La Vergne High School

Infobox school
name = LaVergne High School
type = Public high school
grades = 9-12
principal = Melvin Daniels
enrollment = 1,941 (as of 2005-06)
faculty = 92.5 (on FTE basis)
ratio = 21.0
address = 250 Wolverine Trail
location = La Vergne, Tennessee 37086
founded = 1988
motto = Integrity. Pride. Perseverance. Honor.
teamname = Wolverines
website = [http://www.lhs.rcs.k12.tn.us/ School website]
write up = Correct as of December 2007.
Located in La Vergne, Tennessee, La Vergne High School is a comprehensive public high school including grades 9 through 12. Part of the Rutherford County School System, La Vergne High School has an enrollment of 1,973 students for the 2007-2008 school year. [ [http://www.lhs.rcs.k12.tn.us/aboutus/history.htm LaVergne High School Official Web Site] ]

The school's principal is Melvin Daniels. Assistant principals are Marilyn Hill, Dr. Wayne Coward, George Hockenberry, and Avy Seymore.

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,941 students and 92.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 21.0. [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3409210&ID=340921000568 La Vergne High School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 1, 2007.]

Extracurricular activities

The school's marching band has compiled a record of success in regional and national school band competitions. [" [http://www.promark-stix.com/news/news.cfm?news_id=4a4de412-8814-4fa4-932c-18566b902ae7 LaVergne High School Percussion Section Finishes Successful 2006 Season] ," Pro-Mark Corporation website (accessed December 20, 2007) and " [La Vergne High School Marching Band Places at Nationals] ," "Living in La Vergne, Tennessee" weblog, November 28, 2007.] The Instructor Of Percussion and Vocal Studies is Edward Freytag. With Chris Crumley being the Instructor of Wind Studies as of 07-08.

Controversy

La Vergne High has become embroiled in a dispute with the county over an assembly to which only black, Asian, and Hispanic students were invited, and the local NAACP chapter has filed a complaint. [ [http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2007/nov/20/schools-director-tells-principals-no-assemblies-et Schools Director tells principals no assemblies for ethnic groups : Knoxville News Sentinel] ] [ [http://www.my.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/D4/20071128/MICRO050103/711280318/1076 NAACP files complaints against county system (20071128) - My.Tennessean] ] In a separate incident, principal Daniels, who is black, alleged that he was passed over for promotion, and received a $57,000 settlement from the county. [ [http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/settlements/03837/racial_promotion.html Rutherford County Schools Racial Discrimination Settlement] ]

Athletics

The football team is the led by head coach Will Hester.

References

External links

* [http://www.lhs.rcs.k12.tn.us/ School website]
* [http://www.lhsmarchingband.org/ LHS Band website]


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