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Lakewood High School (4942)

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Grade 9 - Grade 12

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About Lakewood High School (4942)


Lakewood High School


Lakewood High among the largest of eighteen comprehensive high schools in Jefferson County School District R-1, the second largest K-12 school system in Colorado. Lakewood has a strong tradition of community support and the student population comes from a wide variety of ethnic, academic, economic, and geographic backgrounds, more specifically 49% of our student population is of minority status. The LHS faculty and staff work closely with students and welcome the personal interactions that occur on a daily basis. Many of the faculty hold Master's degrees in their fields of study and continually seek ways to keep themselves current in both content and pedagogy. Our educational team consists of over 110 teachers, 7 school administrators including a dean of students, 8 guidance counselors (1 of which specializes in transitioning 9th grade students), a JCMH counselor, a bilingual family-community liaison, 2.3 mental health providers, a 504 coordinator, a reading interventionist, 2.5 technology specialists, and a 1 library- media specialist. Lakewood High School houses a unique population of students consisting of neighborhood students in combination with nearly half of our student population from outside the attendance area. Our diverse population consists of various subgroups totaling 50% of the overall student population. At LHS, students have the opportunity to enroll in a variety of academic classes including Honors courses, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Career and Technical Education, ESL, and other diverse offerings. In addition to our Special Education department we have also house the Center Program, or the SSN program as well. Prior to 2020, about 34% of our student body qualified for the free/reduced lunch program. However, due to the federal government providing free breakfast and lunch to all students during the past two school years, it has been challenging to get an accurate count as to what percentage of our students qualify for FRL status because the meals are free and families are not signing up as they have in years past, skewing our actual data. It was reported that the 35.4% of students qualifies as FRL during the 2020-2021 school year, however, we suspect that that percentage is actually higher due to the shifting demographics in the greater Lakewood area and also in part due to the economic hardships our core population has experienced due to the Covid crisis. We will have a more accurate percentage once families register for the Healthy Meals for All program when the school year commences. 7% of our population are English Language Learners, many of whom are Newcomers and NEPs who enrolled with us last year and we are also home to 7% of our students with IEPs. In reference to the UIP for Lakewood High School during the 2022-2023 school year, our main focus was to improve the overall academic performance and growth of our minority and at-risk student populations, more specifically Black and Hispanic males. In general, the data suggests that just over half of our white population of students demonstrate 'college readiness' according to the metrics of the SAT, but only 16% of or Black students and 20%, of our Hispanic students, both them the majority of whom are considered at-risk and qualify for the FRL program, demonstrate college readiness. In addition, our attendance rate fell from 88.8% in 2020-2021 to 83.5% in 2021-2022. Our goal this year is to continue to improve the post secondary and college readiness of our Black and Hispanic students, by working to engage them through authentic learning experiences and to implement additional measures to engage them with the learning community at Lakewood High School.



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