Lakewood High

Summary:

Lakewood High is a public high school located in Lakewood, California, serving grades 9-12 with a total enrollment of 2,761 students. The school is part of the Long Beach Unified School District, which is ranked 649 out of 1,560 districts in California and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Lakewood High has a diverse student population, with a majority Hispanic (56.1%) and significant African American (18.44%) and Asian (10.47%) representation. However, the school's academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the surrounding schools, such as Millikan High and Ernest S. McBride Senior High. For example, only 44.28% of Lakewood High's 11th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 69.09% at Ernest S. McBride Senior High and 65.52% at Millikan High. In Mathematics, the proficiency rate for Lakewood High's 11th-graders was 14.76%, significantly lower than the 35.33% at Ernest S. McBride Senior High and 34.44% at Millikan High.

Lakewood High has also seen a decline in its four-year graduation rate, from 94.6% in 2018-2019 to 90.3% in 2022-2023, and an increase in its dropout rate, from 3.2% in 2018-2019 to 8.6% in 2022-2023. Additionally, the school has experienced a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, from 9.9% in 2017-2018 to 30.6% in 2022-2023, which is notably higher than the nearby schools. These challenges may be related to the school's relatively high percentage of students (51.47% in 2022-2023) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-income families compared to some of the nearby schools.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4400 Briercrest Ave.
       Lakewood, CA  90713-2512


(562) 425-1281

District: Long Beach Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
1226th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,668 Help


Feeder schools for Lakewood High:

Elementary:    Cleveland Elementary
    Gompers
    Holmes Elementary
    MacArthur Elementary
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Middle:    Bancroft Middle
    Hoover Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  22.1 Help
Number of students:  2,761

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.1%
African American:
18.4%
Asian:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.5% Help


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Compare Details Lakewood High ranks worse than 52.3% of high schools in California. It also ranks 8th among 13 ranked high schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 36.94. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Lakewood High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (56.1%), African American (18.4%), Asian (10.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lakewood High is 22.1. 7 high schools in the Long Beach Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lakewood High is $9,668, which is the 7th highest among 13 high schools in the Long Beach Unified School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lakewood High:

SchoolDigger ranks Lakewood High 1226th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Lakewood High in the ranking list.)

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Long Beach Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Long Beach Unified 649th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lakewood High

