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In 2015 the Lakeland Joint School District was named the #1 School District in the State of Idaho by NICHE. The district maintains six elementary schools and five secondary schools, plus maintenance, transportation, food service, and administrative facilities.  

Elementary Schools

(All Elementary Schools serve grades K-6)

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Principal Kathy Thomas serves Athol Elementary located at 6333 E. Menser Avenue, Athol, ID 83801. (WEBSITE)


“It is my goal to make Athol Elementary a community school that supports student’s academic and social needs. As an instructional leader I will work hard to provide your child with the best educational experience possible. My staff will set high goals and expectations for learning to ensure every child achieves academic success.”


Additional links:  Athol Elementary Facebook Page



Principal Lynn Paslay serves Betty Kiefer Elementary located at 13898 N. Schooner Street, Rathdrum, ID 83858. (WEBSITE)


“Every child counts, every staff member matters! I want to inspire, make a difference, and most of all, love every child I encounter.”


Principal Monique English serves Garwood Elementary located at 17506 N. Ramsey Road, Rathdrum, ID 83858. (WEBSITE)



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Principal John Asher serves John Brown Elementary located at 15574 N. Washington Street, Rathdrum, ID 83858. (WEBSITE)


“Being a member of the Lakeland School District Team is a real privilege. We share the same vision and mission. What I have brought to everyone I have worked with or for is a philosophy of what I learned and experienced through my 4-H participation and my life-time spiritual belief. This conviction is: To make the best better I try. My aims like the mountains are high. I am sure of success. I’ll accept nothing less. This is why I am in this awesome profession called education. I have had the joy of developing a professional learning community for all shareholders in an environment where safety is of utmost importance and both responsibility and respect are eminent in a nurturing learning environment.”



Principal Kristie Mitchell serves Spirit Lake

Elementary located at 32605 N 5th Avenue, Spirit Lake, ID 83869. (WEBSITE)


“I am proud to be a Lakeland graduate who also has two children who graduated from Timberlake. I love working for our school district and with all of the amazing people here. I have enjoyed being at Garwood Elementary, Twin Lakes Elementary and currently at Spirit Lake Elementary.”



Principal Patty Morrison serves Twin Lakes Elementary located at 5326 W. Rice Road, Rathdrum, ID 83858. (WEBSITE)


“I am very grateful and proud of my career here at Lakeland. I have had the privilege of working with so many talented and good people across the district. I am humbled by the great things I’ve watched educators, parents, and community members do on behalf of the children in our schools. It makes me want to be a better mother, educator, and person. 


Secondary Schools



Principal Harrison Bertsch serves Lakeland Junior High School located at 15601 N. Highway 41, Rathdrum, ID 83858. (WEBSITE)




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Principal Chris McDougall serves Timberlake Junior High School located at 5830 W. Blackwell Blvd., Spirit Lake, ID 83869. (WEBSITE)


“I am honored to have worked in the Lakeland School district all of my educational career. I appreciate the support and all I have learned throughout my years. I have had outstanding mentors and leadership making these 20 years outstanding!”


Additional links: Timberlake Junior High Facebook Page


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Principal Trent Derrick serves Lakeland High School located at 7006 W. Highway 53, Rathdrum, ID 83858. (WEBSITE)


"Being on the journey of the education profession is incredibly rewarding.  I am reminded of a quote from John Wooden, 'It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.'"


Additional links:  Lakeland High School Booster Club



Principal John Klingaman serves Timberlake High School located at 5973 W. Highway 54, Spirit Lake, ID 83869. (WEBSITE)





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Principal Paul Uzzi serves Mountain View Alternative School located at 7802 W. Main Street, Rathdrum, ID 83858. (WEBSITE)


““Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” Aristotle ~ Aristotle hit the nail on the head!! We have to address the heart as well as the mind if we are to rebuild the confidence and spirits of our at-risk children.”


Additional links:  Mountain View Facebook Page


Kootenai Technical Education Campus

KTEC offers specialized technical training programs to juniors and seniors from Lakeland, Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene School Districts. Located at 6838 W. Lancaster Road, Rathdrum, Idaho