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Lafayette High School

Public | 9-12 | 866 students

 
 

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Posted May 8, 2007

The level of parent involvement at Lafayette High School is above average. Many parents attend all of the high school's events and take pride in their child's activities. Many of the parents are alumnae of the school as well. The availablility of extracurricular activies is also above average. This helps keep many students out of trouble by finding them something they enjoy to participate in. The school has many programs set up for students to help make learning fun. They also focus on students who have difficulty learning. Overall I think Lafayette is a great school and most would say they feel as if the school is like one big family. I would not let my children go to any other high school in St. Joseph.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 3, 2004

Lafayette is a great school. It inspires its students to do their best and strive for excellence. The faculty is friendly and always available to any child who needs extra attention. There is a closeness and a great deal of loyalty between the students and their school. We left a school that was totally unacceptable and found what we were looking for at Lafayette High School.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 57% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
18%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 54% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
32%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2013.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 69% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 61% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Government

The state average for Government was 54% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
70%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 47% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White39%
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Biology

All Students73%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White78%
Free or reduced-price lunch67%
Students with disabilities31%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students55%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White61%
Free or reduced-price lunch48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students60%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a

Government

All Students79%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White81%
Free or reduced-price lunch76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 74%
Black 12% 17%
Hispanic 6% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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412 Highland Ave
St Joseph, MO 64505
Phone: (816) 671-4220

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