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Executive Order by Governor requires Tennesseans to stay home The executive order remains in effect until April 14, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Additional Info...

Public Notice: 7-day extension of the Declaration of Emergency and Safer at Home Executive Orders These orders will remain in effect until 6:00pm on April 10, 2020. We will continue to monitor and provide further potential extensions in 7-day increments per Tenn. Code Ann. 58-2-110(3)(A). Read on...

CLOSURE EXTENSIONS: The Lakeland Senior Center, IH Clubhouse, and City Hall Closures have been extended through Friday, 5/1/20. Residents are encouraged to email and phone calls to conduct business. 901-867-2717. Read on...

Your 2020 Census response counts for right here in Lakeland... We may share a zip code with Arlington, but rest assured, your response counts as "Lakeland." Read on...

COVID-19 info from Dr. Ted Horrell, LSS Superintendent In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, these FAQs and valuable information will be updated as necessary, as it pertains to LSS students and employees Link from Dr. Ted Horrell...

Census 2020: We need your help! The U.S. Census Bureau is mailing census documents, which should begin arriving between March 12-20. Beginning April 1, please complete your forms by mail, phone or online. In-person visits by census-takers begin later in April. Read on...

2020 LAMP concert series line-up has been confirmed! June 6: Almost Famous, June 27: The Super 5, July 25: Area 51, August 22: Seeing Red, September 26: The Dantones. All concerts from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. IH Park, 4523 Canada Rd. See you there! Read on...

City of Lakeland Tennis Clinics 2020 Spring Adult Beginner Tennis Clinics, Spring Kids and Juniors Tennis Clinics; plus, Spring & Summer Clinics for kids, middle & high schoolers, and adults. Read on...

Community Advisory Board: How to Reach Members The Community Advisory Board is comprised of members from eight districts Additional Info...

Press Release - School Start Time for Lakeland Preparatory School The future Lakeland Preparatory School start time will be 8:15 AM. Additional Info...

Lakeland Secures Financing for New High School! Press Release
Lakeland Prep High School: Money's in the Bank!  

Lakeland School System Named Exemplary District for 2019


Distinction Recognizes Combination of Achievement and Growth

The Tennessee Department of Education has named Lakeland School System an Exemplary School District for the for the third time in four years of eligibility!

Exemplary districts meet state-set requirements for student achievement, and student growth in total student population as well as individual sub-groups of students.

The District is also #1 in the state for grades 3-5 achievement; ranked 2nd for grades 6-8 achievement.

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Lakeland Elementary Named a Blue Ribbon School!

The US Department of Education has announced, 10/1/18, that Lakeland Elementary School has received the distinction of being named a National Blue Ribbon School! In a press release, Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell stated, “This award is essentially the highest honor a school can receive in the United States…”. 

Once nominated, the school goes through a series of comprehensive evaluations to determine if they qualify for the award.

Dr. Horrell and Principal Joretha Lockhart will travel to Washington, D.C., in November to receive the award.  Congratulations to LES for this prestigious honor!


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Board of Commissioners Meetings...Livestreamed!

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Lakeland Rankings
Lakeland among Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Live in Tennessee, according to a SmartAsset ranking!

Lakeland made Wallet Hub's 2017 Best Places to Raise a Family in Tennessee list! Full study here:

NLakeland in Top Three TN Cities for Young Families!
Lakeland, named #3, was one of only four communities to receive a perfect 10 from GreatSchools. Lakeland also earned a best risk rating of “most safe,” and its 15-year income growth rate of 69.8% was second-highest in the survey.
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