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Caroline J. Dormon Junior High School

K-12 EDUCATION

Leesville High School

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Students explore subjects ranging from the 1960s space race to 20th-century musical theater at Leesville High School, a 9th-through-12th-grade campus. Ninety-one percent of students met or exceeded grade-level expectations for algebra, English, biology and other fundamental topics in 2013.

The school curriculum spans science, history, English, math and electives in fine arts, music and foreign languages. Leesville offers gifted and talented classes in English as well as Advanced Placement (AP) courses in world history, biology and calculus, adding AP American history and pre-AP preparation classes in 2014-15. Its student-to-teacher ratio is 14:1.

Career-focused courses are an area of specialization at Leesville. There is a criminal-justice track, classes in business law and civics and a well-established Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program. Students research current events in medicine and participate in a science fair as part of the coursework to help them prepare for medical careers. They can also earn college credits in fine arts, math and English through dual enrollment at Northwestern State University.

Extracurricular activities include cheer, dance, flagline and band and a theater department that stages yearly musicals. Students are offered athletic opportunities in many sports, often reaching the state play-offs.