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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Lakeside High School is a highly rated, public school located in Atlanta, GA. It has 2,196 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 61% in reading.
Address
3801 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30345
Telephone
(678) 874-6702
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Lakeside High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
61%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1180
387 responses
Average ACT
27
187 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,876
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,062
National
$949
Median Home Value
$176,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 137 responses
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  • Bonfire
    20%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Football Games
    16%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Homecoming Week
    10%
  • Cheering at football games
    9%
  • Pep Rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,196
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,977
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.2%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,399/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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Lakeside High School Reviews

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Interesting experience, I moved here my sophomore year. It had a different atmosphere then my last school. Making friends was a lot easier then, I thought it would have been especially because of the school size being 2000+ students. Academically the school can be considered top notch in DeKalb County, although, there have been incidents were some teachers I personally feel are unqualified to teach. Overall I would recommend this school to those who want to further their experience and education, due to the large amount of opportunities offered here.
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Lakeside was not the worst school one could attend, but it definitely wasn’t the best. The spirit running through the school was high, and it was demonstrated in spirit week, homecoming week, football games, and exciting pep rallies that would be put together for the students. The teachers at Lakeside are dedicated to teaching, but there are some teachers that everyone at the school knows shouldn’t be teaching. Being close to Atlanta, Lakeside is the most diverse school I’ve attended. Most of the students are nice, and as long as you keep to your friend group and don’t bother anyone else, you’re sure to have a good experience.
Lakeside was a nice 4-year experience, I met many lifelong friends and had many opportunities to better myself within the school. Most teachers strive to help you pass and give tutorials before and/or after school and others not so much. I seldom had problems at the school other then some of the teachers. Many clubs are offered to help students build certain traits and build them for the future. There is a lot of diversity at the school even though it may look mostly caucasian. Many sports are offered and scouters come a lot. Many end up getting signed at colleges if the performance is good.