Lafayette Elementary

Summary:

Lafayette Elementary is a public elementary school in San Francisco, California, serving 502 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. This highly-rated school consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in the state, with exceptional academic performance that sets it apart from many of the nearby schools.

Lafayette Elementary's students significantly outperform the district and state averages in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. In 2022-2023, 77.14% of Lafayette students were proficient or better in ELA/Literacy, compared to 54.09% for the San Francisco Unified district and 46.66% for the state. The school's performance is particularly strong in Mathematics, with 74.09% of students proficient or better, compared to 46.04% for the district and 34.62% for the state. This academic excellence is reflected in Lafayette's 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, ranking it 483 out of 5,848 schools in California.

Another key strength of Lafayette Elementary is its diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 25.5% White, 2.39% African American, 12.95% Hispanic, 38.65% Asian, and 20.32% two or more races. This diversity contrasts with the higher concentration of Asian or White students at nearby schools like McCoppin (Frank) Elementary and Peabody (George) Elementary. Additionally, Lafayette has relatively low chronic absenteeism rates and a lower percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch compared to the district average, indicating a higher socioeconomic status of the student population.


Detail:

Public K-5

 4545 Anza St.
       San Francisco, CA  94121-2621


(415) 750-8483

District: San Francisco Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
487th of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,103 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  21.9 Help
Number of students:  502

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
38.6%
White:
25.5%
Two or more races:
20.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.1% Help


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Compare Details Lafayette Elementary ranks better than 91.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 7th among 71 ranked elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.22. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Lafayette Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (38.6%), White (25.5%), two or more races (20.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 32.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lafayette Elementary is 21.9. 44 elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lafayette Elementary is $6,103, which is the highest among 72 elementary schools in the San Francisco Unified School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lafayette Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Lafayette Elementary 487th of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Lafayette Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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San Francisco Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Francisco Unified 619th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Lafayette Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Lafayette Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 73.53 1171st 4809 75.6%
2005 67.30 1447th 4822 70.0%
2006 74.28 1164th 4818 75.8%
2007 58.21 1918th 5113 62.5%
2008 77.66 1078th 5113 78.9%
2009 75.37 1192nd 5193 77.0%
2010 81.61 917th 5314 82.7%
2011 88.01 560th 5377 89.6%
2012 88.27 532nd 5390 90.1%
2013 89.74 479th 5530 91.3%
2015 94.50 361st 5611 93.6%
2016 95.30 292nd 5614 94.8%
2017 93.75 409th 5692 92.8%
2018 91.97 514th 5662 90.9%
2019 92.83 458th 5789 92.1%
2022 93.56 478th 5883 91.9%
2023 93.22 483rd 5848 91.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lafayette Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 69.78 197th 610 67.7%
2023 76.21 154th 667 76.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Lafayette Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 91.24 150th 3275 95.4%
2022 93.92 123rd 3311 96.3%
2023 93.17 95th 3240 97.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lafayette Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 94.70 105th 2416 95.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lafayette Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.08 179th 5084 96.5%
2019 90.02 296th 5173 94.3%
2022 97.25 106th 5264 98.0%
2023 97.56 89th 5355 98.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Lafayette Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.73 727th 5413 86.6%
2019 90.39 539th 5492 90.2%
2022 90.95 586th 5635 89.6%
2023 94.55 323rd 5595 94.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Lafayette Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.01 45th 2128 97.9%
2022 92.02 142nd 2227 93.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Lafayette Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.56 350th 5431 93.6%
2019 92.87 380th 5510 93.1%
2022 93.62 409th 5663 92.8%
2023 89.55 638th 5627 88.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Lafayette Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.02 719th 1071 32.9%
2019 44.52 770th 1149 33.0%
2022 48.86 734th 1154 36.4%
2023 56.29 653rd 1183 44.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lafayette Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.50 96th 4830 98.0%
2019 95.81 118th 4963 97.6%
2022 90.65 335th 5084 93.4%
2023 74.34 982nd 5079 80.7%
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Rank History for White students at Lafayette Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.08 331st 2737 87.9%
2019 81.77 401st 2834 85.9%
2022 84.55 289th 2726 89.4%
2023 75.65 599th 2659 77.5%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a parent
Friday, March 22, 2013

