Lafayette Street School

Lafayette Street School serves 1,114 students in grades PK-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% 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.

Overview

The student population of 1114 students has grown by 16% over five years.
The teacher population of 71 teachers has grown by 44% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 1,114 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 71 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 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 16:1 12:1
Hispanic
73%
24%
Black
1%
17%
White
26%
49%
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.
0.40 0.42
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.
83%
31%
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 37,278 students has decreased by 6% over five years.
School District Name The Newark School District
Number of Schools
Managed
77
2
Number of Students Managed 37,278 922
District Total Revenue $1,136 MM $20 MM
District Spending $1,152 MM $19 MM
District Revenue / Student $28,406 $20,414
District Spending / Student $28,802 $19,395
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 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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  • Newark The Gray Charter School
    Charter School
    55 Liberty St
    NewarkNJ 07102
    (973)824-6661
    Charter School

    0.3 mi | 165 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • NewarkOliver Street School
    104 Oliver St
    NewarkNJ 07105
    (973)465-4870
    0.4 mi | 899 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • NewarkEast Side High School
    238 Van Buren St
    NewarkNJ 07105
    (973)465-4900
    0.4 mi | 1479 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • NewarkWilson Avenue School
    19 Wilson Ave
    NewarkNJ 07108
    (973)465-4910
    0.5 mi | 925 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • NewarkMerit Preparatory Charter School Of Newark
    Charter School
    909 Broad St
    NewarkNJ 07102
    (973)642-4400
    Charter School

    0.6 mi | 81 students | Gr. 6                      

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