Lassen High School
Susanville, CA 96130
About This School
A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.
Lassen High School had an API growth score of 741 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Lassen High School's 2012 base score was 774 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Lassen High School had 31 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Lassen High School Reviews
Although I agree with some of the points that the last/first "Current Student" made I feel obligated to refute some of the points.
First of all, some of the rules and procedures at LHS are ridiculous, but they are changing with every new year. We cannot blame it all on the teachers/ staff, I feel that the students are getting worse. The dress code rules infuriate me. Every day I see girls walking around campus with tiny dresses, booty-shorts, and sheer tops with bra covers underneath! This campus has the fingertip rule, but everyone has different length arms so it is an unfair rule. Also, the maddening part to me is that 90% of the teachers/staff are not strict about this rule so the students start to feel they do not have to abide by it, then they ambush us because they get an email by someone high up on the school board that we do not even know! Lack of enforcement. There has been a change in management since the last student posted and I feel that the new principal, while she is not extremely popular, is more invested in her students. I also am not sure what test the last student is referring to and if they felt that they were truly being cheated, they should have done something about it. They could have talked to their counselor, asked for a retest, or even taken an online class to further their education and jump ahead for the next year. You can not expect for things to fall into your lap, or blame everyone else when things do not go your way, fight back, fight for your education.
The lack of money is a huge reason for the "raw potential" being wasted. Again, fight for your education. Although, I do agree that the money the school does has often gets wasted or unevenly distributed amongst groups. And I completely disagree with the statement that all the teachers have a lack of interest in their students. Again, 90% of my teachers, I have felt, have an interest in their students. I would even go as far as to say that the students have a lack of interest in the curriculum/ education/ school in general. Which I honestly believe sprouts partly from parents. Just saying. The chew tobacco thing is true, and I believe and intolerable problem. And smoking off campus... how can the school regulate what the students do off campus unless they take away off-campus- lunch, which would be a terrible, unfair thing to do. The security is not all to blame for these problems. Trash is a problem, guess who has to clean up the kids litter in the parking lots... half the time I see the security doing it, and the other half it is the custodians. How is that fair? I would say the problem lies with being under staffed in the security department, also, security rules are not enforced, but even with all the shootings happening around the USA, I am not afraid to go to school. The biggest thing is the popularity contest the entire school holds without even knowing it! The teachers, the staff, the enforcement, the other students... completely engulfed in a popularity contest and oblivious! I am not "popular" or "unpopular" so I feel I am a reliable source on this subject. The teachers do not treat us, or at least me or my classes, like "cattle". However I could see this happening in the lower level classes. The standards are the biggest problem I see. If a student is not in AP courses, chances are, they are being underestimated, and half of them do not care. They are more intelligent than they are given credit for, you just have to encourage them, but this school does not, not by complete fault of the teachers.
I love my electives! I feel I have been taught a lot. The assemblies are very vulgar though, I hate them! And yet the power of the assemblies continues to lie in the hands of the students, bad decision, they have gotten much worse! The same "popular" kids play the same gross games. The skits are full of profanity. Most of the kids don't care about assemblies. The cheer (esp.) and the drill team dances are getting more and more profane.
Lassen high school is a cage that traps student potential.
Lassen high school is in one word dysfunctional: the procedures that the main office, teachers, and staff have to follow are completely outrages so much so that half of the staff pushes the school policies to the side and take matters in there so called capable hands. In my years in this school I have seen so much raw potential held back that it almost brings me to tears. The primary way the school determines students intelligence is threw one test this system of judgment among students is a terrible injustice to there potential and skills as individuals. I understand this is what determines what level of math a student should start in however I was held back the entirety of freshman year because after summer I became unfamiliar in math all I needed was time to refresh but with the decisive test presented in the first weak of school I was underestimated by LHS.
The primary problem with LHS is the lack of interest the teachers put into there students as well as there inconsistency to cary out there promises. The campus is always filled to the brim with chewbacco it is in the stalls there are empty chew cans in all the parking lots and when students get off campus they smoke cigarettes meanwhile security is harassing the students in the cafeteria/student center for throwing food into trash cans. Teachers do not stop bullying in any occasion in complete honesty they act as an accomplice and even laugh in occasion. Most of the time they are the bullies as they treat there students as if they were cattle. The group of individuals should be ashamed. Most electives in LHS are pointless because they teach nothing to their students. They last thing need be mentioned about LHS is the vulgarness of the assemblies the activities in these events do not exclude the staff however as they commonly cross dress and dance in vulgar fashions for so called school spirit. I apologize for any misspelled words or grammatical errors. I say these things because I care and don't want others to suffer the same way I did.