Lakeland Highlands Middle School was established in 1975 and is located in Southwest Lakeland just off South Florida Avenue. LHMS operates on a seven period day. 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.

Summer Hours

LHMS summer office hours:
     - Monday to Thursday (closed Friday)
     - 7:00 AM to 5:00 (closed for lunch)
Call ahead if needed: 648-3500

CHOICES for 8th Grade

8th grade students wishing to save their information entered in CHOICES need to go to the website, then look under "Resources" (right hand column) for information on saving.

Exciting New Academy!

Lakeland Highlands Middle School is launching a new Pre-Academy starting in 2015-16: Video Game Design!!

Are you a Video Game Buff?  Have you ever wondered how the games are developed and published?  The Video Game Design Pre-Academy provides a hands-on approach to course content in the foundational knowledge and skills of digital technologies associated with web and software development as well as Internet communications and computer programming in the information technology industry with a focus on video gaming.  Students will be provided opportunities to work with various software programs to gain an understanding of the fundamental structure and process to the development of interactive digital programs. 

Yearbook Info

For all Yearbook information, visit the Yearbook Page.

Congrats Yearbook Staff! Based on the cover alone, The Cougars' Tale has been selected as a Balfour National Sample Book!

LHMS Dress Code

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

2014 - 2015 Dress Code Policy


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.

Positive Behavior Support

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

Links for Students

Links for Parents

Parent Portal Parent Info Page
Bus Delays Zone Map
Beef O' Brady's Spirit Nights Box Tops Submissions

Links for Staff

Pinnacle CCC Streaming
Discipline Referrals IDEAS
IMPROVE - Math, Science, Language Arts Moodle
Google Apps PDS Scheduler
Intranet LHMS Calendar
InSync Webmail www.polk-fl.net
FL DOE Single Sign On *Document Shares*