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2022-2027 STE(A)M Designation School
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Michael Adkins

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Director of Schools 
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WELCOME

Message to LCSS Family - 

Greetings from the Lawrence County School System!

On behalf of Mr. Kevin Caruso, Chairman of the Lawrence County Board of Education, members of the Board of Education, and the nearly 1,000 dedicated men and women of the Lawrence County School System, I thank you for entrusting your sons and daughters to our care. At this moment, we find ourselves in what we all hope and pray is the backside of the pandemic and beyond the numerous disruptions it created. Yet, we find ourselves in another unprecedented circumstance, a time of uncertainty, and a time of trepidation as the global economy struggles with inflation, supply and demand issues, and other issues that take center stage. However, the one constant in all of the uncertainty is the desire to provide our students with a quality education that prepares them for success in the 21st century. Serving nearly 6,800 students with nearly 3,000 riding buses to and from school daily, and nearly 7,500 meals offered to students per day, LCSS prides itself in setting a course for academic excellence and Making a Difference in the lives of those we serve-our students!

As Director of Schools, I want to assure you that your school system has taken considerable effort, energy, resources, and time planning, so we can provide the children of Lawrence County the best educational opportunities possible. Historic federal dollars have been awarded to the Lawrence County School System. I believe we have invested those dollars in a way that directly impacts and benefits students, faculty, and parents. I eagerly await the final data to support my belief. In the meantime, I would like to share a few of the many accomplishments the dedicated men and women of LCSS have earned in the past couple of years. 

LCSS was:

  • 1 of 67 districts in the state to be recognized as a Best for All District!

  • A Read 360 District!

  • One of the highest in the state for participation in TCAP exams!

  • One of the top districts in the state concerning graduation rates!

  • A leader in CTE and Industry Certification with 925 students earning certification in various fields of study!

It is evident that our students are guided by world-class educators who are committed to student success during their time in our schools, but are equally committed to their success post elementary, middle, and high school. The classroom, like the workforce, is constantly evolving and we aim to make sure that our 6,000 plus students are prepared for whatever line of work they choose as a career. That would not be possible without our phenomenal teachers, students, and parents. We are also very fortunate in our community to have unyielding support from community leaders, community members, and our parents. This partnership coupled with the guidance of our Board of Education helps foster the belief that educators are truly difference makers in the lives of their students.

Once again, thank you for entrusting your child to the care of the dedicated men and women of the Lawrence County School System.

Sincerely,

 

Michael Adkins

Mr. Michael Adkins, Ed. S.

Director of Schools