Principal : Mr. T. McLeod Phone:519-452-2600
Vice Principal(s): Mrs. D. Rosati, Mrs. L. Weir Phone:519-452-2600
School Council Chair: Margaret Ryan and Christina Porter
Chairs of other School Community Groups:
Lucas Links Chair: Mr. T. McLeod
Character Counts/Safe Schools Chair: Mrs. K. Robinson-Burch
School Administrative Secretary: Louise Fraser - 519-452-2600 Fax:519-452-2619
General School Description
A. B. Lucas Secondary School is a semestered school offering a full range of courses from grades 9 to 12. The school has a large academic program with opportunities for enrichment as well as a gifted program for students identified as exceptional. Students can select optional courses from visual arts, business, drama, family studies, languages, music, physical education and technology. Our technology area specializes in communications, design and construction technology.
A. B. Lucas opened its doors in 1963 and was named to honor Dr. A. B. Lucas, a Director of Education for the former London Board of Education. The school is located on 656 Tennant Avenue in the north end of the city in the Northridge subdivision and can be accessed from Tennant Avenue in the west and Barrymont Avenue in the north. A. B. Lucas serves the subdivisions along the Fanshawe Road corridor from Highbury Avenue in the east to the Medway Creek bridge, just west of Richmond Street. The student population at Lucas reflects a diversity of cultures. Most students walk to Lucas with bus transportation provided only for those in the most westerly areas. The school receives a great deal of support from the parents and has a very active and supportive School Council.
A. B. Lucas is a very dynamic school where students have the opportunity to participate in many sports, clubs and activities. The school is well known for excellent results in sports, Mathematics Contests and Science Fairs. The school motto is "a caring community committed to learning". The team name is the "Vikings" and the school colours are a dark blue/light blue combination.
Secondary School Sample Total teaching compliment is:
305 grade 9 students
317 grade 10 students
354 grade 11 students
375 grade 12 students.
We have 74 classroom teachers supported by 4 guidance counselors, one teacher librarian, 2 special education teachers.
Volunteers at the school
Volunteer opportunities include:
Measures of Student Achievement and Success
At Thames Valley, we believe that assessment and evaluation of student achievement are integral parts of the learning process. Information gathered through assessment and evaluation helps teachers to determine students' strengths and weaknesses in their achievement of the curriculum expectations. It also serves to guide teachers in adapting curriculum and instructional approaches to students' needs and in assessing the overall effectiveness of programs and classroom practices. A variety of methods are used to gauge student progress including: teacher observation, classroom tests, projects and other examples of student work. For more information on our school's provincial assessment results, visit the Education Quality and Accountability Office.