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Lafayette High School

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Home of the Mighty Lions

Mission Statement:

The LHS mission is to inspire and empower students within a disciplined, academic environment to become ethical, well-rounded contributors to society.

PBIS Expectations: (ROAR)

Respectful: Treat others and their property with respect. Clean up after yourself before leaving class.
On Time:  Report to your classroom and be ready to work before the tardy bell rings.
Academically Focused:  Be attentive and follow the teacher's instructions. Put forth your best effort in all class activities.
Responsible:  Have your ID on and visible. Be accountable for your actions.

Mascot: Mighty Lions 

Colors: Kelly Green / Black / White

Alma Mater

Oh Alma Mater, now to thee we sing
The song we sing is true
Our school days fondest mem'ries ever bring
And so now we sing to you
The days may come and go
Our hearts will always know
We'll go back to the days we love the best
The days at L. H. S.

Lafayette High School is one of the largest comprehensive high schools in the state. With a multi-ethnic populace, Lafayette High School's students and faculty share and enjoy the differences and similarities among the Acadians, Creoles, Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, Semites and the many other ethnic groups that attend. Lafayette High School was designated a Louisiana Distinguished School as well as a national finalist in the Secondary Effective Schools' Recognition Program. LHS has a reputation as a challenging academic school, in part because of its unique English program and its exceptional science and math programs. The curriculum includes gifted, advanced placement, honors, and regular level courses in English, math, science, social studies, and foreign language. Computer technology is not only a course offering but a vital strand that runs throughout the entire curricula. Lafayette High School's library acts as the hub for learning and is equipped with special computer components that allow students to research from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the Library of Congress, and the internet. The arts are well supported as evidenced by concert band, marching band, symphonic band, musical productions, and theatrical and visual arts. The communications department boasts competitive speech and debate teams, a school newspaper staff, and a yearbook staff. Vocational courses complement the parish's vocational career programs with additional courses in business, computer business courses, home economics, agriculture and industrial arts. There are extensive Special Education Programs which range from the multi-handicapped, learning disabled to the gifted. Classes for the hearing impaired and visually impaired are offered.

The School and Community 

Spanning 279 square miles, the Lafayette Parish School System serves the cities of Lafayette, Carencro, Broussard, Youngsville, Milton, Scott and Duson. Currently, the district consists of 8 high schools, 12 middle schools, 25 elementary schools and four vocational/alternative schools. L PSS also has a robust magnet academies program, with academies at over 20 of our campuses. The  community has long provided strong and consistent support to an effective and forward-thinking educational program.

Lafayette High School is a comprehensive high school accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Lafayette High is one of the most competitive high schools in the state and has been designated a Louisiana Distinguished School as well as a national finalist in the Secondary Effective Schools’ Recognition Programs. Lafayette High offers the most extensive range of specialized programs in our parish. Our reputation as an academically challenging school is evident in our faculty, with over 94% considered highly qualified and over 46% holding advanced degrees.

Lafayette High School serves nearly 1800 students in grades 9-12. The student body is culturally diverse with a population that is 45.4% Caucasian, 37.7% African-American, 12% Hispanic, and 4.7% Asian. Offerings include 17 honors classes, 17 AP courses, 21 gifted courses, 16 dual enrollment courses as well as options for interdisciplinary study, and a broad range of electives. Twenty-four units of credit are required for graduation, including English (4), Math (4), Social Studies (4), Science (4), Health ( 1⁄2 ), and Physical Education (1 1⁄2 ), Foreign Language (2) and Arts (1). Lafayette High has an 87.8% graduation rate.

School Scheduling and Grading 

Lafayette High operates on a 7 period schedule, divided into four, nine-week grading periods. Students may enroll in a maximum of 7 classes per academic year. Classes meet every day for 53 minutes. Seniors are allowed abbreviated schedules if they qualify. Lafayette High assigns grades A through F and weights some honors and most AP, Gifted, and Dual Enrollment classes.  Lafayette High does provide an exact rank.

Highlights of Lafayette High’s Accomplishments 

  • Lafayette High 2021-22 seniors brought in over 16 million dollars in scholarships
  • Lafayette High School received the Golden Achievement Award for Advanced Placement from Louisiana State University.
  • Lafayette High Athletics has won several state and district championships in both male and female sports, and an All American Athlete Recipient.

Class of 2022
There were 382 graduates in the Class of 2022.
● 65 earned a 4.0+
● 68 earned a 3.5-3.99
● 99 earned 3.0-3.49
● 82 earned 2.5-2.99
● 88 earned 2.0 - 2.49
● 59 earned less than a 2.0

Advanced Placement Results
● In May 2022, 326 students took AP Exams
● A total of 655 exams were taken in 22 subjects
● 68% of the AP Exams received scores of 3 or higher.

National Merit Program
● In October, 2021, 98 LHS studentstook the PSAT test
● 3 LHS students from the Class of 2023 were recognized as National Merit Semifinalists
● 1 LHS student from the Class of 2023 was recognized as a National Merit Finalist

Post High School Placement
● Approximately 61% matriculated to 4-year colleges
● Approximately 18% matriculated to 2-year institutions
● Approximately 7% selected work, military service or technical institution

Colleges/University Attended by LHS Graduates
Arkansas Tech
University of Florida – Jacksonville
Baylor University
University of Georgia
Bethune-Cookman University
University of Hartford
Birmingham Southern College
University of Louisiana – Lafayette
Boston College
University of Notre Dame
Brown University
University of Southern California
Centenary College
University of Tennessee
Colorado School of Mines
University of Texas
Columbia University
Vanderbilt University
Dartmouth University
Washington &Lee University
Dillard University
Washington University in St. Louis
Duke University
Wellesley College
Emerson College
Emory University
Fordham University
Franciscan University
George Washington University
Georgia Tech
Grambling State University
Grinnell College
Harvard University
Louisiana College
Louisiana State University
Louisiana Tech
Loyola University
MassachusettsInstitute of Technology
McNesse State University
Middle Tennessee University
Millsaps College
Mississippi State University
Morehouse College
New York University
Nicholls University
Northern State University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Roberts University
Our Lady of Holy Cross College
Princeton University
Rice University
Rhodes College
Slippery Rock University
Southeastern Louisiana University
Southern Mississippi University
Southern University
Stephen F. Austin State University
Texas A & M University
Texas Christian University
Trinity University
Tulane University
United State Military Academy
United States Air Force Academy
University of Alabama
University of Colorado
University of Dallas

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