Lakeside named outstanding school
Lakeside High School in Garland County this year was one of 13 schools in 30 states and the District of Columbia named an "Outstanding High School" as part of the Southern Regional Education Board's High Schools That Work initiative.
Lakeside is the first high school in Arkansas to receive this award, which is given to high-achieving schools among the 1,200 participating in the program. The award is based on how well a school is preparing students for college readiness and how much it is improving in state assessments.
Left to right: Bruce Orr, Lakeside High School Principal and
Lakeside-Top Performing School 2011
For the first time The Arkansas Department of Education has assigned each school district a grade point average based on state mandated test scores. Lakeside was the top performing school district with the highest grade point average in the county concerning both the benchmark exams and the end of course exams. Lakeside is also the top performing district with the highest GPA of all 5A schools in the state.