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
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
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 more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 12:1
Hispanic
67%
23%
Black
1%
17%
White
29%
51%
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 0.41
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 (1990-2013)
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%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 38,202 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Newark School District
Number of Schools
Managed
74
2
Number of Students Managed 38,202 983
Newark School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $1,136 MM $20 MM
Newark School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
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: 2013 (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
  • NewarkHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Gray Charter School
    Charter School
    55 Liberty St
    NewarkNJ 07102
    (973)824-6661
    Charter School

    0.3 mi | 283 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • NewarkOliver Street Elementary School
    104 Oliver St
    NewarkNJ 07105
    (973)465-4870
    0.4 mi | 860 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • NewarkEast Side High School
    238 Van Buren St
    NewarkNJ 07105
    (973)465-4900
    0.4 mi | 1372 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • NewarkWilson Ave Elementary School
    19 Wilson Ave
    NewarkNJ 07108
    (973)465-4910
    0.5 mi | 796 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • NewarkAnn Street Elementary School
    30 Ann St
    NewarkNJ 07105
    (973)465-4890
    0.6 mi | 1241 students | Gr. PK-8                      

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Did You Know?
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 0.09, 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.