Lafayette school information

IndexLafayetteColoradoNational
Average Test Scores40%34%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:117:116:1
Total public schools71,42679,221
Total private schools138424,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1387,963
The Lafayette, CO educational system consists of 7 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Lafayette public schools have average test scores of 40% which is 18% higher than than the Colorado average and 19% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lafayette public schools is 15:1, compared to 17:1 in Colorado and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.6% have completed high school, 55.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Lafayette are 19% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Lafayette.
  • 92.5% of people in Lafayette have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.6% of people in Lafayette have completed high school.
  • 55.1% of people in Lafayette have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lafayette

IndexLafayetteColoradoNational
Completed 8th grade92.5%87.9%84.3%
Completed high school91.6%87.1%83.0%
Completed some college78.9%69.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree63.0%47.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors55.1%38.7%30.3%
Completed masters22.2%14.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.2%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Lafayette (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Superior, CO12,92871%44%
Dacono, CO4,62365%31%
Gunbarrel, CO9,55962%26%
Louisville, CO19,97260%21%
Boulder, CO105,42053%8%
Lafayette, CO27,05340%19%

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West Whittier-Los Nietos, CA27,07128%43%
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Lafayette, CO27,05340%19%
Source: The Lafayette, CO education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.