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Lakeside High School

Dekalb County Schools

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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.

Graduation Requirements:

(24 Carnegie Units for the Class 2018)

Technology/Career Prep 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.

Grading System
 A=90-100 (4.0), B=80-89 (3.0), C=71-79 (2.0), D=70 (1.0), F= 69 and below.

GPA/Class Rank/Transcript

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.