Welcome to Lakeland Elementary School, a vibrant and innovative educational institution catering to children from Preschool to 4th grade. At LES, we embrace the power of technology and foster strong community connections to create a unique and enriching learning experience for our students.
Lakeland Elementary School is the first elementary schools to be built in the rapidly growing city of Lakeland, Tennessee. The school is situated at the corner of Seed Tick and Oak Seed Lane. It was completed and opened August 2001, with an enrollment of 650 students in grades K-5. These students came from four feeder schools: Arlington Elementary, Chimneyrock Elementary, Macon-Hall Elementary, and Oak Elementary.
Lakeland Elementary is located on a twenty-acre site in Northeast Shelby County. The one-story building has the capacity for 1,000 students with sixty-five teaching stations. Most of the teaching stations are divided among five color-coded hallways. Each hallway is primarily dedicated to one grade level. The main office is located in the center of the building to provide easy access for students and parents. The cafeteria includes a stage area for programs and performances.
As a 1:1 tech school, each student is equipped with their own personal device, ensuring that they have access to the latest tools and resources to enhance their education. Our curriculum integrates technology seamlessly, allowing students to explore and engage with various digital platforms, educational apps, and interactive learning experiences. From coding and robotics to multimedia presentations and virtual field trips, our students develop essential digital literacy skills and become confident digital citizens.
Beyond the integration of technology, community involvement lies at the heart of LES. We believe in the power of collaboration and actively seek partnerships with local organizations, businesses, and families to enrich our students' learning journey. Our students regularly participate in community service projects, where they engage in meaningful activities that contribute to the well-being and betterment of the community.
The school grounds are designed to reflect a warm and inclusive environment, where students, teachers, and parents feel welcome and supported. Our classrooms are equipped with flexible learning spaces that accommodate various teaching styles and foster collaborative learning. Our class sizes enable our dedicated educators to provide personalized attention, ensuring that each child's unique needs and learning styles are met.
At LES, we value a well-rounded education, and our curriculum emphasizes not only academic excellence but also the development of essential life skills. Our students actively participate in physical education, arts and music, and social-emotional learning programs, fostering their creativity, resilience, and interpersonal skills.
The school also hosts regular events, such as family nights, fundraisers, and drama productions, encouraging families and community members to actively participate and celebrate the achievements of our students. Additionally, we organize workshops and seminars to empower parents and guardians with the knowledge and tools necessary to support their child's educational journey.
Lakeland Elementary left Shelby County Schools at the close of the 2013-14 school year with the establishment of the Lakeland School System. The ribbon cutting for LES / LSS was held June 3, 2014.
Lakeland rezoned again with the opening of the middle school in the fall of 2017. This allows every elementary child who lives inside Lakeland City Limits the opportunity to attend LES. Our current enrollment is approximately 1100 students.
At LES, we strive to create a nurturing and stimulating environment that prepares our students for a future of endless possibilities. Through the integration of technology and a strong community focus, we empower our students to become critical thinkers, compassionate individuals, and active contributors to their community.