School Details

Lakeside High School

6600 Sanborn Rd, Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 993-2522

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1120 students 21 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Ashtabula Area City average
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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lakeside High School is a public high school. The principal of Lakeside High School is Mr. Donald P. Rapose and can be contacted at 1,120 students attend Lakeside High School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 58% of the 1,120 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 63% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lakeside High School is 21:1. Grand River Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 74% 70%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 8%
Hispanic 10% 12%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.07%
Asian 0.2% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 73%
Economically disadvantaged 58% 63%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    lakeside is a good school. you just have to give it a chance. there are many students who do want to be there and learn.

  • (5 years ago)

    The location is great the architecture is beautiful and the students finally have a facility that they deserve. Go Dragons!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a parent of three children who will be entering Lakeside in the next few years. Lakeside is not the highest scored school around but I think it shows that the administration has made great strides to do better. This is a struggling school that I belive recognizes it's flaws and should be commended for making fantastic attempts to remedy them. No it's probably not a lot of people's first choice in schools. But you know I'm proud my children will be going there and I think with parent support and community support this school will soon be a really great place. I don't think anything productive comes from bashing Lakeside and when you do - especially parents - you are also really putting down the kids...and I thought they were supposed to be the most important? Let's as a community stop pointing fingers and turn this school around! Go Dragons!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has definately made some improvements. The main improvement is the administration. There is no more favoritism being shown. Students are becoming more and more on time to classes. The SMR room was a terrific idea. It seems to be working. Also there is way less kids wondering around in the hallway. You can tel that be looking in the hallways and seeing the lights shut off because noone walked in there. That never used to happen. Academically we are slowly improving. It will take time but we will get there!

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent of two children at Lakeside High School the school has improved in most areas such as academic help with the new tutor program. It should not be the students responsibility to teach their classmates. The dress code is reasonable however I do not see the problem with skulls or flip-flops that should be at our discretion. I believe that everyone has the right to be an individual with-in reason of course the school is crushing that for the students. Also why is all of the focus on athletics? What about academics where is the money to improve that? As a tax payer I feel that money should not only be used to make the school look good but to make our children smarter. Signed mother of two tax payer

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is alright the focus on academic could be better rather than what we're wearing. I'm not say that we should come to school with our bodies hanging everywhere but a little freedom and individualality would be nice. The teachers for the most part are alright some can handle the students and some can't but you'll find that in any school. The principal seems reasonable I am glad that they have harshend the punishment for tardiness and skipping if i have to be in class why shouldn't other kids? Academic will hopefully improve with the academic couching program. All in all things at Lakeside are improving but i hope by the time i graduate things will be better. I am not saying that its a great school and i look forward to going everyday its definitly needs to improve but it is getting better.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a parent of two children attending LakeSide High School I am outraged at what is going on in the new school.I have seen the classroom out of control with the teacher doing absolutely nothing.There is no discipline except for suspensions from the vice principal no phone calls are made to parents when their child is missing a lot of classes.There is no discipline from the teachers the kids are out of control.My son will graduate this year and says if he could he would transfer schools today.I regret sending my children there it is a beautiful school on the outside but so ugly on the inside.Is this what we parents are spending our tax dollars on?

  • (7 years ago)

    I've got quite a fondness for the school myself. Even in the old building I enjoyed it. I don't have the want to participate in extracurricular activities so the sports are perfectly fine with me. I respect the fact that many students find a sport that they enjoy muchly. As for the teachers I will also agree with my mother on that. Even the teachers who teach my AP classes are very nice people to talk to though many would assume them to be hollow.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son goes to Lakeside High School. He is in all honors and AP courses. He gets along very well with his teachers. If the student can't get help from one specific teacher there are others who teach the same subjects. Sure certain teachers are better than others but that happens everywhere. Overall my child believes his teachers are excellent. Anyone who thinks otherwise should actually go in and talk with the teachers. My only complaints are that the school lacks extracurricular activities for the less athletically inclined and that us parents are not as involved as we would like to be.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a current Junior at Lakeside High School. While I agree with most of the reviews on this site my opinions differs from all of them. Lunches.They are expensive and somewhat disgusting however those who cannot afford lunches get opportunity of free lunch. Also the new building isn't trashed in the least yet. I haven't seen any graffiti on any of the walls or anything. The sports facilities are nice and it is definitely not crowded. The school is very safe with security guards on the clock all throughout the school day.Also you don't have to be popular to have a great time. I am not popular in the least but I've had the time of my life with the friends I love.So there is no reason to send your students away just because of people's opinions. You should give Lakeside a chance. I'm glad I did.

