Lafayette High School

  • Lafayette High School serves 2,293 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Lafayette High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 24%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Lafayette High School's student population of 2,293 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 124 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,293 students
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Total Classroom Teachers124 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lafayette High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,258 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lafayette High School is 0.50, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.40. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (KY)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#216 out of 1258 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
14%
11%
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White
69%
76%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.500.40
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Graduation Rate
96%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFayette County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Lafayette High School is The Stables (1.0 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Scapa At Bluegrass (0.2 miles away)
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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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