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Lafayette High School

Public | 9-12 | 1152 students

 

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Posted July 7, 2009

I am a graduate of LHS and i loved every minute I was there! The teachers are amazing (Warren, Edwards, Brown, Ferry, Hardinger, Burnett) The school is very tidy and well maintained. But most importantly the teachers are excellent! For the most part they are down to earth and eager to help students out with any problems they may have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2008

I love this school! every one is so nice and all the teachers strive to help you !
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2008

when I went to this school I loved it the students are friendly the teachers are great and you feel so comfortable when you enter the building


Posted December 15, 2005

I am a former student and I would like to say that LaFayette High School is a wonderful school! It is very clean, the staff is great, the teachers are great. Everything has improved since Pike left and Mr. Peck has taken over. Mr. Peck interacts with the students more. Unfortunately, parents are not really involved and they should be.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 21, 2005

I graduated LHS in 2003. In my opinion all the departments were extraordinary in ever aspect. Some teachers were on the right side of the fence while others were not. Every teacher that I had the privelage of studying under taught me something that had stuck with me even into my military career. Thank your Mr.Tucker, LTC comer, MSG Robertson, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Toilet, and everyone else that I cant name on this page. Spc James Swanson U.S.A
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2005

I attended LHS from 2000 to 2004. I'm currently attending Kennesaw State Univerisity and i couldn't be happier with the education i received. The Social Science and Foreign Language dept. excelled, and I honestly feel like I've got an edge over every person i've encountered since being at KSU even grads from Lassiter, N Cobb, Pope, Gordon Lee, etc.) Because of the care i was shown and the great, thorough education i was given I want to one day return there to teach to try to give back to the place that gave so much to me. I had so many great teachers who gave me info as well as insight into life I will never forget (Gibbs, Arnold, Warren, Risenberg, Edwards', Furman, etc.) An education is what you make out of it, and if you give any kind of concerted effort you're education from LaFayette will be 2nd to none.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 4, 2005

I was a student at LHS in 03-04. It was the best place,I would have not traded it for anything. All the teachers really care about you and what is goingon with you.(Mr.Renard,Ms.Hardinger,and Ms.Tolliet)They are just some of the few. If I could I would go Back for another four years.And I know many other students that fell the same way.Parents do not really know from what their kids say.They would have to go and attend the school.We have a great facility and Faculity!All I have to say is your kids learn what they want to learn the teachers try to push it but if your not willing they cannot help!(From a former Student)I learn a lot at Lafayette!More than just math, or english but many life lessons that will stay with me forever! Thanks Staff. Annie Elizabeth Burkett
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 24, 2004

I graduated from LHS in 2000 (the Pike era). The academics at LHS were somewhat lacking, to say the least. While the Social Studies and German departments were very strong, most other departments had few, if any, shining teachers. After graduation, I attented a fairly prestigious university, where I found my LaFayette education to be somewhat lacking, especially in literature and writing skills. My complaints about LHS could fill quite a few pages; however, I have heard many good things about the new adminstration. I'm sure the new principal was left with a dismal staff after 'The Pike Era,' which gives me that much more respect for the job he's performing.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 20, 2004

LTC Comer, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff for the job you do everyday for the students at LaFayette High School. I know high school students are difficult at best, unpredictable in moods and surprisingly encouraging to work with as an instructor. My children have individually benefited from your time and leadership. In different ways, because they are distinctly different, they have followed the JROTC path and chosen definite goals for their future that I am proud of as a parent. Please thank MSGT for his gruff-sounding daily encouragement that helps to get it done . Gratefully, Pati Turner
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

Having put 3 children through Lafayette, we decided to home school our fourth child. He excelled, but he asked to attend LHS his senior year. LaFayette has a near 50% dropout rate. The teaching situation is not good, many of the teacher s just come to do a job,they do it and they go home. Quality education is lacking, for example, my daughter who graduated well, had to take remedial courses in college. The teacher s at LaFayette could do much more to affect the dropout and education rates. Lafayette needs teacher s that will reach down and help lift our students up, fortunately we have many good teacher s, unfortunately, we do not have enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2004

I am new to LaFayette High School and thoroughly enjoy being here. It is truly a great school and so much better than middle school. So far, the teachers are very welcoming, the classes are actually fun, and I enjoy all of my extra-curricular activities. I hope that anyone who reads this will know that LaFayette High really and truly is a great school, and may consider sending their teenagers here. Everyone here cares about everyone, and it's just great! LaFayette High is the nicest, cleanest, and friendliest school facility I've ever been in and we're all blessed to have such a wonderful building and wonderful administrators and teachers. I strongly encourage this school to everyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2004

I have a son that attends LHS. LHS is a wonderful school. I do believe that LHS has the best academic and sports programs in the northwest Georgia area. The staff at LHS is wonderful, helpful, and concerned about their students. I do believe at LHS that the parents should be more involved with their children with school activities. Last night was open house for LHS for the parents to learn more about their childs classes, teachers ,and more about the school. It was a shame that only a small percentage even showed up. So if the parents think that LHS could be a better school they should get involved to help it be the best school in Georgia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2004

I am a graduate of LaFayette High School, from the Sandra Scoggins days. After moving away to New York City to persue higher learning I discovered that my education at LHS lacked in many ways. One of the biggest dynamics of LHS is the total lack of culture, diversity, tolerance and support by the staff. I suppose the staff only represents the community collective, but I felt ripped off. Nonetheless, I have somewhat fond memories of LaFayette and the community. Just wish I could have had a little bit more interesting experience at the school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 29, 2004

LaFayette High School is a Great public High School with caring Teachers, Administrators, students, and Parents. The Change in Leadership at the school in 2003 has been very positive and Mr.Peek is the hardest working Principal I have ever met. He attends every School function and gets involved. He type leadership is asked for by most and not force fed as a directive as by the past Administration. 1. Improved school Spirit 2. Improved Relationships with Teachers. 3. Improved Relationships With Parents. 4. Improved Relationships with students. 5. Learning has again become fun. 6. Teacher are more open because their inputs now matter and do make a difference. 7. Parents now feel welcomed rather than a hinderance. 8. The School Has improved in all areas not just a few. The school board and Superintendant are motivated to ensure schools in Walker County are and do their very best in all areas'. I am very pleased with LaFayette High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

One requirement of our county school board should be for their children to attend the public schools in our county. Then maybe we would have quality school board members who cared about our High school. Us parents are doing all we can to ensure our children get the best Walker County schools have to offer. All 4 of my kids went to LHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

Recent administration change and meddling by school board memebers have destroyed this school's potential for progress.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

245 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

244 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

242 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

240 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
47%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 44%
Black 6% 37%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Hispanic 1% 12%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mike Culberson
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  • (706) 638-4767

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5178 Round Pond Rd
La Fayette, GA 30728
Phone: (706) 638-2342

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