A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Lake Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Saint John, IN. It has 3,226 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% in reading.
Address
8400 Wicker Ave
Saint John, IN 46373
Telephone
(219) 365-8551
Website

Lake Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1160
249 responses
Average ACT
26
248 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.58 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.58 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 225 responses
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  • Prom
    20%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Winter Formal
    16%
  • Basketball games
    12%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Band events
    6%
  • Senior Banquet
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,226
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.73 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.73 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.73 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.111 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.111 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.111 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
$11,625/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.128 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.128 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.128 responses
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Lake Central High School has a lot of great teachers and the facilities are great. There are a lot of dumb rules though and whenever you try to join something, they make it difficult for you to do so. If this changed, I think a lot more people would be in clubs and sports. Lake Central definitely makes you college ready because of the block schedule and the curriculum. Lake Central offers a variety of classes and everyone can find their own place. The administration is just okay. I think they make decisions at times and do not consider the opinions of students or teachers, who are usually mostly affected by their decisions. I definitely do feel safe at Lake Central. It is in a good city and I never feel like I am in danger. The sports at Lake Central are very good! Not a lot of people like the athletic director, but the coaches at Lake Central are highly qualified. Lake Central is a good school overall, but there is just some kinks that need to be fixed.
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Overall, Lake Central High School sets their students up for success. The principal is nice, the teachers are supportive, and the classes are more challenging than those of another high school. I love it here!
Lake Central High School has enabled me to grow as a person socially, academically, and emotionally. While the size of the school is large, I wouldn't want to attend any college smaller than our LC campus. I have had many positive experiences in and outside of the classroom including academics, sports, and friendships. Many of my teachers keep in touch with my extra curricular events, such as cross country and track, and they also are there to guide me with their words of wisdom anytime. My experiences at Lake Central High School have been positive, and I would not exchange those for anything! I'm looking forward to graduating in the spring and taking the next step in my adult life.