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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  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 322 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
807a W 31st
Higginsville, MO 64037
Telephone
(660) 584-3661
Website

Lafayette County High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
26 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,951
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$708
National
$949
Median Home Value
$95,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • 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
322
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
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
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,813
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
$10,056/ 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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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.
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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.
Even though I'm tired of this school, it's where I'm supposed to be. It's like home. You feel welcomed and comfortable.