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Lorne Akins Junior High School

About Our School

“Welcome Home, You Belong Here!” is not just our motto, but something we live everyday. Junior High is an exciting time in a student's journey as they further mould their identity and learn independence. We believe that it's our job to guide them as they grow.


Students Strong

500 Students Strong

From intramurals, multiple clubs, a variety of athletic teams, musical opportunities and fine arts experiences, there’s something for everyone beyond the academics.




Attendance Areas

Our school serves the neighbourhoods of Akinsdale, Braeside, Erin Ridge, Erin Ridge North, Forest Lawn, Inglewood, Kingswood, Oakmont, Parkwood, Pineview, Regency Heights, Sturgeon Heights, Sturgeon Point Villas and Woodlands.

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Gator Life

Gator Life

Jr. High is an amazing place to be, but we also know that there can be challenges to overcome. We focus heavily on mental support for our Gators and their families, have a very active SOGI group, and dedicated literacy and numeracy support.

Administration Team

Administration Team

Principal: Derek Herman, Assistant Principal: Jennifer Suriano


Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge Treaty 6 territory and the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. We acknowledge the mistakes of the past and are dedicated to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.