Lafayette High School
Lafayette High School serves 1,133 students in grades 9-12.
Lafayette High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 82%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 78%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 54% (majority Black).
Lafayette High School's student population of 1,133 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
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Students by Grade
Lafayette High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,800 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Lafayette High School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#893 out of 1800 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education
My daughter has loved being at this school. The teachers are awesome and will bend over backwards to help your child succeed. Love the music programs they have as well.
We've really enjoyed our time at Lafayette High School. It's a supportive environment for the students. Teachers challenge the students to achieve, think creatively and express kindness.
My oldest son graduated from Lafayette in 2010 and had a wonderful high school experience. My daughter is now a senior at LHS and struggles a bit more with school. The counselors have been excellent at guiding her throughout the last 4 years and she now has goals of attending college. It is a great school rich in history.
I withdrew my child from Lafayette due to the negative experiences she suffered there. Language, sexual propositions, cigarettes, suicidal child, immoral skits in drama class. Do NOT send your child to this school.
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