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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Lakewood High School is a public school located in Sumter, SC. It has 1,144 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 38% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.

Lakewood High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
38%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
930
36 responses
Average ACT
19
78 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$41,800
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$742
National
$949
Median Home Value
$102,300
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
33%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 35 responses
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  • Football games
    29%
  • Basketball games
    23%
  • Prep rally's
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Track meets
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,144
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,234
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.1%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,100/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Lakewood High School Reviews

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Lakewood Is a very athletic and academic school. Overall we have 9-12th grade. The school provides everyone with equal opportunity for success. Teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors do their very best to help students out. They greet, encourage, uplift and confine in a relationship with students . Students are involved in the talented and gifted programs , athletics , clubs and other organizations around the school. The athletics program runs good.
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Well, the school allows the students an opportunity to be themselves. The students have a voice and are able to verbalize their needs and concerned. The school is very caring and respects students as individuals. They listen to what the students have to say without making them feel unimportant. The students have a good relationship with their teachers and administers. I feel that the school treats the students like they are a part of a family away from their family of origin. The school challenges and supports the students academically and encourages them to dream big. The teachers also work with the students to assist them with achieving those dreams and goals. I feel that the school is student orientated and their main focus is getting the students ready for college and/or to enter the real world with success.
Lakewood High is a very good school. Staff members are always there to help, and strongly push students to improve, make smart decisions, and to succeed for you own good. If you need help the staff is honestly there to help. Also, teachers seem to build a good relationship with students and give advice when you need it. The school is quiet and students are more stabled this year than any other year. The only thing I wish to change for Lakewood High, is the school pride..its there, but it needs to be stronger.