Lakeland High School (Lakeland, Florida)

name = Lakeland Senior High School

imagesize = 144px
motto = nulli secundus
(second to none)

established = 1898
type = Public
principal = Tracy Collins
enrollment = 1116
faculty = 125 [cite web| url =| title = The Faculty of LHS: Faculty and Staff| accessdate = 2007-03-06]
colors = Orange & Black
mascot = Dreadnaught
free_label = Athletics
free_text = Class 5A
location = 726 Hollingsworth Road Lakeland, FL 33801
country = USA
information = (863) 499-2900
website =

Lakeland Senior High School is the oldest public high school in Lakeland, Florida. Lakeland Senior High School belongs to the Polk County School Board and is a member of Polk District Schools. Lakeland High School was the original high school in the city. It also shares its campus with The Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts (Harrison Arts Center). Harrison students attend academic classes at Lakeland Senior High School. In 2001 Lakeland Senior High underwent a massive renovation. The school's athletics teams are known as the Lakeland Dreadnaughts.



*Business/Marketing Education
*APE English Page
*Foreign Language
*Family/Consumer Science
*Physical Education
*Social Studies
*Exceptional Student Education
*Technology Education [cite web| url =| title = The Departments of LHS: Departments| accessdate = 2007-03-06]

tate School Grades

2007 Overall Grade: D [cite web| url =| title =ayp0506pinellas_washington.xls | accessdate = 2007-03-06]
*Adequate Yearly Progress: Yes
*Writing Percent Proficient: 92%
*Reading Percent Proficient: 90%
*Math Percent Proficient: 87%
*Graduation Rate: 99%



Lakeland Senior High School's mascot is the Dreadnaught. Named after the World War 1-era British battleship HMS Dreadnought, the name was brought to LHS in the 1920s by a Scottish schoolmaster.


The Lakeland Senior High School Band is in its 84th year in 2008. In 1987, the wind ensemble earned the John Philip Sousa Foundation's Sudler Flag of Honor. In 1994, the symphony band also received this award. This makes Lakeland High the first school to receive the award twice. In 2006, the band was awarded the Otto J. Kraushaar Award, presented by the Florida Bandmasters Association in recognition for receiving straight superiors yearlong in district marching, district concert, and state concert festivals.

Notable alumni

*Lawton Chiles, Governor of Florida from 1991-1998, Class of 1948
*Bob Coldeen, TV sports commentator for KSPN - Saipan, CNMI, Class of 1969
*Allen Hunt, Talk Radio Host, Class of 1982
*Hazel Haley, taught English from 1940-2006, and at Lakeland High 1952-2006 (her retirement). Died April 2008. Class of 1933

Old Lakeland High School

: "See main article: Old Lakeland High SchoolThe Old Lakeland High School (also known as the Polk Opportunity Center) is a historic school in Lakeland, Florida, United States. It is located at 400 North Florida Avenue. On September 30, 1993, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Over the years the building has housed several different schools including the Polk Opportunity Center and Lakeland Middle Academy. Lakeland Middle Academy was renamed Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in 1999, to honor the passing of former Florida governor Lawton Chiles -- himself an alumnus of Lakeland High School.


External links

* [ Lakeland High School]
* [ Dreadnaught Band]

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