Lakewood High  

Principal:  Cedric McKnight

Address:   350 Old Manning Road, Sumter, SC 29150

Phone: (803) 506-2700     Fax: (803) 506-2708


Lakewood High School will begin the school year through virtual instruction Friday, August 28.

Lakewood will distribute Chromebooks in the fine arts center parking lot beginning August 10-13 from 10 AM – 2:00 PM according to the following schedule:

9th grade-August 10, 10th grade – August 11, 11th grade -August 12, and 12th grade -August 13. Masks will be worn and social distancing guidelines will be followed at all times.

In order for parents/guardians to review their child’s schedule for the upcoming school year, please log into Parent Portal to check for class schedules.  If you do not have a Parent Portal account, please visit this website and scroll down for instructions:

On Tuesday, August 25 from 5:30-6:30 PM, Lakewood High School will host a virtual Teacher Meet and Greet with timed rotations for each period for first semester classes only.  We will send an Edulink call reminding you and your child to log in.  During the Meet and Greet, parents will receive back to school information, hear virtual learning expectations, review Parent Portal requirements, and meet staff members. Links to all of the virtual events will be placed on Lakewood High School’s website, social media pages, and teachers’ Google classrooms.

As we look forward to a new year in Gator Nation, we are extremely excited about this upcoming school year.  Parents, please remember to check in with your child each day to ensure that he/she is meeting the expectations established by Sumter School District so they are academically successful.  On behalf of the faculty and staff of Lakewood High School, we are dedicated to making sure all of our students are successful during this unconventional time.  We look forward to seeing each of you soon.