Points of Pride

  • Received nationwide recognition for Promising Practices Award for Character Education
  • Recognized as a National Top 10 Renaissance school for the past 15 years
  • LHS has been recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a Top Ten school for its sustained high scores on the MAP
  • The Class of 2017 has 13 Commended Students and 12 Finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
  • The Key Club has more than 300 members who participate in many community service projects
  • LHS has captured 33 state championships since 1992
  • In 2014, Lafayette was awarded the ACT Red Quill Legacy Award for the third consecutive year
  • The 2016 average ACT score for Lafayette students was 25.19
  • The Class of 2016 recognized an impressive 102 Bright Flight Scholars who earned a 30 or higher on their ACT exam
  • The Class of 2016 took 1,291 AP exams and 88.07% scored a 3 or higher.
  • The North Central Association of Secondary School and Colleges rates LHS "Triple A
  • We have been lauded for the high levels of competency of the staff and the outstanding diversity and strength of the academic program by the NCASSA
  • The U.S. Department of Education awarded Lafayette a Certificate of Merit in the National Secondary School Recognition Program in 1987
  • LHS was selected as a Missouri Gold Star School in 1995 and 2001
  • In 1996, LHS was selected as the Outstanding High School in Missouri and one of "America's Best" High Schools by a panel of Educators representing Redbook Magazine
  • In 2002, Lafayette was named a National Blue Ribbon School​
Lafayette High School Entrance

Enrollment ()

Ninth Grade: 457

Tenth Grade: 423

Eleventh Grade: 470

Twelfth Grade: 444

Demographics

Asian: 7.5

Black: 11.4

Hispanic: 3.1

Indian: 0.0

White: 76.4

Indian number/percent is a small sample size according to DESE
Hover over (on desktops and laptops) or tap (on mobile devices) each section above to see the numeric values.

Staffing Information

82.7%
advanced degrees earned
13.4
average years experience
21:1
ratio of students to
regular classroom teachers

Calendar Days and Attendance

180
days scheduled
 
proportional attendance rate
will be available February 1
4
parent conference days

Want to dive deep?

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.