Daily Announcements


Welcome to Lakewood High School
where we

believe in

A Culture of C.A.R.I.N.G

It is our belief and philosophy that ALL students are not just good, they are Great!  And so are our faculty and staff!  We are all committed to promoting great Character, Positive Actions, establishing  positive Relationships with our students and community, maintaining  Instructional rigor in every class, where we expect Nothing but excellence, and we are all not just good, but we are Great-- where all of our students and faculty show care, concern and respect for each other. We believe that when students are given the opportunity to show how great they are, and when they hear how great they are, they will all put forth their very best effort and rise to the occasion, by unleashing their own power to be successful respected individuals.

This year, we will hold Freshman Camp on August 14 with a choice of attending the 9:00am-10:30am time, or the 2:00pm-3:30pm time. This will give parents and students more flexibility and will hopefully help with your personal time. If you are going to be new to Lakewood this school, and in grades 10-12 you may still attend if you would like to.

Seniors!! Scholarship Information
Please see Guidance for Questions


Test Dates


Parent Info


ID Policy for Lakewood High School Students

  For safety reasons, it is critical that every person in the building wear an official Lakewood student ID, which is in its original issued condition.

This year, we want to reward each student for always having their ID on and always being on time to each class, with no tardys. Based on your response to our survey this past year, every student will have a new picture taken each year, only seniors will have a border, green and well deserved, and you may clip it or hang it, just like regular employees do in the real world. Students will still be able to earn their excellence pin during the first 2 weeks of school for always being on time to all classes and having their ID cards displayed. Students will have additional opportunities to earn additional academic and citizenship pins throughout the school year.

From the Principal

Another summer is over and we are all looking forward to the beginning of a new and successful year at Lakewood High School.  While most of us are anxious to begin school again, see old friends and make new ones, I am aware that some students will be a bit nervous and anxious. I can assure you that in a very short time you will find a very supportive and caring staff to help our parents and students with any concerns that may arise. I am sure you will soon feel much more relaxed as the weeks progress. I am especially hopeful that each and every student has a great year. My door is always open!
    As some may know this is my second year as principal of Lakewood High School.   However, my roots in the Lakewood community extend far more than one year.  I am a graduate of Hillcrest High School and I have lived in this community for more than 40 years. Although I have just completed my first year as principal at Lakewood, this is not my first time as a Gator.  I started my teaching career here and later became an assistant principal at Lakewood.  My most recent duty prior to becoming principal at Lakewood was as the principal for four years at the Sumter County Career Center.  While at the Career Center I had the opportunity to get to know a number of Gators who took classes at the Career Center. I believe all of these experiences prepared me to serve the Lakewood community once again, but especially as principal. I look forward to a another highly successful year where our focus will continue to be on the success of each student.  While there are a number of attributes that will contribute to our overall success, I believe a caring attitude between students, faculty, staff, parents and the community is the most important key.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 23
Lincoln College of Technology Interview Day
(Room 2016)
Friday, September 26
Career Fair
9:00-12:00  (Gym)
Monday, September 29
Jostens Jr/Sr Make-up Orders
11:00-2:00  (LH)


Today, 9/23/2014
High: 79 Low: 57
Chance rain showers
26% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/24/2014
High: 76 Low: 61
Mostly cloudy
13% chance of precipitation.