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

Counselors’ Week February 1st-5th


We love our Guidance Counselors and all they do! Thank you Ms. Willcockson, Ms. Douglas, and Mr. Zamora! LHMS is lucky to have you!


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

Spirit Week 2016

“B”cause hard work pays off! 

LHMS students worked hard last year, which is why we can proudly say that LHMS earned a school grade of a B. In order to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our students, LHMS is having a Spirit Week  (Feb. 1st-5th).  Instead...Read More »

Friendship Flowers

Friendship Flowers will be on sale January 29 – February 5. You can buy and send that special someone, best friend, or favorite teacher a flower to show them how much you appreciate them. A private note and flower will be delivered 7th period on February 12. The cost is only...Read More »

HOSA Regionals

CONGRATULATIONS to HOSA and Ms. Higgins!  Our students brought home a ton of medals at the Pre-Med HOSA Tri-County Regional

1st Place:  Medical Reading: J. Caraballo (7th grade) 1st Place:  Medical Extemporaneous Writing: N. Delluci (7th grade) 1st Place:  Medical Spelling:  A. Edwards (7th grade) 1st Place:  Medical Prepared Speaking: C. Redish (8th grade) 1st Place:  Medical Knowledge Exam: M. Jaber (7th...Read More »

Remind 101

PARENTS! LHMS and Polk County Schools will not be sending out frequent phone messages.

Instead, LHMS has created a Remind 101 text message service that will be used by administration to send out reminders, brief announcements, and other necessary information. Here are the simple DIRECTIONS.

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