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9-12
Public district
Groveland, FL
Students enrolled: 1,588
 

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15600 Silver Eagle Road
Groveland, FL 34736

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(352) 394-2100
(352) 394-1972
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May 07, 2015
This is truly a great school. Just because another school in town is brand new doesn't automatically make that the best school. Substance matters. South lake has an awesome principal who is friendly and approachable. My child has been in honors and ap classes and has great teachers. Also, i can't say enough about the guidance counselors. They are very approachable by student and/or parent and knowledgeable. They give you plenty of time with a wealth of information. South lake is truly blessed to have these counselors, i hope they remain at the school until both my children graduate. I undrestand south lake may be getting more students next year due to rezoning, i say to those parents do not worry. You will be pleasantly surprised.

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2015
SLHS is a great school! The teachers and staff are generous with their time and effort for each student. This school is a place of opportunity, and place were determined and studious scholars come to excel.

- submitted by a student

February 11, 2015
Although this school is much older compared to all the other schools in the district, South Lake High is an excellent school with great teachers and staff as well as spirit. For all four years of my high school career, I do not regret going to this school, it's like home and I'm so sad to be graduating soon. The school offers a variety of courses as well as extra curricular activities. The staff shows pride in their students and they always praise us. The teachers not only educate students on course material, they also expand the subject and they help inform students about how the course material affects our world.

- submitted by a student

February 06, 2015
It's a fantastic school, very welcome atmosphere. It has some age, but it's a very safe and roomy. The staff has been very helpful the years I've been here, I have never had a regret about coming here. It's a great school!

- submitted by a student

February 05, 2015
Being here for four years, I've had the opportunity of exploring all that South Lake has to offer. Its abundance of extracurricular activities and sports, as well as its rigorous AP and vocational courses are readily available and full of students who share a drive to succeed and become better individuals and community members. Although we may not have the same access to free personalized technology as other schools in the area may have, we've demonstrated our flexibility in excelling academically with or without the use of technology. The teachers and staff here are always willing to go the extra mile in ensuring that students feel safe, are understanding the course materials, and are ready to enter the real world upon graduation. I am proud to be a South Lake eagle, and so were my parents when they attended this school. South Lake is full of booming potential and continues to grow each and every year.

- submitted by a student

February 05, 2015
The teachers really push you to do your best The counselors really listen to you and do their best to assist you And the students are friendly

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2015
An quite amazing school for where it is located. And I feel that this school will grow significantly in the next few years. The reason why is because the intelligence of the teachers here are astounding for the none important town we live. The current band teacher mr. ryan f wright is no where near the level you think he would be for a public high school. He teaches and motivates use so well that I think I will become a music major when I go to collage. Also the ROTC program here is a warm serious friendly incisor meant in which we train, learn, grow together. Over all great school and would recommend anyone who is looking for a school that raises the standard of excellence.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2015
Teachers work really hard to make sure my child understands the content. Administration is friendly and helpful as well.

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2015
I've gone to this school for 3 years now. I wouldn't even think about attending another High school. I love South Lake High School.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2015
This is a great school. I don't know why people hate us so much. We have great programs here that go to their specific "finals" every year. Our FFA, FBLA, Culinary, Band, Chorus, ROTC, etc have all established themselves as some of the best in the county, country, and even the nation. Our band and band teacher, Mr. Wright, are so much better than they are perceived to be. So maybe everyone who dislikes this school should experience it more or at least do more research because they are WRONG!

