Lakewood High School

855 Somerset Ave,

Lakewood, NJ, 08701-2127

Tel: (732)905-3502
Grades: 9-12

1,055 students

Lakewood High School serves 1,055 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Lakewood High School operates within the Lakewood Township School District.
The school district's 63% graduation rate is lower than the NJ state average of 92%.

Overview

The student population of 1055 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 94 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,055 students
Lakewood High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 94 teachers
Lakewood High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Lakewood High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the state average of 0.92. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 12:1
Lakewood High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
9%
Lakewood High School Asian (1988-2009)
Hispanic
61%
23%
Lakewood High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
27%
17%
Lakewood High School Black (1988-2012)
White
10%
51%
Lakewood High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Lakewood High School Sch Ethnicity Lakewood High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.55 0.92
Lakewood High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
58%
29%
Lakewood High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
Lakewood High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,251 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 63% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Lakewood Township School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
2
Number of Students Managed 5,251 931
Lakewood Township School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 63% 92%
Lakewood Township School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $137 MM n/a
Lakewood Township School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $132 MM n/a
Lakewood Township School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $26,843 $0
Lakewood Township School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $25,887 $0
Lakewood Township School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Brick Township High School (3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lakewood Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ella G Clarke Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lakewood Lakewood Middle School
    755 Somerset Ave
    Lakewood , NJ , 08701
    (732)905-3600
    0.4  mi  |  637  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Lakewood Ella G Clarke Elementary School
    455 Manetta Ave
    Lakewood , NJ , 08701
    (732)905-3620
    0.4  mi  |  820  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Lakewood Clifton Ave Grade School
    625 Clifton Ave
    Lakewood , NJ , 08701
    (732)905-3650
    1.1  mi  |  888  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Howell Ramtown Elementary School
    216 Ramtown Greenville Rd
    Howell , NJ , 07731
    (732)751-2493
    1.9  mi  |  459  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Howell Greenville School
    210 Ramtown Greenville Rd
    Howell , NJ , 07731
    (732)202-1745
    1.9  mi  |  463  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

School Reviews

  • Recommended December 14, 2009 - Lakewood High School is a school of unity. The teachers and students are all working together to make the school a better place. This school is unlike any other : there are problems here just like any other school, but there is also a lot of greatness that happens in that school. Over the past few years it seems that Lakewood has gone down a little, but we all know that its on its way back up. This school is somethimg really special. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 25, 2009 - Lakewood High School is a very unsafe school. Students join gangs and do drugs.The teachers do not care about their students nor about their safety. Lakewood is a school that I will never send my child to. - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Ocean County, NJ public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.36, which is lower than the New Jersey average of 0.92. The most diverse school district in Ocean County is Barnegat Township School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New Jersey or national school diversity statistics.