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Lakeland City Hall, and the Senior Center, will be closed on 12/24 and 12/25 Trash service will be delayed by one day, that week.

Notice regarding US Census workers... The US Census Bureau has started address canvassing operations to verify addresses in preparation for the official US 2020 census. Read on...

Lakeland School System Named a 2019 Exemplary District! The LSS was named a 2019 Exemplary District for the third time in four years of eligibility! Both of Lakeland's schools are 2018-19 Reward Schools. The District is #1 in the state for grades 3-5 achievement; ranked 2nd for grades 6-8 achievement. Additional Info...

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Lakeland School System Named Exemplary District for 2019

           

Distinction Recognizes Combination of Achievement and Growth

 
The Tennessee Department of Education has named Lakeland School System an Exemplary School District for the for the third time in four years of eligibility!

Exemplary districts meet state-set requirements for student achievement, and student growth in total student population as well as individual sub-groups of students.

The District is also #1 in the state for grades 3-5 achievement; ranked 2nd for grades 6-8 achievement.

See also Lakeland Currents
           

           
           
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Lakeland Elementary Named a Blue Ribbon School!

           
           
The US Department of Education has announced, 10/1/18, that Lakeland Elementary School has received the distinction of being named a National Blue Ribbon School! In a press release, Superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell stated, “This award is essentially the highest honor a school can receive in the United States…”. 

Once nominated, the school goes through a series of comprehensive evaluations to determine if they qualify for the award.

Dr. Horrell and Principal Joretha Lockhart will travel to Washington, D.C., in November to receive the award.  Congratulations to LES for this prestigious honor!

           

Have you seen the "Come Discover Lakeland" video and website?
It's here.

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Board of Commissioners Meetings...Livestreamed!

Lakeland's Livestream link (or click image)

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Lakeland Rankings
Lakeland among Top 10 Most Affordable Places to Live in Tennessee, according to a SmartAsset ranking!


Lakeland made Wallet Hub's 2017 Best Places to Raise a Family in Tennessee list! Full study here: https://wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-raise-a-family-in-tennessee/36936/.
           
           

NLakeland in Top Three TN Cities for Young Families!
Lakeland, named #3, was one of only four communities to receive a perfect 10 from GreatSchools. Lakeland also earned a best risk rating of “most safe,” and its 15-year income growth rate of 69.8% was second-highest in the survey.
           
View a list of Lakeland rankings, here: LakelandTN.gov/rankings or LakelandTN.gov/buzz