Evergreen is the county seat and the economic center of Conecuh County. Conecuh County features an Industrial Park as well as an airport facility for small navy planes at Middleton Field located approximately 8 miles west of Evergreen. Lyeffion is a rural community located in Conecuh County in South Alabama and ten miles north of Evergreen with a population of approximately 1,800. Lyeffion is a low socioeconomic area with a student population that includes economically disadvantaged and minority students. Lyeffion Jr. High School began in the 1920's when three small schools consolidated.
Lyeffion Junior High School
Lyeffion Junior High School serves grade levels Pre-K through 8th grade.
Lyeffion has 1 principal, 13 full time teachers, and a part time special education teacher, counselor, band director, speech teacher, nurse, 2 support personnel, and 1 secretary. There are 2 cafeteria personnel, 1 custodian, and 3 bus drivers.
Lyeffion Junior High School is part of the district-wide initiative:
S.T.A.R.S. - Student and Teachers Achieving Remarkable Success
The mission of Lyeffion Jr. High School is to educate all students to their fullest potential in a safe and caring environment. Our goal is for children to emerge from our school with a positive sense of self, an intact love of learning, and the skills necessary to continue their education.
- All students can learn and should be given the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
- Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
- Positive relationships and mutual respect between students and staff enhances students' self-esteem.
- High expectations increase student performance.
- Building and maintaining a safe and physically attractive environment enhances student achievement.
- Home, students, staff, and the community should work together in the education process.
- The student will demonstrate comprehension skills at or above the grade level in communication skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), mathematics, science, and social studies processes.
- The student will demonstrate the ability to make appropriate decisions and use higher order thinking skills and to solve problems.
- Students will develop a love for learning and pride in their work, self-discipline, and a regard for the uniqueness of others.
- The student will develop technology skills and computer literacy appropriate to grade level.
- During the 2013-14 school year, 95% of the 5th grade class scored at levels 3 and 4 on the Alabama Science Assessment.
- On the Stanford Achievement Test the Kindergarten class improved to an overall stanine score of 6 in reading. The second grade class obtained a stanine score of 6 in both reading and math.
- The school received the Stride Academy Grant – a computer based program.