Lecanto High School

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Lecanto High School
Address
3810 W. Educational Path
Lecanto, Florida 34461
United States
Information
Type Public Secondary School
Established 1984
School board Citrus County School District
Principal Jason Koon
Grades 9 to 12
Campus Lecanto Educational Complex
Campus size 160 acres (0.65 km2)
School color(s) Green and Gold          
Mascot Florida panther
Newspaper Panther Prowl
Yearbook The Legacy
Website

Lecanto High School is a secondary school in Lecanto, Florida.[1] It is a public high school in the Citrus County School District. The school covers grades 9-12, with approximately 1740 students and 103 faculty. Lecanto High School also offers extensive advanced placement courses, International Baccalaureate courses, and dual-enrollment courses in conjunction with College of Central Florida.[1]

It serves the following communities:[2] Lecanto,[3] Beverly Hills,[4] and sections of Black Diamond,[5] Citrus Hills,[6] Citrus Springs,[7] Hernando,[8] Homosassa Springs,[9] Pine Ridge,[10] and Sugarmill Woods.[11]

History[edit]

The school was opened in 1984,[12] and the first graduating class was in 1985.[13] The school is built on a 160 acres (650,000 m2) property known as the Lecanto Educational Complex. The property is also home to CREST School, Renaissance Center, Citrus County Instructional Resource Center, Citrus County Schools Student Services offices, Lecanto Primary School, Lecanto Middle School, and Lecanto School of Art. Central Florida Community College was also located on the site from 1984 to 1996,[14] when they moved onto their own campus. As of 2009, Lecanto High School is part of the International Baccalaureate program.[citation needed]

Classes[edit]

In the 1996-97 school year, Lecanto switched its class scheduling to a "4X4 block" type schedule. Each student plans their schedule specifically depending on the student's goals after High school. Schedules and curriculum are built around whether the student is planning to work directly after graduation, attend a two-year vocational program, or planning for college. The students must also pick a major, which will focus their studies on a more specific field.[15]

As of 2007, Lecanto High School had average FCAT scores of 314.5 in mathematics, 317 in writing, and 315 in science. The state averages that same year were 316.25, 295.33, and 295.33 respectively.[16]

Band[edit]

Made up of around 65 to 85 musicians (brass woodwind and percussion), the Lecanto High School Marching Band has been on the rise in the Florida Marching Band Coalition (FMBC) since 2009. In 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015, they ended in the top 10 in the 2A class.[17] Staff includes the director Bobby Crane (2016–present), visual instructor Ryan Anderson (2015–present), color guard instructor Benjamin Schreiber (2014-present), and front ensemble instructor Hunter Brown (2016-present).[1]

Shows and Accomplishments

2009 - 2012 Superior Ratings at the Florida Bandmasters Association Music Performance Assessment [18]

2009, 2010 and 2012, 2015 Straight Superior at FBA MPA [18]

2006 Nightmare Before Christmas class 1A 13th 64.80 [19]

2007 The Rat Pack class 1A 23rd 66.66 [20]

2008 Of Dreams and Nightmares DNA [21]

2009 Kansas class 2A 18th 74.01 [22]

2010 The Prince of Egypt class 2A 16th 77.00 [23]

2011 Journey Home class 2A 10th 84.78 [24]

2011 Ocala Marching Band Festival Small Bands Grand Champions [25]

2012 Brave the Pressure 2A 7th 83.88 [26]

2013 Out of the Ashes 2A 12th 77.490 [27]

2014 Almost Human 2A 9th 76.15 [28]

2015 Double Agent 2A 7th 75.85 [2]

The Lecanto High School Concert is making strides to catch the success of their marching ensemble. The concert band has grown each year in technical and lyrical studies as well as an increase in solo and ensemble participation.

Notable Graduates[edit]

Miles Teller - Actor


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lecanto High School, Official Website
  2. ^ "Citrus County High School Attendance Boundaries." Citrus County Schools. Retrieved on February 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Lecanto CDP, FL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 3, 2017. See map pages. Compare this map to the attendance boundary maps of the school district.
  4. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Beverly Hills CDP, FL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 3, 2017. Compare this map to the attendance boundary maps of the school district.
  5. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Black Diamond CDP, FL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 3, 2017. See map pages. Compare this map to the attendance boundary maps of the school district.
  6. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Citrus Hills CDP, FL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 3, 2017. Compare this map to the attendance boundary maps of the school district.
  7. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Citrus Springs CDP, FL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 3, 2017. See map pages. Compare this map to the attendance boundary maps of the school district.
  8. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Hernando CDP, FL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 3, 2017. See map pages. Compare this map to the attendance boundary maps of the school district.
  9. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Homosassa Springs CDP, FL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 3, 2017. Pages: 1, 2, 3 - Compare this map to school district attendance boundary maps
  10. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Citrus Springs CDP, FL." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 3, 2017. See map pages. Compare this map to the attendance boundary maps of the school district.
  11. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Sugarmill Woods CDP, FL." U.S. Census Bureau. See map index. Retrieved on February 3, 2017. Compare this map to the attendance boundary maps of the school district.
  12. ^ Behrendt, Barbara, School's not out for all, St. Petersburg Times, June 4, 1984
  13. ^ Behrendt, Barbara, Looking back, looking ahead, St. Petersburg Times, June 3, 1985
  14. ^ Central Florida Community College, CFCC: History
  15. ^ Behrendt, Barbara, Fine-tuning student paths to careers, St. Petersburg Times, February 16, 2003
  16. ^ SchoolsK-12.com, Lecanto High School
  17. ^ http://www.floridabandtournament.com/2013/2013%20Web%20Pages/History%202013.html
  18. ^ a b http://flmusiced.org/mpaonline/publicreports/mpamenu.aspx?ComponentID=1
  19. ^ http://www.floridabandtournament.com/FMBC%20Archives/Archived%20Recaps/06/PDF%20-%2011-17%201-A%20Prelims.pdf
  20. ^ http://www.floridabandtournament.com/FMBC%20Archives/Archived%20Recaps/07/2007%201A%20Semi-Finals.pdf
  21. ^ http://www.floridabandtournament.com/FMBC%20Archives/Archived%20Recaps/08/2008%20Recaps/FMBC%202008%201-A%20Semi-Finals.pdf
  22. ^ http://www.floridabandtournament.com/FMBC%20Archives/Archived%20Recaps/09/2009%20Recaps/2009%202-A%20FMBC%20Semi-Finals%20Rev%2015.09b.pdf
  23. ^ http://www.floridabandtournament.com/FMBC%20Archives/Archived%20Recaps/10/2010%20Recaps/11-20%20-%202A%20Prelims%20-%2015.29a.pdf
  24. ^ http://www.floridabandtournament.com/FMBC%20Archives/Archived%20Recaps/11/11-19%202A%20SemiFinals%20-%20Complete.pdf
  25. ^ http://www.floridabandtournament.com/FMBC%20Archives/Archived%20Recaps/11/10-15%20West%20Port%20Part%201%2017.05t.pdf
  26. ^ http://www.floridabandtournament.com/FMBC%20Archives/Archived%20Recaps/12/11-17%20Class%202A%20Semi-Finals.pdf
  27. ^ http://www.floridabandtournament.com/FMBC%20Archives/Archived%20Recaps/13/11-23%202a%20Semi-Finals.pdf
  28. ^ http://www.floridabandtournament.com/2014/2014%20Recaps/2014%20Class%202A%20Semi-Finals%20Results.pdf

Coordinates: 28°49′27.30″N 82°29′57.17″W / 28.8242500°N 82.4992139°W / 28.8242500; -82.4992139