Lafayette High School

4460 Longhill Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
6/
10
Top 50%
4.25 5 1 (4 reviews)
Lafayette High School serves 1,135 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 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70% (which is lower than the Virginia state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90% (which is higher than the Virginia state average of 80%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Virginia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Virginia state average of 51% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Lafayette High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Lafayette High School's student population of 1,135 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,135 students
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Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
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School Comparison

Lafayette High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,791 schools in Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Lafayette High School is 0.63, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (VA)
Overall Testing Rank
#726 out of 1791 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
70%
72%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
80%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
16%
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Black
21%
22%
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White
55%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.630.68
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Graduation Rate
87%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWilliamsburg-James City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, VA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Lafayette High School is Warhill High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Eastern St. Hosp. Ed. Prg (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is D.j. Montague Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Williamsburg Warhill High School Math: 80% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,376 student
    1.4 miles
    4615 Opportunity Way
    Williamsburg, VA 23188
    (757) 565-4615
    1.4 9-12 1,376
  • Williamsburg D.j. Montague Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 485 students
    1.6 miles
    5380 Centerville Rd
    Williamsburg, VA 23188
    (757) 258-3022
    1.6 K-5 485
  • Williamsburg Eastern St. Hosp. Ed. Prg Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12
    2.4 miles
    4601 Ironbound Rd B11
    Williamsburg, VA 23187
    (757) 253-4250
    2.4 PK-12 n/a
  • Williamsburg Berkeley Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 883 students
    2.5 miles
    1118 Ironbound Rd
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    (757) 229-8051
    2.5 6-8 883
  • Williamsburg James Blair Middle School

    2.6 miles
    101 Longhill Road
    Williamsburg, VA 23185
    (757) 603-6400
    2.6 n/a n/a

School Reviews

  4.25 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
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.
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5  
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.
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5  
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  
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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