College Profile

2017-2018 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 32 members of the Class of 2017 were admitted to 72 colleges and universities.  This class will attend 28 different colleges in 12 states with 43% studying in the state of Texas and 57% studying out of state.  Seventy-two percent (72%) of the members of this class were awarded scholarships with a four-year value of 5.5 million dollars (an average of $175,000 per student).

In the Class of 2017, one student was a National Merit Commended Scholar. Fourteen students were named AP Scholars.

Nintety-seven percent (97%) of the Class of 2017 was enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course during their Upper School career.

Ninety-one percent (91%) of the Class of 2018 have enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement course during high school.

Find out more about Lakehill’s Class of 2017.

Colleges Accepting Lakehill Graduates from 2014-2017

Abilene Christian University
Academy of Art University
Agnes Scott College
Allegheny College
American University
Arcadia University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Austin College
Barnard College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Berklee College of Music
Blinn College
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Brandeis University
Bryn Mawr College
Butler University
Carleton College
Case Western Reserve University
Centenary College of Louisiana
Chapman University
Clarkson University
Clemson University
College of Charleston
College of Wooster
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia College
Columbia University
Concordia University
Cornell College
Davidson College
Denison University
DePaul University
Drexel University
Earlham College
East Texas Baptist University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fordham University
Furman University
George Washington University
Goucher College
Guilford College
Hampton University
Hendrix College
High Point University
Hofstra University
Houston Baptist University
Howard University
Indiana University
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson and Wales University
Kent State University
Kenyon College
Knox College
Lawrence University
Lewis and Clark College
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Lyon College
Macalester College
Marist College
Marquette University
Marymount University
Maryville University
McMurray University
Mercer University
Miami University
Michigan State University
Millsaps College
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
North Park University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University
Pitzer College
Portland State University
Purdue University
Reed College
Rhodes College
Rice University
Richland College
Roanoke College
Rollins College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Sam Houston State University
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of Visual Arts
Seton Hall University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Simmons College
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern University
Spelman College
St. Edward’s University
St. John’s University
St. Lawrence University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Stetson University
Stony Brook University
Tarleton State University
Temple University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University – Commerce
Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University at Galveston
Texas A&M University – San Antonio
Texas Christian University
Texas Southern University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Texas Wesleyan University
Texas Woman’s University
The Ohio State University
Trinity University
Tulane University
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of British Columbia
University of California Berkeley
University of California Davis
University of California Irvine
University of California Los Angeles
University of California San Diego
University of California Santa Barbara
University of California Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
University of Colorado Denver
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Illinois
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of La Verne
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of Miami
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of North Texas
University of North Texas at Dallas
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Puget Sound
University of the Pacific
University of Redlands
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Tennessee
University of Texas
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Utah
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
Ursinus College
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Wartburg College
Washington College
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Whittier College
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University

 

Scholarships

The Class of 2017 received nearly $5,500,000 in academic scholarships, an average of $175,000 per student.

Career Goals for the Class of 2017

Accounting, Arts and Entertainment Technology, Biology, Business, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Dance, Engineering, English, Film, Forensic, French, Health Science, Illustration, Journalism, Marine Biology, Music, Neuroscience, Political Economy, Political Science, Pre-law, Pre-Medicine, Psychology, and Statistics

Athletic Recruitment

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

Student Population
Total students 400
Upper School 116

Upper School Ethnic Diversity

African-American 8%
Asian-American 1%
Caucasian 61%
Hispanic 8%
International 13%
Middle Eastern 3%
Multi-Racial 7%

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.

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 6 Units

 

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. Classes meet on a modified block schedule for a total of 250 minutes per week.

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 Ceramics, Choir, Computer Graphics, Computer Maintenance, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Digital Film-making and Broadcast Production, Drama, Drawing, Fiber Arts, Film Appreciation, Fitness, History of American Television, Introduction to Golf, Music Theory, Musical Theater, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Weaving, Web Design, Yearbook, and Yoga.

Grading System

 

Scale from:
97 to 100 4.0 A+ 77 to 79 2.8 C+
93 to 96 3.85 A 73 to 76 2.4 C
90 to 92 3.7 A- 70 to 72 2.0 C-
87 to 89 3.5 B+ 67 to 69 1.8 D+
83 to 86 3.25 B 63 to 66 1.4 D
80 to 82 3.0 B- 60 to 62 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 PE and non-academic electives (i.e., study hall, office aide) 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 2017

SAT Reasoning Test 1242/1600
Reading and Writing Average 620/800
Mathematics Average 622/800
Reading and Writing, middle 50% 580-660
Mathematics, middle 50% 540-700
ACT Assessment
Composite Average 28
Composite, middle 50% 26-30

 

Advanced Placement Enrollment

Percent of Class of 2017 taking one or more AP Courses:    97%
Percent of Class of 2018 taking one or more AP Courses:    91%

Advanced Placement Courses

Courses are offered in Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, French Language, Human Geography, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, and U.S. History.

National Merit

  • Class of 2017 – One National Merit Commended Scholar, 14 AP Scholars
  • Class of 2016 – One National Merit Commended Scholar, two National Hispanic Scholars, 13 AP Scholars
  • Class of 2015 – One National Merit Finalist, one National Merit Commended Scholar
  • Class of 2014 – Three National Merit Finalists, one National Merit Scholarship Winner, one National Hispanic Scholar, two AP Scholars, three AP Scholars with Honor, one AP Scholar with Distinction
  • Class of 2013 – Two National Merit Finalists, one National Merit Scholarship Winner, three AP Scholars
  • Class of 2012 – Two National Merit Scholarship Finalists, two AP Scholars
  • Class of 2011 – Four AP Scholars with Distinction, one AP Scholar with Honor, five AP Scholars, two National Merit Scholarship Finalists, one National Merit Scholarship Winner, one National Achievement Scholarship Winner, one National Hispanic Scholar, two National Merit Commended Scholars, and three National Achievement Outstanding Participants