Top 10 Best Lake County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 119 public schools serving 75,914 students in Lake County, IN (there are 48 private schools, serving 9,937 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Lake County, IN are educated in public schools (compared to the IN state average of 89%).
The top ranked public schools in Lake County, IN are Munster High School, Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary School and Jerry Ross Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lake County, IN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 29% (versus the Indiana public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 43% statewide average). Schools in Lake County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Indiana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Indiana public school average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Best Lake County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Munster High School
Math: 71% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8808 Columbia Ave
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 836-3200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,580 students
Rank: #22.
Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1450 S Main St
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 663-8800
Grades: K-5
| 546 students
Rank: #33.
Jerry Ross Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11319 Randolph St
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 663-3010
Grades: 3-5
| 512 students
Rank: #44.
George Bibich Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
14600 W 81st St
Dyer, IN 46311
(219) 322-1185
Grades: PK-4
| 514 students
Rank: #55.
Frank H Hammond Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1301 Fran-lin Pky
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 838-2060
Grades: PK-5
| 688 students
Rank: #66.
Lake Street Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
475 Lake St
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 663-5683
Grades: K-5
| 734 students
Rank: #77.
James B Eads Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8001 Harrison Ave
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 836-8635
Grades: K-5
| 508 students
Rank: #88.
Timothy Ball Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
720 W Summit St
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 663-0047
Grades: K-5
| 530 students
Rank: #99.
James H Watson Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
333 W 77th St
Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 322-1365
Grades: PK-4
| 627 students
Rank: #1010.
Ernest R Elliott Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8718 White Oak Ave
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 838-5250
Grades: K-5
| 457 students
Rank: #1111.
Crown Point High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1500 S Main St
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 663-4885
Grades: 8-12
| 2,942 students
Rank: #1212.
Oak Hill Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
425 S Nichols St
Lowell, IN 46356
(219) 696-9285
Grades: K-5
| 545 students
Rank: #1313.
Solon Robinson Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
601 Pettibone St
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 663-2525
Grades: K-5
| 542 students
Rank: #1414.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12245 W 109th Ave
Cedar Lake, IN 46303
(219) 374-3600
Grades: K-4
| 497 students
Rank: #1515.
Hanover Central High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10120 W 133rd St
Cedar Lake, IN 46303
(219) 374-3800
Grades: 9-12
| 763 students
Rank: #1616.
Lake Prairie Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11601 W 181st Ave
Lowell, IN 46356
(219) 696-7541
Grades: K-5
| 395 students
Rank: #1717.
Lake Central High School
Math: 46% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8400 Wicker Ave
Saint John, IN 46373
(219) 365-8551
Grades: 9-12
| 3,212 students
Rank: #1818.
Jane Ball Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13313 Parrish St
Cedar Lake, IN 46303
(219) 374-3700
Grades: PK-4
| 519 students
Rank: #1919.
Kolling Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8801 Wicker Ave
Saint John, IN 46373
(219) 365-8577
Grades: K-4
| 713 students
Rank: #2020.
Homan Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
210 E Joliet
Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 322-4451
Grades: PK-4
| 503 students
Rank: #2121.
Wilbur Wright Middle School
Math: 51% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8650 Columbia Ave
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 836-6260
Grades: 6-8
| 915 students
Rank: #2222.
Protsman Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1121 Harrison
Dyer, IN 46311
(219) 322-2040
Grades: K-4
| 593 students
Rank: #2323.
Highland High School
Math: 41% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9135 Erie St
Highland, IN 46322
(219) 922-5610
Grades: 9-12
| 1,021 students
Rank: #2424.
Three Creeks Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
670 S Burr St
Lowell, IN 46356
(219) 696-5740
Grades: K-5
| 518 students
Rank: #2525.
Douglas Macarthur Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12900 Fairbanks
Cedar Lake, IN 46303
(219) 662-3600
Grades: K-5
| 428 students
Rank: #2626.
Robert Taft Middle School
Math: 37% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1000 S Main
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 663-1507
Grades: 6-8
| 1,095 students
Rank: #2727.
Lowell Senior High School
Math: 31% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2051 E Commercial Ave
Lowell, IN 46356
(219) 696-7733
Grades: 9-12
| 1,068 students
Rank: #2828.
Hal E Clark Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8915 W 93rd Ave
Saint John, IN 46373
(219) 365-8507
Grades: 5-8
| 1,064 students
Rank: #2929.
Mildred Merkley Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9340 Fifth St
Highland, IN 46322
(219) 922-5640
Grades: K-5
| 268 students
Rank: #3030.
Griffth Jr/sr High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
600 N Wiggs St
Griffith, IN 46319
(219) 924-4281
Grades: 6-12
| 1,118 students
Rank: #3131.
Colonel John Wheeler Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
401 W Joliet St
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 663-2173
Grades: 6-8
| 994 students
Rank: #3232.
