Lakeland Highlands Middle School

740 Lake Miriam Dr
Lakeland, FL 33813
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Lakeland Highlands Middle School serves 1,226 students in grades 6-8.
Lakeland Highlands Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is equal to the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Lakeland Highlands Middle School's student population of 1,226 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,226 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

Lakeland Highlands Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Lakeland Highlands Middle School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1662 out of 3633 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
20%
33%
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Black
17%
22%
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White
57%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.610.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePolk School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Lakeland Highlands Middle School is George W. Jenkins Senior High School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Southwest Middle School (2.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Medulla Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lakeland Medulla Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 681 students
    1.3 miles
    850 Schoolhouse Rd
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    (863) 648-3515
    1.3 PK-5 681
  • Lakeland Carlton Palmore Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 446 students
    1.4 miles
    3725 Clevelnd Hts Blvd
    Lakeland, FL 33803
    (863) 648-3510
    1.4 PK-5 446
  • Lakeland Scott Lake Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 838 students
    1.6 miles
    1140 County Road 540a E
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    (863) 648-3520
    1.6 PK-5 838
  • Lakeland George W. Jenkins Senior High School Math: 48% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,338 students
    1.7 miles
    6000 Lakeland Highlands Rd
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    (863) 648-3566
    1.7 9-12 2,338
  • Lakeland Highlands Grove Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 792 students
    1.8 miles
    4510 Lakeland Highlands Rd
    Lakeland, FL 33813
    (863) 648-3002
    1.8 PK-5 792

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
This school is absolutely amazing!!! Especially the band director!!
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5  
I applied for this school summer of 2013 in about June but I got a letter back saying the student capacity was full. I'm zoned for Sleepyhill Middle School but I go to Southwest Middle School. I really want to go to Lakeland Highlands for the second semester.
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