Lakeland at  Glance

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                          Lakeland Central School District
                           Lakeland at a Glance

Lakeland is a suburban school district located in the Northwest corner of Westchester County. 

Lakeland includes parts of six towns: Yorktown, Cortlandt, and Somers in Westchester County; Carmel, Philipstown, and Putnam Valley in Putnam County.

In 1951, the Shrub Oak, Toddville, and Van Cortlandtville school districts merged. In 1952, the Lakeland School District opened its doors for the first time, serving 1,282 children in small neighborhood schools.

Student Population  Districtwide 5619

Elementary Schools (Grades K-5)                              
Benjamin Franklin 522 
George Washington 421
Lincoln-Titus 396
Thomas Jefferson 449 
Van Cortlandtville 581
Note: Kindergarten is full-day  

Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Lakeland Copper Beech 1,326

High Schools (Grades 9-12)
Lakeland High School 998
Walter Panas High School 934

Mission Statement
The Lakeland Central School District accepts the challenge of preparing students for a rapidly changing world. We provide the opportunity for all students to learn and succeed by promoting critical thinking and high academic standards in a safe and secure environment. Our practices and policies are shaped by: respect, kindness, responsibility, accountability and honest and ethical behavior.

Core Belief Statements
The Lakeland Central School District believes that all members of the school community should:

  • Treat each other with respect and kindness.
  • Assume responsibility and accept accountability for their actions.
  • Engage in and promote critical thinking to achieve high academic standards.
  • Demonstrate honest and ethical behavior.
Vision Statement
The Lakeland Central School District will work collaboratively with all members of the community to promote cooperation, collegiality, and a love of learning so all can achieve to their fullest potential. We will focus on the whole person academically, socially, and emotionally. We also work to ensure safety and security and inspire all to communicate honestly to achieve our goals.