General Information

School Information:

George W. Jenkins High School
6000 Lakeland Highlands Road Lakeland, FL. 33813
Phone: 863-648-3566
Fax: 863-648-3573

School Times:

School Hours: 7:00am 2:00pm

First Bell: 6:50am
Dismissal Bell: 2:00pm

Our History

George Jenkins High School

Located on a 95 acre site in southeast Lakeland, George Jenkins High School was founded in 1993. Richard Lewis, the first principal, made a commitment to the community that GJHS would provide a quality education for every student in a challenging, caring atmosphere dedicated to educational excellence and community involvement; the current administration supports and reinforces his vision. The school has received the coveted "Five Star School" award, recognizing schools with exemplary community involvement, from the Florida Commissioner of Education. George Jenkins High School now has a population of 2,300 students and 125 staff members. George Jenkins' mission is make sure that every student is prompt, polite and prepared for success in college or career.


“The mission of Polk County Public Schools is to ensure rigorous, relevant learning experiences for our students that result in high achievement.”

Community: In the heart of central Florida, Lakeland, with a city and suburban population of 108,478, is located in Polk County, population 602,095. It is the home of Publix Supermarkets, one of the fastest growing chains in the Southeast. An easy commute on Interstate 4 from two popular metropolitan centers, Tampa and Orlando, allows residents and tourists access to major attractions, shopping, sports venues and more. Major industries include agriculture, phosphate mining and processing, manufacturing, technology, and tourism.


Our mission is that each student is prompt, polite and prepared. Our vision is that each student will graduate with the skills necessary to be successful in college or in a career.

Vision Statement