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 12:1.
  • 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 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-8
Total Students1,017 students
Lafayette Street School Total Students (1987-2015)
Gender %Lafayette Street School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers68 teachers
Lafayette Street School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeLafayette Street School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
Lafayette Street School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
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)
All Ethnic GroupsLafayette Street School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.370.68
Lafayette Street School Diversity Score (1990-2015)
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.
77%
31%
Lafayette Street School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2015)
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.
6%
5%
Lafayette Street School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • Newark Public School District's student population of 31,351 students has decreased by 11% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $30,860 is higher than the state average of $19,116. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $31,744 is higher than the state average of $19,190. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameNewark Public School District
Number of Schools
Managed
63
2
Number of Students Managed31,351954
Newark Public School District Students Managed (1989-2015)
District Total Revenue$1,098 MM$20 MM
Newark Public School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending$1,130 MM$20 MM
Newark Public School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student$30,860$19,116
Newark Public School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student$31,744$19,190
Newark Public School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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