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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Lewis High School is an above average, public school located in Springfield, VA. It has 1,765 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1140
256 responses
Average ACT
25
34 responses
AP Enrollment
2%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$99,141
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,989
National
$949
Median Home Value
$450,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
  • Pep rallies with student lip sync
    27%
  • Pep rallies with teacher lip sync
    25%
  • Spirit week
    17%
  • Toga Day
    13%
  • LHStival
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,765
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,579
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$16,186/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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The student community is very diverse and while there is plenty of support for students who are either struggling or falling behind, it’s typically the student’s decision that puts them in a poor place. While there are some teachers and staff that genuinely care about their students and their performance, there are just as many that brush off their student’s needs to the point where in and out of class time is not enough to be prepared. While the facility itself has it’s flaws such as multiple nonfunctional water faucets, bathroom doors with broken locks, and water fountains with questionable tinted water, the community is very open towards new students, especially for those that have to pass through a language barrier. This school is not for everyone, but if you like a vibrant community and are willing to put up with the facility’s disadvantages then Lee High School is the right place for you!
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I came here after moving away from my home state. The first thing i noticed was how friendly everyone is here. The teachers do work with students with our success in mind. All the students (now friends), teachers and my counselor were extremely helpful in adjusting to Lee and Virginia. There's loads of miscellaneous clubs and sports to join (I'm in Cranes for a Cause and I run). Every now and then the school will host events too (chili cook off, international night, musicals, and spirit weeks). I do wish we had more of a heads up when it comes to class meetings or schedule shifts though (having my plans get thrown out isn't great). Besides timing, Lee is pretty good at utilizing remind, announcements and social media (Instagram) to reach out to students. Overall, I know I will miss Lee after I graduate.
While others may say that Lee High School in Fairfax Virginia is a terrible school, I like to say otherwise. The problems that this school face can apply to essentially any other school in the county. Lee is just like any other high school with a very diverse community that I'm proud to call my own. If anything, the community at Lee, although it is small, is a very tight-knit crowd that gets along with each other and we share a certain bond at Lee that can only be found here. Although Lee isn't without its faults, may it be the lack of many clubs or certain sports. However, we do have our fair share of extracurriculars such as an excellent music program or our sports teams. Overall, Lee is a decent school. Although it may not be the best of schools out there, it is still a good school for kids to go to no matter what other people say.