Lake Worth High School

Summary:

Lake Worth High School is a public high school located in Lake Worth, Florida, serving 2,683 students in grades 9-12. The school has a diverse student population, with a majority Hispanic enrollment and significant African American and White representation.

While Lake Worth High School serves a predominantly low-income community, with 71.26% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, the school's academic performance is significantly below the state and district averages. The school consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of Florida high schools, receiving a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger, and its students underperform on standardized tests in subjects like Algebra 1, Geometry, and English Language Arts. Notably, the school's four-year graduation rate, while still above the state average, is lower than nearby Santaluces Community High School and Forest Hill Community High School.

One of the most concerning issues at Lake Worth High School is its high chronic absenteeism rate, which reached 35.2% in the 2022-2023 school year. This is nearly double the rate of its neighboring schools, suggesting that the school may need to implement targeted interventions to address attendance and engagement. Despite these challenges, the school's diverse student population and the availability of nearby high-performing schools indicate that there may be opportunities for improvement, particularly through collaboration and the implementation of effective strategies to support student learning and success.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1701 Lake Worth Rd
       Lake Worth, FL  33460


(561) 533-6300

District: Palm Beach

SchoolDigger Rank:
656th of 807 Florida High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,035 Help


Feeder schools for Lake Worth High School:

Elementary:    Barton Elementary School
    Highland Elementary School
    Lantana Elementary School
    North Grade K-8
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Middle:    Lake Worth Community Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  17.8 Help
Number of students:  2,683

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
61.5%
African American:
27.8%
White:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  71.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lake Worth High School ranks worse than 81.3% of high schools in Florida. It also ranks 32nd among 42 ranked high schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.45. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Lake Worth High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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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 (61.5%), African American (27.8%), White (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 71.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lake Worth High School is 17.8, which is the 17th best among 42 high schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Lake Worth High School employs 150 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lake Worth High School is $12,035, which is the 18th highest among 42 high schools in the Palm Beach School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Lake Worth High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Lake Worth High School 656th of 807 Florida public high schools. (See Lake Worth High School in the ranking list.)

Palm Beach:

SchoolDigger ranks Palm Beach 41st of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lake Worth High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 66.43 161st 484 66.7%
2005 58.29 216th 487 55.6%
2006 46.46 270th 477 43.4%
2007 45.30 322nd 563 42.8%
2008 38.86 374th 577 35.2%
2009 33.78 416th 587 29.1%
2010 42.31 402nd 620 35.2%
2011 35.69 445th 622 28.5%
2012 18.75 478th 606 21.1%
2013 24.72 497th 648 23.3%
2014 24.42 514th 687 25.2%
2016 13.59 573rd 693 17.3%
2017 12.52 586th 714 17.9%
2018 14.78 572nd 716 20.1%
2019 14.21 591st 734 19.5%
2021 12.64 621st 746 16.8%
2022 14.55 626th 774 19.1%
2023 10.89 658th 792 16.9%
2024 15.45 656th 807 18.7%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Lake Worth High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 942 359 24 188 5 n/a n/a 0 1518
1989 847 387 30 216 1 n/a n/a 0 1481
1990 661 327 3 218 1 n/a n/a -6 1204
1991 798 385 20 198 3 n/a n/a 0 1404
1992 910 468 18 221 3 n/a n/a 0 1620
1993 991 541 20 282 5 n/a n/a 0 1839
1994 1121 578 24 323 6 n/a n/a 0 2052
1995 1254 755 40 452 3 n/a n/a 0 2504
1996 1254 755 40 452 3 n/a n/a 0 2504
1997 1186 817 42 484 4 n/a n/a 0 2533
1998 1162 919 53 580 10 n/a n/a 0 2724
1999 1146 979 44 591 10 n/a n/a 0 2770
2000 1100 1038 58 709 11 n/a n/a 0 2916
2001 1077 1121 66 751 13 n/a n/a 0 3028
2002 1085 1132 72 820 12 n/a n/a 0 3121
2003 1085 1132 72 820 12 n/a n/a 0 3121
2004 1102 1083 68 900 11 n/a n/a 0 3164
2005 911 1050 72 942 17 n/a n/a 0 2992
2006 773 982 68 966 22 n/a n/a 0 2811
2007 564 805 67 866 16 n/a n/a 64 2382
2008 438 786 69 813 21 n/a n/a 73 2200
2009 354 817 56 735 22 n/a n/a 72 2056
2010 292 819 66 758 15 n/a n/a 40 1990
2011 287 833 43 738 12 20 35 0 1968
2012 290 912 43 813 12 8 36 0 2114
2013 252 953 40 792 22 4 36 0 2099
2014 294 1001 35 888 38 3 38 0 2297
2015 304 997 32 956 142 1 46 0 2478
2016 255 994 31 1063 209 3 41 0 2596
2017 250 961 32 1156 239 3 44 0 2685
2018 186 929 35 1266 174 0 44 0 2634
2019 152 807 38 1263 114 1 38 0 2413
2020 140 820 37 1426 81 2 37 0 2543
2021 131 774 28 1447 77 4 35 0 2496
2022 128 733 19 1603 73 5 31 0 2592
2023 150 747 19 1651 76 6 34 0 2683

