Award Year: 2015

Lakewood Elementary School

1675 Highway 396
Myrtle Beach, SC, 29575-9802

(843) 650-6768

Mr. James LaPier, Principal at time of Nomination

Horry County Schools

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Mission

Lakewood Elementary strives to assure that each child develops a strong foundation of personal and academic excellence through comprehensive, diverse, differentiated, and innovative learning experiences.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 72%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Two or more races: 9%
  • ELL: 9%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Lakewood Elementary students collaborating and taking pride in their work.

Lakewood Elementary students collaborating and taking pride in their work.

The mission of Lakewood Elementary school is to be a progressive and nurturing community. We assure that each child develops a strong foundation of personal and academic excellence through comprehensive, diverse, and innovative learning experiences. This mission has remained a constant for over 50 years while the surrounding area, population, and landscape of our building constantly evolves and changes. We truly believe that Small P.A.W.S. Make Big Impressions each and every day through our high expectations of academic excellence and belief that our entire school community must work together to make great things happen for students.

The doors of our school opened in September of 1959. Much like the surrounding Myrtle Beach area, our school has experienced change, growth, and transition. Through the growth and transition, our school, from inception to modern day, remains the centerpiece of our ever-changing community. Our students and their families, widely diverse in their professions and cultures, remain the focus. The fifty-plus years of academic excellence and rich traditions allow us to be proud to be called Bobcats.