Important Numbers

Front Office 386-758-4800 Front Office Fax 386-758-4839 Guidance 386-758-4820 Guidance Fax 386-758-4945 Nurse 386-758-4809 Media Center 386-758-4826

Dennis Dotson

Dennis Dotson, Principal

Mitchell Shoup

Mitchell Shoup, Assistant Principal

Candace Christie

Candace Christie, Assistant Principal

Mission Statement

Lake City Middle School will educate all students in a safe and supportive learning environment that will develop life-long learners and productive citizens. We are one school, one team, with one goal, which is to prepare our students socially, emotionally and academically for high school.

Attendance Protocols
  1. Absences due to medical conditions must be attested to, in writing, by a licensed physician, dentist, optometrist or care provider to school officials within two (2) days of the student's return to school.

  2. Parent Documented Excuses - within two (2) school days after returning, any student who has been absent from school shall bring a note from his parent/guardian. Failure to bring a note within two (2) days shall result in an automatic unexcused absence.

  3. A parent may document three (3) excused days of absences per grading period. All absences in excess of three (3) days during the grading period not otherwise recognized as excused by state law shall be unexcused.

  4. Please avoid using sticky notes and paper that is as small as a sticky note. These can be lost very easily.

Safe Schools

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Bullying Form

When someone says or does something 
unintentionally hurtful, and they do it once, that's        
When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful, and they do it once, that's
When someone says or does something intentionally hurtful, and they keep doing it even when you tell them to stop or show them that you're upset, that's


Red and black bullying stops here sign on a white background Stock Photo - 12586736

FortifyFL App

  • We are pleased to announce that the FortifyFL app is LIVE. Now, any student, educator, parent, or member of the public can report school safety concerns directly to law enforcement and school administrators anonymously and easily through the FortifyFL app or The app, which is available for download on Apple and Android mobile devices, is critical to ensuring all Florida schools are safe environments where students and educators can experience and share the joy of learning without fear. We hope that you will become familiar with this tool and help us spread the word about it with our students.

Department of Children and Family Services

Abuse Hotline


The Florida Abuse Hotline accepts reports of known or suspected child abuse, neglect or abandonment, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Celebrate Our CTE Programs
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Career and Technical Education provides students with opportunities to explore career options in settings that anticipate and address student's needs. Providing students with academic, occupational, and technical skills along with a post-secondary pathway to succeed in their future careers.

Employment Opportunities
Equity Statement

The Columbia County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability or marital status in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The Columbia County School District is required by Title IX and its regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. The district also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment of all types including sexual harassment or assault may be sent to:

Hope Jernigan

Columbia County School District

Equity and Title IX Coordinator

372 West Duval Street

Lake City, Florida 32055

(386) 755 - 8015

Florida's Report Cards - School Grade Report

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA, 2015), requires every state and district to publish report cards that show how the state, district, and schools are doing with regard to students achievement and success. The 2018 – 19 Florida’s School Report Cards are now available for your review. For your convenience, you may visit to obtain a copy of the state, district, and school reports. If you need additional information concerning Florida’s School Report Cards, please contact your school’s principal or contact Instructional Services at 386.755.8043. Web Address: Esta notificación está disponible en Español: