Lafe Nelson School

  • Lafe Nelson School serves 492 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Lafe Nelson School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Lafe Nelson School's student population of 492 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students492 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lafe Nelson School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank#929 out of 2111 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
50%
45%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
44%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.560.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSafford Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (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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