Open Quote I have two children at Lafayette (3rd) and (1st) and their teachers have been OUTSTANDING! They know our children as individuals, are incredibly creative teachers and go above and beyond in the classroom and beyond. We feel so lucky to be part of a great parent community as well. Go Dolphins! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lafayette Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 80 86 319 25 3 n/a n/a 0 513
1989 92 78 354 25 5 n/a n/a 0 554
1990 114 68 363 23 7 n/a n/a 0 575
1991 147 67 346 24 4 n/a n/a 0 588
1992 163 67 337 21 6 n/a n/a 0 594
1993 193 73 339 21 5 n/a n/a 0 631
1994 191 52 345 22 4 n/a n/a 0 614
1995 172 39 348 20 1 n/a n/a 0 580
1996 172 39 348 20 1 n/a n/a 0 580
1997 163 30 353 33 2 n/a n/a 0 581
1998 154 26 345 31 3 n/a n/a 0 559
1999 140 21 311 23 2 n/a n/a 0 497
2000 137 17 311 24 3 n/a n/a 0 492
2001 128 13 290 23 3 n/a n/a 13 470
2002 100 16 261 19 4 n/a n/a 23 423
2003 100 16 261 19 4 n/a n/a 23 423
2004 96 10 248 23 1 n/a n/a 29 407
2005 87 14 233 23 3 n/a n/a 31 391
2006 92 14 216 16 6 n/a n/a 33 377
2007 108 16 201 17 9 n/a n/a 42 393
2008 151 14 215 17 12 n/a n/a 0 409
2009 161 10 212 23 11 2 45 0 464
2010 155 10 221 31 8 3 73 0 501
2011 169 16 215 38 6 1 78 0 523
2012 179 14 222 45 3 1 69 0 533
2013 147 9 193 54 3 4 140 0 550
2014 167 9 240 52 1 6 61 0 536
2015 172 10 233 60 3 4 61 0 543
2016 173 14 220 70 2 2 62 0 543
2017 172 13 216 74 3 1 69 0 548
2018 158 12 208 79 3 1 77 0 538
2019 146 13 203 81 2 1 94 0 540
2020 133 14 199 79 2 0 105 0 532
2021 138 6 198 69 1 0 107 0 519
2022 123 9 191 61 0 2 103 0 489
2023 128 12 194 65 0 1 102 0 502

