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Lake Region High School

Public | 9-12 | 1866 students

 

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Posted December 11, 2012

I would give the school 5 stars but dress code is not enforced & the administration is soft on discipline. My children go here & I substitute teach regularly (7 years) at this school. I don't know who the other reviewers were speaking about in the office personnel, but I have never had anyone be rude, disrespectful, or unconcern to me in any of the offices. The kids on the other hand, can be downright disrespectful & disgustingly undisciplined. Honestly, it reflects their parents disregard to the educators & not making their children take ownership of behavior & their education (blame the teachers not the child for the child's failure). As for the 105 teachers, 95-98% are wonderful & care deeply about all the children (even "bad seeds"). If the parents/students communicate with the teachers, the teachers will stick their necks out to help the students to succeed. This school has great trade classes, so the students aren't stuck to entirely general courses. It also has a good selection of music (orchestra, band, chorus, guitar, keyboard) & art (general, AP, ceramics, photography, industry) classes. In response: Yes students listen to their MP3s, not a problem if they are working. =)


Posted October 4, 2012

This school allows kids to wear whatever they want, short shorts, low cut tops, flip flops, clothes you would expect to see at a beach or club, not school, this is very distracting. Orientation was very disorganized, many kids didn't get a class schedule, the office personnel are rude and unconcerned, kids drive way too fast in the stuent parking lot and the only good thing is the chorus teacher is amazingly interested in his students progress and the kids were selected to sing at Disney
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

This is a terrible school. Students can wear revealing and innappropriate clothing. Mp3 players are allowed in class. Students are not disciplined appropriately. The gang influence is extreme and the drug use is extravagant.


Posted November 19, 2009

I believe many of the faculty members are truly rude and inconsiderate. Some teachers are just incompetent. The principal is not much help. If complaints go through the principal, he would probably 'scold' the office staff but unfortunately, the principal is nothing without the office staff so nothing is truly enforced. For as ill-mannered as they may be the principal usually puts up with it because the skills are too priceless and time too costly to do without if they had to fire or replace. It's probably why many of the staff members have the attitudes they do have; they know they can get away with it. He allows it. I am looking forward to moving out of Polk County School District all together. Don't move here if you have children and definitely don't send them to Lake Region.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

Since there has not been a rating posted since 03 I will try to bring things up to date. I have had enrolled students in Lake Region since the 03- 04 school year to present. Sadly, it has been a downhill ride. To start, it is now a solid D grade School two years running. The Administration should have been cashiered by now. Hapless at best. They have lost quite a few of their best faculty. Prepare for teachers not qualified, or in some cases competent, to teach the subject assigned. This has been my personal LR nightmare. Upon Complaint, be prepared for excuses and no real concern. Avoid this school, transfer out. WH is at least a C school. Trust me, it can t be worse. My experience from complaining to Bartow demonstrated to me that the apple rots from the core. School Vouchers are the only solution to education theft.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2003

My son was a student at Lake Region Hish School Before graduated and joined the Navy. The education he received from the school was second to none along with the experience gained in a professional enviroment from the schools many inter and extracarricular activities. To this day my son still proclaims his love for this school and all that he expirienced in his four years there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2003

I have had two children graduate from Lake Region and currently one child is a senior. We have been impressed by the variety of the courses offered and the teachers and staff have been wonderful! I transferred to this area because of work but bought a home in the district so that the children could attend Lake Region. Five stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I have a daughter who is excelling thanks to caring teachers and faculty.All of the teachers that I have come in contact are thorough and professional. I have found that if I have a problem someone is always there to assist me.It's nice that the principal always has time to address parents even without an appointment. I have transferred my student out of district and drive 50 some miles a day for her to go to Lake Region. It is worth every mile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My daughter arrived as a transplanted Junior from out of state and we were delighted with the administration, the special touches that make a school a joy to attend. The staff is friendly, courteous and very helpful with special situations. I would highly recommend people moving to the area to go and visit this excellent place of learning!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

467 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

462 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

475 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
85%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

477 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

383 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
35%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

538 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
49%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

464 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
47%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

381 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 42%
Hispanic 31%
Black 21%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 3%N/A2%
Graduation rate 77%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%66%61%
Master's degree 42%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Music teacher(s)
School psychologist
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:10 am
School end time
  • 2:10 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. JOEL MCGUIRE
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (863) 297-3097

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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1995 Thunder Road
Eagle Lake, FL 33839
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