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Rank History for all students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 69.31 203rd 1653 87.7%
2005 72.04 222nd 1901 88.3%
2006 63.11 405th 1968 79.4%
2007 65.12 348th 2063 83.1%
2008 63.38 411th 2117 80.6%
2009 65.15 336th 2238 85.0%
2010 67.18 351st 2281 84.6%
2011 57.60 598th 2367 74.7%
2012 51.67 748th 2354 68.2%
2013 58.78 562nd 2426 76.8%
2015 55.72 863rd 1994 56.7%
2016 68.57 603rd 2039 70.4%
2017 66.45 660th 2021 67.3%
2018 56.07 883rd 2017 56.2%
2019 48.17 1022nd 2133 52.1%
2021 65.28 406th 1290 68.5%
2022 44.13 1063rd 2123 49.9%
2023 36.94 1220th 2335 47.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 8.98 388th 422 8.1%
2022 11.63 465th 515 9.7%
2023 23.84 562nd 780 27.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.70 431st 938 54.1%
2019 29.71 776th 941 17.5%
2021 45.00 215th 467 54.0%
2022 38.49 567th 1044 45.7%
2023 26.44 960th 1315 27.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 30.14 976th 1539 36.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.89 698th 1862 62.5%
2019 53.03 850th 1937 56.1%
2021 72.95 254th 1126 77.4%
2022 45.12 987th 1943 49.2%
2023 39.50 1149th 2237 48.6%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 61.06 95th 290 67.2%
2023 41.78 219th 417 47.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.93 704th 1760 60.0%
2019 44.09 990th 1833 46.0%
2021 66.59 325th 1054 69.2%
2022 42.15 999th 1858 46.2%
2023 37.28 1157th 2106 45.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.63 472nd 1052 55.1%
2019 47.57 443rd 1117 60.3%
2021 44.66 246th 555 55.7%
2022 39.41 586th 1161 49.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.68 1034th 1834 43.6%
2019 45.44 969th 1880 48.5%
2021 57.75 430th 1122 61.7%
2022 42.01 998th 1916 47.9%
2023 33.49 1231st 2195 43.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.53 389th 581 33.0%
2019 25.17 459th 582 21.1%
2022 23.19 468th 581 19.4%
2023 19.30 604th 727 16.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.73 342nd 582 41.2%
2019 35.80 358th 592 39.5%
2022 38.66 296th 522 43.3%
2023 32.89 448th 713 37.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.71 804th 1742 53.8%
2019 54.62 762nd 1814 58.0%
2022 50.62 818th 1861 56.0%
2023 45.40 971st 2132 54.5%
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Rank History for Pacific Islander students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.50 5th 20 75.0%
2019 64.84 5th 21 76.2%
2022 18.67 12th 14 14.3%
2023 32.96 27th 35 22.9%
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Rank History for White students at Lakewood High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.95 764th 1173 34.9%
2019 29.07 888th 1222 27.3%
2022 33.52 809th 1204 32.8%
2023 25.77 997th 1424 30.0%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Lakewood High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1262 240 469 747 8 n/a n/a 0 2726
1989 1148 207 406 751 8 n/a n/a 0 2520
1990 1398 372 513 1157 13 n/a n/a 0 3453
1991 1358 389 524 1219 12 n/a n/a 0 3502
1992 1338 380 538 1377 9 n/a n/a 0 3642
1993 1383 384 519 1398 10 n/a n/a 0 3694
1994 1378 433 509 1474 13 n/a n/a 0 3807
1995 1432 487 533 1540 21 n/a n/a 0 4013
1996 1432 487 533 1540 21 n/a n/a 0 4013
1997 1442 422 566 1438 22 n/a n/a 0 3890
1998 1398 417 580 1419 22 n/a n/a 0 3836
1999 1447 461 603 1531 14 n/a n/a 0 4056
2000 1355 553 631 1604 17 n/a n/a 0 4160
2001 1354 610 681 1659 21 n/a n/a 0 4325
2002 1384 627 630 1728 24 n/a n/a 0 4393
2003 1384 627 630 1728 24 n/a n/a 0 4393
2004 1407 595 630 1660 14 n/a n/a 0 4306
2005 1395 616 623 1662 16 n/a n/a 2 4314
2006 1462 592 614 1649 15 n/a n/a 5 4337
2007 1404 604 248 1645 16 n/a n/a 363 4280
2008 1317 620 606 1671 16 n/a n/a 0 4230
2009 1264 666 545 1698 18 61 45 0 4297
2010 1184 708 506 1713 14 64 29 0 4218
2011 1057 721 471 1740 17 71 48 0 4125
2012 1017 695 449 1753 14 76 54 0 4058
2013 902 651 444 1714 9 58 53 0 3831
2014 790 625 440 1678 7 67 86 0 3693
2015 719 630 455 1576 7 81 85 0 3553
2016 642 599 458 1490 9 88 92 0 3378
2017 547 628 445 1435 10 95 120 0 3280
2018 479 620 422 1465 9 91 110 0 3196
2019 421 602 413 1558 7 77 146 0 3224
2020 375 614 387 1717 5 71 98 0 3267
2021 320 589 368 1749 6 68 82 0 3182
2022 310 565 328 1654 4 66 96 0 3023
2023 249 509 289 1549 4 61 100 0 2761

