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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
La Follette High School is an above average, public school located in Madison, WI. It has 1,541 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 26% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.
Address
702 Pflaum Rd
Madison, WI 53716
Telephone
(608) 204-3600
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La Follette High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1160
18 responses
Average ACT
24
181 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$59,387
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,008
National
$949
Median Home Value
$223,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    20%
  • Prom
    18%
  • Graduation
    16%
  • Sports
    16%
  • Dances
    14%
  • Concerts
    12%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,541
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,664
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$14,877/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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La Follette High School has exceptional academics and pays attention to how it's students are doing. Students are heard from and the school board is consistantly improving the school environment. La Follette is quite truly a very diverse school where everybody is welcome and everybody plays a part in something. Teacher help you like any other would, however they are not overly helpful and supporting. Overall, my experience at La Follette has been exceptional!
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Robert M. Lafollette High School is an overflow school built back in the 60s to help alleviate the growing number of student attending the original east side of Madison High School. The school is old, dilapidated, and lacks funding compared to other schools outside district. There was a large amount of faculty that quit over the summer including the head of student scheduling, leaving students without a proper class schedule until the first day of school. Over the past few years the community at lafollette has become more frightening as gun violence and fights at school fill the local nighttime news. In contrast, academics have are pretty good compared to other schools in the district. Lafollette offers many foreign language and Advanced placement classes which have been very beneficial for preparing me for college. Lafollette High School isn't the most prestigious school in the country but it’s diversity, community, and all round character truly makes this school shine.
It has been very nice so far but I have not been the average student so I haven't had the same obstacles and struggles as many of my peers have had. First I am apart of the AVID/TOPS program so my college readiness is massively better than students who aren't in the program. The school's only college readiness teachings have come from the once a week meetings of homerooms. Second I got lucky with who I became friends with and what teachers I had, they are some the biggest reasons why I do well in school and have pushed myself to take honor and AP classes. While some students don't even know what AP classes are and some have teachers whose students complain about their teaching every year. It has only been recently since the school has been spreading the purpose and benefits of AP classes.