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92%
  • Lincoln Avenue Academy
  • 1330 Lincoln Ave N, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 584
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
86%
  • Lawton Chiles Middle Academy
  • 400 Florida Ave N, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 660
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
85%
  • Magnolia Montessori Academy
  • 1540 New Jersey, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 92
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
82%
  • South Mckeel Academy
  • 2222 Edgewood Dr S, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 1,167
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
77%
  • Mckeel Elementary Academy
  • 411 Florida Ave N, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 570
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
75%
  • Lakeland Montessori Middle School
  • 800 Palmetto St E, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 61
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
74%
  • Mckeel Academy Of Technology
  • 1810 Parker St W, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 1,166
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
70%
  • Lakeland Montessori School House
  • 1124 Lake Parker Ave N, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 74
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
67%
  • Highlands Grove Elementary School
  • 4510 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 731
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
63%
  • Valleyview Elementary School
  • 2900 State Rd 540a E, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 726
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
60%
  • Southwest Elementary School
  • 2650 Southwest Ave, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 479
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
59%
  • Wendell Watson Elementary School
  • 6800 Walt Williams Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 741
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
56%
  • Lakeland Highlands Middle School
  • 740 Lake Miriam Dr, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,217
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
55%
  • Cleveland Court Elementary School
  • 328 Edgewood Dr E, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 384
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
52%
  • Rochelle School Of The Arts
  • 1501 Martin L King Jr Ave, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 824
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
51%
  • Philip O'brien Elementary School
  • 1225 Lime St E, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 583
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
49%
  • Dixieland Elementary School
  • 416 Ariana St, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 460
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
48%
  • Carlton Palmore Elementary School
  • 3725 Clevelnd Hts Blvd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 528
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
48%
  • Lakeland Senior High School
  • 726 Hollingsworth Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,139
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
47%
  • Winston Academy Of Engineering
  • 3415 Swindell Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 448
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
46%
  • Rosabelle W. Blake Academy
  • 510 Hartsell Ave, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 729
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
46%
  • R. Bruce Wagner Elementary School
  • 5500 Yates Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 817
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
46%
  • Dr. Ne Roberts Elementary School
  • 6600 Green Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 661
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
45%
  • Edgar L. Padgett Elementary
  • 110 Leelon Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 547
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
44%
  • George W. Jenkins Senior High
  • 6000 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,319
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
43%
  • Lake Gibson Middle School
  • 6901 Socrum Loop Rd N, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,130
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
42%
  • North Lakeland Elementary School Of Choice
  • 410 Robson St W, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 750
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
41%
  • Sleepy Hill Elementary School
  • 2285 Sleepy Hill Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 675
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
41%
  • Oscar J. Pope Elementary School
  • 2730 Maine Ave, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 487
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
38%
  • Southwest Middle School
  • 2815 Eden Pkwy, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 852
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
38%
  • R. Clem Churchwell Elementary School
  • 8201 Park Byrd Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 627
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
38%
  • Socrum Elementary School
  • 9400 Old Dade City Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 628
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
34%
  • Sleepy Hill Middle School
  • 2215 Sleepy Hill Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 816
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
33%
  • Lake Gibson Senior High School
  • 7007 Socrum Loop Rd N, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,834
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
33%
  • Griffin Elementary School
  • 3315 Kathleen Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 476
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
31%
  • Jesse Keen Elementary School
  • 815 Plateau Ave, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 644
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
30%
  • Kathleen Senior High School
  • 1100 Red Devil Way, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,124
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
25%
  • Pace Center For Girls
  • 101 Main St W, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 45
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 8:1
20%
  • Maynard A. Traviss Career Center
  • 3225 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 8 - 12 · Students: 243
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 4:1
8%
  • Bill Duncan Opportunity Center
  • 3333 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 169
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
n/a
  • Polk State College Collegiate High School
  • 3425 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 11 - 12 · Students: 281
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 41:1
n/a
  • Polk State Lakeland Gateway To College Charter High School
  • 3425 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: 11 - 12 · Students: 121
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 61:1
n/a
  • Achievement Academy
  • 716 Bella Vista St E, Lakeland
  • POLK
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 157
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 7:1
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Lakeland school information

IndexLakelandFloridaNational
Average Test Scores50%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:117:116:1
Total public schools523,38879,221
Total private schools211,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools54667,963
The Lakeland, FL educational system consists of 52 public schools, 21 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Lakeland public schools have average test scores of 50% which is 2% higher than than the Florida average and 2% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lakeland public schools is 16:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.8% have completed high school, 25.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Lakeland

IndexLakelandFloridaNational
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 50%. 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.

To customize your list of Lakeland 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 Lakeland, FL schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lakeland Highlands, FL12,42667%36%
Medulla, FL8,56153%8%
Auburndale, FL14,63851%5%
Lake Alfred, FL5,35350%2%
Highland City, FL10,10050%1%
Lakeland, FL102,71450%2%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
El Cajon, CA102,89434%31%
Spring Hill, FL102,92959%19%
Rialto, CA102,41824%51%
Lewisville, TX102,32766%34%
Davenport, IA102,30562%26%
Lakeland, FL102,71450%2%
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.