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.

Polk County Schools registration for academies is open from November 18 through January 9.

5th graders wishing to attend one of LHMS Pre-Academies need to register at www.polkedoptions.com.

Current LHMS 6th & 7th graders DO NOT need to register.


The 8th Grade Poinsettia Ball will be Friday, December 5th, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at LHMS. This annual event is a dressy, PTSO celebration for LHMS 8th graders only. There will be a DJ, alongside a dessert bar. Tickets will be on sale the week of the dance. $5 for PTSO members, $7 advance tickets, $10 at the door.

*Dress Code: Strapless/spaghetti strap dresses must have a shawl, school length appropriate, no low cut dresses, no jeans, shorts or t-shirts, no drug, alcohol, tobacco or sexual innuendo clothing.

BYOD : WiFi @ School

BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE (BYOD): Students now have the ability to connect to wifi on campus with personal devices (smart phones, tablets, but NOT laptops). For more information, please see our STUDENT INFO page.

Yearbook Info

For all Yearbook information, visit the Yearbook Page.

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:

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  

Links for Staff

Pinnacle - Grades/Attendance CCC Streaming
Discipline Referrals IDEAS
PMRN - FAIR/CPALMS/etc. data PD360
IMPROVE - Math, Science, Language Arts Moodle
Google Apps PDS Scheduler
Intranet - (Public Folder; on campus only) LHMS Calendar

Testing Links