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Lafayette Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 513 21.0 24.4 n/a
1989 554 22.0 25.1 n/a
1990 575 23.0 25.0 n/a
1991 588 25.0 23.5 n/a
1992 594 25.4 23.3 55.2
1993 631 25.0 25.2 52.8
1994 614 24.0 25.6 54.9
1995 580 23.0 25.2 62.6
1996 580 23.0 25.2 62.6
1997 581 29.5 19.7 50.3
1998 559 30.5 18.3 56.7
1999 497 24.4 20.4 55.1
2000 492 25.8 19.1 43.1
2001 470 24.0 19.6 57.8
2002 423 24.0 17.6 52.8
2003 423 24.0 17.6 52.8
2004 407 21.6 18.8 59.3
2005 391 21.0 18.6 50.3
2006 377 20.0 18.9 0
2007 393 23.0 17.1 50.7
2008 409 27.0 15.1 38.9
2009 464 25.0 17.2 31
2010 501 28.0 17.8 31.3
2011 523 n/a n/a 28.3
2012 533 24.6 21.6 28
2013 550 23.8 23.0 30.9
2014 536 23.0 23.3 32.6
2015 543 22.0 24.6 36.8
2016 543 26.0 20.8 34.4
2017 548 20.5 26.7 34.9
2018 538 19.5 27.5 32.3
2019 540 19.0 28.4 30.7
2020 532 n/a n/a 28.6
2021 519 21.5 24.1 27
2022 489 22.8 21.4 30.7
2023 502 22.8 21.9 32.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Lafayette Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 513 21.0 24.4 n/a
1989 554 22.0 25.1 n/a
1990 575 23.0 25.0 n/a
1991 588 25.0 23.5 n/a
1992 594 25.4 23.3 55.2
1993 631 25.0 25.2 52.8
1994 614 24.0 25.6 54.9
1995 580 23.0 25.2 62.6
1996 580 23.0 25.2 62.6
1997 581 29.5 19.7 50.3
1998 559 30.5 18.3 56.7
1999 497 24.4 20.4 55.1
2000 492 25.8 19.1 43.1
2001 470 24.0 19.6 57.8
2002 423 24.0 17.6 52.8
2003 423 24.0 17.6 52.8
2004 407 21.6 18.8 59.3
2005 391 21.0 18.6 50.3
2006 377 20.0 18.9 0
2007 393 23.0 17.1 50.7
2008 409 27.0 15.1 38.9
2009 464 25.0 17.2 31
2010 501 28.0 17.8 31.3
2011 523 n/a n/a 28.3
2012 533 24.6 21.6 28
2013 550 23.8 23.0 30.9
2014 536 23.0 23.3 32.6
2015 543 22.0 24.6 36.8
2016 543 26.0 20.8 34.4
2017 548 20.5 26.7 34.9
2018 538 19.5 27.5 32.3
2019 540 19.0 28.4 30.7
2020 532 n/a n/a 28.6
2021 519 21.5 24.1 27
2022 489 22.8 21.4 30.7
2023 502 22.8 21.9 32.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Lafayette Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201284.0%0.0%0.0%16.0%87.0%97.0%94.0%89.0%85.0%
201393.0%0.0%0.0%7.0%95.0%95.0%98.0%94.0%95.0%
201488.0%0.0%0.0%12.0%93.0%93.0%93.0%91.0%95.0%
201589.0%1.0%1.0%8.0%89.0%90.0%90.0%89.0%90.0%
201684.0%1.0%0.0%15.0%89.0%93.0%93.0%89.0%89.0%
201796.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥98.0%96.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
2018≥98.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≤2.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%≥98.0%
201992.0%1.0%3.0%97.0%97.0%≥98.0%97.0%≥98.0%
202184.3%0.0%0.0%91.0%93.3%85.4%92.1%89.9%
202291.4%0.0%0.0%95.1%95.1%96.3%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Lafayette Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $6,103

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Lafayette Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 458th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 483rd of 5848 Elementary schools
 0.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lafayette Elementary)76.278.5
 2.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Francisco Unified)52.351.5
 0.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Lafayette Elementary)81.283.5
 2.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Francisco Unified)58.455
 3.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lafayette Elementary)7477.8
 3.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Francisco Unified)52.654.3
 1.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Lafayette Elementary)7582.9
 7.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Francisco Unified)50.852.1
 1.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lafayette Elementary)79.175.3
 3.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Francisco Unified)59.153.4
 5.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Lafayette Elementary)72.557
 15.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Francisco Unified)49.844.6
 5.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Lafayette Elementary)59.354.7
 4.7%
   5th Grade Science (San Francisco Unified)39.739.5
 0.3%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students540502
 7%
African American1312
 7.7%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian203194
 4.4%
Hispanic8165
 19.8%
Pacific Islander11
White146128
 12.3%
Two or More Races94102
 8.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients30.7%32.1%
 1.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Lafayette Elementary

Students at Lafayette Elementary are 39% Asian, 25% White, 20% Two or more races, 13% Hispanic, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 502 students attended Lafayette Elementary.

Yes. Lafayette Elementary ranks in the top 8.3% of California elementary schools.


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