Lafayette Academy

  • Lafayette Academy serves 882 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 62% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 72% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Lafayette Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 13:1.

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School Overview

  • Lafayette Academy's student population of 882 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students882 students
Gender %This chart display gender of Lafayette Academy
Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Lafayette Academy by grade.

School Comparison

  • Lafayette Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lafayette Academy is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#594 out of 1,277 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
64%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
70%
Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
Hispanic
3%
6%
Black
97%
44%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lafayette Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.060.61
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDr. Martin Luther King Charter For Sci/tech School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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