Lakes High School

10320 Farwest Dr Sw,

Lakewood, WA, 98498-1799

Tel: (253)583-5500
Grades: 9-12

1,437 students

Lakes High School serves 1,437 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the WA average of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 40%.
Lakes High School operates within the Clover Park School District.
The school district's 44% graduation rate is lower than the WA state average of 77%.

Overview

The student population of 1437 students has grown by 8% over five years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,437 students
Lakes High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 44% Male / 56%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
Lakes High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Lakes High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (WA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 19:1
Lakes High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
2%
Lakes High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
5%
7%
Lakes High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
15%
20%
Lakes High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
16%
5%
Lakes High School Black (1988-2012)
White
47%
60%
Lakes High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Lakes High School Sch Ethnicity Lakes 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.
0.71 0.59
Lakes 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.
29%
37%
Lakes High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
13%
7%
Lakes High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 12,885 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 51% over five years.
School District Name Clover Park School District
Number of Schools
Managed
31
4
Number of Students Managed 12,885 969
Clover Park   School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 44% 77%
Clover Park   School District Graduation Rate (2002-2009)
District Total Revenue $147 MM $12 MM
Clover Park   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $167 MM $11 MM
Clover Park   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,009 $12,260
Clover Park   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,668 $11,231
Clover Park   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Steilacoom High School (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Mann Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lake Louise Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lakewood Lake Louise Elementary School
    11014 Holden Rd Sw
    Lakewood , WA , 98498
    (253)583-5310
    0.5  mi  |  329  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Lakewood Mann Middle School
    11509 Holden Rd Sw
    Lakewood , WA , 98498
    (253)583-5440
    0.7  mi  |  423  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Steilacoom Cherrydale Elementary School
    1201 Galloway
    Steilacoom , WA , 98388
    (253)983-2500
    0.7  mi  |  308  students  |  Gr.  KG-3
  • Steilacoom Preschool And Eceap
    1201 Galloway
    Steilacoom , WA , 98388
    (253)983-2505
    0.7  mi  |  43  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Dupont Pioneer Middle School
    1750 Bob's Hollow Ln
    Dupont , WA , 98327
    (253)983-7200
    1.3  mi  |  642  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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