Upson-lee High School

268 Knight Trl,

Thomaston, GA, 30286-3930

Tel: (706)647-8171
Grades: 9-12

1,339 students

Upson-lee High School serves 1,339 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the GA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Upson-lee High School operates within the Thomaston-upson County School District.
The school district's 64% graduation rate is lower than the GA state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 1339 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,339 students
Upson-lee High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 78 teachers
Upson-lee High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Upson-lee High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 15:1
Upson-lee High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Upson-lee High School Asian (1995-2012)
Hispanic
1%
12%
Upson-lee High School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
34%
37%
Upson-lee High School Black (1994-2012)
White
60%
44%
Upson-lee High School White (1994-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Upson-lee High School Sch Ethnicity Upson-lee High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.53 0.66
Upson-lee High School Diversity Score (1994-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
48%
51%
Upson-lee High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
7%
Upson-lee High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,086 students has grown by 26% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Thomaston-upson County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
5
Number of Students Managed 6,086 3,298
Thomaston-upson County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 64% 66%
Thomaston-upson County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $45 MM $34 MM
Thomaston-upson County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $46 MM $36 MM
Thomaston-upson County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,422 $9,939
Thomaston-upson County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,586 $10,367
Thomaston-upson County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Lamar County Comprehensive High School (12.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Upson-lee North Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Upson-lee South Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Thomaston Upson-lee North Elementary School
    334 Knight Trl
    Thomaston , GA , 30286
    (706)647-3632
    0.1  mi  |  689  students  |  Gr.  4-5
  • Thomaston Upson-lee South Elementary School
    172 Knight Trl
    Thomaston , GA , 30286
    (706)647-7516
    0.2  mi  |  1408  students  |  Gr.  PK-3
  • Thomaston Upson-lee Middle School
    101 Holston Dr
    Thomaston , GA , 30286
    (706)647-6256
    1.2  mi  |  1065  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Thomaston Prek
    Special Education School
    216 East Lee St
    Thomaston , GA , 30286
    (706)646-4729
    Special Education School
    1.6  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Barnesville Lamar County Comprehensive High School
    1 Trojan Way
    Barnesville , GA , 30204
    (770)358-8641
    12.6  mi  |  722  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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