Lafayette High School

  • Lafayette High School serves 1,160 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the VA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Lafayette High School operates within the Williamsburg-james City School District.
  • Williamsburg-james City School District's 82% graduation rate is higher than the VA state average of 79%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1160 students has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 74 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,160 students
Lafayette High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Lafayette High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers74 teachers
Lafayette High School Total Teachers (1990-2015)
Students by GradeLafayette High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(VA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
Lafayette High School Student Teacher Ratio (1990-2015)
Asian
2%
6%
Lafayette High School Asian Students (1995-2015)
Hispanic
10%
14%
Lafayette High School Black Students (1995-2015)
Black
25%
23%
Lafayette High School Black Students (1995-2015)
White
58%
52%
Lafayette High School White Students (1995-2015)
Two or more races
5%
5%
Lafayette High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsLafayette High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownVA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.590.66
Lafayette High School Diversity Score (1995-2015)
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.
25%
34%
Lafayette High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2015)
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.
7%
6%
Lafayette High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2015)

District Comparison

  • Williamsburg-james City School District's student population of 11,389 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 84% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $14,746 is higher than the state average of $10,576. The district revenue/student has grown by 22% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,574 is higher than the state average of $10,658. The district spending/student has grown by 21% over four years.
School District NameWilliamsburg-james City School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
4
Number of Students Managed11,3893,627
Williamsburg-james City School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate82%79%
Williamsburg-james City School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$163 MM$42 MM
Williamsburg-james City School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$161 MM$42 MM
Williamsburg-james City School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$14,746$10,576
Williamsburg-james City School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$14,574$10,658
Williamsburg-james City School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  11/15/2012
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.
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2  12/14/2009
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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