Lafayette High School

Summary:

Lafayette High School is a public high school serving 1,852 students in grades 9-12 in Lafayette, Louisiana. The school is part of the Lafayette Parish School District, which is ranked 24th out of 114 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Lafayette High School consistently performs well academically, with proficiency rates exceeding the Lafayette Parish and Louisiana state averages on End-of-Course exams. For example, the school's 2022-2023 Geometry proficiency rate was 89%, compared to 83% for the parish and 61% for the state. The school also has a relatively diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 44.06% White, 35.37% African American, and 13.55% Hispanic. While Lafayette High School performs well across various student subgroups, its performance for Hispanic students and English Language Learners is relatively lower compared to other high schools in Louisiana.

Compared to nearby schools, Southside High School and David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy outperform Lafayette High School in several metrics, suggesting that these schools may have best practices that could be learned from. However, Lafayette High School still performs better than Carencro High School and Northside High School in terms of academic proficiency and overall rankings. The school's fluctuating free and reduced-price lunch rates, ranging from 31.76% to 60.7%, indicate that the student population faces varying levels of economic challenges, which is an important factor to consider when analyzing the school's performance.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 3000 West Congress Street
       Lafayette, LA  70506


(337) 521-7980

District: Lafayette Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
82nd of 326 Louisiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,850 Help


Feeder schools for Lafayette High School:

Elementary:    Broadmoor Elementary School
    Myrtle Place Elementary School
    S.J. Montgomery Elementary School
    Woodvale Elementary School
Middle:    L.J. Alleman Middle School
    Lafayette Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  22.8 Help
Number of students:  1,852

Racial breakdown:

White:
44.1%
African American:
35.4%
Hispanic:
13.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lafayette High School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2014 the calculated Average Standard Score was 0.66. (See more...)
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Compare Details Lafayette High School ranks better than 74.8% of high schools in Louisiana. It also ranks 4th among 9 ranked high schools in the Lafayette Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 70.79. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Lafayette High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (44.1%), African American (35.4%), Hispanic (13.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lafayette High School is 22.8. 6 high schools in the Lafayette Parish School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lafayette High School is $9,850, which is the 5th highest among 9 high schools in the Lafayette Parish School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Lafayette High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Lafayette High School 82nd of 326 Louisiana public high schools. (See Lafayette High School in the ranking list.)

Lafayette Parish:

SchoolDigger ranks Lafayette Parish 24th of 114 Louisiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lafayette High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 3.16 382nd 396 3.5%
2008 1.27 409th 413 1.0%
2009 4.54 402nd 425 5.4%
2014 0.66 462nd 470 1.7%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Lafayette High School

