Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Future



We have so much to be proud of here in Lake County Schools. We are part of a community that cares about and supports its children. With dedicated teachers, staff and administrators, coupled with strong parent engagement and the support of community businesses and organizations, our students have everything they need to excel.

Because of those factors, we are entering the 2022-23 school year with a district grade of “B” despite the challenges we faced as students and staff rebounded from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It represents a commitment to steady academic growth and improvement in Lake, where our graduation rate has surpassed 90% for two consecutive years and we have expanded student acceleration opportunities. Our students can dual-enroll at Lake-Sumter State College, choose from a variety of Advanced Placement courses for college credit, earn an Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) diploma, and this fall we will apply for the International Baccalaureate Program, in hopes of making it available to students the following year.

Additionally, more students than ever before are earning industry certifications through the district’s Career & Technical Education programs. One example is the construction academies at Leesburg, Eustis and South Lake high schools, where students learn hands-on, high demand skills by building a home for a local family in partnership with Lake-Sumter Habitat for Humanity.

Our focus on developing a common vision for instruction remains steadfast. We worked diligently over the summer to help students who needed additional support, and we remain committed to closing achievement gaps and ensuring that all students have access to grade-appropriate assignments, strong instruction, deep engagement and teachers with high expectations every lesson, every day.

As we work toward these goals, we will stay connected with parents every step of the way, keeping everyone informed through social media, phone calls, emails, school and district websites and the parent portal. We invite all stakeholders to get involved and communicate with us often.

I am very proud of our district. I celebrate what our students and staff have accomplished so far, and I look forward to working with teachers and administrators to provide more opportunities for our students to get excited about learning and to prepare them for college and careers once they leave our schools.

Diane Kornegay, M.Ed.