Lafayette Parish


Summary:

The Lafayette Parish School District in Louisiana encompasses 44 schools, including 24 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, 9 high schools, and 1 alternative school. The district serves a diverse student population and features a mix of high-performing and lower-performing schools, with significant gaps in academic achievement.

Some of the standout schools in the district include Early College Academy, which is ranked 1st out of 321 Louisiana high schools and has a 5-star rating, as well as Ernest Gallet Elementary School and Myrtle Place Elementary School, which are ranked 30th and 15th out of 730 Louisiana elementary schools, respectively, and also have 5-star ratings. These schools excel in academic performance, with high proficiency rates in LEAP Mathematics and English Language Arts. In contrast, some schools like Lerosen Preparatory Academy and J.W. Faulk Elementary have much lower proficiency rates, below 50% in some subjects.

The data also reveals a potential correlation between the socioeconomic status of the student population, as measured by free and reduced lunch rates, and academic performance. Schools with higher free and reduced lunch rates, such as J.W. Faulk Elementary with a 93.29% rate, tend to have lower test scores and other performance metrics. Additionally, the presence of specialized programs, such as the STEM focus at David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy, may contribute to the high performance of certain schools in the district.

District Detail

 202 Rue Iberville
Lafayette, LA 70508-1502

 (337) 521-7270

SchoolDigger Rank:
24th of 114 Louisiana districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 32,377

Primary Schools: 24
Middle Schools: 10
High Schools: 10
Alternative Schools: 0
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Louisiana Dept of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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