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Educators in the Lake Orion Community Schools know the best way to prepare students for future success is to focus on the whole child. To accomplish this, we work together to address each student’s academic, emotional and developmental needs from pre-kindergarten through high school graduation.

The district supports our teachers’ efforts by offering a variety of innovative programs catered to student needs. Each of Lake Orion’s six neighborhood elementary schools features identical curriculum while meeting the unique needs of the students, families and neighborhoods they serve. The district’s three middle schools use a team-concept approach that integrates the core curriculum with small teams of trained educators who collaborate daily and act as advocates for every student. This effort is complemented by the STAR (Student Teacher Affective Relationships) program at our three middle schools that help build a deeper rapport between students and their teachers. Lake Orion High School offers a modified block schedule which allows students to experience both 45- and 90-minute classes. LOHS offers 225 courses, plus another 11 at the Oakland Schools Technical Campus.

To learn more about how Lake Orion helps assure student success, click here.

District At-A-Glance
Educators:

  • 74% of Lake Orion educators hold Master’s Degree or higher.
  • 31% of Lake Orion educators have spent at least five years with the district; 38% more than ten years.

Standardized Testing Spring 2016:

  • MSTEP (grades 3-8): Lake Orion ranks in the Top 10 among 28 districts in Oakland County in all subject areas.
  • PSAT (grades 9-10): Lake Orion ranks among the top 10 in Oakland County in both math and ELA.
  • SAT (grade 11): Lake Orion ranks among the top 10 in Oakland County in both math and ELA.

College Board:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) District Honor Roll

Lake Orion High School:

  • 96% Graduation Rate
  • Each year several million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to district graduates attending college.

Heidi Mercer

Heidi Mercer
Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
315 N. Lapeer Street
Lake Orion, MI 48362

Phone: 248-693-5400


Kerri Anderson

Kerri Anderson
Director of Curriculum

315 N. Lapeer Street
Lake Orion, MI 48362
Phone: 248-693-5400


Marysue Schwartzmiller
Administrative Assistant

315 N. Lapeer Street
Lake Orion, MI 48362
Phone: 248-693-5400