Leesburg High School

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1401 Yellow Jacket Way
Leesburg, FL 34748
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Leesburg High School serves 1,496 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Leesburg High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Leesburg High School's student population of 1,496 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 75 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,496 students
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Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
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School Comparison

Leesburg High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Leesburg High School is 0.70, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2830 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
19%
33%
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Black
29%
22%
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White
43%
38%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.700.70
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Graduation Rate
72%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLake School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Leesburg High School is Lake Academy Leesburg (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Oak Park Middle School (0.8 miles away)
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