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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Lafayette High School is a highly rated, public school located in Williamsburg, VA. It has 1,162 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
Address
4460 Longhill Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Telephone
(757) 565-0373
Website
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Lafayette High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1200
187 responses
Average ACT
26
42 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
NG
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    NG
  2. Good for Families
    NG
  3. Housing
    NG
Area Feel
Median Household Income
$54,606
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,118
National
$949
Median Home Value
$307,000
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.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Sporting events
    36%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    15%
  • Homecoming/spirit week
    12%
  • One thing good about our school was our sports.
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,162
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,613
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.6%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,035/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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At Lafayette High School, I enjoyed the Exceptional Games Program. I am going to study Music Therapy; I want to work with kids living with disabilities.
The band program was excellent; I was in band four years. I appreciated being chosen as Flute Section Leader and relationship building with my section. Lafayette has a strong spirit among students. Football games are energetic! Cheerleaders have dances for each band tune; the Pep Club cheers everyone on! Athletes have excellent sportsmanship! Our football team has not lost a regular season game in 7 years! I really enjoyed Lafayette High School. I made a lot of close friends here!

I would like to see better security. This can begin with replacing outdated cameras in student parking lot. The reason I mention this is because my car was hit in the school parking lot, the video was useless because the sun was shining, this is the report I was given. I hope they update their security throughout our campus for the upcoming school year.
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Lafayette is a very diverse school. I could sit here and tell you all about how wonderful my years were there, but it truly is what you or your child chooses to make of it. I participated in many sports and extra-curricular activities. Throughout my four years there, I met new friends and had a great time. The teachers are always helpful and go above and beyond. There is always room for improvement though this is why I am giving it four stars and not five. But I do believe Lafayette is the best in the Burg! Better than Warhill and Jamestown combined!
LHS has been a great fit for my daughter who is a Senior this year. Her teachers and administers have worked with her to become a good student who is college bound. She has received several scholarships. The counseling center needs to start beginning of Junior year no later to get students ready for college. Senior year is too late. Luckily, we started working on our own Sophomore year or my daughter would have missed some great opportunities. Very happy they have started dual enrollment with TNCC too! Having a unique daughter she has fit in well with the students in LHS and has found her niche with no bullying. Students are very accepting of students who are different and exceptional.
LHS has been a great school to us!