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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
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Lake Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Saint John, IN. It has 3,190 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
About Lake Central High School...
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
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
326 responses
Average ACT
26
279 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$98,545
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,042
National
$949
Median Home Value
$257,000
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.63 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.63 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 236 responses
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  • Prom
    19%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Winter Formal
    16%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • Band events
    6%
  • Senior Banquet
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,190
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.78 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.78 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.78 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.116 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.116 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.116 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.133 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.133 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.133 responses
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Lake Central High School Reviews

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I love Lake Central! The building has been remodeled and is spectacular. We are provided with endless opportunities through our technology and a wide range of classes. The teachers and staff are incredible and are always looking out for us, the students. Lake Central has prepared me for college, my career, and my life beyond.
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Super happy with my son's outcome with Lake Central! They are both have been students in the system since preschool. They both had special situations that the system accommodated. They both participated in various activities, made many great friends, met great coaches, great teachers and other leaders of the community. I couldn't be prouder of our school system. Great job LC!
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.