History and Mission

Mission and Vision Statements

The mission of the Douglas County School System and Lithia Springs High School is to provide a quality education for all students in a safe, supportive environment.


LSHS Vision

ALL students will learn at high levels WHATEVER IT TAKES!


LSHS Mission

To EXPOSE students to a rigorous and innovative STEM education, to motivate students to demonstrate maximum EFFORT, to prepare students for a 21st century global workforce, and to instill critical thinking skills and respect for core values by raising EXPECTATIONS and EMPOWERING students for lifelong success.



Motto

Our motto is E4--Teacher Expectations, Instructional Exposure, and Student Effort Lead To Empowered Students.



History of Lithia Springs High School

Until December 2nd, 1975, our community had only one high school, Douglas County High School, which opened in the late 1930s. By 1974 the secondary school population had grown to over 3,000 students, far too many for the existing buildings of DCHS to accommodate in a regular school day. So beginning in August 1974, the county had to resort to double sessions. This meant that those students designated to attend Lithia Springs HS would attend the afternoon session, starting at about 11:00 and going until about 5:30. Construction and weather problems delayed the grand opening of LSHS until December, 1975.

In the forty-plus years since, Lithia has had its share of distinguished alumni and alumnae, ranging from a nationally-known actor to an Olympic medalist to graduates of all the major military academies and most ivy-league universities. We've had students who have earned doctorates in physics, computer science, medicine, and dentistry, among other disciplines. Lithia has also had numerous state champions, both individual and team, athletic and academic. Furthermore, LSHS has been home to a distinguished faculty who have also earned their share of advanced degrees, Fulbright and National Endowment for the Humanities scholarships, etc.

Lithia Lions can hold their heads high and be proud of the heritage of their school, one of the premier schools in the county!

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