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2015
Its very low key and tame. It could have better classes, materials, and builidings, but it is good enough.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2015
I rate this school 5 star school because its great to be an eagle. Here at South Lake, the faculty and staff is great. Everybody here are very nice, kind and helpful. First, the admistrators do their job and handle situatuions correctly. They make their students feel comfortable when a problem is going on. Our secrartaries are great. They are filled of joy and ready to work with you,they always try to make everyone feel welcomed. Our teachers, are great, they work with you 1-on-1 if you are ever stuck in a problem or don't understand something. Also, teachers treat their students like they are their own kids. When a student is having an issue at home or anything, whoever you feel comfortable the most talking to is ready for you. South Lake is just a great school and everyone is set up to achieve in life. The teachers, administrators, counselours and couches are always pushing us to make us a better person and successful in life.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2015
South Lake High School is a wonderful school attend. Every teacher I have had in my high school career here have helped me become a better student, as well as a better person. The band program especially has had an impact on my life. I have learned so much about being a leader in my years in the program. Each and every member of the band I consider close friends; I would even venture to say they are a second family. The teachers here have also been experimenting with personalized learning, which is amazing. It better prepares us students for college. I know that for a fact that I will be ready for college when I graduate thanks to personalized learning.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2015
South lake is an excellent school that is unlike any other! We have classes such as a navy jrotc, culinary, health science, and various ap classes. We also have great extra curricular activities such as FFA, FBLA, and first year wrestling program. This is an overall top choice school.

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2015
Awesome school and staff. Excellent school for those that want to be there. My kids loved it.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2015
I have had no issues with this school. My son has been there for 2 years and loves it. His teachers have been compassionate and helpful, making sure he is staying top of things. The honors classes are great and sports are great as well. The campus is always clean & tidy. I highly recommend SLHS for education & sports.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2015
This is the original "Groveland/Clermont" High School. All of our family and friends have gone through this school. They have great Art, Music, ROTC, Sports, & Academic programs. The teachesr really care for their students and if your child takes there education seriously they will soar at SLHS. My children are honors/ap students and wouldn't want to go to any other newer high school in Clermont. We love this school!

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2015
We are loving the SLH experience! Our son is a freshman and he is challenged in each of his subjects. The AP Human Geography class is taught like a college-level course and is really preparing him for his future academics. The elective choices were interesting and varied. Can't say enough about the culinary program-wonderful! My son feels safe and happy at SLH. The school has a small town feel but with it's eyes open to worldwide possibilities in education. Go Eagles!

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2015
Great Teachers, Staff, and Coaches! The football program is up and coming and on their way to excellence. Sports have been a great impact on my children's success at SLHS.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2015
Thanks to great teachers, coaches, and staff my son is having a great High School experience. I love the home town feel and the parent involvement at SLHS!

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2015
South Lake High is a great school with plenty of opportunities. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA and had an opportunity to dual enroll, receiving my Associates of Arts Degree within 1 year after graduation.

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2015
South Lake High is a awesome school, focused on getting every student the best education possible.

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2015
South lake high school is the best high school in lake county in my opinion simply because the way the administration pushes every student to strive for excellence!

- submitted by a community member

February 02, 2015
South Lake high school is a great school! I have two boys that attend SLHS and have had a wonderful experience. They are both honor students and athletes. The teachers and staff are very concerned about the students success and do whatever they can to help!

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2015
This is a great school! Our child was in another school that was rated "A" but our child was bullied and the school did little to nothing to stop it. Since moving to this school our child's grades have improved dramatically. The teachers and administration are kind and caring and always goes the extra mile to help the kids succeed. Definitely the better of the local schools around!

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2015
So thrilled to be apart of this school. Administration and teachers work so hard to prepare our kids for life and college. My son plays sports and we have an extended family in our small community. Blessed!

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2014
I recently enrolled my son in south lake high school and I am very impressed with the staff. The enrollment process was simple, without an appointment we met with a guidance counselor, enrolled in classes and had a bus assignment in under an hour. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The guidance dept. are very knowledgable on state graduation requirements for different academic goals. The first question was is my son college plan or career plan. From talking to other students in the school a large amount are in dual enrollment, in lake sumpter college,which is impressive. The baseball coach let my son join the squad after tryouts and all the students have been very welcoming to him. In my experience this is a really impressive school. The campus is older and not as flashy as other high schools in the area but the staff and curriculum make up for it.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2014
South Lake High School changes every year. It is frustrating and the teachers and staff struggle to keep everything going. The students hate the school, but it is not that bad.