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Lakewood High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2726 103.1 26.4 n/a
1989 2520 99.0 25.4 n/a
1990 3453 125.9 27.4 n/a
1991 3502 135.0 25.9 n/a
1992 3642 137.2 26.5 37.3
1993 3694 132.7 27.8 45
1994 3807 132.9 28.6 33.4
1995 4013 144.3 27.8 29.7
1996 4013 144.3 27.8 29.7
1997 3890 145.8 26.7 25.9
1998 3836 141.0 27.2 28
1999 4056 145.8 27.8 39.1
2000 4160 159.0 26.2 39.6
2001 4325 166.0 26.1 43.7
2002 4393 162.2 27.1 16.3
2003 4393 162.2 27.1 16.3
2004 4306 158.4 27.2 39.2
2005 4314 158.8 27.2 41.5
2006 4337 155.6 27.9 46.8
2007 4280 160.6 26.7 48.2
2008 4230 187.8 22.5 44.4
2009 4297 162.6 23.1 45.4
2010 4218 160.0 26.3 45.8
2011 4125 n/a n/a 52.5
2012 4058 155.0 26.1 n/a
2013 3831 146.4 26.1 45.4
2014 3693 137.6 26.8 49.3
2015 3553 135.0 26.3 49.4
2016 3378 136.0 24.8 50.9
2017 3280 128.6 25.4 58.2
2018 3196 122.0 26.1 56.9
2019 3224 120.9 26.6 60.4
2020 3267 n/a n/a 57.5
2021 3182 122.1 26.0 60.3
2022 3023 126.0 23.9 50.2
2023 2761 124.7 22.1 51.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Lakewood High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2726 103.1 26.4 n/a
1989 2520 99.0 25.4 n/a
1990 3453 125.9 27.4 n/a
1991 3502 135.0 25.9 n/a
1992 3642 137.2 26.5 37.3
1993 3694 132.7 27.8 45
1994 3807 132.9 28.6 33.4
1995 4013 144.3 27.8 29.7
1996 4013 144.3 27.8 29.7
1997 3890 145.8 26.7 25.9
1998 3836 141.0 27.2 28
1999 4056 145.8 27.8 39.1
2000 4160 159.0 26.2 39.6
2001 4325 166.0 26.1 43.7
2002 4393 162.2 27.1 16.3
2003 4393 162.2 27.1 16.3
2004 4306 158.4 27.2 39.2
2005 4314 158.8 27.2 41.5
2006 4337 155.6 27.9 46.8
2007 4280 160.6 26.7 48.2
2008 4230 187.8 22.5 44.4
2009 4297 162.6 23.1 45.4
2010 4218 160.0 26.3 45.8
2011 4125 n/a n/a 52.5
2012 4058 155.0 26.1 n/a
2013 3831 146.4 26.1 45.4
2014 3693 137.6 26.8 49.3
2015 3553 135.0 26.3 49.4
2016 3378 136.0 24.8 50.9
2017 3280 128.6 25.4 58.2
2018 3196 122.0 26.1 56.9
2019 3224 120.9 26.6 60.4
2020 3267 n/a n/a 57.5
2021 3182 122.1 26.0 60.3
2022 3023 126.0 23.9 50.2
2023 2761 124.7 22.1 51.5

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Lakewood High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $9,668

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Lakewood High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1022nd of 2133 High schoolsRanks 1220th of 2335 High schools
 4.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lakewood High)46.544.3
 2.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)52.651.4
 1.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Lakewood High)18.814.8
 4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)27.325.4
 1.9%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Lakewood High)20.615.5
 5.1%
   12th Grade Science (Long Beach Unified)19.324.4
 5.1%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students32242761
 14.4%
African American602509
 15.4%
American Indian74
 42.9%
Asian413289
 30%
Hispanic15581549
 0.6%
Pacific Islander7761
 20.8%
White421249
 40.9%
Two or More Races146100
 31.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients60.4%51.5%
 8.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lakewood High

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,761 students attended Lakewood High.

Students at Lakewood High are 56% Hispanic, 18% African American, 10% Asian, 9% White, 4% Two or more races, 2% Pacific Islander.

Lakewood High ranks 1226th of 2346 California high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Lakewood High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Cleveland Elementary
Elementary : Gompers
Elementary : Holmes Elementary
Elementary : MacArthur Elementary
Elementary : Riley Elementary
Elementary : Twain Elementary
Middle : Bancroft Middle
Middle : Hoover Middle


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