Our School

Lakeland High School first opened its doors in September 1990. The school was designed for 1500 students. The enrollment the first year was approximately 1200. Lakeland was one of two high schools to open its door that year. Lakeland’s sister school is Nansemond River High School. The two schools were built to replace four smaller high schools.

Lakeland High School is located on Kenyon Road which is directly off of West 58. Lakeland is built in an area of many lakes from which Lakeland received its name.


The mission of Lakeland High School is to empower students to be academically prepared for the challenges of a changing world, to assist students with becoming knowledgeable, respectful, contributing members of society, and to expand each student’s academic and personal horizons in an environment where active learning is supported.

State Champions                                                 cavalier mascot

Girls’ Tennis Team – 1993
Field Hockey – 2010
Boys' Basketball - 2020

Principals of Lakeland High

Dr. Michael Debranski 1990-1992
Mr. David Hinds 1992-1993
Mr. William Hill 1993-1998
Dr. Thomas Whitley 1998-2013
Mr. Douglas Wagoner 2013-2022
Mrs. Lori White 2022-present

Alma Mater

We have come so far
To get where we are
Some of gone
Yet we still hold strong
with our heads to the sky,
Our faith will never die
Lakeland, we sing this song to you.

Many roads bring us
here to you
to bring our pride
and make our spirits true
Proud Cavaliers will will always be
through the years
as we live and learn,
Our hearts and thoughts
to Lakeland will return.