Top 10 Best Lake Charles Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 35 public schools serving 21,257 students in Lake Charles, LA. Lake Charles has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Louisiana.
The top ranked public schools in Lake Charles, LA are T. S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School, Lebleu Settlement Elementary School and Prien Lake Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lake Charles, LA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 64% (versus the Louisiana public school average of 65%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 71% statewide average). Schools in Lake Charles have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Louisiana public schools.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Louisiana public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Best Lake Charles, LA Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
T. S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2711 Common Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 217-4680
Grades: K-5
| 298 students
Rank: #22.
Lebleu Settlement Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6509 Hwy 3059
Lake Charles, LA 70615
(337) 217-4880
Grades: PK-5
| 475 students
Rank: #33.
Prien Lake Elementary School
Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
3741 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 217-4910
Grades: PK-5
| 760 students
Rank: #44.
Grand Lake High School
Math: 88% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1039 Hwy 384 Grand Lake
Lake Charles, LA 70607
(337) 905-2231
Grades: PK-12
| 776 students
Rank: #55.
Sam Houston High School
Math: 85% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
880 S H Jones Parkway
Lake Charles, LA 70611
(337) 217-4480
Grades: 9-12
| 1,244 students
Rank: #66.
Dolby Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
817 Jefferson Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 217-4730
Grades: PK-5
| 395 students
Rank: #77.
Moss Bluff Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
215 School Street
Lake Charles, LA 70611
(337) 217-4640
Grades: PK-5
| 976 students
Rank: #88.
Alfred M. Barbe High School
Math: 79% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2200 West Mcneese
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 217-4460
Grades: 9-12
| 2,032 students
Rank: #99.
A. A. Nelson Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1001 Country Club Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 217-4790
Grades: PK-5
| 778 students
Rank: #1010.
Moss Bluff Middle School
Math: 78% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1104 Recreation Blvd
Lake Charles, LA 70611
(337) 217-4570
Grades: 6-8
| 932 students
Rank: #1111.
Gillis Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
916 Topsy Road
Lake Charles, LA 70611
(337) 217-4550
Grades: PK-5
| 813 students
Rank: #1212.
St. John Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5566 Elliott Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 217-4870
Grades: PK-5
| 825 students
Rank: #1313.
S. J. Welsh Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1500 W Mcneese
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 217-4410
Grades: 6-8
| 1,374 students
Rank: #1414.
M. J. Kaufman Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
301 Tekel Road
Lake Charles, LA 70607
(337) 217-4740
Grades: PK-5
| 418 students
Rank: #1515.
Lake Charles Charter Academy
Charter School
Math: 62% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3160 Power Center Parkway
Lake Charles, LA 70607
(337) 475-7900
Grades: PK-8
| 873 students
Rank: #1616.
T. H. Watkins Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2501 Seventh Avenue
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 217-4590
Grades: PK-5
| 256 students
Rank: #1717.
Henry Heights Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
3600 Louisiana Avenue
Lake Charles, LA 70607
(337) 217-4620
Grades: PK-5
| 374 students
Rank: #1818.
Brentwood Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3825 Brentwood Avenue
Lake Charles, LA 70607
(337) 217-4610
Grades: PK-5
| 287 students
Rank: #1919.
F. K. White Middle School
Math: 54% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 E Mcneese
Lake Charles, LA 70607
(337) 217-4810
Grades: 6-8
| 604 students
Rank: #2020.
College Oaks Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3618 Ernest Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 217-4560
Grades: PK-5
| 301 students
Rank: #2121.
Lake Charles College Prep
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2750 Power Center Pkwy
Lake Charles, LA 70607
(337) 419-2868
Grades: 9-12
| 447 students
Rank: #2222.
Lagrange High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3420 Louisiana Ave
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 217-4960
Grades: 9-12
| 1,107 students
Rank: #2323.
Pearl Watson Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 5th Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 217-4860
Grades: PK-5
| 324 students
Rank: #2424.
Washington/marion Magnet High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2802 Pineview Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 217-4540
Grades: 9-12
| 610 students
Rank: #2525.
Barbe Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Penn Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 217-4660
Grades: PK-5
| 296 students
Rank: #2626.
Southwest Louisiana Charter Academy
Charter School
Math: 45% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 East Mcneese Street
Lake Charles, LA 70607
(337) 475-7910
Grades: PK-8
| 553 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2001 Russell Street
Lake Charles, LA 70615
(337) 217-4760
Grades: PK-5
| 173 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Oak Park Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2001 18th Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 217-4850
Grades: PK-5
| 447 students
Rank: #2929.
Oak Park Middle School
Math: 27% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 Oak Park Blvd
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 217-4830
Grades: 6-8
| 455 students
Rank: #3030.
Fairview Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3955 Gerstner Mem. Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70607
(337) 217-4490
Grades: PK-5
| 493 students
Rank: #3131.
Ray D. Molo Middle Magnet School
Math: 30% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2300 Medora
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(318) 217-4710
Grades: 6-8
| 435 students
Rank: #3232.
Combre-fondel Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2115 Fitzenrieter Rd.
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 217-4890
Grades: 3-5
| 174 students
Rank: #3333.
Ralph F. Wilson Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Opelousas Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 217-4750
Grades: 3-5
| 222 students
100 N Prater St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 217-4420
Grades: PK-2
| 440 students
500 Malcolm Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 217-4900
Grades: PK-2
| 290 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles, Louisiana Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
425 Kingsley St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 433-4422
Grades: 4-12
| 16 students
5254 Weaver Rd
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 477-5625
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
2903 Opelousas St
Lake Charles, LA 70615
(337) 491-1720
Grades: 1-12
| 120 students
1015 Sixth Avenue
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 437-6166
Grades: 8-12
| 88 students
1509 Enterprise Boulevard
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 436-9594
Grades: 8-12
| 434 students
745 S Shattuck
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 217-4800
Grades: 6-8
| 155 students
2200 Elder St
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 439-1344
Grades: PK
| n/a students

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