Lake Charles school information

IndexLake CharlesLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores65%65%68%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools361,33479,235
Total private schools1139524,875
Total post-secondary schools51757,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Lake Charles are 4% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 36 public schools in Lake Charles.
  • 81.0% of people in Lake Charles have completed 8th grade.
  • 79.8% of people in Lake Charles have completed high school.
  • 23.6% of people in Lake Charles have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Lake Charles

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  • A. A. Nelson Elementary School1001 Country Club RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 72 · Ratio: 18:185
  • Alfred M. Barbe High School2200 West McneeseGrades: 08 - 12Students: 1,921 · Ratio: 19:173
  • Amikids Southwest425 Kingsley StreetGrades: 04 - 12Students: 53 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Barbe Elementary School400 Penn StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 336 · Ratio: 14:146
  • Brentwood Elementary School3825 Brentwood AvenueGrades: PK - 05Students: 479 · Ratio: 14:151
  • College Oaks Elementary School3618 Ernest StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 313 · Ratio: 10:165
  • Combre/Fondel Elementary School2115 Fitzenrieter Rd.Grades: PK - 05Students: 373 · Ratio: 15:168
  • Dolby Elementary School817 Jefferson DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 525 · Ratio: 14:182
  • F. K. White Middle School1000 E McneeseGrades: 06 - 08Students: 579 · Ratio: 13:162
  • Fairview Elementary School3955 Gerstner Mem. DriveGrades: PK - 05Students: 402 · Ratio: 14:161
  • Gillis Elementary School916 Topsy RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 796 · Ratio: 15:179
  • Grand Lake High School1039 Hwy 384 Grand LakeGrades: PK - 12Students: 728 · Ratio: 11:172
  • Henry Heights Elementary School3600 Louisiana AvenueGrades: PK - 05Students: 397 · Ratio: 12:153
  • Jessie D. Clifton Elementary School100 N Prater StGrades: PK - 05Students: 382 · Ratio: 14:153
  • John F. Kennedy Elementary School2001 Russell StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 229 · Ratio: 13:186
  • John J. Johnson Ii Elementary School1618 Mill StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 356 · Ratio: 17:144
  • Lagrange High School3420 Louisiana AveGrades: 08 - 12Students: 1,018 · Ratio: 12:150
  • Lake Charles Charter Academy3910 Marie CourtGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Lebleu Settlement Elementary School6509 Hwy 3059Grades: PK - 05Students: 436 · Ratio: 15:187
  • M. J. Kaufman Elementary School301 Tekel RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 333 · Ratio: 14:183
  • Moss Bluff Elementary School215 School StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 916 · Ratio: 17:185
  • Moss Bluff Middle School1104 Recreation BlvdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 913 · Ratio: 17:180
  • Oak Park Elementary School2001 18Th StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 429 · Ratio: 15:145
  • Oak Park Middle School2200 Oak Park BlvdGrades: 06 - 08Students: 494 · Ratio: 14:147
  • Pearl Watson Elementary School1300 5Th StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 364 · Ratio: 12:161
  • Prien Lake Elementary School3741 Nelson RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 512 · Ratio: 13:193
  • Ralph F. Wilson Elementary School1400 Opelousas StreetGrades: PK - 05Students: 226 · Ratio: 12:142
  • Ray D. Molo Middle Magnet School2300 MedoraGrades: 06 - 08Students: 36 · Ratio: 10:146
  • Reynaud Middle School745 S ShattuckGrades: 06 - 08Students: 152 · Ratio: 8:145
  • S. J. Welsh Middle School1500 W McneeseGrades: 06 - 08Students: 1,295 · Ratio: 16:177
  • Sam Houston High School880 S H Jones ParkwayGrades: 08 - 12Students: 1,161 · Ratio: 18:175
  • St. John Elementary School5566 Elliott RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 926 · Ratio: 17:177
  • T. H. Watkins Elementary School2501 Seventh AvenueGrades: PK - 05Students: 312 · Ratio: 15:137
  • T. S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School2711 Common StreetGrades: KG - 05Students: 301 · Ratio: 19:199
  • Washington/Marion Magnet High School2802 Pineview StreetGrades: 08 - 12Students: 691 · Ratio: 13:141

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Education level achieved in Lake Charles

IndexLake CharlesLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade81.0%79.5%83.8%
Completed high school79.8%77.6%82.4%
Completed some college53.4%48.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree29.6%27.5%37.2%
Completed bachelors23.6%22.1%29.3%
Completed masters7.7%7.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.6%2.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.0%0.9%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Lake Charles (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Sulphur, LA20,27579%16%
Westlake, LA4,58578%15%
Hackberry, LA1,28476%11%
Iowa, LA3,08365%5%
Lake Charles, LA73,50365%4%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wyoming, MI73,43453%22%
Auburn, WA73,40366%4%
Folsom, CA73,33474%8%
Centreville, VA73,67786%26%
Springdale, AR73,78973%7%
Lake Charles, LA73,50365%4%
Source: The Lake Charles, LA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.