Leesville Road High School
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|Leesville Road High School|
|Motto||Begin with the end in mind.|
|Type||Public high school|
|Asst. Principal||Jo Ellen Newhouse, Aja Moody, Molly Moore|
|Location||8409 Leesville Road,
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
|Campus||The Leesville Complex|
|Colors||Navy blue and Kelly green
|Mascot||Leo the Lion|
Leesville Road High School (or Leesville High School, LRHS), which opened its doors in 1993, is a comprehensive public high school in Wake County. It has 2,275 enrolled students and offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including band, computer club, foreign language, newspaper, yearbook, National Honor Society, Student Council, and many other clubs.
Leesville Road High School has consistently ranked as a North Carolina School of Distinction. Leesville offers its students a wide variety of advanced and 17 Advanced Placement courses in various subjects. 28% of their students participate in their AP program.  Leesville also offers the following foreign language courses: Spanish, French, and Latin. In math and English EOC scores, Leesville ranks above the North Carolina average. In 2005, Leesville scored 90% and 92% in English and Math, higher than the state averages of 82% and 80%. The school's yearbook, The Menagerie, won the Columbia University Scholastic Press Gold Medal in 2004 and 2006.
Leesville Road High School also offers an impressive list of career and technical education courses in the areas of family and consumer sciences, business and marketing education, technology education, and trade and industrial education. Courses include: Business Law, Sports & Entertainment Marketing, Personal Finance, Aerospace, Digital Media, Scientific and Technical Visualization, Foods and Nutrition, Apparel Development, Multimedia Webpage Design, Early Childhood Education, and more!
The school posted the tenth highest average SAT score in the Raleigh Durham area: 1641 with 76.6% of students taking the test.
Leesville Road High School offers varsity and junior varsity teams in Football, Baseball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Cheerleading and Volleyball and varsity teams only in Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Swimming/Diving, Gymnastics, Wrestling, Cross Country, Indoor Track and Softball.
The school is well-known for its football team, which has qualified for the NCHSAA 4AA playoffs for 10 consecutive seasons and compiled a 88-28 record over that time span. The team won the Cap-8 conference championship in 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The team also reached the 4AA playoff semi-finals in 2007 and the quarterfinals in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, 4-star-rated WR Braxton Berrios graduated from Leesville to attend the University of Miami. In 2015, the team hired Brad Wilson as its next head coach.
The team plays its home games on-campus at Marshall L. Hamilton Stadium, which has a capacity of 3,500, and includes a student section known as the "Leesville Loonies". Leesville soccer and lacrosse teams also play in the same venue.
Leesville Women's Soccer won the 4A state championship in 2008, 2009 and 2011.
||This article's list of alumni may not follow Wikipedia's verifiability or notability policies. (February 2014)|
- Clay Aiken (b. 1978) - American singer and songwriter
- Andrew Britton (b. 1981)
- Brian Rimpf (b. 1981) - American football player, played at East Carolina University and then for the Baltimore Ravens
- Tyler Ruff (b. 1996) - Wrestling Champion of Russia (2014)
- Leesville Road Elementary School
- Leesville Road Middle School
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- "Leesville Road High School Test Scores". Retrieved 2012-02-12.
- deBruyn, Jason. "High schools with highest SAT scores in Raleigh-Durham area". Triangle Business Journal.
- Leesville High School Website
- Leesville Elementary School Website
- Leesville Middle School Website
- Google Maps image of the Leesville Complex (The high school comprises the top two buildings)
- Wake County Public School System
- Leesville Football Images
- Leesville High School Bands
- Official Leesville Wrestling Webpage