School Details

Lake Worth High School

1701 Lake Worth Rd, Lake Worth, FL 33460
(561) 533-6300
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2100 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
58%
54%
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92%
85%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
78%
89%
84%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
68%
64%
52%
68%
67%
43%
64%
64%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lake Worth High School is a public high school in Lake Worth. The principal of Lake Worth High School is Mr. George Lockhart, who can be contacted at lakeworthhs@palmbeachschools.org. 2,100 students attend Lake Worth High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 19% of the Lake Worth High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 2,100 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lake Worth High School is 15:1. Seagull Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 45% 29%
Hispanic 38% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 12% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 55%
Limited English proficiency 19% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    For the love of God do not send your children to this school. The administration is always making false promises to it's students and constantly letting them down. They ruined my daughter's senior year they weren't allowed to do anything. She saw three principals in her time there clearly the school is unstable. And let's talk about college preparedness these staff doesn't care if their students get into college as long as the have a high graduation rate. No one is ever there to help these kis. The college coach is nonexistent. My daughter missed so many opportunities for scholarships because the people that were supposed to keep her informed did not. They are unreliable with transcripts and the guidance receptionist is beyond rude and refuses to let the kids see the guidance counselors. Let's talk about how they jipped all the students and parents by making the kids sign a contract for the uniform on the last day of school (2012) after repeatedly lying to the kids saying that the uniform wouldn't be changed. No integrity whatsoever save yourself the trouble. Lake Worth High functions better as a parking lot instead of a school level the damn place.

  • (1 year ago)

    LWHS has been very helpful and resourceful not only to the students but to the parents. I have no complaints with any of the staff members in fact they have gone beyond my expectations. I have to admit it was a shaky start at first but now that I've met the staff there is a level of respect that is well deserved. Unfortunately there is not a whole lot of parent involvement. The best part is the school is very diversified. It would be nice to see LWHS receive funding to enable students to have more opportunities that is well deserved.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son will be attending his third year now a Junior and I am very proud of his achievements and progress with his academics as well as his maturity. He's had great teachers and support from day one. School is what you choose it to be by making wise choices. I am very thankful for who my son is today. This school is great awesome staff and lots of career choices available. A definite thumbs up!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son just began this school year and I have got nothing but support from the administration and teachers. When emailed the principal responded to me quickly and even had one of his APs call me the next day to reassure me. My son encountered a bullying problem already and the situation was handeled the next day! I understand the cultural diversity as I taught in that area and I totally agree with the parents below. We must be involved with our kids to help them succeed. I am happy with the Criminal Justice program there and am thankful for the caring teachers that do work there despite the odds. Thanks for all you do!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is the best they have perfect unifroms no jeans just pants I enjoy having my child in this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with the parent that wrote that you get what you put into it. I have two children that are going to be seniors this year. I would like to thank all the devoted teachers that have made a contribution the their excellent education. LW offers great magnet programs with devoted teachers. Stop blaming the school for your troubles and get involve volunteer and have your kids get involve with clubs sports and make sure that they do their homework and study.. One of the main problems at LW is that they do not have enough parents involved in helping the school (Volunteer). Other schools in our area have parents that are always volunteering. Thanks Again Teachers you are great.

  • (5 years ago)

    As with anything in life you get what you put into it. I have two children at LWHS and they both are very involved with clubs sports and their magnet program as am I. They have always received high 4s or 5s in FCAT. I believe the lack of parental involvement in the school and the students' lives is the number one problem with the school. As far as the school's diversity that's the way life is in South Florida stop babying your children and they will be better off in the long run.

  • (5 years ago)

    I took my son out of this school. Too much gang activity and teachers have no control over classroom activity. No one seems to really care or maybe they are just overworked. Very sad situation.

  • (5 years ago)

    Has excellent choice programs that help the students when they grow up.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attend Lake Worth High and I have to say it is a wonderful school. The Medical Magnet program is amazing though the class is very vigorous. I already have a schlorship for college because of it and a intership at Nova Southeastern University. We may have low test scores but that is because of its diversity. Many students there are new to the country and we have a high amount of handicapp students. I think the new principal was a great way to help the school and he is doing alot to help improve the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school the academics are great and the staff is awesome! A+

  • (7 years ago)

    Morale is rock bottom for my daughter's teachers. They are stretched beyond reason and discipline has become soft with freshman academy. Class schedules changed after the fourth week of school.Unacceptable! This is not the leadership promised with the new principal. Looking for another magnet program.

  • (7 years ago)

    Lake worth has everything to offer from extracurricular activities to music. Academic program is district in its own right.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am sad to say that this school's morale and family spirit has diminished since the new administration came this year. We have lost the best guidance counselor and assistant principals to other schools and this has hurt us greatly.

  • (7 years ago)

    Lake Woth Community High School has so much to offer the students. Many programs are available from culinary rotc medical child care bands clubs and specialty classes.

  • (7 years ago)

    As an employee of this school I really think that this new administration can make a difference. The teachers are very Able and the students are excellent citizens. GO TROJANS!!

  • (8 years ago)

    I appreciate the caring teaching staff. All extracurricular activities are currently offered and reflect the student body.

  • (8 years ago)

    I feel the quality of LWHS is much to be desired.From what my son tells me he more than often gets bored and he's in gifted!I had a problem with him last year and went to talk with the guidance counselor- No help found there but an empty headed person.I can't wait till he graduates!Oh and the drop off in the morning is ridiculous.I live 10 miutes away but with traffic it seems like 20.

  • (9 years ago)

    It's great academically. There's not much parent involvement though. There's many extracurricular activities you could get into. Overall it's a pretty good school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is great because it is multi cultural and the teachers provide a fair amount of work and have an awesome way of teaching the students.

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