GreatSchools Rating

Lafayette High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 694 students


Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

5 reviews of this school

Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted April 20, 2009

I have a child that graduated from Lafayette. I would rate Lafayette as average. It's certainly not what I would consider 'great'. The school offers a very limited number of AP classes and limits those classes to seniors. My daughter was taking AP courses as a Freshman in another school. Additionally, compared to Oxford High School, there just isn't much in the way of extra-curricular activities. If you are moving to Oxford and are trying to decide between buying in the Oxford District vs. Lafayette, there really is no comparison. Oxford High School is a much better school. If we move back to Mississippi, our priority will be buying a home in the Oxford School District.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 3, 2009

If it wasn't against the law for my child to go to another school without living in that district then I as a parent would make sure my child attended any other school than Lafayette High as long as the principal remains employed with that school! If you are not a student involved in their sports, etc. it is very hard for the students & I have seen & heard with my own ears children be discouraged about coming to school when the student has failed for the year. I do not reccomend this Lafayette High to anyone's child!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 1, 2007

I love Lafayette High! It's the greatest school I've ever been to.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted May 17, 2005

I am an alumni and wouldl like for all to know that Lafayette not only is the best public school around, but that it is the one chosen by many. The teachers are great and are willing to help any student who is behind or is having problems catching onto something. There is nothing I would like more than to send my own children but I no longer live in Lafayette County and would like for all to know that no matter where they go in life they will never find a better school than Lafayette School District. The teachers really do care and try to encourage each and every student.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted November 23, 2004

I am a student at Lafayette High School. Please inform the School Board that we want the coaches to stay because they are the ones that keep the students inline. They teach us self-discipline, selfrespect, leadership, curtisy, and tell us to try our hardest in all we do. We listen to them coaches.
—Submitted by a student

Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.




Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests

Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.








English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.








U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.








Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests

In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 46%
Black 27% 50%
Hispanic 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.

Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
  • {{date}}
Export calendar
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

160 Commodore Dr
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: (662) 234-3614


Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »


Add this school to compare

Nearby schools

Faith Christian Academy
Water Valley, MS

Water Valley High School
Water Valley, MS