LaFollette High

Public 9-12

 702 Pflaum Rd
       Madison, WI  53716-2167


(608) 204-3600

District: Madison Metropolitan School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
337th of 389 Wisconsin High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,460 Help

Feeder schools for LaFollette High:

Elementary:    Allis Elementary
    Dr Virginia Henderson Elementary School
    Elvehjem Elementary
    Kennedy Elementary
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Middle:    Sennett Middle
    Whitehorse Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8
Number of students:  1,575

Racial breakdown:

White:
32.2%
Hispanic:
29.6%
African American:
22.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59.8%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details LaFollette High ranks worse than 86.6% of high schools in Wisconsin. It also ranks last among 5 ranked high schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.53. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at LaFollette High is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (32.2%), Hispanic (29.6%), African American (22.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 59.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at LaFollette High is 14.8. 3 high schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at LaFollette High is $14,460, which is the 3rd highest among 5 high schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

LaFollette High:

SchoolDigger ranks LaFollette High 337th of 389 Wisconsin public high schools. (See LaFollette High in the ranking list.)

Madison Metropolitan School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Madison Metropolitan School District 343rd of 423 Wisconsin school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for LaFollette High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WI State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 31.80 239th 275 13.1%
2005 31.66 246th 287 14.3%
2006 34.80 246th 292 15.8%
2007 29.16 240th 281 14.6%
2008 11.95 410th 437 6.2%
2009 20.00 397th 438 9.4%
2010 25.98 403rd 450 10.4%
2011 19.46 410th 445 7.9%
2012 20.41 413th 452 8.6%
2013 24.40 408th 457 10.7%
2014 24.40 409th 462 11.5%
2015 26.58 408th 466 12.4%
2016 16.42 373rd 408 8.6%
2017 16.58 378th 410 7.8%
2018 17.64 371st 410 9.5%
2019 20.97 343rd 402 14.7%
2021 19.53 337th 389 13.4%

Data source: test scores: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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by a parent
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Open Quote Absolutely horrible school. Can’t keep staff or principal. Fights all the time. No police to protect the students. District has forgotten about this school Close Quote



Enrollment information for LaFollette High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1572 91 14 14 8 n/a n/a 0 1699
1989 1468 82 19 18 11 n/a n/a 0 1598
1990 1350 114 15 13 2 n/a n/a 0 1494
1991 1262 138 11 15 4 n/a n/a 0 1430
1992 1256 144 14 20 4 n/a n/a 0 1438
1993 1183 166 11 23 4 n/a n/a 0 1387
1994 1214 144 14 26 4 n/a n/a 0 1402
1995 1197 168 24 36 9 n/a n/a 0 1434
1996 1197 168 24 36 9 n/a n/a 0 1434
1997 1217 157 27 48 7 n/a n/a 0 1456
1998 1229 143 37 36 9 n/a n/a 0 1454
1999 1205 164 50 44 7 n/a n/a 0 1470
2000 1179 168 51 56 10 n/a n/a 0 1464
2001 1220 202 60 60 10 n/a n/a 0 1552
2002 1214 195 82 110 14 n/a n/a 0 1615
2003 1214 195 82 110 14 n/a n/a 0 1615
2004 1213 229 86 115 16 n/a n/a 0 1659
2005 1204 279 93 165 13 n/a n/a 0 1754
2006 1166 303 105 160 9 n/a n/a 0 1743
2007 1069 374 100 183 11 n/a n/a 0 1737
2008 1034 401 101 191 16 n/a n/a 0 1743
2009 933 419 106 174 13 n/a n/a 0 1645
2010 875 415 102 194 15 n/a n/a 0 1601
2011 798 367 89 243 11 2 80 0 1590
2012 757 348 94 243 13 0 86 0 1541
2013 695 325 86 250 11 0 106 0 1473
2014 658 331 80 279 8 1 121 0 1478
2015 628 313 80 285 6 1 142 0 1455
2016 610 342 79 316 9 0 148 0 1504
2017 613 345 79 343 9 0 152 0 1541
2018 610 327 80 368 4 0 171 0 1560
2019 572 330 85 395 6 0 172 1 1561
2020 574 325 86 440 2 2 176 0 1605
2021 507 348 88 466 3 1 162 0 1575

