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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Lake County Schools is a public school district located in Tavares, FL. It has 42,462 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
Address
201 W Burleigh Blvd
Tavares, FL 32778
Telephone
(352) 253-6500

Lake County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1090
1,400 responses
Average ACT
24
683 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
42,462
Free or Reduced Lunch
68.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,237
Teachers in First/Second Year
35.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$360,281,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,533/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%

Lake County Schools Reviews

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As I approach my final days as a high school student my overall experience with lake county schools has been mediocre. I would like to acknowledge that Lake County schools are exceedingly considerate of the safety of students, which I highly appreciate. Although I haven't had a deplorable experience, I would suggest Lake County Schools prioritize and incorporate additional college readiness programs for high school students. They should find a higher quality of resources for students as well as faculty members. Supply textbooks and technology appropriate for circumstances, so teachers can improve engagement of students who will later be confident and well-informed, and succeed academically.
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The lake county school system is very undecisive. In the past four years i have been in lake county they have changed the way the schools run from having block scheduling (which i prefered) to period classes, last year they gave as an hour for lunch, now this year they have taken that away and given us a study hall on Wednesday. Its very difficult as a student to acclimate to a school when it is always changing!

Now i wish the standard for teacher and administration was higher i do not feel they are working to the full extent teachers just hand students the books and say "here read this the test is tomorrow." There is no more teaching coming from teachers its all "personalized learning." As for administration they should actually look at how these teachers are teaching and acting. They need to make changes not let them get away with it.
I have completed most of my education with lake county school system. I have enjoyed it thoroughly, only 1 bad experience. Lake County has good academics, I have been involved in honors education from middle school til now. I have had the privilege of getting to duel enroll at Lake Sumter State College. Sophomore year I was extremely ill, my school worked with my family and I so well, keeping me in the loop and keeping me up to date with homework and assignments.
Besides education, I have been included in a variety of extracurricular activities. When I was younger 8-14 I did competitive gymnastics, my schools worked very well with me and my gymnastics schedule. Later on, I was also in track, competing in pole vault and triple jump. I am also part of HOSA, FCA, and have been part of small events like talent shows that my school hosts.