The LCS Campus
From academics to arts to athletics, students at LCS benefit from outstanding facilities. Located on the corner of Harden Boulevard and Ariana Street, the school is just down the road from the exciting new Lakeside Village, our city’s newest center for shopping, entertainment, and dining. We are also located near the historic downtown district, which features several parks, shops, and restaurants.
The current campus, which was established in 1962, has undergone many changes in the years since then. What began as six classrooms, an office, and a cafeteria has expanded to include more than 60 classrooms, two computer labs, a cafeteria/auditorium, a science lab, multiple offices, music studios, a band complex, an early childhood suite and oudoor learning center, the premier new Viking Stadium, one of Polk County’s largest gymnasiums, athletic fields, and the 25,000-volume Leroy J. and Doris Douglass Library.
The Elementary/Middle School Building is one of the newest facility at LCS and is the signature building on campus. This 71,000 square foot, three-story structure opened for the fall of 2008 and features 33 classrooms over three floors and houses first through fifth grades, the Middle School and the Discovery Program for autistic students. The facility is “high educational tech,” with Smartboards, surround sound, multiple computer stations in each classroom and reading nooks in the elementary rooms. The building features a Wonder Room science and nature lab, and also contains security cameras and an access control system.
The Center for Early Childhood Education, the Ladd Educational Suite, the Curls Family Playland and the MacKinnon-Hill Family Foundation Outdoor Learning Center also opened for the fall of 2008. Serving our youngest children in K4 and K5, these facilities are located in the heart of the LCS campus. Students in K5 enjoy large classrooms, each with its own bathroom and large storage room. A large commons area allows all of the kindergarten students to meet together. The two classrooms in the Ladd Educational Suite house the K4 students and also feature bathrooms, storage and playground access. The Curls Family Playland was completely renovated with new equipment, a fall-safe surface and a shark’s tooth discovery pit. The MacKinnon-Hill Family Foundation Outdoor Learning Center includes an amphitheater and an expanded Turtletown.
In August of 2007, Viking Stadium was officially dedicated at the Inaugural football game. This premier football and soccer complex features artificial turf, a large scoreboard with video display, new lighting, a reception center featuring a large concession stand, restrooms and a ticket office, grandstands with one-quarter of the seating in comfortable chairbacks, air conditioned and wireless press box, and a fan plaza.
Our facilities also include The Blanton Center — a massive facility which includes a gymnasium, weight room, aerobics room and band facilities.
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