Lafayette school information

IndexLafayetteLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores66%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools291,33479,221
Total private schools1939524,874
Total post-secondary schools111757,963
The Lafayette, LA educational system consists of 29 public schools, 19 private schools and 11 post-secondary schools. Lafayette public schools have average test scores of 66% which is 3% higher than than the Louisiana average and 34% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lafayette public schools is 14:1, compared to 14:1 in Louisiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.2% have completed high school, 35.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Lafayette are 34% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 29 public schools in Lafayette.
  • 83.3% of people in Lafayette have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.2% of people in Lafayette have completed high school.
  • 35.4% of people in Lafayette have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lafayette

IndexLafayetteLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade83.3%80.2%84.3%
Completed high school82.2%78.5%83.0%
Completed some college61.7%49.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.1%28.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors35.4%23.0%30.3%
Completed masters11.5%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.2%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.0%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Milton, LA3,02784%70%
Maurice, LA1,46180%63%
Youngsville, LA10,87880%62%
Parks, LA83677%56%
Broussard, LA10,22172%46%
Lafayette, LA125,80866%34%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Kent, WA125,49246%6%
Simi Valley, CA126,12640%20%
Concord, CA126,93833%32%
Hartford, CT124,32025%49%
Stamford, CT127,41040%18%
Lafayette, LA125,80866%34%
Source: The Lafayette, LA 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.