Top 10 Best Lakeland Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 59 public schools serving 38,678 students in Lakeland, FL. Lakeland has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Florida.
The top ranked public schools in Lakeland, FL are Lincoln Avenue Academy, Magnolia Montessori Academy and South Mckeel Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lakeland, FL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 54% (versus the Florida public school average of 59%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 56% statewide average). Schools in Lakeland have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Florida public schools.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Florida public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Best Lakeland, FL Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lincoln Avenue Academy
Magnet School
Math: 93% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1330 Lincoln Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 499-2955
Grades: K-5
| 569 students
Rank: #22.
Magnolia Montessori Academy
Charter School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1540 New Jersey
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 797-4991
Grades: K-6
| 98 students
Rank: #33.
South Mckeel Academy
Charter School
Math: 85% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2222 Edgewood Dr S
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 510-0044
Grades: PK-8
| 1,195 students
Rank: #44.
Mckeel Academy Of Technology
Charter School
Math: 85% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1810 Parker St W
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 499-2818
Grades: 7-12
| 1,467 students
Rank: #55.
Mckeel Elementary Academy
Charter School
Math: 86% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
411 Florida Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-1287
Grades: K-6
| 588 students
Rank: #66.
Valleyview Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2900 State Rd 540a E
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3535
Grades: PK-5
| 725 students
Rank: #77.
Lakeland Montessori School House
Charter School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1124 Lake Parker Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 413-0003
Grades: K-6
| 102 students
Rank: #88.
Lawton Chiles Middle Academy
Magnet School
Math: 79% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
400 Florida Ave N
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-2742
Grades: 6-8
| 651 students
Rank: #99.
Winston Academy Of Engineering
Magnet School
Math: 74% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3415 Swindell Rd
Lakeland, FL 33810
(863) 499-2890
Grades: PK-5
| 551 students
Rank: #1010.
Cleveland Court Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
328 Edgewood Dr E
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 499-2929
Grades: PK-5
| 414 students
Rank: #1111.
Lakeland Montessori Middle School
Charter School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
800 Palmetto St E
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 608-3194
Grades: 6-8
| 60 students
Rank: #1212.
Highlands Grove Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4510 Lakeland Highlands Rd
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3002
Grades: PK-5
| 792 students
Rank: #1313.
Scott Lake Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1140 County Road 540a E
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3520
Grades: PK-5
| 838 students
Rank: #1414.
Rochelle School Of The Arts
Magnet School
Math: 59% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
1501 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 499-2810
Grades: PK-8
| 849 students
Rank: #1515.
Carlton Palmore Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3725 Clevelnd Hts Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 648-3510
Grades: PK-5
| 446 students
Rank: #1616.
R. Clem Churchwell Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8201 Park Byrd Rd
Lakeland, FL 33810
(863) 853-6011
Grades: PK-5
| 647 students
Rank: #1717.
Polk Full Time Eschool
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
900 Lowry Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 665-4538
Grades: K-12
| 92 students
Rank: #1818.
Lakeland Highlands Middle School
Math: 60% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(2)
740 Lake Miriam Dr
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3500
Grades: 6-8
| 1,226 students
Rank: #1919.
Wendell Watson Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6800 Walt Williams Rd
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 853-6060
Grades: PK-5
| 841 students
Rank: #2020.
George W. Jenkins Senior High School
Math: 57% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(2)
6000 Lakeland Highlands Rd
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3566
Grades: 9-12
| 2,338 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
James W. Sikes Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2727 Shepherd Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811
(863) 648-3525
Grades: PK-5
| 860 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Medulla Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
850 Schoolhouse Rd
Lakeland, FL 33813
(863) 648-3515
Grades: PK-5
| 681 students
Rank: #2323.
Edgar L. Padgett Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
110 Leelon Rd
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 853-6044
Grades: PK-5
| 525 students
Rank: #2424.
Lakeland Senior High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
726 Hollingsworth Rd
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-2900
Grades: 9-12
| 2,125 students
Rank: #2525.
Southwest Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2650 Southwest Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 499-2830
Grades: PK-5
| 430 students
Rank: #2626.
Rosabelle W. Blake Academy
Magnet School
Math: 55% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
510 Hartsell Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 499-2870
Grades: PK-8
| 741 students
Rank: #2727.
Socrum Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
9400 Old Dade City Rd
Lakeland, FL 33810
(863) 853-6050
Grades: PK-5
| 535 students
Rank: #2828.
R. Bruce Wagner Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
5500 Yates Rd
Lakeland, FL 33811
(863) 701-1450
Grades: PK-5
| 807 students
Rank: #2929.
Dr. Ne Roberts Elementary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
6600 Green Rd
Lakeland, FL 33810
(863) 815-6633
Grades: PK-5
| 777 students
Rank: #3030.
Sleepy Hill Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2285 Sleepy Hill Rd
Lakeland, FL 33810
(863) 815-6768
Grades: PK-5
| 730 students
Rank: #3131.
North Lakeland Elementary School Of Choice
Math: 49% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
410 Robson St W
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 499-2850
Grades: PK-5
| 666 students
Rank: #3232.
Dixieland Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
416 Ariana St
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 499-2930
Grades: PK-5
| 432 students
Rank: #3333.
Combee Academy Of Design And Engineering
Magnet School
Math: 48% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
2805 Morgan Combee Rd
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-2960
Grades: PK-5
| 697 students
Rank: #3434.
Kathleen Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3515 Sheretz Rd
Lakeland, FL 33810
(863) 853-6030
Grades: PK-5
| 546 students
Rank: #3535.
Lake Gibson Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
6901 Socrum Loop Rd N
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 853-6151
Grades: 6-8
| 1,256 students
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Lakeland, Florida Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
710 East Bella Vista St
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 686-3189
Grades: PK
| 18 students
Amikids (Closed 2013)
Alternative School
618 North Massachussets Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 682-7600
Grades: 6-12
| 38 students
3425 New Jersey Road
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 619-7170
Grades: K-8
| 147 students
302 Memorial Blvd E
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 687-9222
Grades: 9-12
| 481 students
Ese Countywide (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
910 Lowry Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-2963
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
3225 Winter Lake Road
Lakeland, FL 33803
(863) 499-2728
Grades: 6-12
| 34 students
Foundation School (Closed 2010)
Alternative School
Charter School
1325 George Jenkins Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33802
(863) 682-8111
Grades: 6-12
| 90 students
750 Hollingsworth Road
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-2855
Grades: 9-12
| 386 students
Kathleen Step Up Academy (Closed 2014)
Alternative School
Charter School
1100 Red Devil Way
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 499-2655
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Lake Gibson Step Up Academy (Closed 2014)
Alternative School
Charter School
7007 N Socrum Loop Rd
Lakeland, FL 33809
(863) 853-6100
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
910 Lowry Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-2954
Grades: PK-12
| 120 students
2510 N Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33805
(863) 686-3010
Grades: 7-12
| 59 students
510 Hartsell Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 499-2870
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Tenoroc Step Up Academy (Closed 2014)
Alternative School
Charter School
4905 Saddle Creek Rd
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 614-9183
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

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