Lake Wales school information

IndexLake WalesFloridaNational
Average Test Scores42%52%68%
Student/Teacher ratio14:117:116:1
Total public schools83,38879,235
Total private schools21,64024,875
Total post-secondary schools14667,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Lake Wales are 39% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Lake Wales.
  • 75.8% of people in Lake Wales have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.8% of people in Lake Wales have completed high school.
  • 19.2% of people in Lake Wales have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Lake Wales

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  • Bok Academy13895 Hwy 27Grades: 06 - 08Students: 542 · Ratio: 17:165
  • Hillcrest Elementary School1051 State Road 60 EGrades: PK - 05Students: 674 · Ratio: 16:152
  • Janie Howard Wilson School306 Florida AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 51 · Ratio: 15:146
  • Lake Wales Senior High School1 Highlander WayGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,252 · Ratio: 19:137
  • Mclaughlin Middle School800 S 4Th StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 787 · Ratio: 14:135
  • Our Children'S Academy555 Burns AveGrades: PK - 12Students: 133 · Ratio: 7:1n/a
  • Polk Avenue Elementary School110 E Polk AveGrades: PK - 05Students: 495 · Ratio: 14:143
  • Roosevelt Academy115 E StGrades: 06 - 12Students: 234 · Ratio: 10:14
  • Spook Hill Elementary School321 Dr Ja Wiltshire Ave EGrades: PK - 05Students: 576 · Ratio: 15:149

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Education level achieved in Lake Wales

IndexLake WalesFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade75.8%83.4%83.8%
Completed high school72.8%82.2%82.4%
Completed some college43.7%56.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree26.1%35.9%37.2%
Completed bachelors19.2%26.8%29.3%
Completed masters5.2%9.6%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.6%3.1%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Babson Park, FL1,24066%3%
Auburndale, FL13,97948%29%
Winter Haven, FL35,07048%30%
Haines City, FL21,20747%30%
Frostproof, FL3,03046%33%
Lake Wales, FL14,66542%39%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Tenafly, NJ14,67292%35%
Jacksonville, TX14,65485%24%
Somerton, AZ14,67962%9%
Canton, IL14,65088%29%
Ramsey, NJ14,65091%34%
Lake Wales, FL14,66542%39%
Source: The Lake Wales, FL 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.