Five things to know about Lithia Springs High School

Classes were canceled Thursday at Lithia Springs High School after a veteran teacher shot himself inside his classroom. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
Caption
Classes were canceled Thursday at Lithia Springs High School after a veteran teacher shot himself inside his classroom. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM

Teacher attempted suicide Thursday morning

Here are five things we know about Lithia Springs High School in Douglas County.

1. Lithia Springs High School is one of five traditional high schools in the Douglas County School System.

2. Students enrolled: 1,582

3. Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds: 72 percent

4. Student demographics: 20 percent white, 53 percent black, 1 percent Asian, 3 percent multi-ethnic

5. Number of teachers and administrative staff: 225

School history: Douglas County only had one high school until a student population spike prompted the district to begin offering a double-session school day in 1974. Students assigned to Lithia Springs attended an afternoon session at Douglas County High School from about 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The Lithia Springs High School opened in 1975, according to a history posted on the school’s website.

You can find information on your Georgia school at the AJC's Ultimate Atlanta School Guide.