855 Somerset Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Lakewood High School serves 1,202 students in grades 9-12.
Lakewood High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Lakewood High School's student population of 1,202 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 136 teachers has grown by 29% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,202 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
136 teachers
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School Rankings

Lakewood High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Lakewood High 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#2093 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
83%
29%
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Black
12%
15%
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White
5%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.30
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Graduation Rate
81%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
If the elementary schools have a dress code why don't the high school have the same, and they should have after school program so the students won't get into problems with drugs, let lakewood police check the students of what they have in their back packs and purses, better be safe than sorry
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5  
Lakewood High School is a school of unity. The teachers and students are all working together to make the school a better place. This school is unlike any other : there are problems here just like any other school, but there is also a lot of greatness that happens in that school. Over the past few years it seems that Lakewood has gone down a little, but we all know that its on its way back up. This school is somethimg really special.
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2  
Lakewood High School is a very unsafe school. Students join gangs and do drugs.The teachers do not care about their students nor about their safety. Lakewood is a school that I will never send my child to.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,202 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.30 (Btm 50%)

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