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95%
  • T. S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School
  • 2711 Common Street, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 304
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
91%
  • Prien Lake Elementary School
  • 3741 Nelson Road, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 617
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
90%
  • Lebleu Settlement Elementary School
  • 6509 Hwy 3059, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 454
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
86%
  • A. A. Nelson Elementary School
  • 1001 Country Club Road, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 697
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
80%
  • M. J. Kaufman Elementary School
  • 301 Tekel Road, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 384
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
72%
  • Dolby Elementary School
  • 817 Jefferson Drive, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 408
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
72%
  • Grand Lake High School
  • 1039 Hwy 384 Grand Lake, Lake Charles
  • Cameron Parish
  • Grades: PK - 12 · Students: 740
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
68%
  • Alfred M. Barbe High School
  • 2200 West Mcneese, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: 8 - 12 · Students: 1,967
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
67%
  • S. J. Welsh Middle School
  • 1500 W Mcneese, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,193
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
64%
  • Lake Charles Charter Academy
  • 3160 Power Center Parkway, Lake Charles
  • Lake Charles Charter Academy Foundation Inc.
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 860
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
62%
  • Oak Park Elementary School
  • 2001 18th Street, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 382
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
62%
  • Henry Heights Elementary School
  • 3600 Louisiana Avenue, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 366
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
60%
  • John F. Kennedy Elementary School
  • 2001 Russell Street, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 180
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
60%
  • Barbe Elementary School
  • 400 Penn Street, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 336
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
57%
  • F. K. White Middle School
  • 1000 E Mcneese, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 563
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
57%
  • T. H. Watkins Elementary School
  • 2501 Seventh Avenue, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 254
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
55%
  • Jessie D. Clifton Elementary School
  • 100 N Prater St, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 343
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
55%
  • Ralph F. Wilson Elementary School
  • 1400 Opelousas Street, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 200
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
52%
  • Brentwood Elementary School
  • 3825 Brentwood Avenue, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 346
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
52%
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • 3955 Gerstner Mem. Drive, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 331
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
50%
  • College Oaks Elementary School
  • 3618 Ernest Street, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 332
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
47%
  • Pearl Watson Elementary School
  • 1300 5th Street, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 350
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
44%
  • Lagrange High School
  • 3420 Louisiana Ave, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: 8 - 12 · Students: 1,052
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
42%
  • Washington/marion Magnet High School
  • 2802 Pineview Street, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: 8 - 12 · Students: 695
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
40%
  • John J. Johnson Ii Elementary School
  • 500 Malcolm Street, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 313
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
38%
  • Oak Park Middle School
  • 2200 Oak Park Blvd, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 486
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
35%
  • Ray D. Molo Middle Magnet School
  • 2300 Medora, Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 385
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
25%
  • Combre-fondel Elementary School
  • 2115 Fitzenrieter Rd., Lake Charles
  • Calcasieu Parish
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 323
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
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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
The Lake Charles, LA educational system consists of 36 public schools, 11 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Lake Charles public schools have average test scores of 60% which is 7% lower than than the Louisiana average and 21% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lake Charles public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Louisiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 79.6% have completed high school, 24.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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%

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.

To customize your list of Lake Charles schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Lake Charles, LA schools.

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.