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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
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Lakewood High School is an above average, public school located in Lakewood, CA. It has 3,280 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.

Lakewood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1100
411 responses
Average ACT
24
56 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$84,055
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,662
National
$949
Median Home Value
$475,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.72 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.72 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 250 responses
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  • Football games
    20%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Club events, homecoming fair, prom, winter formal
    18%
  • The Musical Production every year
    8%
  • Winter Formal
    7%
  • School Spirit Weeks
    7%
  • The Music Concerts
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,280
Free or Reduced Lunch
58%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.84 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.84 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.84 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$98,542
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.100 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.100 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.100 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,636/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.107 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.107 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.107 responses
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As a senior attending Lakewood high school, I have now experienced 4 years being at the school. Lakewood high school is not a bad school. The staff and teachers are amazing and are determined to Provide a safe and secure school. Teachers go out of their way, making sure all students understand and learn subjects. No student is left behind. Lakewood high school has a variety of different clubs, extracurricular activities, sports, tutoring, and so much more. Students at the school are very friendly for the most part, but Lakewood high school does have a small drug issue. Many students try to come to school faded off of wax pins in weed.Because of this issue there are more cops and staff on the campus. Lakewood high school does not have many fights and Lakewood high school has their own intervention center so students can solve problems with other students and staff
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Lakewood High School contains a diverse community of students and faculty. Some of my peers say that the food isn't the best, but it is okay for being school food. They have a swimming pool and 2 gyms. LHS has wheelchair accessibility and the teachers there are great! Another thing Lakewood high school has are various different clubs and different classes. Our counselors are very hands on and will come talk to you about how ready you are for college. Overall, Lakewood High School is great but they could improve on the food quality.
When I think of Lakewood High school, the first word that comes to mind is diversity. This school accommodates very well to a variety of races, personalities, and sexuality. Not only that, but i believe the sports programs are very well organized, especially volleyball. As a current varsity volleyball player I can argue that our sports-volleyball and baseball in particular- are the pride of our school. Our coaches are great and become your family. Our academics are very well as well, and the teachers push you and are very involved.