Lassiter High School
2601 Shallowford Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
Lassiter High School was established in 1981, and was awarded the Georgia Public School of Excellence in 1992, 1999, 2008, and 2010. Lassiter’s principal was Chris Shaw in 2008 and 2010 when those School of Excellence awards were named. In 2000, it was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. It also received the Siemens Award as the top Advanced Placement School in the state of Georgia in 2008 and was recognized in USA Today. The school was also recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top public schools in the country in 2007. Mr. Chris Shaw, the previous principal at Lassiter, was recognized as Georgia High School Principal of the year in 2008 by the PTSA. Dr. Chris Richie is currently principal, as of 2010. In 2011 and 2012 Lassiter received remodeling of the lunch room, media center, and the addition of a beautiful new Performing Arts building.
Sports and Clubs
Lassiter has won 28 state championships in Georgia High School Association-sanctioned sports. The school’s first team state championship was in girls cross country, won in Fall 1982. The baseball team has won two state championships most recently in 2006. The baseball program won a national championship in 1999. More recently, the baseball team has been the state runner-up 7 times in their 9 appearances in the state finals. The boy’s lacrosse team has won 2 state championships in 2004 and 2006. The girl’s swim team has won back to back to back state championships in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. The girl’s fast pitch softball team won a state championship in 2007. The football program had the associated press coach of the year and offensive player of the year in the state of Georgia in 2008.
The Lassiter High School Marching Band is considered to be one of the best high school bands in the country. This is largely due to their band director, Alfred Watkins, whom their band building is named after. The Trojan Band has
won the Bands of America Grand National Championships in 1998 and 2002. The symphonic band (in 1989 and 1996), orchestra ( in 2001 and 2008), and percussion ensemble ( in 2005) have performed at the Midwest Clinic. The percussion ensemble is due to perform at Midwest in 2011. In November 2007 they took the first place position at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). In 1988, the band received the Sudler Flag of Honor. The band has also been awarded the Sudler Shield. The band has also participated in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1999, 2004, and 2010, along with the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1988, 2001, and 2005. The band is due to return to the Tournament of Roses Parade in 2013.
- Baseball (1999 & 2006 State Champions,1999 National Champions)
- Cheerleading (1996 AAAA State Champions)
- Cross Country (State Championships:(Boys 1988)-(Girls 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 93))
- Fastpitch Softball (State Runner-up 1997; State Champions 2007)
- Football (2009, 2011 Region Champions; 1986 Sub-Region A Champions)
- Golf (Girls State Champions 2001)
- Gymnastics (Girls) (2009 5th Place State Title, 2010 State Champions)
- Lacrosse (2004 Co-State Champions, 2005 State Runner-Up, 2006 State Champions, 2007 State Runner-Up, 2010 State Runner-Up)
- Soccer (Boys State Champions 1996)
- Swimming (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 State Champions, Girls)
- Roller Hockey (2002 State Champions, 2007 State Champions, club sport)
- Rugby union (club sport) (State Champions 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2011)
- Tennis (1996 Girls State Champions, 1998 Girls State Runner Up, 1999,2005 Boys State Champions and 2007 Boys State Runner-Up)
- Track & Field ( Girls 2010 State Champions)
- Volleyball (2006 State Runner Up)
- Arête Literary Magazine
- The Laureate (school newspaper)
- The Odyssey (Yearbook)
- Academic Team
- Math Team
- Anime Club
- Model United Nations KSU overall winners in 2010,2011
- Interact Club
- Drama Club founded by Andy Dick while he was a student in 1982.
- Thespian Club
- Asian American Association
- Debate Team
- PAC (Politically Active Citizens)
- Renaissance Student Leadership Team
- Unite for Sight
- Odyssey of the Mind
- Lassiter Student Council
- Lassiter Key Club
- Spanish Club
- Spanish National Honor Society
- French National Honor Society
- Fencing Club
- Mu Alpha Theta
- Beta Club
- Anime Club (aka Mr. T’s personal amusement club)
- National Honor Society
- English Honor Society
- Robotics Team
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- DECA Club
- Languages of Lassiter
- Laureate (Newspaper Club)
- Science Honor Society
- Spectrum (Lassiter’s GSA)
- Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
- DESIGN Winter Guard existed for two years, 1983 and 1984. In 1983, the group won the South Eastern Color Guard Circuit Silver Medal and the Sweepstakes Award for the most wins in a single season. In 1984, the Design winter guard won the South Eastern Color Guard Circuit Gold Medal and repeated the win of the Sweepstakes Trophy for 27 wins in a single season.
- Kristi Frock – Also known as Shasta. Singer, songwriter, musician of The O.G. Panty Complex (band) and The Changeling (band).
- Lawson Vaughn MLS, Chivas USA
- AJ Bowen Actor, The Signal, Creepshow 3, Last Goodbye
- Amy Dumas also known as Lita, former WWE wrestler, singer of The Luchagors
- Kelly Flinn – first female B-52 pilot in the US Air Force.
- Bryan Lundquist Swimmer, World Record holder in 4x100m freestyle
- Cody Runnels – Also known as Cody Rhodes, WWE wrestler.
- Karen Fairchild – vocal member of the country group, Little Big Town.
- Kyle Patrick — Formerly Kyle Dickherber, lead singer of The Click Five.
- Melanie Moore – America’s Favorite Dancer on So You Think You Can Dance (season 8)
- Andy Dick who formed the first drama club in 1982 at Lassiter.