Henry E. Lackey was born in Norfolk, Virginia on June 23, 1876. He was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1895. In 1908, he was stationed at the Naval Proving Ground in Indian Head Maryland. In 1917, (WWI) he returned as commanding officer of Naval Proving Ground in Indian Head MD. Seeing a need for education, Henry E. Lackey commissioned a building which would become Lackey High School. It was the first four year high school in Charles County and in 1919, student enrollment was 252. The class of 1923 was the first graduating class. The Lackey High School building had central heating, running water, and electric lights 8 years before the town. After a distinguished career of 41 years, he retired on July 1, 1940 to Temple, New Hampshire. Rear Admiral Lackey died on October 15, 1952, but his accomplishments live on today in Henry E. Lackey High School.
The mission to Henry E. Lackey High School is to:
Promote academic and social success,
Encourage respect of individual differences,
Offer each student the opportunity to reach his/her highest potential,
by providing a dynamic and continuously evolving curriculum and a safe learning environment.
Through excellence in teaching and learning, and in partnership with family and community, we challenge our students to
Achieve academic excellence,
Develop responsible leadership,
Contribute service to the community,
All of which allow them to attain the lifelong learning skills necessary for success in an ever changing global community.
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