College Profile

2018-2019 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 22 members of the Class of 2018 were admitted to 88 different colleges and universities.  This class will attend 20 different colleges in 10 states and 10 countries with 41% studying in the state of Texas and 59% studying out of state.  Seventy-two percent (72%) of the members of this class were awarded scholarships with a four-year value of 2.6 million dollars (an average of $118,000 per student).

In the Class of 2018, one student was a National Hispanic Scholar. Two students were named AP Scholars.

Eighty-seven percent (87%) of the Class of 2018 was enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course during their Upper School career.

Ninety-three percent (93%) of the Class of 2019 have enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement course during high school.

Colleges Accepting Lakehill Graduates from 2015-2018

Abilene Christian University
Agnes Scott College
Allegheny College
American University
Arcadia University
Arizona State University
Auburn University
Austin College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Berklee College of Music
Binghamton University
Blinn College
Boston University
Bowling Green State University
Brandeis University
Bryn Mawr College
Butler University
Carleton College
Carleton University
Case Western Reserve University
Centenary College of Louisiana
Chapman University
Clark University
Clarkson University
Colgate University
College of Charleston
College of Wooster
Colorado State University
Concordia University – Montreal
Cornell College
Dalhousie University
Davidson College
Denison University
DePaul University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
East Texas Baptist University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emerson College
Emory University
Fordham University
Furman University
George Washington University
Goucher College
Hendrix College
Houston Baptist University
Howard University
Indiana University
John Brown University
Kalamazoo College
Kenyon College
Knox College
Lewis and Clark College
Louisiana State University
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Lynn University
Macalester College
Marist College
Marymount University
Maryville University
McMaster University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mercer University
Miami University
Michigan State University
Millsaps College
Mississippi State University
Missouri University of Science and Tech
Mount Holyoke College
New York University
Northeastern University
Oberlin College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oklahoma Christian University
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
Pitzer College
Purdue University
Reed College
Rhodes College
Rice University
Ringling College of Art and Design
Roanoke College
Rollins College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Ryerson University
Sam Houston State University
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary’s University
Sarah Lawrence College
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of Visual Arts
Sewanee: The University of the South
Simmons College
Skidmore College
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern University
Spelman College
St. Edward’s University
St. Francis Xavier University
St. John’s University
St. Lawrence University
Stephen F. Austin State 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 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 Arkansas
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
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 Cincinnati
University of Colorado
University of Colorado Denver
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Guelph
University of Houston
University of Illinois
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of the Incarnate Word
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of La Verne
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of New Brunswick
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Ottawa
University of Pittsburgh
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Redlands
University of Rochester
University of San Diego
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 Tulsa
University of Utah
University of Virginia
Ursinus College
Villanova University
Virginia Tech
Wartburg College
Washington College
Washington University in St. Louis
Whittier College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

Scholarships

The Class of 2018 received $2,600,000 in academic scholarships, an average of more than $118,000 per student.

Career Goals for the Class of 2018

Advertising, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Finance, Fine Arts, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology, Theater, and Vocal Performance

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 Choir, Civil War History, Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Digital Production, Drama, Drawing, Engineering and Design, Fantastic Archaeology, Fiber Arts, Film and TV Appreciation, Musical Theater, Painting, Philosophy, Printmaking, Robotics, Sculpture, Warfare in the Western World, World Religions, and Yoga.

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., 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 2018

SAT Reasoning Test 1272/1600
Reading and Writing Average 631/800
Mathematics Average 642/800
Reading and Writing, middle 50% 600-660
Mathematics, middle 50% 590-680
ACT Assessment
Composite Average 26
Composite, middle 50% 25-28

 

Advanced Placement Enrollment

Percent of Class of 2018 taking one or more AP Courses:    87%
Percent of Class of 2019 taking one or more AP Courses:    93%

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, Physics, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History, and World History.

National Merit

  • Class of 2018 – One National Hispanic Scholar, 2 AP Scholars
  • 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