Lebanon High School Profile
Lebanon High School lies in the heart of the Willamette Valley in Lebanon, Oregon. Lebanon’s current population is 16,635. 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 osteopathic 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 is granted toward graduation. All students are scheduled into grade-level Advisory classes which meet twice per month for 35 minutes each.
Lebanon High School employs 1 Principal and 3 Associate Principals. There are 3 counselors. Additionally, LHS employs 58 teachers, each meeting the “Highly Qualified” federal standards. A support staff of 49 classified employees compliment the instruction of students at the high school. The Athletic Department is overseen by the Associate Principal in charge of Athletics.
There are 1,271 students in attendance at Lebanon High School; 601 females and 669 males. The ethnic breakdown of the student population is as follows. Ethnicity: 10.5% Hispanic, 89.5% Not Hispanic, Race: 79.0% White, 0.5% African American, 1.0% Asian, 1.0% Pacific Islander, 2.0% American Indian, and 6.0% Multi-racial.
Per Lebanon Community School District guidelines, there are 24 credits required for graduation at Lebanon High School. Students must also meet Oregon Essential Skills standards. Students must meet the reading, writing, and math standards to graduate. Along with credit and essential skills, students must pass the Career-Related Learning Standards and meet 40 hours of community service.
AP & Honors Courses
Lebanon High School offers fourteen 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 Environmental Science, AP Physics, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, and AP Studio Art.
We have additional courses that count towards the Honors Diploma including: Adv Language Arts 9, Adv Language Arts 10, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Physics, Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Spanish 3, 4, & 5. Many other courses are offered which allow student to earn “College Now!” credit at Linn Benton Community College.
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 40% of the 2018 graduating class are registered to attend a 2 year community college, while another 20% registered to attend a 4-year college and/or university. 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. Lebanon High School is in the 6th year of the AVID program.
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.