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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Lake Ridge New Tech Schools is a public school district located in Gary, IN. It has 1,920 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
6111 W Ridge Rd
Gary, IN 46408
Telephone
(219) 838-1819
Website

Lake Ridge New Tech Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
950
86 responses
Average ACT
21
17 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,920
Free or Reduced Lunch
87.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$25,484,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,674/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    50%
  • Support Services
    44%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$52,559
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$852
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,100
National
$184,700

Lake Ridge New Tech Schools Reviews

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I like that the student body is using technology to prepare the students for the working world. I would like to see much more “group work” taking place in such a diverse school system to better prepare the students for learning to speak, talk and cooperate with one another across all gender and ethnic groups.
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My kids have been in the school district all of their life except when I pulled them out to home school,and then went back. I like to see them get the head lice issue under control. That cost my family big time as I had 3 kids in the school,constantly getting. Most of the teachers were great,there are a few I did not care for. I think the uniform thing is over rated,as I believe kids learn better being comfortable. I don't like that they went New Tech at all. Parents really can't help their kids with homework,as most of it is now on the computer. I also don't like how notices are always last minute,website hasn't been updated nor has the high school calendar. So you never know what is going on. My daughter is a senior this year and the only thing I know so far is the date and time for graduation. Which is just a pain. We will not be returning this coming fall. So glad to be done with this school system!
Honestly, I liked the idea of the "New Tech" and "Project-Based Learning" models. They help students learn skills like communication, team work, and accountability from a young age. I just believe that the teachers and the students need to be into it more so that it's even more effective!