Lafayette High School

412 Highland Ave, St. Joseph, MO 64505 | (816) 671-4220
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 849
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5 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Tyran Sumy
  • Fax: (816) 671-4480
School District Details
  • St. Joseph School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $8,359
  • Graduation Rate: 81.4%
  • Dropout Rate: 2.3%
  • Students Per Teacher: 13.9
  • Enrolled Students: 11,737

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 849
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 53.3
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 15.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 419 (49.4%)
  • Females: 430 (50.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 99 (11.7%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 416 (49.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 515 (60.7%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Lafayette High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Lafayette High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade21625.4%
10th Grade24028.3%
11th Grade21825.7%
12th Grade17520.6%
Classroom Environment (2010)
Students Per Classroom
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
Dropout Rate
Post-Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent Entering a 2-Year College: 12.0%
Percent Entering a 4-Year College: 58.2%
Percent Entering a Non-College Post-Secondary Institution: 0.5%
Percent Entering the Work Force: 23.4%
Percent Entering the Military: 5.4%
Percent Unknown: 0.5%
Faculty Information (2010)
Principal Years of Experience: 16.0
Teacher Average Years of Experience: 11.9
Faculty Salary (2010)
Average Salary of Administration: $84,767
Average Salary of Teachers: $47,181
Teacher Credentials (2009)
Percent of Teachers with Regular Certificates
Source: MO Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 5

5 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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4 reviews for Lafayette High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 25, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • As a student, due to family and finacal problems I was not allowed to graduate. But, I must say, as an eighth grade student plus what I learned through Humboldt School. I was able to pass my GED with a 97 % Grade without studying. I also passed teast and was able to receive 6 College credits and go on to San Mateo, Ca. College. The teachers there were all business and no horse play. I rate it a high TEN
  • Reviewed by Student on November 07, 2006
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Yaaaaaay!!!! LHS Rocks my sockssss!!!

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Lafayette High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on MAP state exams in the following subjects:
  • Algebra I
  • Biology
  • English II
  • Government
ACT Exam Performance (2010)
ACT Composite Score
Percent of Graduates Scoring Higher Than the National Average: 22.9%
Percent of Graduates Taking the ACT
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Not Met

MAP - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

Algebra I Test
Biology Test
English II Test
Government Test
Source: MO Department of Education 2009-2010

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