Lake Region High School (Florida)

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Lake Region High School
Address
1995 Thunder Rd.
Eagle Lake, Florida, Polk County, 33839
United States
Information
School type Public High School
Established 1995
Founded August 14, 1995
Status Open
School district Polk County Public Schools
Principal Joel McGuire
Grades 9–12
Gender co-ed
Enrollment 1,745
Grade 9 517
Grade 10 519
Grade 11 399
Grade 12 310
Language English
Color(s)     Carolina Blue
    Silver
    Black
Nickname Thunder
Yearbook Legend
Feeder schools Westwood Middle School

Coordinates: 27°58′47″N 81°44′50″W / 27.979745°N 81.747205°W / 27.979745; -81.747205 Lake Region High School is a public high school located in Eagle Lake, Florida.[1] It is operated by Polk County Public Schools, the countywide public school district.

Lake Region High School (LRHS) opened August 14, 1995. Current enrollment is nearly 2000, with the senior class enrollment just over 300. LRHS serves the communities of Eagle Lake, South Winter Haven, North Bartow. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the State of Florida Department of Education.

LRHS shares some of its main campus layouts with George Jenkins High School in Lakeland, Florida. There are some newer facility enhancements that set the school apart. Perhaps the most noticeable is the stable for the school's equine mascot, Thunder (a white Spanish-Arabian horse). The school also has a separate freshman academy that was completed in 2010.[2]

Academies[edit]

Lake Region High School also houses several academies. These programs operate similar to a "School Within a School" with several different study tracks available. Programs that students may follow include:

  • Academy of Law, Justice, & Governance
  • Culinary Arts Academy
  • Engineering Technology Academy
  • “EXCELS” Academy (Excellence in Childhood Early Learning & Studies Academy)
  • Fashion Design Academy
  • iMAG Technology, Marketing, and Graphic Design Academy
  • Lake Region Medical Academy

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lake Region High School's Website". Lake Region High School. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  2. ^ Chambliss, John. "School's Equine Mascot 'Victim of Development'". The Ledger. Retrieved 29 May 2013. 

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