- submitted by a community member

August 30, 2013
I have two students at SLHS and this year's experience with guidance counselors regarding schedules has been impressive. Mrs. Campbell was a great help to my daughter, who had a schedule of high school, virtual school and possibly LSSC classes. She went above and beyond with her time, knowledge and helpfulness. She truly has a servant's heart. She also helped with my son's schedule on more than one occasion, assuring he got the Honors/AP classes with his choice of electives. Ms. Burgess helped with my daughter's schedule also. She spent a great deal of time with us and was very informative and accommodating. I cannot say enough positive about Mrs. Campbell and Ms. Burgess. Emails and phone calls were promptly returned. SLHS students are fortunate to have such professional, personable and caring advocates.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2013
It took a week to get my son's schedule changed. He went to guidance everyday, was told to fill out a form, and nothing was done. He received none of the electives he wanted. The second day of AP Science they watched a movie. Hopefully, it will get better.

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2011
I just finished my junior year at South Lake and I must say that this school is a joke. i've read that people on here have said that the teachers really do care and look out for you and blah blah blah. Personally, i have had no help from this school. For example, my sophomore year I stayed after school to get help from my math teacher. Well, my math teacher shows up to tutoring late with one of her favorite cheerleaders and as they part my teacher tells the student, "come to chick- fil-a today! I'll drive!", after the student agrees my teacher proceeds to tell me that she can't stay too late at tutoring today. Oh, I can only imagine why. I tell my guidance councelor this and I assume she enlightened administration. However, this teacher still works here today and doesn't seem any different. Unless you're involved in football, of whom sucks anyways, you really don't get looked out for. The football players or ROTC members are always getting out of trouble. There are a select few of teachers that I've loved, but that doesn't make the school good as a whole. You just have to get lucky enough to get those teachers. Needless to say, I'm going to a different school this year.

- submitted by a student

February 15, 2011
As a parent of a jr. at this school, I am so disappointed in the new administration, so many of us had high hopes things would get better . According to the kids that come to our house and some talk I hear as my son talks to his friends, nothing is being done about discipline or attendance. The school is worse than ever. I can only assume it is to make the school look better under this new administration. It is scary as soon, it will be out of control. High schools need TOUGH administrators who enforce all the rules, across the board.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 27, 2010
I am a parent. This is my daughter's first year at this school.My daughter is a Freshman. The problem I find with this school is the office staff and some of the teachers. In order to get any in information I have to contact the assistant principal!!! I think the school needs to get things straight and pay more attention to the students and the parents. Alot of the classes that the students have the teachers are not trained to be teaching. Instead of the teachers always assuming the worst, they need to listen to there students and start to remember why they went into teaching in the first place. I find this school to be a huge dissapointment. I would lov to have another school to transfer her too. Good luck if you send your children there.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2010
I'm a sophmore. I dont like this school. The kids are rude and the teaching methods are awful. I rather be home school or go the private school rather then this school

- submitted by a student

August 23, 2009
I am a senior and have gone there since Sophmore Year. This school is awful. I have all my credits to graduate however I am not allowed to do a half day program even though I have no need for more classes than needed. Also, many teachers and faculty are very rude and do not care about a students needs over there own. I moved here from South Carolina and the schools academics were a shock. I could not believe that honor and regular class programs were all in one room. If I were a parent, I would not let my child attend this school.

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no rating
April 29, 2009
I would like to thank Mr. Adams, who has done home instruction with my child. Finally - someone has made a difference!

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2009
I'm a senior and I've been at this school for four years now. I agree that most of the teachers do care about the students and really try their best to make learning the material interesting. My problems lie in administration. Most of the people who work in the office don't act like they even want to be there. You go to guidance and get a 'what do you want', well excuse me for thinking they were there to help the students. Honestly the counselors and such really don't give us all the information we need, and the school doesn't keep us updated on events and such. Most of the teachers are great, but i wish the administration would get with it. The school itself overall is average.

- submitted by a student

February 09, 2009
Yes, I do attend this school. I must say, this school isnt the best, but the majority of teachers are great. They help out the student, look out for them, and really care about the education their getting.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 03, 2009
i graduated form this school and it helped me alot. I learned something new every year. I finished in only 3 years instead of four and i can honestly say another year there wouldnt hurt. You may look at it as a bad school but they have alot to offer you just have to look into the things you care about and im sure there will be a great outcome.

