Lake Wales Senior High School

Lake Wales Senior High School serves 1,566 students in grades 9-12.
Lake Wales Senior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Lake Wales Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Lake Wales Senior High School's student population of 1,566 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,566 students
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Total Classroom Teachers82 teachers
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School Comparison

Lake Wales Senior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Lake Wales Senior High School is 0.67, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1797 out of 3633 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
26%
33%
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Black
20%
22%
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White
48%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.670.70
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Graduation Rate
92%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePolk School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Lake Wales Senior High School is Victory Ridge Academy (0.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Lake Wales Victory Ridge Academy Special Education School
    Charter School
    Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 230 students
    0.1 miles
    427 Burns Ave
    Lake Wales, FL 33853
    (863) 679-3338
    0.1 PK-12 230
  • Lake Wales Spook Hill Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 650 students
    0.5 miles
    321 Dr Ja Wiltshire Ave E
    Lake Wales, FL 33853
    (863) 678-4262
    0.5 PK-5 650
  • Lake Wales Janie Howard Wilson School Charter School
    Math: 53% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 403 students
    0.9 miles
    306 Florida Ave
    Lake Wales, FL 33853
    (863) 678-4211
    0.9 PK-5 403
  • Lake Wales Roosevelt Academy Alternative School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 288 students
    1.0 miles
    115 E St
    Lake Wales, FL 33853
    (863) 678-4252
    1 6-12 288
  • Lake Wales Polk Avenue Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 53% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 522 students
    1.3 miles
    110 Polk Ave E
    Lake Wales, FL 33853
    (863) 678-4244
    1.3 PK-5 522

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