Lakeland Highlands Middle School


A Message from our Principal

Students & Parents,

If you are new to Lakeland Highlands Middle School let me be the first to welcome you! It is our belief that while at our school, every student has the ability to reach a high level of success and we are truly excited to see where your time at LHMS will take you.

Lakeland Highlands has a diverse selection of Academies to offer students. This provides us with the unique opportunity to use our students’ interests to create an engaging and rigorous academic environment. During your time at Lakeland Highlands, you can expect to not only grow in your academic knowledge, but also to see how the classes you are taking apply to the various career fields that your interests may guide you to explore.

We want every student who has the privilege to call themselves an LHMS Cougar, to head to High School knowing they have the skills necessary to become an advocate for themselves and take an active role in their academic pursuits. We take great pride in the fact that we are able to equip our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their goals, no matter what their dreams may be.

For those who are already a part of our LHMS family, we are excited to have you back for another year! We can’t wait to see what the year holds for you as you continue on your journey towards reaching star status this year.

Remember, our teachers set the stage, but it’s up to you to become the star!

Mrs. Telay Kendrick, LHMS Principal



Lakeland Highlands Middle School was established in 1975 and is located in southwest Lakeland between South Florida Avenue and Cleveland Heights Boulevard. The school operated as a junior high until 1993, when it became a middle school serving grades six through eight. In 2012, LHMS began offering pre-academies with tracks available in medicine, arts & entertainment, media design, aviation/engineering/robotics, culinary arts, agriculture, and video game design. Read more about the different pre-academies.

Latest News

PTSO Fall Info!

The LHMS PTSO is currently doing our fall fundraiser–Yankee Candle.  Catalogs went home, but more are available in the main office.  Orders can be dropped off in the PTSO deposit slot and ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 11/2/18.

Also we will be selling Boo Grams for $1.00 on 10/24, 10/25 &...Read More »

LHMS Theater Tickets

Tickets for the LHMS productions of GIRLS COURT and SUMMER CAMP are now available online. Just CLICK HERE to reserve your seats.

All Musical & Theater production tickets will be available for purchase online this year, with tickets opening up in the weeks leading to each production. See...Read More »

Dismissal Concerns Off Campus

October 10, 2018 Dear Parents/Guardians, At Lakeland Highlands Middle School, we care about our students’ intellectual, emotional, and physical well-being. In previous years, there has been concern over the number of LHMS students who walk to the Publix shopping center, Liberty Hill neighborhood, Smart Start Day School, One Highlands Place,...Read More »

Lakeland Magic Tickets

The Lakeland Magic would like to invite you to participate in Magic 863. This reading challenge is for all grade levels and can be offered in multiple ways. We are asking that children read 30 minutes every day for 4 weeks. THAT’S IT! in return the Lakeland Magic will give...Read More »

Student Portal NOW ACTIVE!

Students, the Student Portal via Focus is available. Use the same username and password you use for school computer login.

For some basic help navigating, see this guide.

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