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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Lake Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Saint John, IN. It has 3,219 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
8400 Wicker Ave
Saint John, IN 46373
Telephone
(219) 365-8551
Website

Lake Central High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1190
455 responses
Average ACT
26
334 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$103,701
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$842
National
$949
Median Home Value
$274,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.66 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.66 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 250 responses
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  • Prom
    19%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Winter Formal
    16%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Senior Banquet
    6%
  • Band events
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,219
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.81 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.81 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.81 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.119 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.119 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.119 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,520/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.136 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.136 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.136 responses
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I love my school because my teachers are kind and very accommodating, especially towards students like me who are apart of the West Lake program. There are several classrooms devoted to the needs of special needs students.
In the regular curriculum, there are classes available on so many subjects, even Marine Biology! When we are required to take state tests, our instructors offer encouragement on the spot and allow us to leave the testing room if every individual is finished. The student body is relatively diverse - I've met so many cool new people! There are even police officers on campus to make sure all of us are safe. The aspect I like most is that the teachers and counselors are willing to check on students if you look as though you're having a hard time. I like my school a lot!
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I highly recommend my high school to others who are considering enrolling in my community! This high school has vast resources to prepare students for college education and trade schools. The guidance counselors are very helpful to set you on the right path to succeed and pursue your goals. There are very useful classes that allow students to take advantage of achieving college credit before graduating from high school. The teachers at this high school are very helpful to give you many resources to succeed in the class and become prepared for higher-level classes. There are multiple clubs at Lake Central for students to be more involved in school and create more friendships.
I absolutely love Lake Central. It offers a wide variety of classes so everyone can explore their interests. Unlike many other high schools, LC has three options for foreign languages: Spanish, French, and German. I am so thankful that it offers Advanced Placement (AP) classes so I can have the opportunity to receive college credit in high school. The AP classes are also pretty challenging so I am never bored in those classes. Lake Central is a very big school so it's nice to see a lot of diversity through the hallways between classes. I have established great relationships with my teachers and my peers. I'd say the majority of the teachers I've had enjoy their jobs and are great at teaching. Although I can't account for every student's personal experience at Lake Central, I would not have wanted to attend any other high school than LC.