School Details

Lake Mary High School

655 Longwood Lake Mary Road, Lake Mary, FL 32746
(407) 320-9550
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2707 students 19 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Seminole average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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64%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
92%
90%
84%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2014
  • Seminole average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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64%
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Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2014
  • Seminole average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lake Mary High School is a public high school in Longwood. The principal of Lake Mary High School is MR. MICHAEL KOTKIN, who can be contacted at Michael_Kotkin@scps.k12.fl.us. 2,707 students attend Lake Mary High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Multiracial. 3% of the Lake Mary High School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 2,707 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lake Mary High School is 19:1. Seminole Virtual Instruction (Course Offerings) is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 54%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 21% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 46%
Limited English proficiency 3% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    My name is Casey Aristide and I recently attended LMHS. The school is actually pretty decent! You can walk around in shorts for once without the teachers acting like you're walking around in your panties about to get raped! You can also dye your hair whatever color you want without the teachers acting like someones actually gonna stare at your hair and not get work done.. You can go there in your pajamas being really comfortable and no one will say anything; i was relaxed and able to learn all day! There's only one problem though; if you wanna call the school for important stuff that will interfer with your education and just get sent to voice mail this is the school for you!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Outstanding Teachers who have prepared my son for his future. Excellent choices of AP classes and many chances for college test preparation. The band is top notch.

  • (3 years ago)

    One of the best in the state compared in my opinion only to Lake Brantley in terms of overall programs sports and facilities. The students primarily come from those that reside in the city of Lake Mary (though some come from Longwood along Markham Woods). The sports programs outside of football tend to be among the top tier in the state and they are now starting a law magnet program that should attract an even more studious group of kids. Like any other public school you'll get some great teachers (science and math) and not so great ones but overall a great school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent alternative to the crime ridden Seminole High School. We pulled all 4 of our kids out of Seminole High school due to the horrible neighborhood fights drugs and lousy teachers..Lake Mary is 100% better. Better teachers Better enviroment better everything. Next to the YMCA A Park and the County Library. Great kids. Great School. Yes the Football Team is bad..but I would not trade Seminoles State Championship team loaded with future convicts for the great school of Lake Mary.

  • (4 years ago)

    average overall rating; some very good teachers and some absolutely horrible! Seminole County needs to fire the bad teachers and reward the good ones.

  • (6 years ago)

    Both of my kids hav attended Lake Mary High. My daughter has since graduated and my son is in the 9th grade. I'm pleased with the school itself. I like the PIN program to keep up to date on grades and in contact with the teachers. I don't care for the FCAT but that doesn't have to do with LM it's a state thing. Overall I'd definately recommend Lake Mary High School! GO RAMS!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a student at Lake Mary and I love it. I feel that the math department is very very good but some advice you get much better teachers if you take AP classes. Overall it is a wonderful school and I wouldn't go anywhere else! Go Rams!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two daughters who attend Lake Mary High School and I am very happy with the school but there could be some improvements made. Lake Mary has a very weak math department. Many students have math tutors. Our children are there to learn and the teachers are there to give our children the best education they can. I am fortunate to have kids who can teach themselves. Overall it's a good school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I'm not a parent I'm a student and personally I love it here! The pupils here are great the education is awesome and the teachers (though tough) help you a lot!

  • (8 years ago)

    Two of my three sons graduated from Lake Mary High School. It was a great experience for both of them. The students were wonderful to my older son who was a transfer student in his senior year. The teachers and coaches could not have been more helpful and mindful of his situation. The academic experience was one that I would not trade for anything. Some front office personnel could have been nicer but did not have to deal with them on a daily basis. The principal was a prince of a person.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter transfered here for the 2005-06 school year and she has never been happier.

  • (9 years ago)

    LMHS is consistently one of the best schools in the area. It offers quality academics and a variety of extracurricular activities including top-notch sports and drama programs. The faculty are top notch and devoted. I took my child out of private school to send her there because the education is better! For more info check out the school's own website!

  • (9 years ago)

    I found Lake Mary offered a great education the staff helpful. A couple of problem classes mostly teachers who can not control a few kids so all suffer for it. Over all it is a good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Good school. Decent teachers although some are quick to pass-off bored kids as 'problem children'

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a very strong school that holds their students up to phenomenal expectations. The faculty are very supportive and encouraging and build great relationships with the students which pushes them to succeed to even greater levels. There are also many programs designed to give a foundation for future career paths that are very helpful and provide a great real-life hands on experience.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child transfered to Lake Mary from one of the most academically challenging schools in Central Florida. I could not be more pleased with the excellent education he is receiving along with the fact that he has time to pursue extra curricular activities both in and out of school. The faculty teachers and fellow classmates made the transition from a small private school to a large public high school smooth and despite taking AP and Gifted classes my son is able to have a life away from the books. Tha academic programs are varied and challenging with less 'busy' work and more assignments given that directly relate to the subject matter. Plenty of opportunities exist for a student to become involved with arts sports and clubs and there is enthusuastic support from parents in all departments and student activities. I would highly recommend this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child is in the gifted/AP program and she's doing great! Lake Mary is definatly one of the best schools around. Also my daughter likes the administration and that's not normal. She's very busy in sports and clubs also they have many to offer.

  • (9 years ago)

    Lake Mary has been one the the best experiences my daughter has had. The staff is very friendly they listen. The education is good though right now their is construction I would rate this school top notch for anyone thinking of going. In the three years we have been at Lake Mary it has all been positive.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think its a great school.

  • (10 years ago)

    LMHS is simply the best public high school I've ever had the pleasure of sending my children to. The teaching staff are fantastic. And if your child has an interest in Choir the director is the best I've ever seen. The kids win competitions year after year. I'm also very impressed with the Honors and AP classes and teachers.

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