Lafe Nelson School

  • Lafe Nelson School serves 520 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 50% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 48% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Lafe Nelson School's student population of 520 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students520 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lafe Nelson School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lafe Nelson School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#574 out of 1,842 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:119:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
48%
45%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
46%
38%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.560.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSafford Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Lafe Nelson school teachers and staff are kind, caring, and at tentative to my daughter's needs. I especially love her kindergarten teacher, Mrs Taylor, who finds creative ways to help her read the sight words in a story form. This has helped her to feel accomplished at a kindergarten level of education. The binders she created to keep all her school task, notes and homework keep everything simple and easy for us. Mrs Taylor was highly recommended and I'm really impressed with her. Mrs Omeara the principle is engaged and active in the classrooms as well and has a smile to every child and parent she sees. I could go on and on about the teachers there. They really care about the kids and their success.
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5  
I just started going to this school and there are a lot of good people, and I am having a hard time just from some kids but it is overall a great school my teacher is Awsome!
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