Avg. test scores 16%
High school dipl. 10%
Bachelors degree 37%
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Lake Wales school information

IndexLake WalesFloridaNational
Average Test Scores41%55%48%
Student/Teacher ratio14:117:116:1
Total public schools83,38879,221
Total private schools21,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools14667,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Lake Wales are 16% 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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Compare Lake Wales, FL Schools

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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%

      Lake Wales, FL School Districts

      • Polk County School District

      There are a total of 8 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Lake Wales. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Lake Wales, FL schools is 41%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Lake Wales, FL, an average of 76.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 74.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Babson Park, FL1,40976%56.9%
      Alturas, FL3,67955%13.3%
      Auburndale, FL14,63854%11.8%
      Winter Haven, FL36,66949%2.5%
      Dundee, FL3,98648%0.9%
      Lake Wales, FL15,20641%15.8%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      North Myrtle Beach, SC15,20167%39.2%
      Pataskala, OH15,22568%41.8%
      Hernando, MS15,22771%47.3%
      Prosper, TX15,23670%45.2%
      Dallas, OR15,17539%19.0%
      Lake Wales, FL15,20641%15.8%
      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.