Lafayette High School Points of Pride

  • Named as a National School of Character by
  • Named as a Missouri School of Character
  • Recognized as one of America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post.
  • Recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a Top Ten school for sustained high scores on the MAP
  • The North Central Association of Secondary School and Colleges rates LHS "Triple A"
  • Lauded for the high levels of competency of the staff and the outstanding diversity and strength of the academic program by the NCASSA
  • LHS has captured 48 MSHSAA state championships
  • LHS has twice been selected as a Missouri Gold Star School and was named a National Blue Ribbon School
  • In 2014, Lafayette was awarded the ACT Red Quill Legacy Award for the third consecutive year
  • In 2016, Lafayette was named a Silver Medal School by U.S. News & World Report.
  • In 2016, Lafayette was named Top 1000 Schools in the nation by Newsweek.
  • In 2015 and 2016, 2023 Lafayette was awarded the Commissioner's Cup for outstanding St. Louis Suburban overall activities program.
  • In 2019, Lafayette High School was named the No. 1 public high school in Missouri by U.S. News & World Report
  • In 2023, Lafayette was named in the top 1% nationally for STEM programs by US News & World Report
  • In 2023-2024, Lafayette High School was ranked #3 in Best Public High Schools in Missouri by Niche
  • Over 85% of the class of 2023 went on to enroll in a post-secondary education institution.
  • The Class of 2023 had 7 Commended Students and 11 Finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program
  • The Class of 2021 had an average ACT score of 24.6
  • The Class of 2022 had an average ACT score of 24.6
  • the Class of 2023 had an average ACT score of 23.9
  • The Class of 2023 recognized an impressive 90 Bright Flight Scholars who earned a superscore of 31 or higher on the ACT
  • Over 25% of the class of 2023 had obtained 4.0 GPA (weighted) or above
  • In 2021, Lafayette students took 1,070 AP exams and 78% of students scored a 3 or higher.
  • In 2022, Lafayette students took 1,141 AP exams and 88% of students scored a 3 or higher.
  • In 2023, Lafayette students took 1,220 AP exams and 90% of students scored a 3 or higher.

Our Students

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Enrollment By Grade

Grade Level Count
9th Grade 405
10th Grade 436
11th Grade 418
12th Grade 403
Total Enrollment


* Some values are not shown in order to protect small student populations.
Demographic Group Count
American Indian/Alaska Native *
Asian 10.3%
Black 9.2%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander *
Hispanic 5.5%
Multiracial 3%
White 71.7%

Our Staff

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Calendar Days and Attendance

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You may view more information on the Missouri Comprehensive Data System. This website from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) contains pertinent school-related data at the state, district and school level.

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