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 Lake Worth High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1518 102.0 14.8 12.8
1989 1481 105.0 14.1 13.6
1990 1204 96.0 12.5 14.1
1991 1404 100.0 14.0 16.3
1992 1620 102.0 15.8 n/a
1993 1839 101.0 18.2 22.9
1994 2052 115.0 17.8 27.9
1995 2504 136.0 18.4 21
1996 2504 136.0 18.4 21
1997 2533 136.0 18.6 12.8
1998 2724 141.0 19.3 20.3
1999 2770 150.0 18.5 22.2
2000 2916 157.0 18.6 22.6
2001 3028 155.0 19.5 24.9
2002 3121 164.0 19.0 16.5
2003 3121 164.0 19.0 16.5
2004 3164 170.0 18.6 21.4
2005 2992 165.0 18.1 30.5
2006 2811 181.0 15.5 38.5
2007 2382 164.0 14.5 45.3
2008 2200 153.0 14.4 49.5
2009 2056 171.5 13.9 58.6
2010 1990 139.5 14.2 62.2
2011 1968 125.0 15.7 66.4
2012 2114 129.0 16.3 71.1
2013 2099 136.0 15.4 70.4
2014 2297 143.0 16.0 78.5
2015 2478 146.0 16.9 79.7
2016 2596 157.0 16.5 86.6
2017 2685 157.0 17.1 84.8
2018 2634 164.0 16.0 83.1
2019 2413 140.0 17.2 82.6
2020 2543 142.0 17.9 78.8
2021 2496 154.0 16.2 92
2022 2592 151.0 17.1 89.4
2023 2683 150.0 17.8 71.3

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 Lake Worth High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1518 102.0 14.8 12.8
1989 1481 105.0 14.1 13.6
1990 1204 96.0 12.5 14.1
1991 1404 100.0 14.0 16.3
1992 1620 102.0 15.8 n/a
1993 1839 101.0 18.2 22.9
1994 2052 115.0 17.8 27.9
1995 2504 136.0 18.4 21
1996 2504 136.0 18.4 21
1997 2533 136.0 18.6 12.8
1998 2724 141.0 19.3 20.3
1999 2770 150.0 18.5 22.2
2000 2916 157.0 18.6 22.6
2001 3028 155.0 19.5 24.9
2002 3121 164.0 19.0 16.5
2003 3121 164.0 19.0 16.5
2004 3164 170.0 18.6 21.4
2005 2992 165.0 18.1 30.5
2006 2811 181.0 15.5 38.5
2007 2382 164.0 14.5 45.3
2008 2200 153.0 14.4 49.5
2009 2056 171.5 13.9 58.6
2010 1990 139.5 14.2 62.2
2011 1968 125.0 15.7 66.4
2012 2114 129.0 16.3 71.1
2013 2099 136.0 15.4 70.4
2014 2297 143.0 16.0 78.5
2015 2478 146.0 16.9 79.7
2016 2596 157.0 16.5 86.6
2017 2685 157.0 17.1 84.8
2018 2634 164.0 16.0 83.1
2019 2413 140.0 17.2 82.6
2020 2543 142.0 17.9 78.8
2021 2496 154.0 16.2 92
2022 2592 151.0 17.1 89.4
2023 2683 150.0 17.8 71.3

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 Lake Worth High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $1,090 (12.7%) $7,499 (87.3%) $8,589
2019 $898 (10.3%) $7,834 (89.7%) $8,732
2020 $725 (7.8%) $8,583 (92.2%) $9,308
2021 $955 (9.7%) $8,929 (90.3%) $9,883
2022 $1,719 (15.7%) $9,221 (84.3%) $10,940
2023 $1,608 (13.4%) $10,428 (86.6%) $12,035

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lake Worth High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 591st of 734 High schoolsRanks 658th of 792 High schools
 2.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Worth High School)2723
 4%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5654
 2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5551
 4%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Worth High School)2629
 3%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5452
 2%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5349
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (Lake Worth High School)4336
 7%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Palm Beach)6963
 6%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6763
 4%
End of Course US History (Lake Worth High School)3633
 3%
   End of Course US History (Palm Beach)6962
 7%
   End of Course US History (Florida)7063
 7%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Lake Worth High School)2814
 14%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Palm Beach)6554
 11%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Lake Worth High School)2921
 8%
   End of Course Geometry (Palm Beach)6153
 8%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students24132683
 11.2%
African American807747
 7.4%
American Indian11476
 33.3%
Asian3819
 50%
Hispanic12631651
 30.7%
Pacific Islander16
 500%
White152150
 1.3%
Two or More Races3834
 10.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients82.6%71.3%
 11.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lake Worth High School

Students at Lake Worth High School are 62% Hispanic, 28% African American, 6% White, 3% American Indian, 1% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,683 students attended Lake Worth High School.

Lake Worth High School ranks in the bottom 18.7% of Florida high schools.

Lake Worth High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Barton Elementary School
Elementary : Highland Elementary School
Elementary : Lantana Elementary School
Elementary : North Grade K-8
Elementary : South Grade Elementary School
Middle : Lake Worth Community Middle


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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