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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Lafayette County High School is a public school located in Higginsville, MO. It has 272 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.

Lafayette County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
33 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$47,851
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$726
National
$949
Median Home Value
$99,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.3 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.3 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Senior night
    29%
  • Painting the street
    21%
  • Pep Rally
    14%
  • Spirit Weeks
    14%
  • Tennis Competitions
    14%
  • Band Competitions
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
272
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,080
Teachers in First/Second Year
8%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$10,618/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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They are helpful with making sure you understand what's going on in the classrooms & if u need extra help they are there to help u. They help in getting you ready for college like help u choose a college that fits you as well as help u get your self ready for college as well as helping with filling out with scholarships to help pay for your college & books etc. Over all I haven't had any problems at my high school the staff are great & they do what they can to help u with what you want to do after high school.
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I like Lafayette County because it’s a school that is basically a second home for people. People are also very involved in sports, clubs, and other extracurricular activities here.
I wouldn't choose this school again because even though everyone was very supportive and the teachers cared I did not get the education that my cousins in the city got. Most classes felt like repeats from the previous year. I slept through a lot of my courses and still walked away with a high GPA.

I did like this school for the environment and the school spirit. I liked how friendly parents were to children that didn't belong to them.