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Lakeview Centennial High School
3505 Hayman Drive
Garland, Texas, Dallas County, 75043-1920
United States
Coordinates 32°51′22″N 96°34′36″W / 32.85624°N 96.576760°W / 32.85624; -96.576760Coordinates: 32°51′22″N 96°34′36″W / 32.85624°N 96.576760°W / 32.85624; -96.576760
School type Public high school
Established 1976
School district Garland Independent School District
Superintendent Curtis Culwell, Ed.D.[1]
Principal Dr. Hudson[2]
Assistant principals Rhonda Davis[2]
Dwight Lofton
Jennifer Peirson
Cruz Saenz
Jody Flowers
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2023 (2008)
Language English
Color(s)           Royal Blue & Goldenrod [3]
Athletics UIL 5A
Mascot Patriot[3]

Lakeview Centennial High School is a public secondary school located in Garland, Texas (USA). Lakeview Centennial High School enrolls students in grades 912 and is a part of the Garland Independent School District.



Lakeview Centennial High School opened its doors to more than 1,100 students in August, 1976. Special features include a planetarium for use by all students in the Garland Independent School District.

The school's name derives from two sources: "Lakeview" from its location near Lake Ray Hubbard and "Centennial" as it opened during the American bicentennial year of 1976. The American Revolution theme carries over to the school mascot Patriot Pete and the drill team name, the Yankee Doodle Sweethearts.[4]

In the school year of 2009-2010, the school mascot (Patriot Pete) was performed by it's first African American Female. Also, that same year, the mascot's uniform was changed after 30 years.

Academic programs

The College and Career Magnet program at Lakeview Centennial High School is designed to prepare motivated students for entrance into college and for advancement in their chosen careers. The College and Career Magnet opened in 2001-2002 to students in grades 9-12. Each program offers a specialized curriculum with qualified instructors.

Students may apply for one or more of the programs –


Classical Center

Classical Center approach in Advanced Latin, piano,dance , and gymnastics.[5]

Dual Enrollment

  • dual enrollment program must pass a THEA or alternative in reading and writing.
  • Earn high school credit toward graduation
  • Obtain college credit through Eastfield Community College [6]

Law and Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice program allows for students to become involved in the legal system, both civil and criminal, by offering a curriculum in either focus.

Pre-Law Strand

For students who are interested in careers as lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries, court reporters, bailiffs, court clerks and coordinators or other positions associated with a court. The course of study for the pre-law strand is:

  • Crime in America / Technical Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Law
  • Business Law
  • Courts and Criminal Procedure
  • Mock Trial
  • AP Government (focused on law)
  • Law Internship (the opportunity to work for a local law firm)

Protective Services Strand

For students who are interested in careers in law enforcement (federal, state or local level), special services (such as the CIA), forensics (medical examiner, crime scene investigators) and corrections (correctional officer, probation officer, prison or jail warden). The course of study for the protective services strand is:

  • Crime in America / Technical Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Correctional Systems & Practices
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Courts and Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Justice Internship (the opportunity to work for a law enforcement agency)[7]

Television Production and Broadcasting

The Television Production Magnet is housed in the same facility as GRS-TV, and is designed to be a hands-on working laboratory for the student. The facility has a fully equipped production studio, and a broadcast quality control room where students work in a real-world studio environment. Students also work with a full range of field equipment, including field cameras, lighting and audio gear.

  • Post-production facilities range from a basic editing classroom outfitted with Final Cut Express workstations, to full non-linear edit suites equipped with the latest version of Final Cut Pro Studio.
  • The skills needed to write for the screen
  • Studio and field production techniques
  • Newsgathering and story development
  • Post Production skills
  • News anchor techniques
  • Students receive in-depth training in Final Cut Pro. This editing software is widely utilized in the television and film industries. Following the course, students have the opportunity to take the Apple Certification exam.[8]

Ready, Set, Teach

Students experience a full-range of education-related career roles, grade levels, subject areas, and ability groups.[9]

Notable alumni


External links

2007 Texas Education Agency Accountability Rating
Exemplary | Recognized | Academically Acceptable | Academically Unacceptable | Not Rated: Other


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