Hours of Operation
Lakeside is open Monday
- Friday from 7:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.
School and Community
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
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.