  • (8 years ago)

    This School!Is so awesome..we have a brand new facility and state of the art building. The faculty has been very helpful and they have taught me so much!The sports teams are outstanding and as long as you dont cause any trouble and keep active you will love this school..So i would definetly recommend this school to anyone! Go Dragons

  • (8 years ago)

    From the start ( after being voted DOWN 4 times- to me that says a lot!!!) none of the focus was academics!!!! A building does not a great school make! From where I stand (with a student just that would be just starting in the school system) I am appaled at my choices in schools. There needs to be more focus on the academic and less of showy buildings athletics and people making a name for themselves. Children are our future and if they are not the focus why are we even here?

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is going on his last year in Lakeside and I fear for him. Between the lack of communication with teachers and parents lack of teachers having the passion to actually teach these kids and not just shuffle them through the day. My son has trouble in a class and there is no extra help provided. No one stops and ask why these kids are not getting better grades! Everyones so worried about going home and no one stops to think these kids are loosing out on a fair chance for a good education. I have talked to many other students and they all have the same outlook! and it is negative. I think instead of worrying about the principles worth and the sports programs someone should stop and interveiw these kids who are supposed to be our future leaders!

  • (9 years ago)

    First off we have no control of the OGTs it's a STATE test. I am part of the honors program at our school and feel that it is equal to every school in this district. I have questioned friends from Geneva or Edgewood and realized that we are at the same pace in which they are attending! It's definitely a challenge. We have and AMAZING marching band the best one in the town! Our vocal music is currently in the building stages however. Lakeside like many other schools is about your OUTLOOK....DONT HAVE A NEGATIVE ONE and it will be GREAT!I have involved myself in many after school activities and couldn't be happier! You will never know if its for you if you don't give it a try!

  • (9 years ago)

    I am also a student at Lakeside. This school cares more about the sports teams than actual academics. If your a good athlete you will get a free ride through this school. I personally dont like the school. Its really overcrowded. The lunches are terrible. They raised the credits for the class of 2007 my class and now we must have 23 credits to graduate. We also must pass the new OGT test. Which is by means way harder than the proficiency. We only get five or so chances to pass all these five parts while the 9th grade proficiency lets you get around 9 or 10 times to pass all parts. Kids at this school are very mean. If you are not popular you will not have an enjoyable time at this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Bad school with little regard to student (or teacher) welfare. The administration needs to grow some moral and ethical balls and address the many deficiencies and make some hard choices for the betterment of all. Change here needs to work from the top down.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am also a student at Lakeside. I belive that this school is terrible. Most of the students are unwelcoming and just plain rude. My experience there has been sheer hell. If you want your child to look back on their high school experience one that is supposed to be fun and memorable don't put them through what my parents have done to me. I hate Lakeside. The teachers are overall nice the principal is quite flighty its dangerous and the lunches are dispicable. People don't get thrown down flights of steps at any other school around here. Just what we need an unecessary new building for people to trash that's way out in no-man's-land. Do your children a favor and send them somewhere where they will have fun and enjoy learning because it's almost a given that won't happen at Lakeside.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school can be very nice. We have issues with food and some of the dicipline ideals. I think that they should care more about the students and give more choices of extracurricular activities instead of sports and clubs. Some groups that would reach out to the community. Personally I think that a Bible study should be added.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a student at Lakeside High School. If you are looking for a good well organized school with a good/great educational program look elsewhere. This school is very unorganized and very packed mostly because two entire school's 10-12 grades are in one building while 9th grade has it's own building. If I had a choice I would not go here. This school cares more about sports then education and so does the community. There are nice teachers but there are also mean and unfit ones too. The last outnumber the first. Perhaps once they spend the millions of dollars on the new building with so many new sports fields two gyms and lots of new offices they'll hire more and better staff to improve the CP/CPH programs.

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