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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
    B-
  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 3,378 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Address
4400 Briercrest Ave.
Lakewood, CA 90713
Telephone
(562) 425-1281

Lakewood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1100
296 responses
Average ACT
25
49 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$82,175
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,538
National
$949
Median Home Value
$445,800
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.66 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.66 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 223 responses
Report
  • Football games
    21%
  • Homecoming
    19%
  • Club events, homecoming fair, prom, winter formal
    18%
  • The Musical Production every year
    9%
  • School Spirit Weeks
    7%
  • The Music Concerts
    6%
  • Carnival
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,378
Free or Reduced Lunch
51%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.78 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.78 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.78 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,089
Teachers in First/Second Year
1%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.94 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.94 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.94 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,844/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.101 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.101 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.101 responses
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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.
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The international bachlorrete program at lakewood is fantastic! The teachers know what they're doing and they prepare very college ready students, although the work load isn't for every child. Despite the IB program being amazing the regular classes tend to be on the lesser side with less motivated teachers and not enough opportunities for individual improvement. Altogether the school has a great community of kids and is very successful for a public school in its location.
My overall experience at Lakewood High School was incredible. I not only received an excellent education, but I was exposed to a great community of people. I was able to build great relationships with other students as well as many of my teachers. Because of this amazing atmosphere, students, teachers, and staff members were proud to be part of a school so special and showed their school spirit in all their activities. Whether it be in the classroom, or a sporting event Lakewood High School students excelled, and were determined to be great. Lakewood High Schools motto, “Today’s Lancers, Tomorrow’s Leaders,” really proves to be true.