Message from our Principal

Welcome to Lakeland Highlands Middle School! We are pleased to have you joining us for another great school year. Please take a moment to explore our website, as it has recently changed.

LHMS is pleased to announce that it is a “B” school for the 2014-2015 school year, and was within several points from being an “A.”

Mrs. Telay Kendrick, LHMS Principal

*REMIND 101 –  Sign up for our REMIND 101 TEXT MESSAGE SERVICE. Administration will use this service to send out reminders, brief announcements, and other necessary information. Here are the simple DIRECTIONS.

*STUDENT PICK UP/DROP OFF – March 2, 2016 FOLLOW UP LETTER regarding picking up students anywhere other than LHMS. March 7, 2016 UPDATE

*DRESS CODE 2016-2017 – Please see our updated  dress code for next year.

Testing Information

EOC and EOY tests begin May 4 at LHMS. Students will be notified of actual dates and times as the testing window approaches. We begin with EOCs in Algebra, Geometry, and Civics. EOYs follow in most other courses. Please see our CALENDAR for day to day testing. EOYs will not appear on the calendar, as they vary by teacher.


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, medicine, media design, culinary arts, and gaming. Read more about the different pre-academies.

Latest News

Congrats Track Team!

Congratulations to the LHMS Track Team on a fantastic season!

The boys’ team finished 1st place in the county at the Polk County Meet. The girls’ team also had a great performance and finished 4th overall.

Thank you to Mr. Eden for all your hard work!

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Dyan Bechtol - Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Dyan Bechtol, the LHMS Volunteer of the Year! We are lucky to have dedicated parent volunteers like you.

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Congrats A Team!

Congratulations to the LHMS “A Team!” They recently captured first place and were named “Best in Middle School” at the Polk County Academic Tournament! Our students and academic coaches deserve a huge THANK YOU, this makes multiple years that LHMS has taken the championship! Way to go!!!

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