Lakeland Highlands Middle School


Welcome to LHMS!

At Lakeland Highlands Middle School, it is our belief that every student has the ability to reach a high level of success.

We have a diverse selection of Academies to offer students. This provides a unique opportunity to use our students’ interests to create an engaging academic environment with lots of options, both in and out of the classroom. We encourage students to take part in the clubs, honor societies, academic and athletic teams, and academy-related organizations that LHMS offers.

As we begin another school year, do your part to make LHMS the best middle school in Polk County!



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

Summer Hours

LHMS summer office hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The school phone number is 863.648.3500

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2019 - 2020 INFO

SAVE THE DATE for these future events & other 2019-2020 info:

  • Student Orientation: 8/8/19 (6th Grade 9:00am -11:00am) (7th & 8th Grades 1:00pm-3:00pm)
  • First Day: 8/12/2019 @ 9:00am
  • Open House: 8/27/19 at 6:00pm
  • REMIND: Text Messages for LHMS 2019-2020: Instructions
  • PCPS Calendar: 2019-2020
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LHMS is a 5 Star School!

Lakeland Highlands is PLEASED to announce that we have been named a “Five Star School” by the Florida Department of Education! The Five Star School Award was created by the Commissioner’s Community Involvement Council and is presented annually to those schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement. In order to earn...Read More »

Dismissal Concerns

December 20, 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, Presbyterian Church...Read More »