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Lakeland High School, one of two high schools in Lakeland School District 272, is located on Highway 53 in Rathdrum, Idaho.  Lakeland High School serves about 600 students from the Rathdrum, Hauser Lake, and Garwood communities as well as unincorporated areas within Kootenai county.  The area's local economy has farming, logging and growing service and manufacturing sectors.

Lakeland High School was originally built in 1979.  The school has had one major addition, which added the commons and additional rooms.  Also, Lakeland School district and the community collaborated to construct and expand the recreational facilities on the Lakeland High School Campus. 

Lakeland High School has been continuously accredited by the state since the inception of the accreditation process.  Lakeland has received meritorious accreditation on numerous occasions.  In addition to Lakeland's own academics, students have the opportunity to participate in the Riverbend Technology Program, the NIC Tech Prep and dual enrollment programs, and a Certified Nursing Assistant Program.

20011-12 Lakeland High School
CEEB code: 130525
Principal: Conrad Underdahl
School Counselors: Frank Vieira, Kim Suko, Colleen Hall
Lakeland High School is located in northern Idaho and consists of small towns (Rathdrum, pop. 5000+ is the largest) and rural agricultural/forested areas located near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Spokane, Washington.  Enrollment figures for June 2009 showed 4,354 students enrolled district-wide, with 2,267 students in the elementary schools and 2,087 secondary students.  The district student/teacher ratio is 21:1. 
State elementary and secondary accreditation committees have recommended Lakeland High School for approved accreditation status with “Merit Recognition” for 2004.  For 2004, only twelve secondary and nineteen elementary Idaho schools have been nominated for approved accreditation status with merit recognition.  Twenty-six percent of the schools across the entire State of Idaho nominated to receive accreditation status with merit recognition fell in the Lakeland Joint School District.
Lakeland High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school enrolling 830 students in grades 9 through 12. The school opened in the fall of 1987 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 1989.  Lakeland High School is accredited with Merit by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.
The academic program is organized on a 2 semester system. Six (6) credits per semester is the maximum course load; though seven (7) classes are allowed with permission.
Honors classes are offered in English 1, 2, 3, and 4, Biology, Geometry, and Algebra 2.  Advanced courses in math include Trigonometry/ Pre-Calculus and Calculus.  Advance courses in science include Chemistry and Physics.
Lakeland School District grants both a regular High School Diploma and a college preparatory diploma called an Advanced High School Diploma.
Riverbend Professional Technical Academy offers specialized technical training programs in Health Services, CAD, CAM, Robotics, Auto Tech, Residential Construction, and Welding to juniors and seniors from Lakeland High School.  These programs offer Tech Prep college credits through North Idaho College.
North Idaho College Dual Credit (WINGS) program enables juniors and/or seniors to enroll in college courses and earn both high school and college credits.  For Fall 2009, thirteen percent of the senior and junior classes combined (N=54) were taking at least one college class.
Grading and Ranking
A – Excellent                         90 – 100                4.0
B – Above                              80 – 89                  3.0
C – Average                          70 – 79                  2.0
D – Below Average              60 – 69                  1.0
F – Failure                             59 or below           0.0
Rank includes all courses, ranks shared. GPA is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with grade 9, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. A minimum of 42 credits is required for graduation.  Honors classes are not given extra points nor value. Grades are recorded on the transcript and grade point average is computed in January and June.
 Class of 2009
There were 170 graduates in the Class of 2009.
·          4 earned a 4.0
·          27 earned 3.5–3.99
·          25 earned 3.0–3.49
·          51 earned 2.50–2.99
·          38 earned 2.0–2.49
·          25 earned less than a 2.0
Standardized Test Results
In the school year 2008-2009, Lakeland High School students averaged an ACT composite score of 22.5. 
Post-High School Placement
24% matriculated to 4-year colleges or universities
53.5% matriculated to 2-year institutions
11.5% selected work
2% enrolled in apprenticeship program
5% enrolled into a vocational/technical specific school
3% selected military service
1% other
Colleges attended by Lakeland H. S. graduates over the last four years
Apollo College
Arizona State University
Art Institute of Seattle
Azusa Pacific University
Big Bend Com College
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University, Idaho
Boise State University
Carnegie Mellon University
Carroll College
Champlain College
College of Idaho
Colorado, School of Mines
Colorado State University
Colorado, U of Boulder
Concordia University, Oregon
Eastern Oregon University
Eastern Washington University
Feather River College
George Fox University
Idaho State University
Idaho, University of
Kendall College
Lewis-Clark State College
Linfield College
Montana State University
Montana Tech
Montana, University of
Mt. Hood Com College
Nevada, U of Las Vegas
North Idaho College
Northwest Nazarene University
Portland State University
Portland, University of
Rochester, University  of
Seattle University
Sierra Nevada College
Southwestern Oregon Com. College
Spokane Falls Community College
St. Thomas, University of
United State Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
Valparaiso University
Washington State University
Whitman College
Whitworth University
Contact Information
Frank Vieira, M.Ed     Colleen Hall, M.Ed       Kim Suko, M.S.
School counselor (A – I) School counselor (J – N)   School Counselor (O – Z)
(208) 687-0181  (208) 687-0181       (208) 687-0181 

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Principal:  Conrad Underdahl
Vice Principal:  Curt Carr
Counselor:  Frank Vieira  (students A-L)
Counselor:  Kim Suko  (students M-Z) ksuko@lakeland
Athletic Director:  Trent Derrick
Secretary/Accounting:  Barb Wunische
Secretary/Registrar:  Susan Folger
Secretary/Attendance:  Tomia Browning
Library:  Tifani Young