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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Lafayette Parish Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Lafayette, LA. It has 29,951 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
About Lafayette Parish Public Schools...
Address
113 Chaplin Drive
Lafayette, LA 70508
Telephone
(337) 521-7000

Lafayette Parish Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1250
64 responses
Average ACT
24
1,161 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
29,951
Free or Reduced Lunch
57.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,520
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$320,232,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,916/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    38%
  • Other
    5%

Lafayette Parish Public Schools Reviews

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The LPSS system was good, but not great. As a Gifted student, I was exposed to a much tighter group of teachers and students, but I was still a part of my LPSS school as a whole. Because of my Gifted classes, I had smaller class sizes and a more rigorous course load, which I greatly appreciated. The curving system used for the GPAs of Honors and Gifted students worked to my advantage, awarding me more earnable GPA points than those students taking Regular courses. A fair trade, of course. However, the uniform policy is utterly ridiculous. The school board continuously and rabidly limits student expression by removing students from class time if they are not following arbitrary dress code policies. As a tall person, it is hard enough to find khaki school shorts that are within 4 inches above the knee, much less at them. I was dress coded for this several times. Anyway, while the academics are decent, the "discipline enforcement" is arbitrary, ridiculous, and discriminatory. 3 stars!
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The Lafayette Parish community celebrates a strong sense of spirit, community, and pride. A lot of opportunity is given for parents and students to be involved. Safety is one of this parish's main concerns, given the composing unpredictable weather experienced and holidays celebrated in Southern Louisiana. The school board can improve on facilities and infrastructure. Availability on the incredible programs offered are slim and should be widened for all students to take advantage of.
The rules are dumb and have dumb reasons. The school board doesn't care about what the teachers have to say, neither do they care about the teachers input on anything to better the school. They make all the decisions themselves and what they think is right which actually isn't right. This school has a dumb and weird grading policy and this dumb rezoning thing that they keep doing. Lafayette Parish needs to do better. The lunches are not real meat, neither is it healthy or real. They calm they broke but have built a 6 million dollar school.