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Laramie High School

Public | 10-12 | 242 students

 
 

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Posted January 10, 2010

Laramie is a pretty good high school, but nothing spectacular. There are some really good teachers and classes for people who actually want to learn. It feels safe and there are very few problems with people. My main issue with the high school is the rules. The staff are very inconsistent and often punishment doesn't fit the problem. For example, they stress the importance of class time, but if someone is more than 15 minutes late, they get suspended for 2 days, thus removing them from class more. This is also the same punishment given for giving a hate speech, fighting and stealing. All in all, not a bad school, just ridiculous as far as rules go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2008

I like LHS. I've moved around alot so this is my 7th school (and 3rd high school) and Laramie is great. The classes offered are more varied than my last school and the atmosphere is very safe and welcoming.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2006

LHS offers sound academic programs. There are numerous AP and challenging courses available. The school offers quite a few etracurricular activities. Parents are involved and it's a pleasant atmosphere. There are smart students here, but the majority are average. The teachers are average also. If a student wants to learn a lot they can do so at this school. Very little individual attention is given, unless you break a rule. This school has some problems with the way they bear punishment. If a student misses his bus by a minute and has to walk an hour to get to school, they still give that student 4 hours of detention even if it is a straight A' student who has a clean history. This is a problem with how they bear punishment. It's a small town high school, doing the best they can. They remain average compared to better schools.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

240 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
Female77%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted76%

Reading

All Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial>=90%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities87%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant82%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted82%

Science

All Students61%
Female58%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial55%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant61%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming 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: Wyoming Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 80%
Hispanic 13% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 3%
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 17%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1275 North 11th
Laramie, WY 82072
Phone: (307) 721-4420

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