Lafayette Street School

  • Lafayette Street School serves 1,175 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 48% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 52% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

Top Placements

Lafayette Street School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

  • Lafayette Street School's student population of 1,175 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students1,175 students
This chart display total students of Lafayette Street School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Lafayette Street School
Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Lafayette Street School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Lafayette Street School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Lafayette Street School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lafayette Street School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1101 out of 2,236 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lafayette Street School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lafayette Street School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:112:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Lafayette Street School and the public school average student teacher ratio of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
10%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Lafayette Street School and the percentage of Asian public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2002-03 school year data.
Hispanic
77%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Lafayette Street School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
2%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Lafayette Street School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
21%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Lafayette Street School and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lafayette Street School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.370.43
This chart display the diversity score of Lafayette Street School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Lafayette Street School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lafayette Street School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewark Public School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Newark The Gray Charter School Charter School
    Grades: K-8 | 347 students
    0.3 miles
    55 Liberty Street
    Newark, NJ 07102
    (973)824-6661
    0.3 K-8 347
  • Newark East Side High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 2074 students
    0.4 miles
    238 Van Buren St
    Newark, NJ 07105
    (973)465-4900
    0.4 9-12 2074
  • Newark Oliver Street School
    Grades: PK-8 | 1021 students
    0.4 miles
    86 Oliver St
    Newark, NJ 07105
    (973)465-4870
    0.4 PK-8 1021
  • Newark Wilson Avenue School
    Grades: PK-8 | 1147 students
    0.5 miles
    19 Wilson Ave
    Newark, NJ 07108
    (973)465-4910
    0.5 PK-8 1147
  • Newark Ann Street School
    Grades: PK-8 | 1335 students
    0.6 miles
    30 Ann St
    Newark, NJ 07105
    (973)465-4890
    0.6 PK-8 1335

School Reviews

Review Lafayette Street School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
We provide an overview and current status of the Race to the Top program that was designed as an incentive and funding program to promote education reform in public school districts across the country.
Being a parent is never easy, but some children are more challenging than others. If you're concerned that your child's behavioral issues might be more than just temporary, consider whether an alternative school might be the next move.
All students deserve to have an equal chance at academic success but not every student learns in the same way. Alternative schools provide students with unique challenges or abilities an opportunity to succeed in a different educational setting. Keep reading to learn more about alternative schools and their impact on college admissions.