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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Lakes Community High School is a top rated, public school located in Lake Villa, IL. It has 1,347 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.

Lakes Community High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1230
168 responses
Average ACT
26
284 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$82,613
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,127
National
$949
Median Home Value
$251,400
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 136 responses
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  • Football games
    17%
  • Homecoming game
    16%
  • Lakes vs antioch game
    16%
  • Royal Rush
    12%
  • Homecoming dance
    10%
  • Pep rallys
    10%
  • State walks
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,347
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,604
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,784/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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Lakes Community High School Reviews

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Lakes Community High School is a wonderful school that is focused on ensuring that their students have the best possible education. The staff is supportive and willing to do what ever it takes to help students achieve their goals. With many clubs and activities they provide support to helping acclimate incoming freshman. They also provide the resources necessary to encourage upperclassmen to take charge of their future. Lakes is an amazing school with opportunity and ways to get involved. However, Lakes Community High School puts a lot of stress on their students to take Advanced Placement and Honors courses. While this is not always a bad thing, often times students are pushed too hard, or are found in classes that they should not be in. Because the environment can be so competitive, many students experience stress and increased levels of anxiety as a result.
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We love Lakes Community High School and so do our children! The teachers are awesome and the after school activities are wonderful. Our family really appreciates the emphasis on respect, pride and community.
I would give Lakes Community High School three stars for the primary reason that I do not believe enough strides had been taken in my time at the school towards progressing their education system in order to benefit the overall mental and physical health of the students involved. The early start time at our school was complained about often by both the student body and staff during the entirety of my high school career. This issue was never addressed or changed, along with the dress code which many viewed as sexist and unfair to women. For these reasons and more I would rate the school as average.