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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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School Overview

  • Lafayette High School's student population of 2,092 students has stayed relatively flat 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
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Total Classroom Teachers114 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lafayette High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,251 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same 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)
Overall School Rank#153 out of 1,251 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
49%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
6%
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Black
16%
11%
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White
72%
78%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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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 KY.
Diversity Score0.450.25
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Graduation Rate
93%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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 Kentucky by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFayette County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

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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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