- submitted by a community member

December 31, 2008
I attend this school. I feel a percentage of the teachers are inadequate in teaching in a variety of ways for all learners. Their lesson plans may not include a way to target auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners. Most of the classes are boring and put students to sleep. The block scheduling or four by four also is a terrible way to teach students. I can honestly say I don't remember most of the things I learned my freshman year and I am just about to enter the Spring term of my sophomore year. Obviously there needs to be a major change or some kind of improvement done by the Lake County School System.

- submitted by a student

October 31, 2008
This is my son's first year and so far I am very happy with the school. The teachers are very helpful and they have been great with keeping in touch. The new Esembler site is great, it is eay to use and it is a good way to be able to keep track of your child and make sure they are doing there work as they should be. This school is such a change from Gray Middle School, it is nice to know that it was just the school and not the county that was having the problems.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2008
A friend of mine had left a review (she was the one in the theatre arts major and im in the culinary arts major.) i also give it a four out of five. i am in chorus, show choir, and thespian club and the teachers sponsoring it (Mrs.Sayers and Mrs.Jullian) are absolutly amazing! THey are some of the most supportive and helpful teachers i'veever come in contact with and they actually care about the students. Because of them i have decided to follow my dreams and next year when i get the opportunity im changing my major to performing arts. If it wasnt for there guidance i would never had dreamed of all the possibilities that are before me now. Yes, we dont have the money we need to put on bigger productions but the students and staff work eith what they are given are magnificent!!!

- submitted by a student

September 26, 2008
I am a student here and I acually like it! The only thing that would bump this rating down would be not enough money to do what we have to (even though that kinad cant get helped) and placment of classes acording to major. My major is Theatre Arts and it does not need subjects like others would. For instance my friend (who is a cooking major) signed up for Chemistry and I signed up for Physical science. When we got our schedule's she got physical science and I got chemistry. and the guidence counelors would not switch us. so because of that im only giving SLHS a 4 but other wise im part of the top students in the school, SLHS Chorus and Thespians! GO EAGLES!

- submitted by a student

September 19, 2008
I would have to say that the academic structure is very weak. Some of the classes I took weren't beneficial at all, and I feel that my guidance counselors were more of a hassel to get information from than a help. This school has a very good staff overall, but as far as a good education, South Lake is more of a playplace than a school of serious learning.

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2008
I was a student at South Lake and I just want to respond to the negativity that some parents have placed on the guidance department. The guidance department was ALWAYS there with whatever problem that was presented related to academia and scheduling. granted the Counselors are not going to switch your kid out of a Class because they dont like the teacher. grow up. There will always be someone your child doesnt like. that's not the schools problem. Also if the student takes the initiative, their problems and concerns will always be addressed by an authority. I graduated Valedictorian and went through four years of correctly asking relevant questions, receiving straightforward answers and moving forward towards my goals.

- submitted by a student

February 28, 2008
Amazing school!has so many choices of what to do.So many sports.The teachers are amazing!!! Go South Lake Eagles!!!Go big blue

- submitted by a student
no rating
February 20, 2008
great school...awesome teachers...so many activities & electives...great opportunity for almost every career....i love it....

- submitted by a student

January 17, 2008
Being a parent of 4 SLHS graduates we have had many negative experiences with the school. The leadership needs to be restructured. Teachers need to be held accountable. Students need to be treated with more respect. Over the years we have been there they have continued to get a poor grade. The morral of the students and employees are low. If your kids are zoned to go there get involved and watch for your childs well being. No one there will.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2008
South Lake has its ups and downs. They provide a lot of extracurricular activities and many electives. If you have a problem, you'd best fix it yourself, because the guidance department will not be there to help you. I've also had some bad experiences with a few teachers, some of which went extremely out of line with their behaviors and instead of being punished, they simply remove the problem- the student. Overall, it's not a bad school. Most of us are pretty spirited and don't dread coming to school everyday. It's definitely in dire need of repairs in it's administration, though.

- submitted by a student

July 28, 2007
School severely lacks organization, central leadership and overview of teachers, and guidance is off in outer space not communicating with parents or monitoring students. Worst of all possible places for adolescents ...