Hanover Central Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10631 W 141st St
Cedar Lake, IN 46303
(219) 374-3500
Grades: 5-8
| 836 students
Rank: #3333.
Peifer Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1824 S Cline
Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 322-5335
Grades: K-4
| 472 students
Rank: #3434.
Lowell Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
19250 Cline Ave
Lowell, IN 46356
(219) 696-7701
Grades: 5-9
| 703 students
Rank: #3535.
Southridge Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9221 Johnston St
Highland, IN 46322
(219) 922-5650
Grades: K-5
| 412 students
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[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Lake County, IN

Lake County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1327 Arizona St
Gary, IN 46403
(219) 938-4624
Grades: K-5
| 422 students
3757 W 21st Ave
Gary, IN 46404
(219) 977-2139
Grades: K-6
| 437 students
1430 W 23rd Ave
Gary, IN 46407
(219) 977-2119
Grades: 7-8
| 435 students
4581 Fillmore St
Gary, IN 46408
(219) 980-6336
Grades: K-6
| 468 students
2400 Cardinal Dr
East Chicago, IN 46312
(219) 391-4077
Grades: 5-7
| 719 students
600 E 35th Ave
Gary, IN 46409
(219) 980-6330
Grades: K-6
| 397 students
5701 W 7th Ave
Gary, IN 46404
(219) 977-2162
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
7403 Cline Ave
Schererville, IN 46375
(219) 322-8614
Grades: 9-12
| 86 students
2460 Vermillion St
Lake Station, IN 46405
(219) 962-1360
Grades: 1-6
| 153 students
2540 Pk St
Lake Station, IN 46405
(219) 962-1656
Grades: 6
| 100 students
711 Chase St
Gary, IN 46404
(219) 977-2126
Grades: 7-12
| 104 students
1238 Michigan St
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 933-2461
Grades: K-5
| 257 students
3720 Pierce St
Gary, IN 46408
(219) 980-6345
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
1670 175th St
Hammond, IN 46324
(219) 989-7328
Grades: 6-12
| 1,490 students
2065 Mississippi St
Gary, IN 46407
(219) 886-6569
Grades: K-8
| 143 students
920 E 19th Ave
Gary, IN 46407
(219) 886-6581
Grades: 7-8
| n/a students
8001 Harrison Ave
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 836-7303
Grades: PK
| 161 students
1345 N Broad St
Griffith, IN 46319
(219) 838-4214
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
6111 W Ridge Rd
Gary, IN 46408
(219) 838-1819
Grades: 7-12
| 66 students
2545 W 19th Pl
Gary, IN 46404
(219) 977-2142
Grades: 5-6
| 382 students
3551 Block Ave
East Chicago, IN 46312
(219) 391-4180
Grades: K-6
| 258 students
201 North Griffith Blvd
Griffith, IN 46319
(219) 924-4975
Grades: K-6
| 163 students
4030 W 5th Ave
Gary, IN 46406
(219) 888-7120
Grades: 10-12
| 118 students
1921 Davis Ave
Whiting, IN 46394
(219) 659-3522
Grades: 6-12
| 1,254 students
2535 Virginia St
Gary, IN 46407
(219) 886-6545
Grades: K-6
| 556 students
600 N Raymond St
Griffith, IN 46319
(219) 924-4280
Grades: 6-8
| 498 students
7201 West 25th Ave
Gary, IN 46406
(219) 844-2255
Grades: K-5
| 277 students
524 Garfield St
Gary, IN 46404
(219) 886-1445
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1356 Harrison Blvd
Gary, IN 46407
(219) 886-6577
Grades: K-6
| 470 students
4735 Arthur Street
Gary, IN 46408
(219) 980-3390
Grades: K-5
| 294 students
5700 W 15th Ave
Gary, IN 46406
(219) 977-2136
Grades: K-4
| 574 students
6401 Hemlock Ave
Gary, IN 46403
(219) 881-3610
Grades: K-6
| 351 students
1301 E 43rd Ave
Gary, IN 46409
(219) 980-6342
Grades: K-5
| 408 students
1245 N River Dr
Hammond, IN 46324
(219) 989-7357
Grades: K-5
| 219 students
601 Jackson St
Gary, IN 46402
(219) 886-6570
Grades: K-6
| 344 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Lake County, IN?
The top ranked public schools in Lake County, IN include Munster High School, Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary School and Jerry Ross Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Lake County, IN?
119 public schools are located in Lake County, IN.
What percentage of students in Lake County, IN go to public school?
88% of all K-12 students in Lake County, IN are educated in public schools (compared to the IN state average of 89%).
What is the racial composition of students in Lake County, IN?
Lake County, IN public schools minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Indiana public schools average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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