Lake Forest Elementary School

4401 Se 4th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32641
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
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Bottom 50%
Lake Forest Elementary School serves 340 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Lake Forest Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 340 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lake Forest Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Lake Forest Elementary School's student population of 340 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 26% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
340 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Lake Forest Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Lake Forest Elementary School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3290 out of 3655 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
2%
36%
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Black
83%
21%
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White
11%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.30
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lake Forest Elementary School's ranking?
Lake Forest Elementary School is ranked #3290 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Lake Forest Elementary School often compared to?
Lake Forest Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like W. A. Metcalfe Elementary School, Idylwild Elementary School, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Lake Forest Elementary School?
340 students attend Lake Forest Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
83% of Lake Forest Elementary School students are Black, 11% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lake Forest Elementary School?
Lake Forest Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Lake Forest Elementary School offer ?
Lake Forest Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Lake Forest Elementary School part of?
Lake Forest Elementary School is part of Alachua School District.

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Last Day for Students
May 31, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 340 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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