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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Lake Wales High School Celebrates Stellar Student Achievement

Graduate Rates Among Best in Polk County


Last updated 5/22/2019 at 12:22pm

Chevon Baccus

LWHS Principal Donna Dunson reviews graduation rate with staff member Tina Morrow

As the Class of 2019 at Lake Wales High School counts down to graduation May 24, school officials are still celebrating the stellar accomplishments of the Class of 2018.

Despite a nearly 71 percent poverty rate - students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch - Lake Wales High School graduated more than 92 percent of its seniors in 2018 – the third highest rate of all high schools in Polk County. The State of Florida defines graduation rate as the percentage of students who graduate within four years of their first enrollment in ninth grade.

School Principal Donna Dunson says she is...

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