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9-12
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Lakewood, CA
Students enrolled: 4,058

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4400 Briercrest Avenue
Lakewood, CA 90713

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(562) 425-1281
(562) 421-9616
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November 15, 2013
Lakewood High school is a very great school. I love this school so much and have made very good friends with everyone! The teachers are very very good & helpful!! There is not that many bad things about this school. I love lakewood high because everyone in the school is so nice & friendly! The staff could be better but lakewood is a very great school

- submitted by a community member
September 08, 2013
This school is an amazing school with great parents and parental involvement. The Principals and administrative staff are excellent as are the teachers and coaches.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
This school is incredible. It's very diverse. The opportunities here are very big. Many clubs to join. Great options for classes. The students here are really into school spirit. Sports are good. The teachers actually care. This is the best school ever.

- submitted by a community member
September 05, 2012
I graduated LHS back in 2004. The staff was a bit short and rude at times, but they were also dealing with a TON of chemically imbalanced adolescents...I'd be a bit short too lol I've read on here about students complaining about riots and problems in school...it is a PUBLIC school in the Long Beach Unified School District...its (by no shape) a 10 star private school. There are just as many problems here as there is at Millikan or Downey High. I believe Lakewood did the best they could with the funds they were supplied through the city and the LBUSD. If I were still back in Lakewood CA, I would have no problem having my son attend LHS (frankly LHS is probably better than most of the public AND private schools out here in AZ). Go Lancers :]

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2011
Best school, best principal, best wrestling team, best baseball team, best student, best teachers. Just the best.

- submitted by a community member
November 03, 2010
So far, this school is great, I don't believe that it is a horrible school, it's just that the student are disgruntled that they have nowhere to smoke without getting caught, and disrespecting fellow students.

- submitted by a student
July 11, 2010
Hi, I am a student of lakewood. I have been going to this school for only one year and already I thinks this is the WORST school I have ever been to. The staff at lakewood are the rudest people alive. The teachers "could care less about us as long as they get paid" as said by my biology teacher.There is always fights at this school. There has been about 4 riots since I've been here. The special ed kids are mistreated as I have witnessed. Most of my teachers don't even teach they just give us worksheets. The principle to my eyes is over paid and does nothing he's hardly ever at the school. My parents and I agreed that I will do homeschooling because the rest of the school around here a ghetto and overcrowded. I've also heard from staff that the school is going to be cutting classes.

- submitted by a student
June 24, 2010
My daughter will be a Senior this year. Our experience at this school has been wonderful and most of her teachers thats she's had, have shown an interest in her education.

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February 11, 2010
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- submitted by a student
September 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
They have tons of different activities for the kids to keep them in school. The best is their honor choir-music dept. They put on a hugh musical every year and plus sing at different funtions. They even go on a musical cruise every year and sing. Funds are raised by the students and parents for them do to this.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2009
Hello, I was a former student at Lakewood High School. I'd like to say that this school is a wide diverse campus for you or your child to learn. Although there is occasional racial tension, I believe that it's a wonderful place to get to know others and their cultures. My teachers cared and worked hard for the students that actually tried to keep up in the class. I don't believe it's the teacher's fault as to why some students fail, it's because they choose to do that and some also have a bad attitude towards learning itself. Is it really the teacher's entire responsibility to keep the students on their feet? No! The student must also be willing to learn in order to succeed. Lakewood is a one of a kind experience, something you must experience firsthand.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2009
I thought this school would be great, but I guess I set my expectations too high. There are a lot of teachers that don't care and a lot of racism at this school.

- submitted by a student
March 18, 2009
Hi there! I'm a current student at Lakewood High School. I am in the Merit Scholars SLC, which is somewhat challenging. The curriculum is a bit more advanced. I take Algebra 1-2, Kinesiology PE, Computer Applications, French 1-2, Biology 1-2, and English 1-2 accelerated. If you're looking for a good program for your academically challenged child, I do recommend Merit Scholars. Other academies/SLCs I recommend are either Odyssey or ATM. Since the first day of school, Lakewood High School is a great place to learn. Link Crew welcomes incoming freshman through orientation. Throughout the year, I've experienced the days of a typical Lakewood High student. My sister is an Odyssey sophomore, and soon my other sister will be joining Lakewood as an Odyssey freshman. The sports are great, the teachers are great, we try to keep the campus clean, etc. Pick Lakewood! GO LANCERS! =]

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October 08, 2008
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September 13, 2008
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September 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 17, 2008
Lakewood is an awesome school, with awesome people. im i juniorrr itss greeat.

- submitted by a student
July 30, 2008
I am a sophmore at lakewood currently, Class of 11 baby!! lakewood is a great school. I am in ATM and i love it. we launched rockets off the football field and programed rovers to follow a track. ATM is a great program and i L O V E it ! lakewoods principal is the best ive had. he isn't serious all the time. Go Lakewood Go beyond Go Lancers Go Big Red!

- submitted by a student
July 08, 2008
I am alumni. You aren't going to get much better than LAKEWOOD in the Long Beach School District Baby!! This school will provide your child with an A+ education regardless if you want to get involved as a parent! Look at the other choices. Security is top notch here and so are the teachers. The arts and athletics are most excellent. GO LANCERS!!

