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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
    A-
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, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
1 HIGHLANDER WAY
LAKE WALES, FL 33853
Telephone
(863) 678-4222

Lake Wales Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1070
200 responses
Average ACT
22
112 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-
Area Feel
Suburban
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.40 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 130 responses
Report
  • H2H
    19%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Prep Rallys
    18%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Scottish Dancers
    9%
  • 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%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,234
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.1%
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 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
$9,001/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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Lake Wales Senior High School Reviews

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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!
Lake Wales High School definitely isn’t a school I regret choosing to go to. While there a few things I would change like the block scheduling, teachers not sticking to the syllabus, and paperless classrooms, there a few things that I love about my school. My amazing and trustworthy teachers for instance, prep rallies, and at the end of our birthday month, we get a cupcake!