Lakewood High School (Colorado)

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Lakewood High School
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Satellite view of LHS
Address
9700 West Eighth Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80215
United States
Coordinates 39°43′42″N 105°6′23″W / 39.72833°N 105.10639°W / 39.72833; -105.10639Coordinates: 39°43′42″N 105°6′23″W / 39.72833°N 105.10639°W / 39.72833; -105.10639
Information
Type Public secondary school
Established 1928, moved in the summer of 1958
School district Jefferson County Public Schools
Principal Lisa Ritchey
Faculty 150+[1]
Enrollment 2,093 (2013-14 school year)[2]
Color(s) Orange and black         
Athletics conference Colorado High School Activities Association
Team name Tigers
Website

Lakewood High School is a public secondary school located in Lakewood, Colorado, United States. It is part of Jefferson County Public Schools. Lakewood was ranked as the 111th best school in the nation by Newsweek[3] in 2006, and as the 108th in 2008.

History[edit]

Lakewood High School was established in 1928 and moved in 1958.

As a result of a bond issue on the 2004 ballot, Lakewood received over $35 million USD to construct a new school building. Construction began in January 2006, and continued until the summer of 2007. The new building had its official opening over the summer of 2007, with students sometimes assisting teachers' move into the new building post term-end. The new building was open for use by the student body and faculty starting at the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year.

Academics[edit]

Lakewood has both honors and Advanced Placement programs. It is also an International Baccalaureate World School, and offers the IB Prep and IB Diploma program, starting when students begin high school.

Lakewood High is ranked by 5280 magazine as one of the top high schools in the metro area.[4]

Music program[edit]

Instrumental Music[edit]

Lakewood High School has a symphonic band, a wind ensemble,[5] and a percussion ensemble in its concert band program. Lakewood also has a string orchestra program with a concert orchestra, a symphonic orchestra and a chamber orchestra.[6] Lakewood High School's marching band is called the Bengal Regiment. It is the school's largest instrumental ensemble.

Choral music[edit]

Lakewood High School has four choral music ensembles: a men's choir; a women's choir; Kaleidoscope, an elite women's choir; and Encore, an a capella ensemble.[7]

Athletics[edit]

The softball team won two consecutive 4A Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) state championships, in 1997 and 1998. [8]

The boys' football team was runner up in 2011.[9]

The boys' golf team was runner up in the state tournament in 2014.[10]

2013 Good Morning America Appearance[edit]

After entering a competition held by the morning show Good Morning America in the fall of 2013, Lakewood High School won a live concert put on at the high school on 25 October, 2013. The high school made a lip-dub video to pop star Katy Perry's song 'Roar' which appeared on the album 'Prism.' [11] The video the high school submitted for the competition gained 2 million views on Vimeo and another 300,000 on Youtube in the first day it was posted. [12] Perry chose the video from over 1,000 entries from high schools in 44 states[13] for the contest sponsored by Good Morning America.[14] Their selection was announced live on the show on 13 October, 2013. The concert took place in the high school's gymnasium and was private to the public.[15]

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