Lafayette High School serves 1,135 students in grades 9-12.
Lafayette High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 54%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 69%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 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).
- Grades: 9-12
- Enrollment: 1,135 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 47%
- Graduation Rate: 91% (Top 50% in VA)
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 30%
- Math Proficiency: 61% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 83% (Top 20%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education
Lafayette High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:
Most improved public schools
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Lafayette High School's student population of 1,135 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
(offers virtual instruction)
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Lafayette High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,792 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Lafayette High School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#486 out of 1792 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: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), VA Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Lafayette High School's ranking?
Lafayette High School is ranked #486 out of 1,792 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Virginia.
What schools are Lafayette High School often compared to?
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
61% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 54% VA state average), while 83% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 69% VA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Lafayette High School?
The graduation rate of Lafayette High School is 91%, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 89%.
How many students attend Lafayette High School?
1,135 students attend Lafayette High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Lafayette High School students are White, 23% of students are Black, 14% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lafayette High School?
Lafayette High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Virginia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Lafayette High School offer ?
Lafayette High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Lafayette High School part of?
Lafayette High School is part of Williamsburg-James City PBLC Schs School District.
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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