Lafayette High School

  • Lafayette High School serves 2,092 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 49%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 72% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Lafayette High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 22%.
  • Lafayette High School operates within the Fayette County School District.
  • Fayette County School District's 83% graduation rate is lower than the Kentucky state average of 89%.

Top Placements

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

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

School Overview

  • Lafayette High School's student population of 2092 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 114 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,092 students
Lafayette High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Lafayette High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers114 teachers
Lafayette High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeLafayette High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Lafayette High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1251 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lafayette High School is 0.45, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
49%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
56%
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
Lafayette High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
Asian
4%
2%
Lafayette High School Asian Students (1994-2016)
Hispanic
6%
6%
Lafayette High School Black Students (2000-2016)
Black
16%
11%
Lafayette High School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
72%
78%
Lafayette High School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Lafayette High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsLafayette High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownKY All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.450.25
Lafayette High School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Graduation Rate
93%
89%
Lafayette High School Graduation Rate (2013-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
54%
Lafayette High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
Lafayette High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Lafayette High School is Fayette County School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 173 school districts in Kentucky (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Fayette County School District's student population of 40,837 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 83% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $10,517 is higher than the state average of $10,365. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $11,063 is higher than the state average of $10,284. The district spending/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
    School District NameFayette County School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    73
    6
    Number of Students Managed40,8372,337
    Fayette County School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    50%
    49%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    57%
    56%
    District Graduation Rate
    83%
    89%
    District Total Revenue$413 MM$24 MM
    District Spending$434 MM$24 MM
    District Revenue / Student$10,517$10,365
    District Spending / Student$11,063$10,284
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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    5  
    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.
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