Lumberton High School
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (September 2007)|
|Lumberton High School|
|Lumberton, Texas, United States|
|Number of students||1,081|
The Lumberton Independent School District was created in 1967 based on the old Chance-Loeb school district that had previously been the school for children in the area. The original High School is now currently home of the Lumberton Middle School, located on US Highway 96. The new High School, which opened in the fall of 1979, is located on the expanding Highway 69 on the west side of Lumberton. Located in the front of the school is a tree planted in memoriam of five students who died in a car crash in May 1998. The students were Trey Landry, Michael Richey, Matt Richard, Daniel Salim, and Clint Bertrand.
The school's official color is Columbia blue with secondary colors of red and silver. While the majority of organizations use red as the official color, in recent years, as in past, a trend has begun to revert to the original school color, Columbia blue. The mascot is the Raider, a representation of Yosemite Sam. The school is currently ranked near the bottom of 4A Classifications in terms of enrollment, usually bordering around the 1000 mark. (2007-2008 enrollment of 1,081.) The school is home to Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior classifications. The current school principal is Gretchen Scoggins. The current superintendent is John Valastro.
For the 2004-2005 School year, Lumberton HS was rated "Academically Acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency, In the previous four years, however, the school had earned Exception Rankings.
|Lumberton HS||State Average|
|Average Years Teaching||12||11|
|First Year Teachers||5%||8%|
Average Class Size
|Subject||Lumberton HS||State Average|
Extra Curricular Programs
The Student Council is a member of the Texas Association of Student Councils.
Other Academic and Social groups include
- Spanish and French Clubs
- Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA)
- Health Science Technologies (HST)
- Young Republicans
- Young Democrats
- Debate and Speaking
- Robotics Team
- Future Farmers of America (FFA)
- National Art Honor Society
- Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
- International Thespian Society
- Lumberton Raiderettes
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