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 30, 2007
I just graduated from SLHS so I can now look back and realize...SLHS is too lenient on the students. The students that need the discipine, pretty much run the school because adults are afraid of them or afraid to say anything that will start something. Nowadays we are to worried about what we say. 'If the shoe fits' is what I say.

- submitted by a student

February 11, 2007
I think that South Lake is, for the most part, a great school. I think that the discipline could be better, but keep in mind that the administration is often very busy and has little time to punish students in a harsher way for doing things like saying 'bad' words. SLHS is doing many things to become a better school, they're enforcing rules, and doing things like helping to prepare students for things like the FCAT.

- submitted by a student

January 05, 2007
SLHS needs to get tough. Kids are disrespectful.

- submitted by a student

September 19, 2006
South Lake is good in the sense that it has lots of extracurricular activites. At the same time, it also has lots of issues with discipline because they are too easy on the kids. There is ridiculous discipline like Saturday School and detentions. These kids don't care about that.

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2006
I believe South Lake has no discipline at all. Kids get away with all sorts of things. They get themselves kicked out of class when they don't want to be there and nothing really happens. Many use foul language and no one says anything. I believe the adults there are scared of the kids. Not all the kids are trouble, but many are. I was appalled at the way kids talk to the adults there. I have been there only a couple of times to the attendance office and couldn't believe the disrespect and language being used by the kids in the office. No, I believe they must get stricter. Academically, they are doing o.k. but the administration and teachers have to be tougher or the kids will run the school.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2006
I just graduated from SLHS this year. C/O 06!! SLHS is an ok school. From the first year I went there which was 2002 to when I graduated 2006 it changed a lot. When I was a freshmen you could pretty much get away with anything. My senior year it was the toughest, there was nothing you could get away with. They came to the point where you had to carry a bright pink clip board to the bathroom with you and they locked the gates to the parking lots so students couldn't leave the school once they were there unless they first checked out. Over all it is an ok school. I guess they just have the safety of the students in mind. OhH who?! 06!

- submitted by a student

May 07, 2006
South Lake is a great school that has had to deal with great changes due to growth in the area. Teachers are dedicated and caring and the administration hard working. They are trying to reach out to every student through advisories and new academies, attendance and test grades have improved over the last two years. Discipline has improved too. Best thing to do is go visit and talk to them.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2006
I think SLHS is the perfect example of why school choice should be an option for parents. It certainly would ease the over crowded classrooms.

- submitted by a parent

January 31, 2006
South Lake was typical High School when I went there, the problems that may have existed there was not the fault of Administrators or Teachers. When it opened, it was two different worlds coming together and it was a tough merge. The school overcame a lot of problems and from what I can tell it still working hard to provide an education to students.

- submitted by a student

December 13, 2005
South Lake is a great school. They offer many oppurtunities to get invovled and plugged in on campus. Parents are given many chances to help around the school whether it be in the office or at the concessions stand on Friday nights. Teachers are sometimes a pain to deal with since there are so many that are green. But the school itself is great, and out shines its sister academically and where the community is concerned.

- submitted by a student

March 28, 2004
My siblings attend this school and they see this school as a disgrace compared to a school that they attended in Orange County. There is a lot of racism that is still at this time frame imbedded into the school atmosphere. A lot of things such as the main office is run by students and it is very unorganized. Students are allowed to do anything they want, and you would swear there was NO type of dress code. Also let us not get started on how the students are allowed to smoke weed where-ever they please. Also it is not uncommon to see students all hugged up on the lockers and having an administrator not saying anything to them. So please I stress try to keep your children away from South Lake. It's grade says enough as it is.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
Southlake has served my childrens educational needs. Older son was top 5% of class and was able to take advanced placement classes which has helped him in college. Younger son is jr. also taking AP classes and doing well.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
This school was better before they split it and took the majority of the great teachers to the new high school. Parental concerns were not addressed by the principal. When a parent would complain of a teacher they were told by the principal that they were the only parent complaining. You were treated as if you were stupid or out of line when complaining.

- submitted by a parent

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South Lake High School
15600 Silver Eagle Road, Groveland, FL  34736
(352) 394-2100
Last modified South Lake High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
South Lake High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 78 reviews. Top