Lafayette High School
Personal growth and academic excellence is a way of life at Lafayette High School. In fact, the following banner greets everyone there: "Through these halls, walk the finest students in the nation."
LHS is the only high school in Missouri to earn Top 10 recognition in all five areas of the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) test. The school is a National Blue Ribbon School, as well as a two-time winner of the Missouri Gold Star School award. LHS was honored with the Red Quill Award for 2008-2009 by the American College Test's (ACT) Midwest Regional office.
LHS has been recognized as a National Top 10 Renaissance school since 1998. The 53-acre site supports a diverse approach to education, complete with a collaborative professional learning community model.
- Fax: 636-458-7219
- Hours: Office: Mon - Fri, 7am - 4pm; first period begins at 8:16am; seventh period ends at 3:05pm
- Handicap Accessible: Ground level entries
- Founding Date: September 7, 1960
- Number of students: 2,020
- Male-to-female ratio: 50 : 50
- Public/Private: Public
- Financial aid: Yes
- Graduation rate (%): 98
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 22
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: 113
- How engaged is the school with the community?: The Key Club has more than 280 members who conduct community service projects. Other service groups include StuCo, NHS, community service classes and JROTC.
- What makes this community special?: LHS classes produce an impressive number of Bright Flight scholars each year. Among foreign languages emphasized, the school has a multi-culture club. Students also have a school newspaper and magazine.
- Grade levels: 9, 10, 11, 12
- Boarding: No
- Special education: Yes
- Uniforms: No
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Language lab, Library, Science lab, Sports facilities
- Advanced placement courses: Gifted education programs and courses are offered. Classes with weighted grades offered for AP and college credit.
- Extracurricular activities available: Since 1993, LHS has offered more state-sanctioned activities than any other high school in Missouri. More than 85 percent of LHS students participate in school's 80 activity groups.
- Student clubs: Amnesty International, AFJROTC Drill Club, speech and debate team, FCCLA, Teenage Health Consultants, photography club, Artists Guild, STAR, OSEP
- Sports teams: LHS sports teams captured 27 state championships since 1992. The school was chosen as the number one athletic program in the St. Louis metro area during 2004-2005, and number two in 2007-2008.