Co-educational     K-12     Dallas, Texas

College Profile

2020-2021 College Profile

Lakehill Preparatory School provides a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum combined with opportunities for personal growth, individual enrichment, and community engagement. From Kindergarten through Upper School, every Lakehill student is encouraged to strive, challenged to succeed, and inspired to excel.

The 28 members of the Class of 2020 were admitted to 63 different colleges and universities. This class will attend 22 different colleges in 9 states with 46% studying in the state of Texas and 54% studying out of state.  Sixty-eight percent (68%) of the members of this class were awarded scholarships with a four-year value of 4.3 million dollars (an average of $153,000 per student).

In the Class of 2020, one student was recognized for earning a perfect ACT score. Two students were named AP Scholars with Distinction. Two students were named AP Scholar with Honors. Eleven students were named AP Scholars.

Ninety-six percent (96%) of the Class of 2020 was enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course during their Upper School career.

One hundred percent (100%) of the Class of 2021 have enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement course during high school.

Colleges Accepting Lakehill Graduates from 2017-2020

Abilene Christian University
Allen University
American University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Austin College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Binghamton University
Boston College
Boston University
Bradley University
Butler University
Carleton College
Carleton University
Case Western Reserve University
Centenary College of Louisiana
Central South University Xiangya School of Medicine
Centre College
Chapman University
Clark University
Clarkson University
Clemson University
Colgate University
The College of Wooster
Collin College
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Concordia University – Montreal
Concordia University Texas
Cornell College
Dalhousie University
Dallas College
Denison University
DePaul University
DePauw University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fairfield University
Fordham University
Furman University
The George Washington University
Gettysburg College
Graceland University
Grinnell College
Hofstra University
Houston Baptist University
Howard Payne University
Indiana University
Iowa State University
Iowa Western College
John Brown University
Kalamazoo College
Kenyon College
Knox College
Lehigh University
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynn University
Macalester College
Marymount University
McMaster University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Miami University
Michigan State University
Midwestern State University
Millsaps College
Mississippi State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Nanjing Medical University, China
The New School
New York University
North Carolina A&T State University
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
The Ohio State University
Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Ouachita Baptist University
Pennsylvania State University
Point Park University
Pratt Institute
Purdue University
Regis University
Rhodes College
Rice University
Ringling College of Art and Design
Roanoke College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Ryerson University
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary’s University
Sam Houston State University
Santa Clara University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of Visual Arts
Sewanee: The University of the South
Skidmore College
Southern Medical University
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern University
St. Edward’s University
St. Francis Xavier University
St. Lawrence University
St. Mary’s University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Tabor College
Tarleton State University
Temple University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University – Commerce
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Texas Christian University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Texas Wesleyan University
Trinity University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia Okanagan
University of Calgary
University of California Davis
University of California Irvine
University of California San Diego
University of California Santa Barbara
University of California Santa Cruz
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Denver
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Evansville
University of Guelph
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kansas
University of Louisville
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of Mary Washington
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of Nebraska
University of New Brunswick
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Ottawa
University of the Pacific
University of Pittsburgh
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Rochester
University of San Francisco
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tennessee
University of Texas
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Toronto
University of Tulsa
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Ursinus College
Valparaiso University
Wake Forest University
Wartburg College
Washington College
Washington University in St. Louis
Westmont College
Willamette University

Scholarships

The Class of 2020 received $4,300,000 in academic scholarships, an average of more than $150,000 per student.

Career Goals for the Class of 2020

Accounting, Acting, Anthropology, Biochemistry, Biology, Biophysics, Business, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Early Childhood Education, Environmental Engineering, Forensic Psychology, Healthcare Management, International Affairs, International Business, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology, and Religion

Athletic Recruitment

Students have been recruited for collegiate basketball, baseball, crew, cross-country, equestrian, football, softball, swimming, tennis, track, and volleyball teams.

Student Population
Total students 385
Upper School 103

Upper School Ethnic Diversity

African-American 9%
Asian-American 2%
Caucasian 65%
Hispanic 11%
International 5%
Middle Eastern 3%
Multiracial 5%

Affiliations

Lakehill maintains affiliation with the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS), The College Board, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools.

Accreditation

Lakehill is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Faculty

The School’s Upper School faculty is comprised of 19 instructors, seventy-four percent of whom have advanced degrees. Ninety percent of Lakehill’s Upper School faculty have been teaching for five or more years. Lakehill has an overall student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. The average class size is 14.

Graduation Requirements

A total of 26 credits are required for graduation. In addition, six units of Athletics/Team Activities are required for students graduating 2012-2022. Beginning with the Class of 2023, students must have two semesters of athletic credit.

Required Courses
English 4 Credits
Mathematics 4 Credits
Science 4 Credits
Social Studies 4 Credits
Foreign Language 2 Credits
Computer Science 0.5 Credits
Fine Arts 1 Credit
Electives Varies
Team Requirement/Athletic Credit 6 Units/2 Semesters

Grading Periods

The Upper School academic year is divided into four nine-week terms. Semester exams are given at the end of the second and fourth terms in 9th through 12th grades. One unit of credit is given for each course when the student successfully completes one year of work. One-half credit is given for the successful completion of work in a subject for one semester. Prior to 2019, classes meet on a modified block schedule for a total of 250 minutes per week. Beginning in the 2019-20 academic year, classes meet on an alternating block schedule.

Curriculum

Courses are offered in the following academic disciplines: computer science and technology, English, fine arts, foreign language, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Electives

Elective courses include Choir, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Digital Production, Drama, Drawing, Film Appreciation, Musical Theater, Painting, Robotics, Sculpture, Theatrical Design, Warfare in the Western World, and Yearbook.

Grading System

Scale from:
97 to 100 4.0 A+ 77 to 79 2.8 C+
94 to 96 3.85 A 74 to 76 2.4 C
90 to 93 3.7 A- 70 to 73 2.0 C-
87 to 89 3.5 B+ 67 to 69 1.8 D+
84 to 86 3.25 B 64 to 66 1.4 D
80 to 83 3.0 B- 60 to 63 1.0 D-
0 to 59 0.0 F

Class Rank

Lakehill Preparatory School does not rank.

Cumulative Grade Point Average

The cumulative grade point average is calculated using semester grades. Grades for all high school courses except non-academic electives (i.e., athletics, study hall) will be averaged into the GPA, including those courses that were repeated. Cumulative grade point averages will be rounded to the nearest hundredth.

College Admission Testing for the Class of 2020

SAT Reasoning Test 1221/1600
Reading and Writing Average 610/800
Mathematics Average 600/800
Reading and Writing, middle 50% 580-650
Mathematics, middle 50% 570-620
ACT Assessment
Composite Average 25
Composite, middle 50% 23-26

Advanced Placement Enrollment

Percent of Class of 2020 taking one or more AP Courses:    96%
Percent of Class of 2021 taking one or more AP Courses:    100%

Advanced Placement Courses

Courses are offered in Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Drawing, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French Language, Human Geography, Physics I, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, and World History.

National Merit

  • Class of 2019 – One National Merit Finalist and Scholarship Winner, One National Merit Scholarship Winner, 12 AP Scholar Awards
  • Class of 2018 – One National Hispanic Scholar, 10 AP Scholar Awards
  • Class of 2017 – One National Merit Commended Scholar, 14 AP Scholar Awards
  • Class of 2016 – One National Merit Commended Scholar, two National Hispanic Scholars, 13 AP Scholar Awards