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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Lafayette High School is a top rated, public school located in Lexington, KY. It has 2,205 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
Address
401 Reed Ln
Lexington, KY 40503
Telephone
(859) 381-3474
Website

Lafayette High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
53 responses
Average ACT
27
369 responses
AP Enrollment
30%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$53,013
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$828
National
$949
Median Home Value
$175,000
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • Football games,
    25%
  • Sporting events
    22%
  • Pep Rallies
    11%
  • Theater productions
    9%
  • Dances
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,205
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,434
Teachers in First/Second Year
11%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,652/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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I have attended Lafayette High School since 2015, and it is a decent school. The academics of the school are very good since they have two programs that strive for higher education, both programs are not easy to get into. The first is the pre-engineering program focused on Math and Science and the second is SCAPA (School for the Creative and Performing Arts) which is focused on the arts. Although I was not involved in either I believe I understand the programs pretty well seeing as I took mostly the same classes as them (taking advanced/AP Math and Sciences and being in the upper Orchestra), almost all of my classmates were in one of those two programs, and all of my friends are a part of those programs (a few are in both). Both programs are excellent and the students in them are learning valuable skills that actually apply to the type lives they want to live after high school. Aside from these programs, there is nothing else that stands out about the school.
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I have to say, high school is nothing like the movies. However, Lafayette High School manages to make my high school years a bit more bearable. I am involved in both SCAPA Bluegrass and the Pre-Engineering Program and I absolutely love both. Pre-engineering is definitely not for slackers though... so be ready for a challenge! Outside of this program, I do feel some of my other teachers fell short. If you are looking to play it easy, most other classes are less demanding.
I am a freshman at Lafayette and I have to say being a student at Lafayette is one of the best experiences I've ever had. The sense of community here is out of this world. You always feel as though you have a place. There is something for everyone to do. Whether you like sports, math, science, english, or social studies there are classes and electives you can take that suit every student's interests. The clubs here are amazing. There are so many to sign up for! There is so much school spirit, everybody at Lafayette loves being part of the Lafayette family. I am in the pre-engineering program here and I couldn't ask for a better program. The teachers are enthusiastic about their jobs and are ready to help if you need any. The classes are so interesting, I wake up every morning excited about the day and what I'll learn.