Lake Charles school information

IndexLake CharlesLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores60%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools361,33479,235
Total private schools1139524,875
Total post-secondary schools51757,965

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  • The average school test scores in Lake Charles are 21% higher 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.

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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)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Prien, LA8,14279%61%
Carlyss, LA5,08977%56%
Moss Bluff, LA12,44372%46%
Gillis, LA46570%41%
Westlake, LA4,58566%35%
Lake Charles, LA73,50360%21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wyoming, MI73,43436%27%
Auburn, WA73,40352%5%
Folsom, CA73,33464%31%
Centreville, VA73,67783%68%
Springdale, AR73,78927%45%
Lake Charles, LA73,50360%21%
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.