Award Year: 2018

Lakeland Elementary School

10050 Oak Seed Lane
Lakeland, TN, 38002-8268

(901) 867-7071

Ms. Joretha Lockhart, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Lakeland School System

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Lakeland Elementary School is committed to preparing our students to be productive, global citizens by honoring knowledge, respecting individuals, and cultivating excellence in all that we do.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 10%
  • White: 72%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 6%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 52%
Lakeland Elementary School GLEE Club

Lakeland Elementary School GLEE Club

Lakeland Elementary School (LES) is part of Lakeland School System and is one of the highest-performing schools in Tennessee. LES opened in 2001 and has a student population of 933 "little lions" in grades K-4. The administration, faculty, and staff recognize the importance of supporting students academically, emotionally, physically, and socially. Although curriculum and instruction is rigorous with very high expectations, students are nurtured and afforded the opportunity to be involved in a plethora of clubs and activities to promote the social aspects of their lives. A few of our clubs are Chess Club, Club Invention, Glee Club, Go Green Team, Guitar Club, Drama Club, and Best Buddies. Lakeland Elementary was the first elementary school in its area to participate in Best Buddies, which pairs a student with special needs with a mentor student to facilitate friendships.

A strong support system exists at LES between the school, families, and community members. We support these partnerships through various activities by offering parenting workshops on study skills, an English as a Second Language open house, and family and community events like trivia night, student club performances, and International Night. The decisions that we make at LES are made collectively as a team with advice and suggestions from stakeholders (administrators, staff, parents, students, and community members). Our open-door policy and collaboration with parents and community members allow us to not only foster high academic performance, but also cultivate a supportive environment that is integral to our school's success.