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Avg. test scores 21%
High school dipl. 4%
Bachelors degree 20%

Lake Charles school information

IndexLake CharlesLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores60%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools361,33479,221
Total private schools1139524,874
Total post-secondary schools51757,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Lake Charles are 21% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 36 public schools in Lake Charles
  • 81.3% of people in Lake Charles have completed 8th grade
  • 79.6% of people in Lake Charles have completed high school
  • 24.2% of people in Lake Charles have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Lake Charles

      IndexLake CharlesLouisianaNational
      Completed 8th grade81.3%80.2%84.3%
      Completed high school79.6%78.5%83.0%
      Completed some college55.2%49.9%59.4%
      Completed associate degree30.7%28.6%38.5%
      Completed bachelors24.2%23.0%30.3%
      Completed masters8.8%7.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree2.9%2.6%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.8%1.0%1.3%

      Lake Charles, LA School Districts

      • Calcasieu Parish School District
      • Cameron Parish School District

      There are a total of 36 public schools, 11 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Lake Charles. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Lake Charles, LA schools is 60%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Lake Charles, LA, an average of 81.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 79.6% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Prien, LA7,90379%61%
      Carlyss, LA5,04177%56%
      Moss Bluff, LA12,65472%46%
      Gillis, LA49170%41%
      Westlake, LA4,61166%35%
      Lake Charles, LA75,04460%21%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Plymouth, MN75,10554%9%
      Bethlehem, PA75,11047%4%
      Folsom, CA74,96064%31%
      Pharr, TX75,17272%46%
      Baytown, TX75,31072%46%
      Lake Charles, LA75,04460%21%
      Source: The Lake Charles, LA 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.