Lafayette High School

  • Lafayette High School serves 815 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 49% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 57%.

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School Overview

  • Lafayette High School's student population of 815 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students815 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lafayette High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lafayette High School is 0.46, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank#69 out of 840 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lafayette High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lafayette High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Hispanic
2%
4%
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Black
31%
49%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Lafayette High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
67%
43%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Lafayette High School and the percentage of White public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lafayette High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.460.31
This chart display the diversity score of Lafayette High School and the public school average diversity score of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate80-84%
83%
This chart display graduation rate of Lafayette High School and public school graduation rate of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
70%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lafayette High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLAFAYETTE CO SCHOOL DIST School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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