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Rank History for all high school students at Lafayette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 88.35 17th 290 94.1%
2008 80.37 28th 291 90.4%
2009 37.41 211th 301 29.9%
2010 78.94 36th 297 87.9%
2011 76.05 54th 300 82.0%
2012 80.82 28th 310 91.0%
2013 75.21 46th 312 85.3%
2014 71.04 68th 309 78.0%
2015 69.19 74th 312 76.3%
2016 67.57 88th 297 70.4%
2017 71.38 77th 297 74.1%
2018 56.33 133rd 302 56.0%
2019 74.19 64th 313 79.6%
2021 69.11 78th 322 75.8%
2022 72.32 73rd 326 77.6%
2023 70.79 79th 321 75.4%
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Rank History for high school Multi-racial students at Lafayette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 70.00 11th 50 78.0%
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Rank History for high school English Language Learner students at Lafayette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 61.74 5th 27 81.5%
2021 49.34 18th 38 52.6%
2022 50.39 20th 40 50.0%
2023 84.32 5th 34 85.3%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Lafayette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 69.43 30th 122 75.4%
2021 47.80 63rd 135 53.3%
2022 50.33 59th 139 57.6%
2023 55.70 47th 138 65.9%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Lafayette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 61.90 96th 301 68.1%
2021 63.95 90th 285 68.4%
2022 53.97 142nd 322 55.9%
2023 62.53 105th 321 67.3%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Lafayette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 72.51 71st 292 75.7%
2021 67.62 86th 288 70.1%
2022 68.43 97th 311 68.8%
2023 70.69 86th 308 72.1%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Lafayette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 73.93 71st 291 75.6%
2021 70.01 73rd 292 75.0%
2022 72.34 68th 301 77.4%
2023 68.14 83rd 306 72.9%
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Rank History for high school Asian students at Lafayette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 69.70 8th 20 60.0%
2021 43.30 15th 22 31.8%
2022 51.07 11th 20 45.0%
2023 67.46 5th 24 79.2%
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Rank History for high school African American students at Lafayette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 65.78 55th 233 76.4%
2021 70.29 39th 243 84.0%
2022 65.72 59th 256 77.0%
2023 72.60 46th 252 81.7%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Lafayette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 52.25 39th 78 50.0%
2021 38.87 59th 92 35.9%
2022 32.34 73rd 103 29.1%
2023 47.91 57th 107 46.7%
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Rank History for high school White students at Lafayette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 81.02 26th 249 89.6%
2021 81.20 22nd 245 91.0%
2022 83.60 21st 250 91.6%
2023 80.86 27th 249 89.2%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Dept 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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Enrollment information for Lafayette High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1547 1547
1990 1273 319 30 4 2 n/a n/a 0 1628
1991 1298 336 26 14 2 n/a n/a 0 1676
1992 1389 350 34 15 3 n/a n/a 0 1791
1993 1452 396 36 21 4 n/a n/a 0 1909
1994 1466 407 34 22 9 n/a n/a 0 1938
1995 1571 466 53 32 5 n/a n/a 0 2127
1996 1571 466 53 32 5 n/a n/a 0 2127
1997 1573 456 42 33 4 n/a n/a 0 2108
1998 1524 442 50 30 7 n/a n/a 0 2053
1999 1552 421 45 33 7 n/a n/a 0 2058
2000 1537 438 39 35 7 n/a n/a 0 2056
2001 1502 416 61 35 4 n/a n/a 0 2018
2002 1482 428 56 47 5 n/a n/a 0 2018
2003 1482 428 56 47 5 n/a n/a 0 2018
2004 1521 428 64 43 4 n/a n/a 0 2060
2005 1566 510 65 43 4 n/a n/a 0 2188
2006 1568 559 82 53 11 n/a n/a 0 2273
2007 1528 578 92 62 9 n/a n/a 0 2269
2008 1483 636 74 92 9 n/a n/a 0 2294
2009 1424 659 88 95 13 n/a n/a 0 2279
2010 1420 710 100 113 12 n/a n/a 0 2355
2011 1411 713 113 99 12 0 3 0 2351
2012 1428 710 125 105 4 0 11 0 2383
2013 1487 751 123 114 6 0 1 0 2482
2014 1420 760 122 125 8 1 6 0 2442
2015 1394 762 115 161 5 3 16 0 2456
2016 1390 790 128 124 8 4 18 0 2462
2017 1320 765 121 124 5 3 19 0 2357
2018 1127 751 114 147 6 2 25 0 2172
2019 1003 670 100 162 7 2 25 0 1969
2020 905 675 98 195 6 1 20 0 1900
2021 838 681 97 175 7 0 24 0 1822
2022 840 683 80 185 5 0 30 0 1823
2023 816 655 84 251 4 0 42 0 1852

