Lakeland Highlands Middle School was established in 1975 and is located in Southwest Lakeland just off South Florida Avenue. The school is an A+ school that incorporates a modified block schedule servicing students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Students are scheduled into eight total classes. Odd periods meet on Silver days, while even periods meet on Gold days.

In 2012, LHMS became a pre-academy with tracks available in fine arts, aviation, law, medicine, media design, culinary arts, and STEAM. Read more about the PALMS Academy.

LHMS - Summer Hours

This summer, the main office will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Call 648-3500 to reach office staff.

2014  School Supplies

- Notebook paper (wide rule)
- Spiral notebook
- Pencils
- Pens (black, blue, & red)
- Highlighter
- 8 Pocket folders (with brads)
- Three-ring binder
- Page dividers (for binder)
- Calculator (basic functions)

Summer Math Tutoring

Resources to help students prepare for the Algebra 1 and Geometry EOC assessment this summer have been added to the District Math Website. Click the link to learn more and sign up for help with these advanced math classes and the EOC tests involved.

Cougars' Mark Newspaper

Check out the spring edition of the LHMS Newspaper, The Cougars' Mark. Written and created exclusively by the Yearbook Staff.

Congrats Ms. Drisdom!

Ms. Drisdom was  recently presented a prestigious award at the Girls Inc. of Lakeland 25th Anniversary luncheon. She was one of three recipients, and eight nominees that were celebrated as outstanding female role models.

Read The Ledger's article here.

National Spelling Bee

AJ Manning recently competed in the Scripp's National Spelling Bee in Washington DC. ABC Action News came by LHMS to do a story on AJ! Watch the story HERE!

InSync - New Resource

Polk County Public Schools is excited to offer InSync Education, a one-of-a kind, online, academic resource to all students, families and teachers!  InSync Education is available online at any time.  Log-in from any computer or mobile device. We invite your entire family to access this new program! Click HERE to see how to get started today!

Hurricane Season

It's hurricane season again! For information on storms, preparation and school closings, check out the Bay News 9 Hurricane Center.

LHMS Dress Code

See the following attachment for specific information including mandatory shirt colors and more:

2013-2014 Dress Code Policy
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Are you being bullied?

Bullying or harassing behavior is not tolerated at Lakeland Highlands Middle School. Click here to report bullying and for additional information. Also visit www.stopbullying.com for more information about Cyber Bullying.

PARENTS, please help report bullying! Contact a school administrator, teacher, or school resource officer.

Parent News

Attendance Reminders

PARENTS: please be advised of the following: Attendance is MANDATORY. Click here for more information.

Visit our Parent Information page for much more!

Asbestos Inspection

Letter with EPA information.

Student News

Google Apps

Click here for permission slip and more information.

The Florida College System

It's never to early to start preparing for college. The Florida College System has great advice for students and parents who are looking into higher education.

Positive Behavior Support

LHMS encourages positive behavior in all aspects of our students lives. Find out more HERE.

Links for Students/Parents

Links for Staff