Lafayette Street School

Lafayette Street School serves 1,054 students in grades PK - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NJ average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 51%.
Lafayette Street School operates within the The Newark School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1054 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has grown by 48% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 1,054 students
Lafayette Street School Total Students (1989-2014)
Gender % Lafayette Street School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 73 teachers
Lafayette Street School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Lafayette Street School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 13:1
Lafayette Street School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
75%
24%
Lafayette Street School Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
1%
16%
Lafayette Street School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
24%
49%
Lafayette Street School White Students (1989-2014)
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.
0.38 0.42
Lafayette Street School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
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.
80%
32%
Lafayette Street School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2014)
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%
5%
Lafayette Street School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2014)

District Comparison

The Newark School District's student population of 34,976 students has decreased by 15% over five years.
The revenue/student of $27,844 is higher than the state average of $19,116. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $28,642 is higher than the state average of $19,190. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District Name The Newark School District
Number of Schools
Managed
73
2
Number of Students Managed 34,976 918
The Newark School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,098 MM $20 MM
The Newark School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $1,130 MM $20 MM
The Newark School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $27,844 $19,116
The Newark School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $28,642 $19,190
The Newark School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is East Side High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Merit Preparatory Charter School Of Newark (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Gray Charter School (0.3 miles away)
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