Manoela Dos Santos – Mustangs Ahead Junior Associate Editor
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Since opening in August 1998, Lakewood Ranch High School has achieved many successes and been honored with many awards.
LRHS has been designated a “School of Excellence” by the Florida State Board of Education, the only Manatee County high school to receive this award.
In May, U.S. News and World Report ranked LRHS the 97th school in the state. U.S. News said one measure of LRHS’s success is student achievement in Advanced Placement (AP) tests, “The AP participation rate at Lakewood Ranch High School is 57%.”
The school offers a wide selection of advanced placement, dual-enrolled and industry certification classes and the class of 2018 earned over $3-million in scholarships.
With a total population of 2353 students, including 17 Mini Mustangs enrolled in Voluntary Pre-kindergarten, LRHS thrives in athletics, academics and extra-curricular clubs.
LRHS offers 27 different sports with a total 42 varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams. In 2017-18, many teams won district and regional titles.
The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) has awarded LRHS both the Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All Sports Award and the Academic Team Champions trophy. These are the state’s two most prestigious athletic awards.
- Boys Cross Country – District Champion
- Boys Golf – District Champion
- Girls Golf – District & Regional Champions, 7th in State
- Boys Basketball – District Champion
- Boys Soccer – District Champion
- Baseball – District Champion
- Softball – District & Regional Champions, Final Four
- Flag Football – District Champion
- Boys Track – District & Regional Champions, 4th in State
- Girls Track – District Champion
- Boys Cross Country – State Champions
- Girls Cross Country – 12th in State
- Football – second in State
- Boys Golf – fourth in State
- Girls Golf – seventh in State
- Boys Swimming -16th in State
- Girls Swimming – 11th in State
- Girls Volleyball – fifth in State
- Boys Basketball – second in State
- Girls Basketball – 12th in State
- Boys Soccer – fifth in State
- Girls Soccer – 16th in State
- Girls Weightlifting – second in State
- Competitive Cheer – State Champions
- Wrestling – fifth in State
- Baseball – eighth in State
- Flag Football – 13th in State
- Softball – second in State
- Boys Tennis – fourth in State
- Girls Tennis – ninth in State
- Boys Track – third in State
- Girls Track – seventh in State
- Boys Weightlifting – second in State