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Lafayette El School

Public | PK-5 | 18 students

 

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Posted March 11, 2010

This is our first year at Lafayette. I think the principal and staff are wonderful. There are after school activities, sports and groups that meet. There are free breakfasts and lunches for all students, regardless of income. What I feel is lacking is the gifted/ accelerated program. But there is a wonderful warmth and diversity to the school that lacks in many suburban schools. The school is working hard to improve parent involvement and there is a strong anti-bullying program implemented. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

I agree with the parents who said that this school drops the blame on the parents for what they do wrong. I have a special needs child and my child has been treated very bad at this school and the school district put the blame on me for them not following his IEP, and I was told that things like this will happen! His education needs have not been met, at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2006

Extracurricular activities are lacking. The quality of academic programs is okay, but compared to other schools it is behind a bit. Parent involvement seems to diminish as children get older and there aren't convenient hours for parents to get involved in school activities. It is usually always the same day (once a month) and the same things... they should try some other unique activities that involve children, parents and teachers!
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted March 22, 2005

I think that Lafayette is a good school. The discipline is good. I think that the academics are good. I am pleased with the overall school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

The teachers at Lafayette sincerely have your child's education as priority on their list. They get to know your child as family members know your child and that's why it's more of a family then a school. The kids are so involved and considerate, they know my name and my childs before I ever even get to know theirs. My son really loves his school and even when I offered him to be able to go to the same school as his cousins he said no way mommy I already have friends that are like cousins at Lafayette. Why fix what isn't broken? Lafayette Lions roar!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2004

This school will not take responsibility for its actions. They are known to continuously drop the ball and refuse to pick it up. They like to blame the parents for their wrong. Also the office staff is very rude. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
66%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
55%

2009

 
 
58%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
10%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
Female54%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners31%

Reading

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learners8%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Female72%
Male67%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learners36%

Reading

All Students51%
Female63%
Male41%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learners9%

Science

All Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)18%
English language learners17%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students31%
Female35%
Male27%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students22%
Female28%
Male16%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Multi-ethnicn/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 9%
Black 18% 15%
White 17% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1000 Saint Joseph St
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 291-6183

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