350 Old Manning Road
Sumter, SC 29150
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Lakewood High School serves 1,065 students in grades 9-12.
Lakewood High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 26% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 48%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 51% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,065 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in SC)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

School Overview

Lakewood High School's student population of 1,065 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 26% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,065 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
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School Rankings

Lakewood High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,149 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Lakewood High School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#744 out of 1149 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Hispanic
4%
11%
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Black
57%
33%
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White
36%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Graduation Rate
81%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
59%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
8%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

26% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% SC state average), while 51% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 48% SC state average).

What is the graduation rate of Lakewood High School?

The graduation rate of Lakewood High School is 81%, which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 84%.

How many students attend Lakewood High School?

1,065 students attend Lakewood High School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

57% of Lakewood High School students are Black, 36% of students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Lakewood High School?

Lakewood High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 14:1.

What grades does Lakewood High School offer ?

Lakewood High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,065 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SC Dept. of Education

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