Lejeune High School

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Lejeune High School
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Address
835 Stone Street
Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
Coordinates 34°42′51″N 77°21′29″W / 34.714278°N 77.358030°W / 34.714278; -77.358030Coordinates: 34°42′51″N 77°21′29″W / 34.714278°N 77.358030°W / 34.714278; -77.358030
Information
Type Public
Established 1944
School district DODEA
Principal Eric Steimel
Vice principal Jan Garn
Faculty 50
Grades 9 - 12
Number of students 510
Color(s) Red, Gold, and White
Team name Devilpups
Feeder schools Brewster Middle School
Website

Lejeune High School /ləˈn/ is a high school located on the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune near Jacksonville, North Carolina. The school is operated by the Department of Defense Education Activity of the United States Department of Defense. It is one of seven in the Camp Lejeune Dependant Schools (CLDS), which include one high school, one middle school, one primary school(PK-2), one intermediate school(3-5), and three elementary schools.[1]

Lejeune High School is the only high school located at Camp Lejeune. Its enrollment averages approximately 510 students, varying from Red Day to Gold Day.[2] The students are dependents of military personnel and must either live on base (either at Camp Lejeune or at Marine Corps Air Station New River) or be on a list to get into base housing in order to be eligible to attend LHS.[3]

History[edit]

Camp Lejeune was founded in 1941.[4] Camp Lejeune High School (CLHS) was founded in 1944, with the first class to graduate being the Class of 1945[citation needed]. In the early days of Camp Lejeune High School, the school was led by a principal and a Marine Officer.[5][citation needed] With having Marine Officer as part of the faculty, certain military expectations were expected and adhered to such as grooming standards and locker inspections.

Both Camp Lejeune and Camp Lejeune High School take their namesakes from John A. Lejeune, the 13th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. The students decided in 1944 to take the moniker "Devilpups". This reference is due to the Marine Corps having the nickname of Devil Dog and Camp Lejeune being a Marine Corps base.

The first campus that housed Camp Lejeune High School was located on Brewster Boulevard. In 1961, a new campus was built, the school moved to 1290 Stone Street, which housed Brewster Middle School for a time before a new campus was built for that school. A new campus was built for the high school in 1990. Camp Lejeune High School changed its name to Lejeune High School in 1968.

Academic Assessment[edit]

Students of the DODEA school system are subject to two assessment standards to measure academic performance. There is the TerraNova (test) which is taken in Grades 3-11. "DoDEA students scored substantially higher than the national average (50th percentile) in all subject areas.".[6] The other test is the SAT. The SAT is not a required test. The participation rate of DoDEA students in 2009 was 67%. The national SAT participation rate was 46%.[6]

TerraNova Results[7]=[edit]

Subject Matter 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade
Reading 80% 79% 80%
Language 77% 75% 72%
Math 72% 73% 69%
Science 75% 71% 70%
Social Studies 78% 79% 77%

SAT Results[8][edit]

SAT DoDEA National Average
Critical Reading 505 501
Math 498 515
Writing 492 493

Campus[edit]

Currently the campus for Lejeune High is located with its main entrance on Stone Street and another entrance on Brewster Boulevard. The school has land cleared, but continues to use the track and fields located at the current Brewster Middle School.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Sports[edit]

Fall Season

  • Football
  • Girls’ Volleyball
  • Girls’ Tennis
  • Cross Country - Boys' and Girls'

Winter Season

  • Wrestling
  • Basketball - Boys' and Girls'

Spring Season

  • Track and Field - Boys' and Girls'
  • Boys’ Golf
  • Baseball
  • Softball

Multi-Season

  • Soccer - Boys' (Fall) and Girls' (Spring)
  • Cheerleading (Fall and Winter)

Principals[edit]

  • Mr. Kerstetter 1944 - 1945
  • Mr. Powell 1945 - 1946
  • Mr. R.C. Beemon 1946 - 1947
  • Mr. Benjamin A. Barringer 1947 - 1958
  • Mr. B.R. Oliver 1958 - 1959
  • Mr. George Durr 1959 - 1966
  • Dr. Conrad Sloan 1966 - 1972
  • Dr. Duane Linker 1972 - 1976
  • Mr. H.S. Parker 1976 - 1985
  • Dr. Tom Hagar 1985 - 1991
  • Dr. Rick Scroggs 1991 - 1994
  • Dr. Brenda Johnson 1994 - 2002
  • Mrs. Martha Brown 2002 - 2004
  • Mr. Dan Osgood 2004 - 2007
  • Mrs. Wynonia Chevis 2007 - 2010
  • Mr. Eric Steimel 2010–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Camp Lejeune Dependent Schools". Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS), U.S. Department of Defense. Retrieved 2008-12-02. [dead link]
  2. ^ "District Demographics". Camp Lejeune Dependent Schools. Retrieved 2006-10-07. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Eligibility". Lejeune High School. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Camp Lejeune History". United States Marine Corps. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  5. ^ "History". Lejeune High School. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  6. ^ a b "2009 DoDEA Annual Report". Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS), U.S. Department of Defense. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  7. ^ "==". Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS), U.S. Department of Defense. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  8. ^ "2009 DoDEA Annual Report". Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS), U.S. Department of Defense. Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  9. ^ "Lejeune High School Clubs". Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS), U.S. Department of Defense. Retrieved 2010-04-23. 

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