This report was compiled by Superintendent Brad Murray for Board and Public presentation. To view the report click here.
Welcome to the 2015/2016 School Year!
We are honored to welcome parents, teachers, District staff, and more than 4,100 students back to our District. For parents/guardians whose student
Lakeland Jt. School District was formed back in 1948 by consolidating thirteen smaller school districts. Since that time, our schools have been the educational home to students across the 460 square miles that make up our community of schools, as well as a critical part of what makes our cities and towns such a great place to live. As superintendent, it is great to serve a District where traditions hold an important part of all that we do and are held high regard, and where keeping current with best teaching and learning practices are valued. These measures ensure that all students succeed: academically, in extra-curricular activities, and social-emotionally.
Lakeland Jt. School District graduates go on to succeed in a wide variety of professions including business, academics, government services, the arts, and athletics. As we welcome our incoming freshmen to Timberlake and Lakeland High School, we are confident that last year’s senior’s leave our schools, college and career ready.
Our continuous improvement efforts are critical to our students and staff members, ensuring that the high quality of our schools is maintained. We work hard to guarantee that our students have the knowledge and skills that they will need for future success, which benefits our community, as well as the students themselves. Brad Henry, 26th Governor of Oklahoma said “no other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy.”
Improving student achievement goes beyond academics, extra-curricular activities, and student performance. It means seeking new ways to stretch taxpayer support and investment in their educational system. As a school district, we have earned a reputation for efficiency and quality, and we will maintain this in the future.
At the beginning of every school year, we know that we will face unanticipated challenges and opportunities as the year progresses. Please know that we always work to address critical issues transparently, involving community members in the difficult decisions that must be made about our classrooms, schools, students, and District. We will also maintain our track record of inclusion and collaboration with our parents and community members in this effort.
A Community Committed to Academic Excellence and Dedicated to Student Success is not just a slogan, but it is our practice and our promise to you! We acknowledge and celebrate that all staff, all entities, and all community members raise students and student achievement. In so doing, we prepare each student to be successful, and our students develop a strong sense of community.
On behalf of our District, please accept my thanks for your support of our schools and our students and, on a personal level, for the opportunity to lead and work with you as your superintendent.
Superintendent of Schools
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