Lafayette High School

412 Highland Ave
Saint Joseph, MO 64505
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Lafayette High School serves 768 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Lafayette High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Missouri state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black).

School Overview

Lafayette High School's student population of 768 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students768 students
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Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
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School Comparison

Lafayette High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,085 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Lafayette High School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#1361 out of 2085 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
12%
16%
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White
75%
71%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.420.47
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Graduation Rate
73%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Joseph School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Lafayette High School is Riverside Virtual High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Robidoux Middle School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Humboldt Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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