Lakewood school information

IndexLakewoodWashingtonNational
Average Test Scores39%48%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools251,99179,221
Total private schools354824,874
Total post-secondary schools21477,963
The Lakewood, WA educational system consists of 25 public schools, 3 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Lakewood public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 19% lower than than the Washington average and 20% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lakewood public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in Washington and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.7% have completed high school, 20.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Lakewood are 20% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 25 public schools in Lakewood.
  • 84.8% of people in Lakewood have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.7% of people in Lakewood have completed high school.
  • 20.9% of people in Lakewood have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lakewood

IndexLakewoodWashingtonNational
Completed 8th grade84.8%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school83.7%86.6%83.0%
Completed some college61.6%67.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.2%43.3%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.9%33.6%30.3%
Completed masters7.9%12.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.2%3.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Artondale, WA13,50667%37%
DuPont, WA9,22465%32%
Steilacoom, WA6,17564%30%
North Fort Lewis, WA3,92462%26%
Gig Harbor, WA8,30761%23%
Lakewood, WA59,48939%20%

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Great Falls, MT59,47948%3%
Moore, OK59,50177%57%
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Casper, WY59,39746%7%
Lancaster, PA59,34147%5%
Lakewood, WA59,48939%20%
Source: The Lakewood, WA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.