Lake Wales school information

IndexLake WalesFloridaNational
Average Test Scores35%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:117:116:1
Total public schools83,38879,221
Total private schools21,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools14667,963
The Lake Wales, FL educational system consists of 8 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Lake Wales public schools have average test scores of 35% which is 30% lower than than the Florida average and 30% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lake Wales public schools is 14:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 76.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.7% have completed high school, 19.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Lake Wales are 30% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Lake Wales.
  • 76.1% of people in Lake Wales have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.7% of people in Lake Wales have completed high school.
  • 19.1% of people in Lake Wales have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lake Wales

IndexLake WalesFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade76.1%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school74.7%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college49.0%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.7%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.1%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters5.7%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Crooked Lake Park, FL1,66577%55%
Babson Park, FL1,40968%38%
Grenelefe, FL1,64752%6%
Auburndale, FL14,63851%5%
Lake Alfred, FL5,35350%2%
Lake Wales, FL15,20635%30%

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Greenwood Village, CO15,20862%25%
North Myrtle Beach, SC15,20150%1%
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Bellevue, WI15,18766%33%
Lake Wales, FL15,20635%30%
Source: The Lake Wales, FL 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.