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2008
I have gone to Lakewood for 4 years and I have been in the Odyssey program the entire time and I love it. Lakewood is a wonderful school. They have so many program choices such as; Odyssey for those intrested in Marine Biology and the ocean. Merit for the GATE students. ATM for students who wish to work with computers. PALMS for the students that want to go into medical school or become firefighters or police. The ARTS which is a program for the more creative students who are intrested in music theater or becoming an artist. GLOBE for people who want to work in buisness. HERO is a program for those intrested in Culinary arts or fasion/interior design. NJROTC is a military program and AVID which pushes the students who otherwise would not attend college. The teachers, staff, and students are wonderful and it is a great learning enviroment.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 11, 2008
teachers here treat their students differently, if they like them, they're in the game. Teachers seem to give kids who are rude more chances. When the quietest kids will say one thing and get a detention

- submitted by a community member
March 09, 2008
Lakewood was my fisrt choice in highschools not only becuase it has extrodinary prgrams such as Merit Sholars , ATM, Odyssey,etc. It has alot of great teachers they are so helpful. They also have oustanding princapals Mr. Ocasta is one of the best he makes the transition from Middle School to highschool so easy, and of course the student body in general are great you can make friends easily at lakewood wether your that shy kid in the corner or the class clown everyone fits in at lakewood. My opinion, and I am sure in the opinion of so many other students Lakewood Highschool is the number one school in the Disrict. if you don not belive me check it out for yourself.

- submitted by a student
November 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2007
There are so many programs and clubs that students could choose from.And our academic programs are remarkable.

- submitted by a student
February 27, 2007
As a parent of a current and also a past student I have to say I am very diappointed in the school and there sp ed program. Most of the program has been cut leaving these children drowning in total failure. This district and this school is all about test scores and the students who can give them a good name. It makes me sick as a parent to stand by a watch your child sink. We the parents of these students have spent our childrens whole lives trying to seek justice for a fair break for these kids. We are not asking you to just pass them but to remember they are differant types of learners and deserve a chance like every one else.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2006
I have been fairly pleased with the oppurtunities available to the students at Lakewood High School, but it does take a little bit of effort to find out what is available. There are many clubs, ap classes, and leadership oppurtunities. I have been pleased with almost every teacher my children have have had at Lakewood; many have kept us up to date on our son's progress through phone calls and/or email. I remain concerned about the safety of the students when a district squeezes over 4000 students onto a single campus.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
My son has attended in ninth grade and has done very well. The teachers are open to meeting with parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 11, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 27, 2006
This is the first year my daughter has attended this school. I love the programs offered I just wish there was more parent/teacher involvment.. Overall, I like this school a lot!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2005
From my own personal opinion, this school at best is not up to par with most High Schools. The majority of the teachers are not team oriented. It takes both parent and teacher in order for a child to be successful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 03, 2005
I have a ninth grader entering lakewood this year. After our initial orientation, I was impressed with the way the academies have been brought into the highschools and especially impressed with Lakewood's academies. I am looking forward to seeing it in full swing in the fall.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2005
Lakewood high school is a great school to send ur kids too because of its great mix of ethnic groups, sports, and parent involement.

- submitted by a former student
May 08, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
April 30, 2005
There are numerous academic and non academic programs for students to participate in. The school spirit is very apparent, by the efforts of students, faculty and staff alike. Although the school has over 1000 students and classes can reach up to 40 students, the quality of education is remarkebly high. Resources and supplies in the science department are very impressive.

- submitted by a teacher
April 21, 2005
The quality of teachers is good although dynamic instruction is limited.

- submitted by a teacher
April 20, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 10, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 04, 2005
I am very anxious to have my son attend Lakewood High School in the fall of 2006. I have heard many good things about this school and I can't wait to become involved.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2005
I am a teacher at Lakewood High School. We are proud to announce Lakewood as one of the top schools in the Long Beach School District. We are involved in small learning communities which enables us to meet the needs of all our students. Our test scores are very high and our programs are innovative and challenging.

- submitted by a teacher
September 24, 2004
In a school district that seems to place all of its emphasis on Poly High School, Lakewood High is an outstanding school. Both of my children could have attended Poly, and were accepted academically. However, they would have had difficulty competing with the hundreds of 'elite' students for recognition. They have been given opportunities in music and academics that would never have been provided at Poly. Lakewood students are taught not only to compete, but to also enjoy the high school experience. Lakewood's Math Department has long been top in the District. Finally, my daughter was in the district's honor band and orchestra, yet not one of her friends at Poly was selected. Go Lancers!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
My son loved going to this school, he graduated in 2003. The wrestling coaches were outstanding. The drama program was great. The response of the counselors when there was a problem was very good. Lakewood High over all was above average for a High School in Southern California. If I had another child going into High School I would want him or her to attend this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
As a parent of a present student I have concerns regarding the algebra program. In my daughter's class only 3 students passed with C's. All the rest got D's and F's (my daughter got a D) she applied herself but the teachers go to fast and the students aren't learning the material.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2003
It becomes obvious that the quality of education diminishes as the crowd at the football games gains in size and decibals. The staff at Lakewood for many years has relied upon sports scores for bragging rights as opposed to excellent academic scores and teacher credentials. With the entire student body gathered on campus for a single lunch period safety becomes a major issue. Class size has become a problem as well as parental involvement. It is understandable that a teacher can usually only influence a student when they are at school and that it then becomes the parents' responsibility to convey and reinforce the teacher's lessons. It is truly difficult to pick which school is best for your child when you are not going to be involved in the education of that child. I believe I received a great education at this school. I was in the accelerated program, participated in many extracuricular activities, and maintained a well deserved gpa. But, I did have reinforcement at home when it came down to homework and studying. But I can look into many of the faces of the students there today and that were there in 92-96, and pick out the many multitudes of students who do not get that reinforcement at home and because of this their grades slip which makes it then obvious that some of these teachers really could care less. It's then not about the student, it's about percentages that pass and fail.

- submitted by a former student
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Lakewood High School
4400 Briercrest Avenue, Lakewood, CA  90713
(562) 425-1281
Last modified Lakewood High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lakewood High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top