Lakewood High School (Florida)
|Lakewood High School|
|1400 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida, 33705
|School type||Public, Secondary|
|School district||Pinellas County Schools|
|Color(s)||Black and Gold
|Accreditation(s)||Florida State Department of Education|
|Newspaper||'Spartan News Network (SNN)
and CAT 5'
|Website||Lakewood High School|
Lakewood High School is a public high school in St. Petersburg, Florida operated by Pinellas County Schools. It opened in 1966 with students previously attending St. Petersburg High School and Boca Ciega High School. As of 2006, due to its 54% minority population, Lakewood High was known as one of the most diverse schools in Pinellas County. It was also one of the most highly-funded, due to the Center for Advanced Technologies, a magnet program attached to Lakewood.
CATCOM (Center for Advanced Technologies Communications and Original Media), a video production class and club within the CAT program, was created by Mark Granning and Dr. Martin Shapiro in the mid-1990s. It produces a daily in-house 15-minute news program called Fast Forward, as well as award winning segments, known as "FOX ThirTEEN Magazine," for the local Fox affiliate. CATCOM has won numerous Student Emmys for its work. Acceptance into the program is competitive, as only about 75 students may participate each year.
The school mascot is the Spartan. The school colors are black and gold.
Also well known for the AMSET, Academy for Marine Science, program directed by James Kostka.
- 16 Commended in National Merit Scholarship Program (2001; 5/2002)
- 4 Finalists in National Merit Scholarship Program (2001; 2/2002)
- 2 Semi-finalists National Achievement Program (2002)
- 1 Semi-finalist National Hispanic Scholars Program (2002)
- 104 Bright Future Recipients (2002)
- CATCOM 1st Place Universal Studies H. S. Video Competition (1997, 1998, 2001)
- CATCOM #1 rated TV show in nation (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
- Regional & National Finalist U.S. Robotics Competition (2000, 2001, 2002)
- Envirothon Winners (1997, 1998)
- 12 students selected to represent district at the Florida State Science Fair (2002)
- 1 students at International Science Fair (2002)
- 2 students at International Science Fair (2005)
- 3 students sent to International Science Fair (2009)
- The Lakewood Debate Team was formed in the 2003-2004 school year.
- Sent 12 students to nationals from the Debate Team in 2006
- Sent 12 students to win First Place at the State Spanish Contest in April 2006.
- Sending 10 people to FBLA Nationals in Anaheim, June 2009
- 197 students took 442 Advanced Placement Examinations. 214 scored 3 or above.
- FCAT Writing Score 3.8 (0-6); District 4.1, State 3.8
- FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test)
- Reading 317; District 315, State 304
- Mathematics 336; District 330, State 323
- SAT composite mid range
- Verbal 480 Mathematics 489
- CAT mid 50%: 1180-1360(2001) 1100-1270 (2002)
- Jeff Cameron, (Talk Show Host, ESPN Radio), [FSU Pre-Game Show Host]
- Lynn Barry, basketball player
- William Floyd - Florida State/SF49ers/CPanthers 
- Aveion Cason Football RB/KR St. Louis Rams, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and UFL Florida Tuskers
- Rashod Moulton Football DB Mississippi/Practice squads of Jacksonville Jaguars/Denver Broncos
- Cornell Green Football OT Central Florida/World League/NY Jets/Buccaneers/Broncos/Raiders/Bills
- Ernest Givins - University of Louisville/Houston Oilers/Jacksonville Jaguars 
- Billy DeCola - Member of TLC channel's NY Ink television show.
- Tom Carter - Football/Track Notre Dame/Washington Redskins/Chicago Bears/Cincinnati Bengals 
- Tim Carter - Football/Track Auburn University/N.Y Giants/Cleveland Browns/Houston Texans 
- Pat Terrell - University of Notre Dame/Los Angeles Rams/N.Y. Jets/Carolina Panthers/Green Bay Packers 
- Nicole Haislett ('90)--1992 2-time Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer (Barcelona)
- William Packer - Movie Producer - Stomp the Yard - This Christmas- etc.
- Rose Richmond - 2004 USA Olympic Team
- Louis Murphy - University of Florida/NFL wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers and New York Giants
- Timothy L. Tyler - Federal inmate sentenced under mandatory minimums to life in prison for possession and distribution of LSD.
- Patrick Carter - Georgia Tech/Louisville-NFL wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and UFL Hartford Colonials
- Jeff Frederick - Former member of Virginia House of Delegates and Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia
- Anthony Lawrence - Former International Basketball Player