Kathleen Senior High School (KHS) first opened its doors in 1928 which makes it the second oldest high school in Lakeland. Since its opening, KHS has held a tradition of breaking boundaries and setting new standards that make the staff, students, and alumni proud to call themselves Red Devils.
These broken boundaries include the first black principal at an integrated school in Polk County with Mr. Willie Speed in 1978. Other notable names that you will see around the campus include Ray Lewis, Clinton Wright, and Johnnie Jackson. Kathleen Senior High School alum have went on to tremendous success as leaders in their career fields.
Mission and Vision
The mission of Kathleen Senior High School is to provide professional, respectful and great customer service to all students allowing them to graduate prepared for college, post-secondary and/or to be career ready.
All Kathleen High School students will graduate with a personalized, collaborative, and diverse education. Through an engaged family of educators and community partners, students are empowered, confident, and purposeful. Instruction is authentic and student-centered, ensuring all graduates are prepared for college, career, and life.
So proud we stand, so firm so true
Our loyalty we pledge to you.
In this great land where men are free.
Where knowledge gives us liberty,
You, Alma mater are our destiny.
Oh banner wave in red and white,
Our symbol and guiding light.
Through all the years so proudly may you stand,
Hail, Kathleen, Kathleen, Kathleen!
Kathleen Senior High School
1100 Red Devil Way
Lakeland, FL 33815