Lafayette High School

401 Reed Ln
Lexington, KY 40503
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Lafayette High School serves 2,293 students in grades 9-12.
Lafayette High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 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 23% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Lafayette High School's student population of 2,293 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 124 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,293 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
124 teachers
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School Rankings

Lafayette High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,263 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#299 out of 1263 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
16:1
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American Indian
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Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
13%
10%
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White
69%
77%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.50
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Graduation Rate
96%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, KY Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,293 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in KY)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.50 (Top 30%)

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