About Our School
Lejeune High School Purpose
To ensure the college and career readiness of all Devilpups, we are committed to academic achievement and productive citizenship in a competitive global society.
Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
To be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.
The Lejeune High School mascot is the "Devilpup" after the proud Marine Corps "Devildog" history earned at the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I. The Germans named the marines "Teufel Hunden" for their courage and fighting ability.
Lejeune High School is located aboard Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and is operated by the Department of Defense Education Activity. Founded in 1944, the originally named Camp Lejeune High School was led by a Principal and a Marine Officer, thus requiring certain military expectations to be followed such as grooming standards and locker inspections. The first campus was located on Brewster Boulevard in what is now the Russell Family Building. In 1961, it was relocated to Stone Street in what is now the John A. Lejeune Education Center. In 1968, Camp Lejeune High School was renamed to Lejeune High School. A new campus was built for the school in 1990.
A $40 million contract was award in March 2017 for a comprehensive renovation and the construction of a new two-story complex facing Brewster Boulevard. The project, involving 151,000 square feet, will move Lejeune High School forward to the new 21st century learning community design. Construction is ongoing in phases while school remains in session. The target date for completion is Sept 2020.
("old" Lejeune High School front, facing Stone Street, 2017)
The office front entrance is now located off of Brewster Boulevard. The "old" front entrance from Stone Street has been closed. Parents and visitors may visit our campus via Brewster Blvd and make a right at the fork. Our parking lot is just past the fenced Walsh Construction area on the left. Parents and visitors may follow the signs by the sidewalk to the front office entrance.
(design image of the new Lejeune High School front, facing Brewster Blvd.)
(design image of the new Lejeune High School two-story learning hub complex)
Our Namesake, Lt. Gen. John A. Lejeune
Our school is named after Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune, 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Lt. Gen. Lejeune was born in Pointe Coupee, Louisiana on January 10, 1867. He graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge before being appointed as Midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1888 and then was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps on July 1, 1890. His service included commanding 2nd Division and an Army divisional command during World War I. He was then appointed Commanding General, Marine Barracks, Quantico, Virginia before being appointed as Major General Commandant of the Marine Corps in July 1920. He is also credited with being the founding member of the Marine Corps League. Being credited with over 40 years of Marine Corps service, he retired in November 1929, when he became the Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute. Lt. Gen. Lejeune died on November 20, 1942 in Maryland and was interred in Arlington National Cemetery.
Read more about his life and accomplishments by visiting the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
CSI at Lejeune High School
The Blueprint for Continuous Improvement is DoDEA’s strategic plan for school years 2018/19 through 2023/24. The title reflects the philosophy that drives DoDEA’s strategic direction. A blueprint is an actionable plan that communicates and guides the work of all involved in a project. It is flexible and can be updated as the project develops and needs change. This is also true of our Blueprint, which serves as the foundation for all planning within DoDEA and directs our collective energies and resources as we strive to realize our vision. Further, the Blueprint will be continuously updated to reflect progress and shifts in students’ needs and the environment.
CORE VALUES ARE WHAT DRIVES US
Student-Centered: Students are at the heart of all we do.
Excellence: We strive to exceed expectations in all we do.
Continuous Improvement: Our organization, its systems, and processes will be continually reexamined and improved.
Lifelong Learning: Earning is an active process of discovery where we cultivate curiosity, perseverance, and the desire to learn.
Diversity: We honor the uniqueness of each individual and embrace diverse beliefs and backgrounds. We respect differences and create inclusive environments which contribute to a better society for all.
Individual Potential: Individuals develop within an environment that nurtures intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and creative growth.
Shared Responsibility: Partnerships among families, students, staff, and community members are characterized by mutual commitment and collaborative effort that enrich the lives of our students.
Trust: We value relationships based on integrity, mutual respect,and open two-way communication. We cultivate a safe and risk-free culture that encourages and inspires innovation.
The Blueprint gives us 5 specific GOALS:
- Student Excellence
- School Excellence
- Talent Excellence
- Organizational Excellence
- Outreach Excellence
At Lejeune High School, we have implemented the following objectives to reach these goals:
For the PSAT administered to 9-11 grade students in October of 2020, 40 % of students will meet or exceed the benchmark for College and Career Readiness which measures the readiness of a student’s ability to perform at an entry college level course in the areas of mathematics and literacy.
For SY 2019-2020, 40% of graduating seniors will be enrolled in 4 consecutive years of CTE courses; and a new goal of 30% of graduating seniors will complete at least 1 CTE pathway.
SY 2019-2020, for students taking the DoDEA CAS assessments
a) 45% (3% increase) of students taking the DoDEA Algebra I Assessment will have met or exceeded expectations and 5% (3% decrease) of students taking the DoDEA Algebra I Assessment will not have met expectations as determined by DoDEA Assessment scores for 2020;
b) 40% (3% increase) of students taking the DoDEA Geometry Assessment will have met or exceeded expectations and 4% (3% decrease) of students taking the DoDEA Geometry Assessment will not have met expectations as determined by DoDEA Assessment scores for 2020; and
c) 27% (increase of 3%) of students taking the DoDEA Algebra II Assessment will have met or exceeded expectations and 13% (3% decrease) of students taking the DoDEA Algebra II Assessment will not have met expectations as determined by DoDEA Assessment scores for 2020.
d) 53% or more of students taking the DoDEA Language Arts 10 assessment will have met or exceeded expectations and 5% or less of students taking the DoDEA Language Arts 10 assessments will not have met expectations as determined by DoDEA assessment scores for 2019.
During the end of 3rd into 4th quarter of 2020 there were 612 student/parent contacts with the counselors concerning social/emotional situations. Also, it was noted that during the Cognia (Advanced Ed) review there was a deficiency in (Indicator A.4). Which indicates that there is apparent need for an intervention in the social and emotional areas of student development and interactions with other students and teachers. Using the “Can Do U” program, there will be a 15% decrease in the number of student/parent and or social/ emotional contacts with the counselors quarterly.