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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Lake Wales Senior High School is an above average, public, charter school located in Lake Wales, FL. It has 1,551 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
Address
1 Highlander Way
Lake Wales, FL 33853
Telephone
(863) 678-4222
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Lake Wales Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1070
222 responses
Average ACT
22
122 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$40,499
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$775
National
$949
Median Home Value
$134,100
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 132 responses
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  • H2H
    20%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Prep Rallys
    17%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Scottish Dancers
    10%
  • Morning meetings
    5%
  • Softball Games
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,551
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.47 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.47 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.47 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,203
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.1%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.50 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.50 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.50 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,384/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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I love Lake Wales Senior High School because it fosters learning and opportunities for all kinds of students. I enjoy the challenge of the IB curriculum, but also wanted to take dual enrollment classes at the local college. I was able to do both! I also have a great love for kids, so I joined the Early Childhood Career Academy at our high school. By the time I graduate, I will have certifications with the State of Florida to care for kids! We have so many different career academy opportunities for students who don't necessarily want to attend college. They will be employable immediately upon graduation. Whether you are a struggling student or an over-achiever, Lake Wales Senior High will help you find your niche!
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Lake Wales High School is a great school for those who want to be nurtured in an environment where you are encouraged to succeed in any field. With the Career Academics showcasing the diverse keystone courses and what they have to offer and the International Baccalaureate Classes showing off the academic capability, Lake Wales High School is the school to be!
LWHS is a very good high school. They give us plenty of freedoms that other schools do not give. They let us feel a lot more independent about the decisions we make, and what direction we want to go into for college. However, some things are flawed, I believe there's a limited staff. If there were more counselors for more kids to go to about college and other issues that they need help with; it would make a lot of the problems many students have disappear. Overall, the teachers are very kind, and they care very much about how we perform, and care about us as people rather than just their students, and I appreciate that quite a lot.