Lake Orion Community Schools' staff consistently is recognized among the state's best.
A few of the 2017-18 award winners:
- LOCS: Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education
- Orion Oaks Elementary, Waldon Middle School, Scripps Middle School, Library of the 21st Century recognition
- ELA coach Kate Dimeo, 2017-18 Excellence in Education Teacher of the Week
- Assistant Superintendent Heidi Mercer, 2018 Michigan Science Teacher Administrator of the Year
- PHASES paraprofessional Donna Squires, 2018 Oakland Schools Betty Campion Northeast Quadrant winner for support person of the year
- LOHS Television Production Workshop advisor Roger Smith, 2018 Digital Arts Film & Television Teacher of the Year
- Bus drivers Krystal McCulloch and Laurie Roe, recipients of 2018 Oakland County Excellence in Transportation awards
- Cheerleading coach Nicole Hills, Competing Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan Division One Coach of the Year.
- LOHS Art Teacher Melissa Wilson, "Inspiring Educator" Scholastic Art Award for the Southeastern Region