Lebanon High School Profile
Lebanon High School lies in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Lebanon, Oregon. Lebanon’s current population is 17,530. While once a community reliant on its timber industry, Lebanon’s major employers include; Lowe’s Distribution Center, Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, Entek Manufacturing, Walmart, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest (COMP), an osteo-pathic teaching facility in cooperation with Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, and a 156 bed Veteran’s Home, as well as Boulder Falls Inn & Event Center.
School Description & Schedule
Lebanon High School is a comprehensive high school. The school day consists of seven fifty-two minute periods, five days a week. The school year is divided into two eighteen-week semesters, where students are graded for each class taken, and credit granted toward graduation. All students are scheduled into grade-level Advisory classes, which meet twice per month for 35 minutes each. *Refer to the ODE Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidance for School Year 2020-2021
Lebanon High School employs one Principal and three Associate Principals. There are three counselors and one mental health specialist. Additionally, LHS employs fifty-seven teachers, each meeting the “Highly Qualified” federal standards. A support staff of forty-seven classified employees compliments the instruction of students at the high school. The Athletic Department is overseen by the Associate Principal in charge of Athletics.
There are 1,218 students in attendance at Lebanon High School; 591 females and 675 males. The ethnic breakdown of the student population is as follows. Ethnicity: 11% Hispanic, 80% White, 0.0% African American, 1.0% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.0% Amer-ican Indian, and 6.0% Multi-racial.
Per Lebanon Community School District guidelines, there are 24 credits required for graduation at Lebanon High School. Due to COVID-19, 2020-2021 grads will not be required to complete the following: Students must also meet Oregon Essential Skills standards. Students must meet the reading, writing, and math essential skills to graduate. Along with credit and essential skills, students must pass the Career-Related Learning Standards and complete 40 hours of community service.
In Oregon, a cohort graduation rate follows the students who are first-time high school students in a particular year and determines the percentage that graduates within a given time frame, such as four years. An extended rate, allowing one additional year for completion, is also tracked and reported as the 5-year Cohort Graduation Rates. The Lebanon High School cohort graduation rate for the Class of 2019 is 79%, for the Class of 2018 is 80%, and the Class of 2017 is 73%.
AP & Honors Courses
Lebanon High School eleven different Advanced Placement courses: AP Spanish, AP Human Geography, AP European History, AP US History, AP US Government, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Music Theory, and AP Studio Art 2D.
We have additional courses that count towards the Honors Diploma including: Adv Language Arts 9, Adv Language Arts 10, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Spanish 3, and French 3. Many other courses are offered, allowing a student to earn “College Now!” credit at LBCC.
Grade Point Averages / Grading Policies
Lebanon High School computes a student’s GPA on a 4.0 non-weighted system. Class rank is exact and determined by the accumulative GPA from ninth grade through the most recent semester completed.
College / University Attendance
Approximately 50% of the 2019 graduating class enrolled at a two or four-year college within one year of completing high school. Another 3% are registered to attend a trade school, and 3% enlisted in the military.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a school-wide effort focused on leadership, instruction and culture. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID-trained educators teach students academic and social skills to help them develop the habits and behaviors needed to succeed in rigorous curriculum.
In the spring, all juniors participate in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics. Work samples for writing and problem solving are accomplished through submission of student work using state standards. In October each year, freshmen, sophomores, juniors participate in the PSAT test while 12th grade students participate in the SAT test.