Hours of Operation
Lakeside is open Monday - Friday from 7:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.
Lakeside High School (LHS) is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Georgia High School Accrediting Commission. The school serves 2335 students in grades 9-12 and is located in a predominantly upper middle class suburban community serving students from the Northlake area of the DeKalb County School District. The student body is composed of 34% White, 27% Black, 32% Latino, 7% Asian and 1% other racial groups including Native Americans. In 1985 Lakeside was honored as a State and National School of Excellence; an honor which reflects the positive relationship between the school and community. In the 2008 edition of Newsweek Nation’s Best High Schools, Lakeside was ranked second in Georgia. In 2012, the Washington Post High School Challenge List rated Lakeside 289 nationally, 13th in Georgia, and first in DeKalb County. Lakeside has received the College Board designation as an AP STEM Merit Achievement School for five years in a row and again in 2014.
In addition to a varied range
of extracurricular activities, an excellent curriculum is offered from a
standardized system wide program of studies. Twenty-three Advanced Placement
courses are offered in: English Lit, Language, Calculus AB and BC, Statistics,
Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics B, Microeconomics, Human
Geography, World History, Psychology, US History, American Government, Computer
Science A, French Language, German Language, Spanish Language, Latin, Music
Theory, Studio Art Drawing, 2-D and 3-D, and Art History. In addition, accelerated
courses and courses for the gifted are offered in English, math, science, social
studies, French, and Spanish. Local
colleges and universities coordinate Joint Enrollment programs with Lakeside to
serve students who wish to pursue college courses while still in high school. In addition, Fernbank Science Center offers
Scientific Tools and Technology (STT) and Advanced Studies (AS) for those
students wishing to pursue more in-depth science studies.
Lakeside is on a traditional seven period class day. Each class period is 55 minutes in length with 180 instructional days in the school year. Lakeside High School does not operate on a block schedule.
(24 Carnegie Units for the Class 2018)
Diploma: English - 4, math – 4, science - 4, social sciences -4,
health/physical education –2, Career tech courses - 3. College Preparatory Diploma: English - 4, math - 4, science - 4, social sciences - 4, world language - 2, health/physical education -2, CTAE/fine arts/technical/JROTC - 3, world language 2, electives - 2. The requirements for the College Preparatory Diploma with Honors/Distinction are the same as the College Preparatory with the exception that the world language requirement is 3 years and a Cumulative GPA 3.5/Core GPA 3.0.
A=90-100 (4.0), B=80-89 (3.0), C=71-79 (2.0), D=70 (1.0), F= 69 and below.
The student's Grade Point
Average (GPA) is based on all graded credit- bearing courses, with passing and
failing grades given equal weight on a 4.0 scale, except for AP courses and
dual enrollment, which are weighted on a 5-point scale. A cumulative weighted and non-weighted GPA is
reported on the transcript. The DeKalb County School District discontinued the
computation of exact class rank in 1976.
Counselors can give an estimated rank in class by deciles. The transcript contains course codes, titles,
grades and units.
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
May 2016 – To be updated
May 2015 – 675 students took 1154 AP Exams in 22 subjects. Approximately 58% of the years, AP exam grades were three or better out of a possible five compared to the State of Georgia 56% and globally 58%.
May 2014 – 555 students took 964 AP Exams in 21 subjects. Approximately 61% of the years, AP exam grades were three or better out of a possible five compared to the State of Georgia 56% and globally 61%.
National Merit & Achievement Scholarship Competition
2016-2017 3 National Merit semifinalists
2015-2016 5 National Merit semifinalists,
2014-2015 6 National Merit semifinalists, 1 National Achievement semifinalist 2013-2014 3 National Merit Finalists, 1 National Achievement Finalist
(Profile updated 9/8/15)