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 LaFollette High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1699 112.5 15.1 15.4
1989 1598 111.3 14.3 4.6
1990 1494 105.5 14.1 6.3
1991 1430 106.2 13.4 18.6
1992 1438 112.0 12.8 15.9
1993 1387 101.5 13.7 20.5
1994 1402 99.0 14.2 20.4
1995 1434 100.7 14.2 21.8
1996 1434 100.7 14.2 21.8
1997 1456 107.0 13.6 22.5
1998 1454 108.0 13.5 21.9
1999 1470 102.3 14.4 27.7
2000 1464 102.7 14.3 28.3
2001 1552 104.3 14.9 29.4
2002 1615 107.0 15.1 17.5
2003 1615 107.0 15.1 17.5
2004 1659 103.4 16.0 23.6
2005 1754 110.3 15.9 n/a
2006 1743 117.7 14.8 n/a
2007 1737 108.0 16.1 35.9
2008 1743 107.3 16.2 36.5
2009 1645 100.1 16.4 44.4
2010 1601 101.8 15.7 48.1
2011 1590 104.3 15.2 50.8
2012 1541 103.3 14.9 51.9
2013 1473 102.7 14.3 53.8
2014 1478 105.9 13.9 54.1
2015 1455 n/a n/a 52.2
2016 1504 103.0 14.6 56.8
2017 1541 102.0 15.1 52
2018 1560 106.6 14.6 53.9
2019 1561 106.4 14.6 55.2
2020 1605 109.0 14.7 52.1
2021 1575 106.3 14.8 59.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio LaFollette High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1699 112.5 15.1 15.4
1989 1598 111.3 14.3 4.6
1990 1494 105.5 14.1 6.3
1991 1430 106.2 13.4 18.6
1992 1438 112.0 12.8 15.9
1993 1387 101.5 13.7 20.5
1994 1402 99.0 14.2 20.4
1995 1434 100.7 14.2 21.8
1996 1434 100.7 14.2 21.8
1997 1456 107.0 13.6 22.5
1998 1454 108.0 13.5 21.9
1999 1470 102.3 14.4 27.7
2000 1464 102.7 14.3 28.3
2001 1552 104.3 14.9 29.4
2002 1615 107.0 15.1 17.5
2003 1615 107.0 15.1 17.5
2004 1659 103.4 16.0 23.6
2005 1754 110.3 15.9 n/a
2006 1743 117.7 14.8 n/a
2007 1737 108.0 16.1 35.9
2008 1743 107.3 16.2 36.5
2009 1645 100.1 16.4 44.4
2010 1601 101.8 15.7 48.1
2011 1590 104.3 15.2 50.8
2012 1541 103.3 14.9 51.9
2013 1473 102.7 14.3 53.8
2014 1478 105.9 13.9 54.1
2015 1455 n/a n/a 52.2
2016 1504 103.0 14.6 56.8
2017 1541 102.0 15.1 52
2018 1560 106.6 14.6 53.9
2019 1561 106.4 14.6 55.2
2020 1605 109.0 14.7 52.1
2021 1575 106.3 14.8 59.8

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for LaFollette High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $351 (2.4%) $14,568 (97.6%) $14,919
2020 $369 (2.5%) $14,162 (97.5%) $14,532
2021 $426 (2.9%) $14,035 (97.1%) $14,460

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

Impact of COVID-19 on LaFollette High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 343rd of 402 High schoolsRanks 337th of 389 High schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
10th Grade Social Studies (LaFollette High)31.110.4
 20.7%
   10th Grade Social Studies (Madison Metropolitan School District)47.58.4
 39.1%
   10th Grade Social Studies (Wisconsin)43.736.4
 7.3%
10th Grade English Language Arts (LaFollette High)29.826.7
 3.1%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Madison Metropolitan School District)45.147.7
 2.6%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Wisconsin)38.837.9
 0.9%
10th Grade Mathematics (LaFollette High)23.620.6
 2.9%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Madison Metropolitan School District)35.836.8
 0.9%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Wisconsin)30.829.2
 1.5%
10th Grade Science (LaFollette High)24.523.9
 0.6%
   10th Grade Science (Madison Metropolitan School District)37.142
 4.9%
   10th Grade Science (Wisconsin)32.730.3
 2.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students15611575
 0.9%
African American330348
 5.5%
American Indian63
 50%
Asian8588
 3.5%
Hispanic395466
 18%
Pacific Islander01
Two or More Races172162
 5.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.2%59.8%
 4.6%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data 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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