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Lake Highlands High School
Lake Highlands High School Facts
Accountability Rating: Met Standard
School Hours: 9:00 am to 4:10 pm
Enrollment: 1738
Source: Per PEIMS final submission. Includes students not in membership. Updated in January for current school year.
Grades Taught: 9-12
School Uniforms: No
Campus Improvement Plan
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Lake Highlands HS Special Programs
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Academic Decathlon
Advanced Placement / Pre-Advancement Placement Courses
Bands - Marching & Symphonic
Career & Technology Vocational Courses
Choir - Concert & Pop (Espree)
Drill team - Highlandettes
English as a Second Language
Foreign Languages (French, Japanese, Latin, Spanish)
Girls Service League
Excel Club
Mu Alpha Theta (National Mathematics Honor Society)
National Honor Society
National Latin Honor Society
Newspaper (The LHHS Fang)
Peer Helpers
Peer Mediators
SAT/ACT Online Preparation Courses
Student Council
Technology Courses (including Novell network administrator certification)
Theater Arts
UIL Activities - All academic, athletic, performing and visual arts programs
Western Dance - Wildcat Wranglers
Yearbook (The Wildcat)
Plus: Clubs & Organizations to meet virtually every area of student interest; if we don't have one in existence, we will start one!
Lake Highlands HS Honors and Awards
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For 42 years, Lake Highlands High School students have distinguished themselves in academic, extracurricular, and leadership activities. Many LHHS graduates occupy positions of leadership in business, government, religion and education. Wildcat exes have also contributed significantly to many fields of endeavor including: law, medicine, engineering, finance, military science, the visual and performing arts, and professional athletics. Part of the reason for the tradition of excellence at Lake Highlands High School is the expectation of success shared by the community, parents, faculty members, and students. Although the following list does not include every honor or award in the school’s history, it is certainly a representative sample:
51 National Merit Finalists during thelast eight year (1996-2006)
1998 Walt Disney Corporation American Teacher Award Finalist
1997 National PTA Phoebe Apperson Hurst Outstanding Teacher Award Winner
1996 State-Semifinalist: Football
1995 Women's Gymnastics Team: State Champions
1990 Academic Decathlon National Champion
1990 State Golf Tournament Men's Team Champion
1989 State Golf Tournament Individual Medalist: Justin Leonard
1988 State Golf Tournament Individual Medalist: Justin Leonard
1999-2000 Superintendent's Medallion recipient
2006 Newsweek Magazine’s “America’s Best High School” (Also Awarded in 2003, 2005)
2006 10-5A All-Sports Champions (Also Awarded in 2005)
2006 D Magazine “Best Public High Schools” in Texas (Also Awarded in 2004)
2006 Men’s Track and Field: Individual State Champion: Shot Put
2005 Nine All-State Band, Orchestra and Choir Members
2004 Bi-District Baseball Champions
2004 Basketball Area Champions
2003 Men’s Soccer State Runner-Up
2003 Women’s Basketball Regional Finalist
2003 Men’s Basketball Bi-District Basketball Champions
2003 National PTA Reflections Art Contest Champion
2001-04 UIL Sweepstakes Winners: Band, Choir, Orchestra
2002 Dallas Coalition on Character and Values Character Counts Award
2002 U.S. Department of Education National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award
2002 Men’s Soccer Area Champions
2002 Baseball Regional Quarterfinalist Champions
2001 National Cheerleading Champions
2001 Bi-District Boys Basketball Champions
2000 Regional Semifinalist Women’s Volleyball
2000 All-State selections: Academic Decathlon, Band, Choir, Volleyball, Track, Baseball
2000 State Track & Field Meet Champion: High Jump
1999 Named “Outstanding American High School” by U.S. News & World Report
1999 Choir: Sweepstakes Winners; Best 5-A Men’s Choir in State; 3 All-State Members
1999 National Latin Exam Award Winners
1999 State Semifinalist: Football
1999 Regional Quarterfinal Champions: Women’s Soccer
1999 Area Champions: Baseball
1999 Wildcat Marching Band: Sweepstakes and State Marching Semifinalist
1998 All-State Academic Team Member (One of Twenty Statewide)
1998 State Academic Literary Meet Champion: Ready Writing
1998 State Track & Field Meet Champion: Shot Put
1998 Regional Champions: Football
1998 Area Champions: Football, Men’s Basketball, Baseball
1998 District champions: Football, Men’s Track, Women’s Gymnastics
1998 Men’s Gymnastics Individual State Champion
1997 Mock Trial National Competition: 3rd Place
1997 Mock Trial State Competition: 1st Place
1997 Men’s Gymnastics Team: National Champions
1997 Men’s Gymnastics Team: State Champions
1997 Men’s Gymnastics Team Individual Champion
1997 State Semifinalist: Football
1997 District Champions: Football, Men’s Track
1995 Women’s Gymnastics Team: State Champions
1990 Academic Decathlon Team: National Champion
1990 Men’s Golf Team: State Champion
1989 Men’s Golf Team: Individual State Champion
1988 Men’s Golf Team: Individual State Champion
1987 Power lifting National Champions
1981 State Champions: Football
1975 State Champions: Men’s Cross Country
1968 State Champions: Men’s Basketball
1964 State Champions: Men’s Cross Country
1963 State Champions: Men’s Cross Country
1963 Football District Champions
Lake Highlands HS Parent Volunteer Opportunities
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Numerous parent volunteer opportunities are available at Lake Highlands High School including: PTA committees such as teacher recognition and student perfect attendance; local school council; library; counselor's office (during registration volunteers are especially needed); mentoring and tutoring students who are experiencing academic difficulty; food service in the cafeteria; nurse's office; attendance office; senior activities i.e., prom, senior show, all-night party; plus numerous booster clubs including academic decathlon, athletic, band, choir, drill team, and western dance; TAAS math, reading, writing tutoring; SAT/ ACT test preparation tutoring.
Community Partnerships
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AEIS = The Texas Education Agency's Academic Excellence Indicator System
APR = Annual Performance Report
EE = Early Childhood Education
KG = Kindergarten
PPCD = Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities
PK = Pre-Kindergarten
TEA = Texas Education Agency
Lake Highlands High School
9449 Church Road
Dallas, Texas 75238
(469) 593-1000
Fax 469-593-1030
Principal: Peggy Dillon
Assistant Principal(s):
Cecilia Galvan, Joey Gonzales, Michael McDonald, Mike Shea, Sharonda Butler-Tims

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