Co-educational     K-12     Dallas, Texas

2016-2017 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 high school, every Lakehill student is encouraged to strive, challenged to succeed, and inspired to excel.

The 26 members of the Class of 2016 were admitted to 72 colleges and universities. This class will attend 21 different colleges in 12 states with 42% studying in the state of Texas and 58% studying out of state. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of the members of this class were awarded scholarships with a four-year value of 6.5 million dollars (an average of $250,000 per student).

In the Class of 2016, one student was a National Merit Commended Scholar and two students were National Merit Hispanic Scholars. Thirteen students were named AP Scholars.

Nintety-six percent (96%) of the Class of 2016 was enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement (AP) course during their Upper School career.

Ninety-seven percent (97%) of the Class of 2017 have enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement course during high school.

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The Class of 2016 received nearly $6,500,000 in academic scholarships, an average of $250,000 per student.

Career Goals for the Class of 2016

Arts Management, Athletic Training, Business, Communication, Communication Design, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Culinary Arts, Dentistry, Engineering, Geography, Illustration, International Business, Journalism, Medicine, Political Science, Psychology, Real Estate, Recording Arts, Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Management

Athletic Recruitment

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

Student Population

Total students 400
Upper School 121

Upper School Ethnic Diversity

Asian-American: 5%
African-American: 18%
Hispanic: 8%
White: 59%
International: 10%


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.


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


The School’s Upper School faculty is comprised of 22 instructors, seventy-seven percent of whom have advanced degrees. Seventy-eight 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 16.

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 and Technology: .5 Credits
Fine Arts: 1 Credit
Electives: Varies
Team Participation: 6 Units

Total Credits: 26

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 may be 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.


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


Elective courses include Broadcast Production, Ceramics, Choir, Computer Graphics, Computer Maintenance, Computer Science, Consumer Science, Creative Writing, Digital Film-making, Drama, Drawing, Film Appreciation, Mobile Applications, Music Theory, Musical Theater, Painting, Philosophy, Printmaking, Sculpture, Social Innovation, Weaving, Web Design, Women’s Literature, Yearbook, and Yoga.

Grading System

97 to 100 4.0 A+
93 to 96 3.85 A
90 to 92 3.7 A-
87 to 89 3.5 B+
83 to 86 3.25 B
80 to 82 3.0 B-
77 to 79 2.8 C+
73 to 76 2.4 C
70 to 72 2.0 C-
67 to 69 1.8 D+
63 to 66 1.4 D
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 2016

SAT Reasoning Test: 1738
Critical Reading Average: 570
Mathematics Average: 615
Writing Average: 553
Critical Reading, middle 50%: 520-630
Mathematics, middle 50%: 520-710
Writing, middle 50%: 500-620

ACT Assessment

Composite Average: 25
Composite, middle 50%: 23-27

Advanced Placement Results

Percent of Class of 2016 taking one or more AP Courses: 96%
Percent of Class of 2017 taking one or more AP Courses: 97%

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 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