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1547 92.0 16.8 12.3
1990 1628 94.0 17.3 14.7
1991 1676 92.0 18.2 15.9
1992 1791 99.0 18.0 12.7
1993 1909 106.0 18.0 12.5
1994 1938 107.0 18.1 14.9
1995 2127 108.0 19.7 9.8
1996 2127 108.0 19.7 9.8
1997 2108 116.8 18.0 12.6
1998 2053 113.2 18.1 16.5
1999 2058 116.1 17.7 21
2000 2056 117.3 17.5 20.3
2001 2018 118.4 17.0 20.1
2002 2018 119.9 16.8 22.5
2003 2018 119.9 16.8 22.5
2004 2060 119.9 17.2 26.8
2005 2188 131.8 16.6 29
2006 2273 136.1 16.7 28.2
2007 2269 137.2 16.5 29.4
2008 2294 139.4 16.5 28.9
2009 2279 141.0 16.2 33.1
2010 2355 134.3 17.5 32.4
2011 2351 134.0 17.5 33.8
2012 2383 132.0 18.0 35.3
2013 2482 125.0 19.8 34.7
2014 2442 125.0 19.5 34.9
2015 2456 130.0 18.8 37
2016 2462 145.0 16.9 37.3
2017 2357 106.4 22.1 46.8
2018 2172 95.0 22.8 39
2019 1969 85.0 23.1 39.6
2020 1900 81.0 23.4 43.2
2021 1822 74.0 24.6 60.7
2022 1823 77.0 23.6 31.8
2023 1852 80.9 22.8 51.6

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1547 92.0 16.8 12.3
1990 1628 94.0 17.3 14.7
1991 1676 92.0 18.2 15.9
1992 1791 99.0 18.0 12.7
1993 1909 106.0 18.0 12.5
1994 1938 107.0 18.1 14.9
1995 2127 108.0 19.7 9.8
1996 2127 108.0 19.7 9.8
1997 2108 116.8 18.0 12.6
1998 2053 113.2 18.1 16.5
1999 2058 116.1 17.7 21
2000 2056 117.3 17.5 20.3
2001 2018 118.4 17.0 20.1
2002 2018 119.9 16.8 22.5
2003 2018 119.9 16.8 22.5
2004 2060 119.9 17.2 26.8
2005 2188 131.8 16.6 29
2006 2273 136.1 16.7 28.2
2007 2269 137.2 16.5 29.4
2008 2294 139.4 16.5 28.9
2009 2279 141.0 16.2 33.1
2010 2355 134.3 17.5 32.4
2011 2351 134.0 17.5 33.8
2012 2383 132.0 18.0 35.3
2013 2482 125.0 19.8 34.7
2014 2442 125.0 19.5 34.9
2015 2456 130.0 18.8 37
2016 2462 145.0 16.9 37.3
2017 2357 106.4 22.1 46.8
2018 2172 95.0 22.8 39
2019 1969 85.0 23.1 39.6
2020 1900 81.0 23.4 43.2
2021 1822 74.0 24.6 60.7
2022 1823 77.0 23.6 31.8
2023 1852 80.9 22.8 51.6

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Lafayette High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $9,103
2018 $9,503
2019 $9,660
2020 $9,850

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lafayette High School

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Rankings

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Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 64th of 313 High schoolsRanks 79th of 321 High schools
 4.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Lafayette High School)7173
 2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Lafayette Parish)7074
 4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Louisiana)6764
 3%
End of Course Geometry (Lafayette High School)8689
 3%
   End of Course Geometry (Lafayette Parish)8083
 3%
   End of Course Geometry (Louisiana)6861
 7%
End of Course English II (Lafayette High School)8276
 6%
   End of Course English II (Lafayette Parish)6970
 1%
   End of Course English II (Louisiana)6967
 2%
End of Course U.S. History (Lafayette High School)7573
 2%
   End of Course U.S. History (Lafayette Parish)6359
 4%
   End of Course U.S. History (Louisiana)5954
 5%
End of Course English I (Lafayette High School)7960
 19%
   End of Course English I (Lafayette Parish)6772
 5%
   End of Course English I (Louisiana)7167
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students19691852
 5.9%
African American670655
 2.2%
American Indian74
 42.9%
Asian10084
 16%
Hispanic162251
 54.9%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White1003816
 18.6%
Two or More Races2542
 68%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients39.6%51.6%
 12%


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Students at Lafayette High School are 44% White, 35% African American, 14% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 2% Two or more races.

Lafayette High School ranks 82nd of 326 Louisiana high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,852 students attended Lafayette High School.


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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.

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