At Lassiter High School we strive to live up to our motto, “Reaching Excellence and Climbing Higher.” We want to exceed expectations in everything we do. To that end, our faculty, staff, parents, and community work together to create an environment in which our students can achieve their educational goals in high school and continue to excel in college and beyond. Please view our School Profile Brochure below to find out just how successful our students have been in achieving their academic goals.
Lassiter High School was established in 1981 and is home to over 2000 students. Over the years, we have repeatedly been awarded the Georgia Public School of Excellence award and have been named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. We believe that Lassiter High School should:
- Provide meaningful advisement to ensure proper course selection and career preparation for our students and to increase parent awareness of the options available to students.
- Provide a flexible curriculum that reflects the varying educational needs of our students and the changing trends of our society.
- Provide a positive school environment which promotes the interests and supports the needs of both students and faculty.
- Endorse the principles of good discipline as a basis for creating a positive learning environment.
- Provide a valuable high school experience which contributes to our students’ development as responsible and mature citizens.
- Encourage teaching methods which reflect an awareness of different learning styles.
- Expect students to accept a responsibility in the teaching/learning process by being prepared for class, being honest in their efforts, and striving to achieve their highest potential.
- Endorse strong, professional ethics among members of the school faculty, administration, and staff in all aspects of school life.
- Provide extra-curricular activities that motivate students to become active participants in and appreciative observers of worthwhile activities.
- Encourage open communication with parents and the community.
Leamond N. Lassiter
Lassiter High School was named for Mr. Leamond N. Lassiter who rendered distinguished service as a member of the Cobb County Board of Education for 12 years and made innumerable contributions to education in Cobb County during his many years of service. Born in 1879, Mr. Lassiter was a leader in education throughout his adult life and until his death in 1966 at the age of 86. A resident of Cobb County throughout his life, he attended a one-room school (now the intersection of Johnson Ferry Rd. and Bishop Lake Rd.) near his birthplace.
All nine of Lassiter's children graduated high school. Five received their education at Marietta High, two attended Roswell High, and two graduated from Acworth High. The lack of adequate educational facilities caused extreme hardship to the Lassiter family and other families in Cobb County. Because of that fact, Mr. Lassiter became interested in education and was active in improving the school system in Cobb. Beginning in 1911, he served as a trustee for Union Academy, a school which was located at what is now the intersection of Sewell Mill Rd and Bill Murdock Rd. He helped with the building of the school and served as trustee. During the 1930s, Mr. Lassiter worked for the consolidation of schools in the Mt. Bethel area, a goal which later became a reality. He served as a trustee of the Mt. Bethel Jr. High School in the late 1930s. Realizing there was a need for higher education, Mr. Lassiter was instrumental in working out an agreement whereby Acworth High accepted students from the E. Cobb area. This afforded students in East Cobb their first opportunity to continue their education by riding a school bus to Acworth High, thus eliminating undue hardships on their families.
Mr. Lassiter was appointed to the Cobb County Board in 1944 and served for 12 years, the last two as chairman. During that time the Cobb school system experienced tremendous growth, paving the way for the development of a school system, which today is recognized as one of the most outstanding and progressive in Georgia. Mr. Lassiter's many contributions to education in Cobb County resulted in the Cobb County School Board honoring his memory by naming Lassiter High School after him. Mr. Lassiter's grandchildren and great grandchildren attended and continue to attend Lassiter High School.