Lakewood Ranch High School

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Lakewood Ranch High School
Lakewood Ranch Mustang logo
5500 Lakewood Ranch Blvd
Bradenton, (Manatee County), Florida
Coordinates 27°26′37″N 82°26′17″W / 27.44359°N 82.43797°W / 27.44359; -82.43797Coordinates: 27°26′37″N 82°26′17″W / 27.44359°N 82.43797°W / 27.44359; -82.43797
School type state public
Established 1998
School district Manatee County School District
Principal Craig Little
Staff 142
Enrollment 2,386[1] (August 2016)

Silver, dark green, and black

Rival Braden River High School
Information 941-727-6100 EXT 4867

Lakewood Ranch High School in Manatee County, Florida, United States, was opened in 1998 in Bradenton, Florida. It is named after the housing development it borders, Lakewood Ranch. The school had 1,800 registered students as of 2012.

In the 2011-2012 school year, Lakewood Ranch High School was awarded the two highest honors given by the Florida High School Athletic Association. The Mustangs placed first in the Academic Team Champions and the Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup, All Sports Award.[2][3] Lakewood Ranch was the only public school in the State of Florida to win both awards.

The school was in the news in 2015 when a teacher, Hollis Ann Morantes, was arrested on drug and child neglect charges after methamphetamines were found at her home in reach of her child. Morantes was placed on administrative leave and later resigned.[4][5]

Notable alumni[edit]


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  2. ^ "Sunshine Cup All Sports Award". 
  3. ^ "Academic Team Champions". 
  4. ^ "Lakewood Ranch science teacher arrested on meth charges". 
  5. ^ Amanda Sebastiano (December 2, 2015). "Lakewood Ranch High science teacher resigns". 
  6. ^ Brockhoff, Chad (January 16, 2003). "Milledge among four to sign with Lancers". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ Pleskoff, Bernie (January 22, 2014). "Ohlman worth watching as he climbs Minors ladder". Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ Lembo, John (March 27, 2014). "Lakewood Ranch's Gus Schlosser eyes rotation slot for Atlanta Braves". Bradenton Herald. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  9. ^ Loveday, Mike (October 10, 2008). "Rodgers-Cromartie is a singular sensation". Retrieved August 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ Springer, Debi (August 8, 2002). "Funny Looking Kid stops in Tampa on Vans Warped Tour". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ Wilkie, Donnie (September 11, 2012). "Austin Reiter growing into the position". Sarasota Herald Tribune. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Lakewood Ranch grad Austin Reiter drafted by Washington Redskins". Bradenton Herald. May 2, 2015. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 

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