Best Public Schools in Zip Code 70501


The 70501 zip code area of Lafayette, Louisiana is home to 8 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 3 high schools. These schools serve a diverse student population and face significant socioeconomic challenges, with high rates of free and reduced-price lunch recipients. However, some standout schools in the area are demonstrating strong academic performance and providing a high-quality education to their students.

The top-performing school in the area is David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy, a high school that has consistently ranked among the best in Louisiana and maintained a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. This school's test scores are significantly higher than the Lafayette Parish and Louisiana averages across multiple subjects and grade levels. Another standout is Paul Breaux Middle School, which has a 100% proficiency rate in Algebra I, far exceeding the district and state averages.

While some schools in the 70501 zip code area struggle to meet state benchmarks, the performance of Willow Charter Academy, a public charter school serving a predominantly African American and economically disadvantaged student population, is noteworthy. Despite the challenges faced by its students, Willow Charter Academy's performance on LEAP tests is on par with or exceeds the state averages in several subject areas, demonstrating the potential for alternative educational models to succeed in underserved communities.

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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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