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Lakeland school information

Index Lakeland Florida National
Average Test Scores52%55%48%
Student/Teacher ratio16:117:116:1
Total public schools523,38879,221
Total private schools211,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools54667,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Lakeland are 9% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 52 public schools in Lakeland
  • 84.9% of people in Lakeland have completed 8th grade
  • 83.8% of people in Lakeland have completed high school
  • 25.8% of people in Lakeland have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Lakeland

      Index Lakeland Florida National
      Completed 8th grade84.9%84.0%84.3%
      Completed high school83.8%83.0%83.0%
      Completed some college54.4%58.0%59.4%
      Completed associate degree34.8%37.4%38.5%
      Completed bachelors25.8%27.9%30.3%
      Completed masters9.5%10.0%11.5%
      Completed professional degree2.2%3.1%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.9%1.1%1.3%

      Lakeland, FL School Districts

      • Polk County School District

      There are a total of 52 public schools, 21 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Lakeland. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Lakeland, FL schools is 52%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Lakeland, FL, an average of 84.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 83.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Highland City, FL10,10060%24.0%
      Alturas, FL3,67955%13.5%
      Auburndale, FL14,63854%12.0%
      Polk City, FL2,13251%5.2%
      Zephyrhills, FL14,45448%0.7%
      Lakeland, FL102,71452%9.0%

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      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      El Cajon, CA102,89439%19.5%
      Spring Hill, FL102,92959%22.8%
      Rialto, CA102,41830%37.8%
      Lewisville, TX102,32740%15.7%
      Davenport, IA102,30553%10.6%
      Lakeland, FL102,71452%9.0%
      Source: The Lakeland, 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.