Lafayette High School

5178 Round Pond Rd,

La Fayette, GA, 30728-

Tel: (706)638-2342
Grades: 9-12

1,152 students

Lafayette High School serves 1,152 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the GA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Lafayette High School operates within the Walker County School District.
The school district's 57% graduation rate is lower than the GA state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 1152 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 87 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,152 students
Lafayette High School Total Students (1999-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 87 teachers
Lafayette High School Total Classroom Teachers (1999-2012)
Students by Grade Lafayette High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Lafayette High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1999-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Lafayette High School Asian (1999-2008)
Hispanic
1%
12%
Lafayette High School Hispanic (2000-2012)
Black
5%
37%
Lafayette High School Black (1999-2012)
White
90%
44%
Lafayette High School White (1999-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Lafayette High School Sch Ethnicity Lafayette High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.19 0.66
Lafayette High School Diversity Score (1999-2012)
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.
55%
51%
Lafayette High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1999-2012)
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.
10%
7%
Lafayette High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 13,619 students has grown by 45% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 57% has decreased from 90% over five years.
School District Name Walker County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
5
Number of Students Managed 13,619 3,298
Walker County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 57% 66%
Walker County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $95 MM $34 MM
Walker County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $97 MM $36 MM
Walker County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,102 $9,939
Walker County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,326 $10,367
Walker County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Gordon Lee High School (10.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Lafayette Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is North Lafayette Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • La Fayette Lafayette Middle School
    419 Rdrunner Blvd
    La Fayette , GA , 30728
    (706)638-6440
    0.9  mi  |  942  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • La Fayette North Lafayette Elementary School
    610 North Duke St
    La Fayette , GA , 30728
    (706)638-1869
    0.9  mi  |  541  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Rossville Rossville Middle School
    316 Bull Dog Trl
    Rossville , GA , 30741
    (706)820-0638
    1.4  mi  |  667  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • La Fayette Gilbert Elementary School
    87 South Burnt Mill Rd
    La Fayette , GA , 30728
    (706)638-2432
    2.9  mi  |  488  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • La Fayette Naomi Elementary School
    4038 East Hwy 136
    La Fayette , GA , 30728
    (706)638-2443
    3.2  mi  |  461  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
For far too long the American public school system has failed to address “out-of-school” factors like poverty and their impact on what happens in the classroom. As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, many schools are adopting comprehensive approaches to education that account for the unique needs of students so that each child is prepared for their future and not just for a year-end test.
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.