Lake Howell High School

Summary:

Lake Howell High School is a public high school located in Winter Park, Florida, serving 2,205 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Seminole County School District, which is ranked 7th out of 68 districts in Florida and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Lake Howell High School stands out as a relatively diverse and high-performing school, with 45.12% White, 10.07% African American, 37.32% Hispanic, and 3.22% Asian students. The school has consistently maintained high four-year graduation rates, ranging from 94% to 98.6% over the past few years, significantly higher than the 23.1% four-year graduation rate at Elevation High School. While Lake Howell's test scores are generally on par or above the Seminole County and Florida state averages, the school has seen a rise in chronic absenteeism, from 11% in 2019-2020 to 24.4% in 2022-2023, which is higher than some nearby schools like Hagerty High School (14.4%) and Oviedo High School (22.8%).

Lake Howell High School's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 195 to 317 out of the 792 Florida high schools in 2022-2023, suggesting that the school's performance may be influenced by factors beyond just the school's own efforts. Additionally, the school has a relatively high percentage of students (51.16% in 2022-2023) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating that it serves a diverse population with varying levels of economic resources. The school's increased spending per student, from $6,720 in 2019-2020 to $7,998 in 2022-2023, may be contributing to its overall performance.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4200 Dike Rd
       Winter Park, FL  32792


(407) 746-9050

District: Seminole

SchoolDigger Rank:
234th of 807 Florida High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,998 Help


Feeder schools for Lake Howell High School:

Elementary:    Eastbrook Elementary School
    English Estates Elementary School
    Red Bug Elementary School
    Sterling Park Elementary School
Middle:    Tuskawilla Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  24.0 Help
Number of students:  2,205

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.1%
Hispanic:
37.3%
African American:
10.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lake Howell High School ranks better than 71% of high schools in Florida. It also ranks 4th among 10 ranked high schools in the Seminole School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.99. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Lake Howell 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: White (45.1%), Hispanic (37.3%), African American (10.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lake Howell High School is 24, which is the 4th best among 10 high schools in the Seminole School District. (See more...)
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Compare Lake Howell High School employs 91.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lake Howell High School is $7,998. 8 high schools in the Seminole School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Lake Howell High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Lake Howell High School 234th of 807 Florida public high schools. (See Lake Howell High School in the ranking list.)

Seminole:

SchoolDigger ranks Seminole 7th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lake Howell High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 72.34 126th 484 74.0%
2005 75.15 107th 487 78.0%
2006 78.06 87th 477 81.8%
2007 74.29 123rd 563 78.2%
2008 80.02 95th 577 83.5%
2009 76.99 114th 587 80.6%
2010 77.08 129th 620 79.2%
2011 77.58 129th 622 79.3%
2012 56.36 184th 606 69.6%
2013 60.25 195th 648 69.9%
2014 59.81 229th 687 66.7%
2016 58.93 195th 693 71.9%
2017 56.54 219th 714 69.3%
2018 58.31 204th 716 71.5%
2019 48.70 296th 734 59.7%
2021 46.75 294th 746 60.6%
2022 56.59 217th 774 72.0%
2023 47.11 317th 792 60.0%
2024 56.99 234th 807 71.0%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Lake Howell High School Test Scores
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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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by a parent
Monday, December 14, 2020

Open Quote Excellent teachers who go out of their way to make learning fun! So happy that my two enjoy going to this school! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lake Howell High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1993 103 49 130 2 n/a n/a 0 2277
1989 1916 114 55 174 3 n/a n/a 0 2262
1990 1836 124 64 209 2 n/a n/a 0 2235
1991 1976 151 69 269 3 n/a n/a 0 2468
1992 1994 178 91 367 3 n/a n/a 0 2633
1993 1967 166 99 357 2 n/a n/a 0 2591
1994 1843 190 110 374 2 n/a n/a 0 2519
1995 1803 188 121 400 1 n/a n/a 0 2513
1996 1803 188 121 400 1 n/a n/a 0 2513
1997 1817 192 106 410 1 n/a n/a 0 2526
1998 1675 145 95 367 3 n/a n/a 0 2285
1999 1537 140 94 326 5 n/a n/a 0 2102
2000 1506 140 80 297 4 n/a n/a 0 2027
2001 1472 134 74 317 6 n/a n/a 0 2003
2002 1460 134 52 396 8 n/a n/a 0 2050
2003 1460 134 52 396 8 n/a n/a 0 2050
2004 1387 141 57 413 10 n/a n/a 0 2008
2005 1365 155 58 446 8 n/a n/a 0 2032
2006 1471 188 58 523 6 n/a n/a 0 2246
2007 1357 212 57 525 6 n/a n/a 87 2244
2008 1367 223 65 560 4 n/a n/a 111 2330
2009 1333 226 66 585 2 n/a n/a 130 2342
2010 1244 185 72 586 3 n/a n/a 147 2237
2011 1220 197 80 687 5 5 58 0 2252
2012 1214 187 92 705 5 4 60 0 2267
2013 1165 190 78 710 4 6 59 0 2212
2014 1125 197 76 698 2 7 54 0 2159
2015 1138 209 77 733 3 8 61 0 2229
2016 1146 215 71 735 3 7 59 0 2236
2017 1131 207 75 697 4 7 61 0 2182
2018 1131 252 86 696 5 6 76 0 2252
2019 1087 232 77 732 4 6 89 0 2227
2020 1062 251 75 764 2 4 90 0 2248
2021 1017 242 74 790 2 7 92 0 2224
2022 1022 232 79 814 2 7 88 0 2244
2023 995 222 71 823 2 4 88 0 2205

