Lafayette Elementary School

  • Lafayette Elementary School serves 816 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 83% (which is higher than the District of Columbia state average of 29%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the District of Columbia state average of 31%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Lafayette Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in District of Columbia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the District of Columbia state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the District of Columbia state average of 89%.

Top Placements

Lafayette Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in District of Columbia for:

School Overview

  • Lafayette Elementary School's student population of 816 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2004)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students816 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lafayette Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 204 schools in District of Columbia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lafayette Elementary School is 0.50, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (DC)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#2 out of 204 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lafayette Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lafayette Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
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Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Lafayette Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
11%
69%
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White
69%
11%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Lafayette Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
8%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lafayette Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in DC.
Diversity Score0.500.50
This chart display the diversity score of Lafayette Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Lafayette Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/an/a
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lafayette Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in District of Columbia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDistrict Of Columbia School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

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