Lorne Park Secondary School

Lorne Park Secondary School

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Lorne Park Secondary School (often abbreviated as LP or LPSS) is a public high school located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It serves the Lorne Park area.

History

When the population of Peel County began experiencing a population explosion in the 1950s, the secretary-treasurer for the South Peel Board of Education began negotiations to purchase land for a new school to be built on a 13½ acre site at the price of $32,469 CAD. Construction on the school began in 1957.

The breakdown of costs for the school was as follows:

Billed as a very modern design when the school opened for students in January 1958, the main feature of the school, facing south onto Lorne Park Road, was a suspended concrete canopy with two-story windows. The school opened with 272 students and 16 teachers.

In 1973, Lorne Park was the first school in the Peel Board of Education to offer full-credit semestering. The success of the experiment led to the extension of semestering to most schools in Peel by 1976.

The school population peaked in 1979, when Lorne Park had a teaching staff of 92 and 1,647 students in a building designed for 1,420. The current student population stands at 1,167 students. It is one of five designated centres of......

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