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 Howell High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2277 107.0 21.2 3.7
1989 2262 106.0 21.3 5.4
1990 2235 112.0 19.9 5.6
1991 2468 125.0 19.7 7.4
1992 2633 125.0 21.0 7.7
1993 2591 129.0 20.1 10
1994 2519 124.0 20.3 8.6
1995 2513 122.0 20.6 7.2
1996 2513 122.0 20.6 7.2
1997 2526 124.0 20.4 6.7
1998 2285 114.0 20.0 4.6
1999 2102 109.0 19.3 8.4
2000 2027 100.0 20.3 8.2
2001 2003 101.0 19.8 6.8
2002 2050 95.0 21.6 16.3
2003 2050 95.0 21.6 16.3
2004 2008 97.0 20.7 19.1
2005 2032 104.0 19.5 16.5
2006 2246 111.0 20.2 23.5
2007 2244 111.0 20.2 25.9
2008 2330 117.0 19.9 29.1
2009 2342 132.1 19.7 31.4
2010 2237 120.0 18.6 40.7
2011 2252 115.2 19.5 38.7
2012 2267 109.5 20.6 43.2
2013 2212 118.0 18.7 40.6
2014 2159 120.0 17.9 42.2
2015 2229 117.0 19.0 47
2016 2236 117.0 19.1 49
2017 2182 114.0 19.1 49.5
2018 2252 114.0 19.7 43.5
2019 2227 93.3 23.8 51.4
2020 2248 97.9 22.9 49.4
2021 2224 76.6 29.0 55.3
2022 2244 91.1 24.6 55
2023 2205 91.5 24.0 51.2

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 Howell High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2277 107.0 21.2 3.7
1989 2262 106.0 21.3 5.4
1990 2235 112.0 19.9 5.6
1991 2468 125.0 19.7 7.4
1992 2633 125.0 21.0 7.7
1993 2591 129.0 20.1 10
1994 2519 124.0 20.3 8.6
1995 2513 122.0 20.6 7.2
1996 2513 122.0 20.6 7.2
1997 2526 124.0 20.4 6.7
1998 2285 114.0 20.0 4.6
1999 2102 109.0 19.3 8.4
2000 2027 100.0 20.3 8.2
2001 2003 101.0 19.8 6.8
2002 2050 95.0 21.6 16.3
2003 2050 95.0 21.6 16.3
2004 2008 97.0 20.7 19.1
2005 2032 104.0 19.5 16.5
2006 2246 111.0 20.2 23.5
2007 2244 111.0 20.2 25.9
2008 2330 117.0 19.9 29.1
2009 2342 132.1 19.7 31.4
2010 2237 120.0 18.6 40.7
2011 2252 115.2 19.5 38.7
2012 2267 109.5 20.6 43.2
2013 2212 118.0 18.7 40.6
2014 2159 120.0 17.9 42.2
2015 2229 117.0 19.0 47
2016 2236 117.0 19.1 49
2017 2182 114.0 19.1 49.5
2018 2252 114.0 19.7 43.5
2019 2227 93.3 23.8 51.4
2020 2248 97.9 22.9 49.4
2021 2224 76.6 29.0 55.3
2022 2244 91.1 24.6 55
2023 2205 91.5 24.0 51.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Lake Howell High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $387 (5.9%) $6,158 (94.1%) $6,545
2019 $409 (6.1%) $6,247 (93.9%) $6,656
2020 $331 (4.9%) $6,388 (95.1%) $6,720
2021 $614 (8.0%) $7,072 (92.0%) $7,686
2022 $670 (8.9%) $6,891 (91.1%) $7,561
2023 $586 (7.3%) $7,413 (92.7%) $7,998

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lake Howell High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 296th of 734 High schoolsRanks 317th of 792 High schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Howell High School)5556
 1%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6157
 4%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5551
 4%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Lake Howell High School)5545
 10%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6155
 6%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5349
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (Lake Howell High School)6572
 7%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Seminole)7168
 3%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6763
 4%
End of Course US History (Lake Howell High School)7762
 15%
   End of Course US History (Seminole)7569
 6%
   End of Course US History (Florida)7063
 7%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Lake Howell High School)3221
 11%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Seminole)6360
 3%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Lake Howell High School)5166
 15%
   End of Course Geometry (Seminole)6462
 2%
   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 Students22272205
 1%
African American232222
 4.3%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian7771
 7.8%
Hispanic732823
 12.4%
Pacific Islander64
 33.3%
White1087995
 8.5%
Two or More Races8988
 1.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.4%51.2%
 0.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 2,205 students attended Lake Howell High School.

Students at Lake Howell High School are 45% White, 37% Hispanic, 10% African American, 4% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

Lake Howell High School ranks 234th of 807 Florida high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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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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