesburg, Fl 34748-5643
|School district||Lake County Schools|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||19.09:1|
|Color(s)||Orange & Black
|Sports||Football, Basketball, Tennis, Swimming, Cross Country, Weightlifting, Golf, Softball, Baseball, volleyball|
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. 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.
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 has'nt 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.
As of 2010, the head coach of the Leesburg High School's football program is Randy Trivers. The team was the district runner-up in 2005, winner of the 2006 Rotary Bowl and district champion in 2007. The 2010 team finished the season 6-4. Notable past players include University of Kentucky All-American linebacker Danny Trevathan. Trevathan was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 6th round and 188th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.
In March 2011 the boys' basketball team won the Class 4A state title by defeating Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale) 66-58. The last state championship in basketball for Leesburg High was in 1977. In 2012 Leesburg came in second in class 6A to Miami Norland.
- Band (Swarm Of Sound)
- Beta Club
- Chorus (Madrigals,Illusions, and Concert)
- Debate Club (Coming Soon)
- Drama Club
- Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
- Future Farmers of America (FFA)
- The Hive Jive (Student Newspaper)
- Key Club
- La Torre (Yearbook)
- Latin Club
- Link Leaders
- Maniacs School Spirit Club
- Mu Alpha Theta Math Club
- Multicultural Clubs
- National Honors Society
- Police Explorers
- STEM Club
- Robotics Club
- Student Government
- Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
- World Awareness Club (WAC)
- Roger Holt, Former MLB player (New York Yankees)
- Greg Johnson, NFL player
- Danny Trevathan, NFL player
- "Leesburg High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved on 2009-05-30. "Students: 1,786 (2006-2007)"
- "2012 Draft - Official Draft of NFL". Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "Leesburg captures 4A state boys basketball championship". March 5, 2011.