Lafayette High School

401 Reed Ln
Lexington, KY 40503
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 10%
Serving 2,419 students in grades 9-12, Lafayette High School ranks in the top 10% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 38%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 26% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,419 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • : 97% (Top 5% in KY)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 56% (Top 10%)
  • : 65% (Top 10%)
  • : 34% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lafayette High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

School Overview

Lafayette High School's student population of 2,419 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 123 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
2,419 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
123 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Lafayette High School ranks within the top 10% of all 1,267 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Lafayette High School is 0.56, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (KY)
#92 out of 1267 schools
(Top 10%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Lafayette High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
56%
38%
This chart displays 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 Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
65%
45%
This chart displays 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 Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
34%
22%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Lafayette High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
13%
8%
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Black
12%
11%
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White
64%
74%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Kentucky.
0.56
This chart displays the diversity score of Lafayette High School and the public school average diversity score of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
97%
90%
This chart displays graduation rate of Lafayette High School and public school graduation rate of Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
54%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Lafayette High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart displays 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 Kentucky by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lafayette High School's ranking?
Lafayette High School is ranked #92 out of 1,267 schools, which ranks it among the top 10% of public schools in Kentucky.
What schools are Lafayette High School often compared to?
Lafayette High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Henry Clay High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
56% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 38% KY state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% KY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Lafayette High School?
The graduation rate of Lafayette High School is 97%, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 90%.
How many students attend Lafayette High School?
2,419 students attend Lafayette High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of Lafayette High School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Black, 6% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lafayette High School?
Lafayette High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
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 Fayette County School District.
In what neighborhood is Lafayette High School located?
Lafayette High School is located in the Picadome neighborhood of Lexington, KY. There are 5 other public schools located in Picadome.

School Reviews

5   4/20/2009
a. Majority of teachers really care. If your in accelerated classes, it doesn't matter who else is at the school, you are around the accelerated students most of the time. Huge variety of classes to choose from. b. Ton's of sports and clubs at Lafayette. Something for everyone. SCAPA is connected to Lafayette:best arts program in ky. c. City champion football team, dance team wins a bid to nationals yearly, other teams do fairly well also d. School is very old, but it has so much life in it. The main building was built in the 30s...and has many new updates. School is clean and has more character than most others. Football stadium is extremely unique..all stone, and a shame they are redoing it.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - bubbl

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 2,419 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 36%
  • : 97% (Top 5%)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 56% (Top 10%)
  • : 65% (Top 10%)
  • : 34% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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