Lakeland Senior High School (Florida)

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Lakeland Senior High School
726 Hollingsworth Road
Lakeland, Florida, 33801
United States
Coordinates 28°2′6″N 81°56′26″W / 28.03500°N 81.94056°W / 28.03500; -81.94056Coordinates: 28°2′6″N 81°56′26″W / 28.03500°N 81.94056°W / 28.03500; -81.94056
Type Public
Motto Nulli Secundus
(Second to None)
Established 1927
Principal Arthur Martinez
Faculty 125 [1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,033
Color(s) Orange and Black         
Nickname Dreadnaughts

Lakeland Senior High School is the oldest public high school in Lakeland, Florida, United States. It is part of The Polk County Public Schools. Lakeland Senior High School was the original high school in the city. It also shares its campus with Lois Cowles Harrison Center for the Visual and Performing Arts. Harrison students attend academic classes at Lakeland Senior High School. In 2001 Lakeland Senior High underwent a massive renovation.


The school's athletics teams are known as the Lakeland Dreadnaughts.


Lakeland's football team has won 5 state championships in 1986, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2005 and 2006.[2]


The Lakeland Senior High School Band was founded in 1924. In 1987, the wind ensemble earned the John Philip Sousa Foundation's Sudler Flag of Honor. In 1994, the symphony band also received this award. This makes Lakeland High the first school to receive the award twice.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

Old Lakeland High School[edit]

See main article: Old Lakeland High School

The Old Lakeland High School is located at 400 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland and in 1993 was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years the building has housed several different schools including the Polk Opportunity Center and Lakeland Middle Academy renamed the Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in 1999.


  1. ^ "The Faculty of LHS: Faculty and Staff". Retrieved 2007-03-06. [dead link]
  2. ^ "FHSAA Championship Record Books". Florida High School Athletic Association. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Day 2 of Jays' Draft filled with connections". Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
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  5. ^ "Chris Sale Stats". Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Rod Smart". Retrieved November 26, 2012. 

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