Lake City High School

251 Russell St, Lake City, MI 49651
(231) 839-4331

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 343 students 21 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade


Michigan Merit Examination (MME)

In 2010-2011 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2011
  • Lake City Area School District average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lake City High School is a public high school in Lake City. The principal of Lake City High School is Tim Peterson and can be contacted at 343 students go to Lake City High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 66% of the 343 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Lake City High School is 21:1. McBain High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 1% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.3%
Asian 0.9% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 60%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I am an alumni. I had some really great teachers as well as some very bad teachers here. I would expect this is fairly common in rural communities. However what was very depressing was the lack of courses offered the lack of commitment from the community and the poor decisions on financial investments. The community regularly voted down any votes to improve the school or build a new school to replace the almost literally crumbling HS/Elementary building. Yet somehow new athletic structures were built and new football equipment bought (early 2000's). If you want to take a skill course or technical course you must enroll in the WMCTC and hope they have the class you are looking for. My course at the CTC was dropped half way through my 2 year program. I came out with a good education and earned a degree in engineering from a great University. I thank the teachers that helped me in this school system. But until the community gets behind them and the board starts making better financial decisions this school will continue to decline. Good luck Lake City. Education is more important than beating McBain...just remember that.

  • (6 years ago)

    Zero tolerance rules are not enforced for EVERY student. Tech classes are far behind where they should be. The community aside from those directly involved do not support this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    this school is a really good school and we all love it very helps us become smart and successful!!! we love you lake city!!!

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe that this school is a school that children can grow up in. The school itself needs a little work but what the school stands for does not. Lake City is a small area and when going to this school that is the feeling that you get. You can know everyones name in your graduating class and you know everyone of your teachers because the classes are smaller. You still gain all the knowledge of a large school but none of the dangers and neglect that a child could encounter when going to a large school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I would only send my children here as a last resort! The ceilings have mold therefore the children are more vulnerable to the flu and other respiratory illnesses. Not to mention the student body is double of the maximum capacity. Many teachers do not have their own classroom thus they are reduced to holding their school supplies on a 'magnificent' mobile cart. The cirriculum is far too insufficient for all grade levels. I would never trust the future of a child to this school district.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think parents should become much more involved with their students' academic and extra-curricular activities. I feel that at the sports and fine arts programs very few people from the community make it. It seems only family is there when the whole community should enjoy the shows that the high school gives.

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