Lafayette High School

Lafayette High School serves 1,158 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the VA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Lafayette High School operates within the Williamsburg-james City School District.
The school district's 82% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

The student population of 1158 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 57 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,158 students
Lafayette High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Lafayette High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 57 teachers
Lafayette High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Lafayette High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 16:1
Lafayette High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
2%
6%
Lafayette High School Asian Students (1993-2014)
Hispanic
9%
13%
Lafayette High School Black Students (1993-2014)
Black
26%
23%
Lafayette High School Black Students (1993-2014)
White
59%
52%
Lafayette High School White Students (1993-2014)
Two or more races
4%
5%
Lafayette High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Lafayette High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown VA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.58 0.42
Lafayette High School Diversity Score (1993-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
24%
33%
Lafayette High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
Lafayette High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 11,285 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 97% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $15,056 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 24% over four years.
The district spending/student of $14,881 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 25% over four years.
School District Name Williamsburg-james City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
4
Number of Students Managed 11,285 3,815
Williamsburg-james City School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 82% 79%
Williamsburg-james City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2010)
District Total Revenue $163 MM $42 MM
Williamsburg-james City School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $161 MM $42 MM
Williamsburg-james City School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $15,056 $10,576
Williamsburg-james City School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $14,881 $10,658
Williamsburg-james City School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Warhill High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Eastern St. Hosp. Ed. Prg (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is D.j. Montague Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • WilliamsburgWarhill High School
    1.4 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1128 students4615 Opportunity Way
    WilliamsburgVA 23188
    (757)565-4615
    1.49-121128
  • WilliamsburgD.j. Montague Elementary School
    1.6 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 443 students5380 Centerville Rd
    WilliamsburgVA 23188
    (757)258-3022
    1.6KG-5443
  • WilliamsburgEastern St. Hosp. Ed. Prg
    Special Education School
    2.4 miles | Grades: PK-124601 Ironbound Rd B11
    WilliamsburgVA 23187
    (757)253-4250
    2.4PK-12n/a
  • WilliamsburgBerkeley Middle School
    2.5 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 902 students1118 Ironbound Rd
    WilliamsburgVA 23185
    (757)229-8051
    2.56-8902
  • WilliamsburgLois Hornsby Middle School
    2.7 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 911 students850 Jolly Pond Rd
    WilliamsburgVA 23188
    (757)565-9400
    2.76-8911

School Reviews

My oldest son graduated from Lafayette in 2010 and had a wonderful high school experience. My daughter is now a senior at LHS and struggles a bit more with school. The counselors have been excellent at guiding her throughout the last 4 years and she now has goals of attending college. It is a great school rich in history.
- Posted by Parent, 11/15/12
I withdrew my child from Lafayette due to the negative experiences she suffered there. Language, sexual propositions, cigarettes, suicidal child, immoral skits in drama class. Do NOT send your child to this school.
- Posted by Parent, 12/14/09

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