Lafayette Street School

  • Lafayette Street School serves 1,017 students in grades PK-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the NJ average of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Lafayette Street School operates within the Newark Public School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1017 students has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has grown by 23% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 1,017 students
Lafayette Street School Total Students (1987-2015)
Gender % Lafayette Street School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Lafayette Street School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Lafayette Street School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 13:1
Lafayette Street School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
n/a
10%
Lafayette Street School Asian Students (1989-2003)
Hispanic
76%
25%
Lafayette Street School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
1%
16%
Lafayette Street School Black Students (1990-2015)
White
23%
48%
Lafayette Street School White Students (1990-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Lafayette Street School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.37 0.42
Lafayette Street School Diversity Score (1987-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Lafayette Street School Eligible for Free Lunch (1991-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Lafayette Street School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2014)

District Comparison

  • Newark Public School District's student population of 31,351 students has decreased by 11% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $32,133 is higher than the state average of $21,792. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $32,721 is higher than the state average of $20,672. The district spending/student has grown by 14% over four years.
School District Name Newark Public School District
Number of Schools
Managed
63
2
Number of Students Managed 31,351 954
Newark Public School District Students Managed (1989-2015)
District Total Revenue $1,144 MM $21 MM
Newark Public School District District Total Revenue (1992-2015)
District Spending $1,165 MM $20 MM
Newark Public School District District Spending (1992-2015)
District Revenue / Student $32,133 $21,792
Newark Public School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2015)
District Spending / Student $32,721 $20,672
Newark Public School District District Spending / Student (1990-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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