Lakeside High School is a public high school located in Garland County, Hot Springs, Arkansas. The school was founded in 1928. It's located at 2871 Malvern Avenue in Hot Springs. In the most recent year, the school was attended by 572 students occupying grades 10-12.
Lakeside boasts winning three Golden Apple awards. This is the third consecutive year (2007) that Lakeside has been ranked among one of the top 10 school districts in the state.
Lakeside maintains its impeccable academic record by having an incredible student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. In 2006, Lakeside had a graduation rate of 87%.
The Lakeside team mascot is the Rams. The Rams are a AAAAA-classification school, in the AAAAA Southwest conference along with Hope High School, Joe T. Robinson High School,Magnolia High School, Little Rock Christian, Pulaski Academy, and Hot Springs High School.
In addition to football, Lakeside also fields teams in sports including golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, soccer, track and field, volleyball, swimming, and bowling. The football team reached the state championship game in 1975 (where it lost to Stuttgart High School), but it has never captured the title. The Lakeside Cheerleading squad has won a decade of state titles. The tennis team has also been very successful. They have won every state championship since the beginning of AAA tennis.
Since his appointment as head band director of The Showband of Lakeside, Freddy Bell has taken the band to several marching as well as symphonic contests, where they have always received superior ratings. In their largest marching competition, the Northwest Arkansas Invitational in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, the band has placed in the top 10 in three of the past five years, receiving the distinction of "Best Drum Major" in 2002 and 2004. In 2000 The Showband of Lakeside took the Grand Champion prize of first place. The Lakeside Band program is also under the direction of assistant Jay Chipman who instructs all facets of the percussion program and conducts the high school concert band. Tara Stevens directs the junior high band. Jessica Chipman teaches the middle school band and is coordinator of the high school colorguard.
The choral program, under the direction of Mark Langley, has also participated in numerous contests, always receiving superior ratings. In 2004 and 2006 the Chamber Singers participated in a national competition (2004, Dallas , Texas ; 2006, San Antonio , Texas ) where they received high rankings as well.