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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Lake Orion Community Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Lake Orion, MI. It has 7,337 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.

Lake Orion Community Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
393 responses
Average ACT
27
322 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,337
Free or Reduced Lunch
19.6%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$67,953
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,650/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$79,861
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$734
National
$949
Median Home Value
$277,700
National
$184,700

Lake Orion Community Schools Reviews

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I really like how well connected everyone in the community is. There are many events hosted by the high school students that involve middle schoolers and elementary schools. Some of which events include the maker fair, girls night out, teas and tiaras, etc. There are also many opportunities for students to volunteer around the communities such as working events hosted by the Orion Township Public Library, child care at PTO and parent university's, spring fairs and many other activities. One thing I would change is how the schools spend money. They buy all these fancy TV's and renovate the schools to have new lounge areas. However, they don't fix the broken bathroom stalls or the leaky sinks. There are many water stains from the pipes leaking that they won't fix. It's very frustrating to see how badly they keep up with the maintenance of the building.
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Experiences have varied according to the school the kids were in. Some were better than others, just as some teachers were others. Many were excellent. The music programs are generally excellent. On the downside, a couple years ago the district redistricted, eliminating a couple schools and schools of choice. The children have had interrupted friendships and in the case of ours, interrupted education including gaps because they were forced to move from a multi-age school with a multi-year combined curriculum that didn't align with the others. On the upside, the music, art and theater opportunities have been broad and deep and well-supported by the community.
The teachers are very helpful, and encouraging!
However, sports can look to be very political, and the students can be disrespectful.