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Lafayette High School

Public | 7-12 | 738 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2013

Lafayette High School is a unique place to work because it has so many students from around the world and they are earger to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 2, 2009

Lafayette High School is a well rounded, culturally diverse school with caring teachers and eager students. Our administration is works to keep our school a safe environment and also a place our children want to come everyday. Lafayette High School is a treasured landmark not only recognized in Buffalo but on the National Landmark Registry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

We have the best students and teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

I believe that Lafayette High School has a very high quality in teaching and discipline. At anytime you need to sit down and talk to Gregory Pigeon Assistant Principal he will be more that willing to talk to you about activities the School offers as well as you childs Education with or without a appointment.I found that Lafayette will always be willing to contact you at anytime they see any kind of problem that arises with you child. And will be more than happy to let you know about there Satisfactory work in the class room. Teachers as well as the Principal and Assistant Principal will always be willing to speak with you at anytime.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 31% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 27% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students6%
Female7%
Male5%
African American3%
Asian/Pacific Islander9%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White6%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population7%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant6%

Math

All Students2%
Female0%
Male2%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islander2%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White5%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population2%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English4%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant2%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
General population0%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%

Math

All Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
General population0%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English0%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant0%

Science

All Students33%
Female29%
Male37%
African American21%
Asian/Pacific Islander33%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities28%
General population34%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
5%

2011

 
 
4%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
50%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
20%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
62%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
4%

2011

 
 
12%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
26%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
15%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
34%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
0%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Chemistry

All Students21%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant21%

Earth Science

All Students1%
Female0%
Male3%
African American0%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanic3%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged5%
Students with disabilities0%
General population1%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English7%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant1%

English

All Students47%
Female54%
Male40%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities19%
General population51%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English62%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant47%

Geometry

All Students9%
Female12%
Male6%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander23%
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population12%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English8%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

Global History and Geography

All Students41%
Female38%
Male44%
African American34%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities28%
General population43%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant41%

Integrated Algebra

All Students29%
Female28%
Male30%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander42%
Hispanic17%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White14%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities9%
General population31%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%

Living Environment

All Students35%
Female35%
Male37%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islander41%
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities9%
General population41%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

Physics

All Students30%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant30%

U.S. History and Government

All Students39%
Female40%
Male39%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islander38%
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities29%
General population41%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 32% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 30% 9%
Hispanic 1 28% 23%
White 2 9% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 158%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 168%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 10%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 31%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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370 Lafayette Ave
Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone: (716) 816-4340

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