Lakeland Elementary 616 Buckley Street Elk Rapids, MI 49629 P: 231-264-8289 F: 231-264-6132

Principal: Bryan McKenna
Secretaries: Beth Veeder, Elaine DiGiovanni

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Welcome to  Lakeland Elementary 

At Lakeland, we are lifelong learners working to build a more peaceful world!  LES offers Early Childhood programs for our youngest Elks, as well as before and after school care, a host of extracurricular opportunities and a caring, nurturing environment.  In addition to the core content areas, teachers at Lakeland are trauma informed, and our curriculum includes social emotional health lessons for all students.  With compassionate and skilled staff, strong parent and community support,  Lakeland truly is where children come first!  

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  • Transitional Kindergarten (Young-5s)
  • Way to Grow Program
  • Tuition based Preschool
  • Onsite childcare before/after school and summer
  • Extra curricular opportunities and programs
  • Early Childhood Special Education Program
  • RTI (Response to Intervention)  support for reading and math
  • Social-Emotional curriculum for PS - 5th Grade:  includes anti-bullying
  • Collaborative Problem Solving culture with a trauma-informed staff
  • High Tunnel Hoop House and growing Food Forest  
  • Enrichment in Music, Art, Physical Education 
  • 1:1 iPad Technology  
  • Supportive school community with active PTO and community engagement  
  • Regional leader on state assessments

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District Quick Facts

90% Student participation in extracurricular activities
#1 Rank in the region for percentage of graduates enrolled in a two or four-year college or university
1:1 Device iPads or Chromebooks for all students, K-12
99% Graduation Rate
#22 ERHS Rank in the State out of 1147 Michigan High Schools