Lakeland Highlands Middle School

740 Lake Miriam Dr
Lakeland, FL 33813
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Lakeland Highlands Middle School serves 1,172 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is equal to the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,172 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

School Overview

Lakeland Highlands Middle School's student population of 1,172 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,172 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
69 teachers
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School Rankings

Lakeland Highlands Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Lakeland Highlands Middle School is 0.64, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1332 out of 3655 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
3%
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Hispanic
25%
36%
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Black
15%
21%
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White
53%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
3%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lakeland Highlands Middle School's ranking?
Lakeland Highlands Middle School is ranked #1332 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Lakeland Highlands Middle School often compared to?
Lakeland Highlands Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mulberry Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
56% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 52% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Lakeland Highlands Middle School?
1,172 students attend Lakeland Highlands Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Lakeland Highlands Middle School students are White, 25% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lakeland Highlands Middle School?
Lakeland Highlands Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Lakeland Highlands Middle School offer ?
Lakeland Highlands Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Lakeland Highlands Middle School part of?
Lakeland Highlands Middle School is part of Polk School District.

School Reviews

5   1/8/2021
This school is absolutely amazing!!! Especially the band director!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Grace
5   1/14/2014
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Kenne

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,172 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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