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About Lee High

Lee High School Facilities Description:

Lee High School is located at Route 2, Box 3145, Jonesville, Virginia  24263.  The school was named for former Virginia Governor Richard Henry “Lighthorse Harry” Lee and proudly displays a Revolutionary Era General as its mascot.  Lee High School is Division A in the Clinch Mountain District.  Serving 700+ students, it is one of two high schools, and the largest of the thirteen schools in the Lee County Public School System.  The geographical range of Lee High School’s service area ranges approximately 30 miles.  Lee High School opened in September of 1989.

In its rural setting, surrounded by ridges and traversed by a small stream, the campus of Lee high School is adjacent to U. S. Alternate 58, the county’s main transportation route.  The school is about is about midway between, and within ten minutes of, the county’s two largest towns: Jonesville, the county seat, and Pennington Gap, the county’s business center.

Lee High School, in its 21st year of operation, has 249,223 square feet of space, consisting of 9 separate buildings.  The 140 acre campus has a football stadium, a football practice field, four tennis courts, a baseball field, a softball field, and accommodating parking lots.  Lee High School’s academic/gymnasium building, C. B. Slemp Auditorium-Music Building, and Ford C. Quillen Vocational Building are state of the art, with excellent lighting, computer controlled environment, closed circuit television, and professionally landscaped grounds.

The layout of Lee high School’s academic/gymnasium building consists of the main building with five levels.  The zero level floor includes the lobby and the gymnasium.  The first floor houses the administrative offices and classrooms for social studies, health, and science.  The second floor is made up entirely of the commons area, a combination cafeteria and multipurpose room.  The third floor is set aside for mathematics, art, social studies, special education, remedial classes and the Guidance Department.  The fourth floor consists of the library-media center, English, social studies, and foreign language classrooms.  Lee High School has a total of 54 classrooms.

Also included is the C. B. Slemp Auditorium consisting of a 750 seat auditorium, a chorus room, and band rooms.  The athletic field house provides dressing areas, weight rooms, and office space.

Accessed by a covered pedestrian walkway, the Ford C. Quillen Career Center houses vocational education classes.  Adjacent to this are the three other academic career buildings.

The community uses Lee High’s facilities for meetings, public programs and college classes.  Community concerts by nationally and internationally known artists, Broadway-type productions, children’s plays, and fund raising activities of local charitable organizations are held in the auditorium.  Organizations may use the facilities with approval.

Lee High School Staff Description:

The Lee High School staff is composed of 2 associate principals, 1 assistant principal, 58 teachers, 16 paraprofessionals, 1 secretary, 3 guidance counselors, 1 guidance secretary, 1 media specialist, 1 media clerk, 1 school nurse, and 6 cafeteria personnel, 1 school resource officer, 2 family presercvation specialist/mentors, 1 attendance officer, 1 administrative assistant and bookkeeper, 1 at-risk coordinator, and 6 custodial  workers.  5.17%  of the staff has an Educational Specialist degree, 31.03%  has a Master’s degree, and 63.79%  has a Bachelor’s degree.

Teacher/Student Ratio:  (Including Resource Teachers)  10:1

Enrollment Description:

Lee High School currently has an enrollment of 728 students in grades 9-12.  There are 212 freshmen,  , 179 sophomores, 186 eleventh  juniors,  and 151 seniors.    There are 10 Black/Not of Hispanic Origin, 5 Hispanic, and  713 White/Not of Hispanic Origin total students.  55.07% of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch, and the average student daily attendance is 91.16%.


The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of each student. A variety of academic and vocational classes are offered to prepare the student for further education and/or employment. Governor's School, Dual Credit, Advanced Placement, and the Honors programs are in place. Governor's School classes are awarded college credit and are available only to students participating in the Gifted and Talented Program. Those courses include Anatomy and Physiology, Western Civilization, World Civilization, Probability and Statistics, Principles oh Physics, and Engineering and Robotics. Dual Credit classes include English 12, Calculus, French, Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Pre-calculus, Political Science, and many vocational classes for college credit.


Lee High School is accredited by the Virginia Board of Education.


Approximately 77% of the graduating class of 2008 has enrolled in college or technical school.

Grading Scale and Weight

The following grading scale applies to all students:

Course Types A B C D F
AP, DC, and GOV 100-90
Honors 100-93
All Others 100-95

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are consistent with the guidelines from the Virginia Department of Education for the standard diploma, the advanced diploma, modified standard diploma, special diploma, and the certificate of completion.


Class Rank

Class rank is established after the first semester of the senior year. All courses in grades nine through twelve plus any ninth grade level course taken in the eighth grade year are counted in figuring the grade point average. Eighth grade honors classes (Algebra I, French I, Spanish I, and World Geography) are not available.


  • 1989-2011 Lee High School –Fully Accredited
  • 2010-2011 Boys Tennis Region D Champions
  • 2010-2011 Boys Tennis Team Clinch Mountain District Champions
  • 2010-2011 Girls Track Region D Champions
  • 2010-2011 Girls Track Clinch Mountain District Champions
  • 2010-2011 Boys Basketball advanced to state tournament
  • 2010-2011 Boys Basketball Clinch Mountain District Co-Champions
  • 2010-2011 Wrestling Team Clinch Mountain District Champions
  • 2010-2011 Girls JV Basketball Clinch Mountain Tournament Champions
  • 2010-2011 Boys JV Basketball Clinch Mountain Tournament Champions
  • 2009-2010 Lee High School Marching Band – McChesney  Champions  (13/21 years)
  • 2010-2011 Football Team – Battle of Lee Champions (2/2 years)
  • 2008-2009 Lee High School Marching Band – Papa Joe Smiddy USSBA Regional Champions
  • 2008-2009  Girls Basketball – State Semi-Finalist
  • 2008-2009  Academic Team – Clinch Mountain Champions
  • 2007-2008 Lee High School Marching Band – Walt Disney Magical Music Days - Champions
  • 2007-2008 Academic Team – 3rd Place State Competition
  • 2007-2008 Academic Team – Qualified at the National Competition
  • 2007-2008  Academic Team – District Champions
  • 2007-2008  Academic Team – Regional Champions
  • 2005-2006 Lee High School Marching Band – Toyota Gator Bowl- Runner –Up
  • 2005-2006 – Lee High School Marching Band – Governor’s Inaugural Parade
  • 2004-2005 – Lee High School Marching Band – Lonesome Pine-  Champions (4/8 years)
  • 1989-2008  Forensics – Qualified for State Competition
  • 2001-2002 Lee High School – Toyota Gator Bowl – Grand Champions
  • 2000-2001  Duo Interpretation – State Finalist
  • 1998-1999  Prose Interpretation – State Finalist
  • 1993-1994 Lee High School Marching Band – Six Flags Over Georgia – Silver Medalist
  • 1990, 1991, 1993 & 1995 Lee High School Marching Band –National  Winchester Apple Blossom Fest. -  AA Champions
  • 1993-2002 Track –State Qualifiers
  • 1990-1991 – Football Team – State Runner Up
  • 1990-1991 Golf Team – State Championship
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