Lafayette Street Elementary School

Lafayette Street Elementary School serves 1,085 students in grades PK-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Lafayette Street Elementary School operates within the Newark School District.

Overview

The student population of 1085 students has grown by 13% over five years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 1,085 students
Lafayette Street Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Lafayette Street Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Lafayette Street Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less than the state average of 0.92. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 12:1
Lafayette Street Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
9%
Lafayette Street Elementary School Asian (1988-2003)
Hispanic
67%
23%
Lafayette Street Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
17%
Lafayette Street Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
29%
51%
Lafayette Street Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.47 0.92
Lafayette Street Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
80%
29%
Lafayette Street Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
8%
6%
Lafayette Street Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 35,543 students has decreased by 11% over five years.
School District Name Newark School District
Number of Schools
Managed
74
2
Number of Students Managed 35,543 983
Newark School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $1,136 MM $20 MM
District Spending $1,152 MM $19 MM
Newark School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $28,406 $20,414
Newark School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $28,802 $19,395
Newark School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is East Side High School (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Discovery Charter School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gray Charter School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Newark Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Gray Charter School
    Charter School
    55 Liberty St
    Newark , NJ , 07102
    (973)824-6661
    Charter School
    0.3  mi  |  283  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Newark Oliver Street Elementary School
    104 Oliver St
    Newark , NJ , 07105
    (973)465-4870
    0.4  mi  |  860  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Newark East Side High School
    238 Van Buren St
    Newark , NJ , 07105
    (973)465-4900
    0.4  mi  |  1372  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Newark Wilson Ave Elementary School
    19 Wilson Ave
    Newark , NJ , 07108
    (973)465-4910
    0.5  mi  |  796  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Newark Ann Street Elementary School
    30 Ann St
    Newark , NJ , 07105
    (973)465-4890
    0.6  mi  |  1241  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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Newark, NJ public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.11, which is lower than the New Jersey average of 0.41. The most diverse school in Newark is James L. Bunker Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New Jersey or national school diversity statistics.