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Upson-Lee High School

Upson-Lee High School serves 1284 students with a diverse and challenging selection of academic and elective courses, advanced placement and honors programs, sixteen CTAE (Career, Technical and Agriculture Education) pathways, Navy JROTC, and dual enrollment with Gordon College and Southern Crescent Technical College. The school offers sixteen varsity sports along with academic teams and clubs.

 The Upson-Lee Ninth Grade Academy opened in August 2011 and operates as a school within a school. The academy allows ULHS ninth graders to take their core academic courses within this smaller learning community. Highly qualified teachers work closely with one another to ensure that all ninth graders are mastering the demands of the rigorous, college-prep curriculum embodied in the Georgia Performance Standards. In addition, U-L Ninth Grade Academy offers courses and support initiatives at all levels to ensure that academy students are successful and on-track to graduate at the end of this crucial first year of high school. 

 At ULHS, highly-qualified and dedicated teachers inspire students to engage in learning activities and behaviors that increase knowledge and skills, develop leadership, promote social responsibility, and ignite a passion for life-long learning. The work of the students, faculty, and staff is supported by a School Council, Athletics Boosters, Band Boosters, a number of program-specific booster organizations, and an active Partner-In-Education (PIE) program.  

 Upson-Lee High School is fully accredited by the AdvancED (SACS/CASSI) and is accredited with quality by the Georgia Accreditation Commission. ULHS students have been recognized at the regional, state, and national levels for excellence in academics, fine arts, athletics, and extra-curricular activities.



  • Refreshments, Free Childcare (upon request), AnD support for parents?? Come to "Chit-Chat and Chew!"

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  • Announcements: Nov. 4-8, 2019

    Today is a good time to apply for college!  Many colleges are waiving application fees during the month of November.  Check on the school of your choice’s website or see a counselor for more information. 


    Annual Can Food Drive will begin Friday November 8 through December 10. Bring in your canned goods to help families. The first period with the HIGHEST student to can ratio will win a Free Pizza Lunch!!!


    Yearbooks are now $70 until Dec 31, 2019.


    Do you want to be an actor or technician? Come to the musical auditions Dec. 17th after school in the Fine Arts Center. Auditions will be for backstage technicians and actors. Tell your friends and see Mrs. Epps in room 214 for any questions!


    Students, don’t forget our school’s 3 Rs: Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn!

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  • Announcements 10/15-18/2019

    Students, the Project Shield Block Party has been moved to Friday, October 24th!  It will be a Tailgate Party.  Don’t miss out on the fun.  Teachers will have information about students’ eligibility next Monday.


    Attention all wrestlers: There will be a mandatory parent meeting Thursday, Oct. 17th at 6:00pm in the cafeteria.


    Students taking an AP exam must register by November 1st in the guidance office.


    Yearbooks are now $70 until Dec 31, 2019.


    Make-up day for underclassmen and staff pictures will be Wednesday, October 23rd.


    The FBLA will be hosting a talent show on Friday, October 18th @6:30PM at the Fine Arts Center. Admission is $2 and all proceeds will go to the March Of Dimes. Bring your dimes (or dollars) to vote for your favorite talent!


    When you are not at school, did you know that you are missed!

    Students, when you’re not here, teachers and administrators notice because we care about you and we want you to be successful. Showing up every day is a skill that you are developing that will help you do well in class and with getting and keeping a job later on.  Make sure you are at 268 Knight Trail every day!  Attendance matters!


    School only gets harder when you skip a class. Sometimes it’s tempting to skip or stay home because you are tired or don’t understand what’s going on in class. But missing a day only makes that worse because you aren’t learning something that will help you understand a lesson later on.   Make sure you are at 268 Knight Trail every day!  Attendance matters!


    If you think missing a day here or there won’t matter, think again. By missing just one day every two weeks, you would be on track to miss two full weeks in a semester or nearly a month of school for the year!  Make sure you are at 268 Knight Trail every day!  Attendance matters!


    Did you know that a student who misses 10 days or more during a school year is less likely to graduate from high school and or ever enroll in college?   Make sure you are at 268 Knight Trail every day!  Attendance matters!


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    It’s almost RUNNING KNIGHT time. Help support your 2019-2020 UL Knights Boys basketball team by participating in our 1st Annual Alumni Basketball Tournament. The tournament will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 starting at 10:00 am. General admission the day of the event will be $5.00 for everyone. No passes will be accepted for admission. Participating teams will need at least 5 players at $50.00 per player to be paid before the day of the event. Lunch will be provided. Grouping of teams are as follows: 95-00, 01-05, 06-10, 11-15, 16-19. Any class or group may branch out and create their own team of classmates. We can also have multiple teams from each group of years, but players can only play on one team.

     No outside food or drink will be permitted in the gym the day of the event. We will offer a full concession stand as well as fish plates for $8.00. Plates will consist of fish, baked beans, coleslaw, bread and dessert. Drinks can be purchased in the concession stand. On the day of the event we will have a school store open so that you can purchase Upson-Lee apparel to wear and support OUR Knights. We will have t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, as well as other items. Orders must be paid for at the time of purchase and will be ordered. We plan to have these items back in time before the 1st home game on Nov. 30th. Donations will be accepted. Also, please call the school or email Coach Owens if you are interested or need more information at cowens@upson.k12.ga.us. Thanks in advance. UL.

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  • ULHS Graduation Rate Tops the State

    ULHS Graduation Rate Tops State for the 5th Consecutive Year: The Georgia Department of Education has released graduation rate data for the class of 2019, and Upson-Lee High School has exceeded the state average for the fifth consecutive year. Upson-Lee High School posted a rate of 90.9%, an all-time high since the state of Georgia began utilizing the required adjusted cohort calculation for graduation rates. At 90.9%, the Thomaston-Upson rate is significantly higher than the state of Georgia graduation rate average of 82.0%. 2019 graduation rate averages among our Griffin RESA District are: Butts 83.5%; Fayette 90.2%; Griffin-Spalding 88.6%; Henry 87.0%; Lamar 83.3%; Newton 86.9%; Pike 93.9%. 

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  • For the Safety of Football Game Attendees

    In order for the safety of ALL of our patrons at our high school football game. The high school has designated several no standing areas at Matthews Field. Signs are posted in these no standing areas. Please follow these directions. High School Administrators and the Upson County Deputies will be located in these areas and will ask you to keep moving with the flow of traffic. Students are not allowed to impede the flow of traffic by standing in front of the concession stand nor should students block entrances or exits leading to the seating areas at Matthews Field; including the sidewalk leading to the home side of the stadium. Please follow these directions the first time. By following these directions, everyone will be able to enjoy football at Matthews Field.

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NJROTC Naval Science Class

Congratulations UL Leaders!!

ULHS Students attend the Project SHIELDS "Tailgate" Block Party!

Student Council's Annual Chili Cook-off

ULHS 1st Semester Goal Card Recipients

2019-2020 Thomaston-Upson School System Calendar