Lafayette Elementary School

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5701 Broad Branch Rd Nw

Washington, DC 20015

(202) 282-0116

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Grades: PK - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 720

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

38 Parent Reviews for Lafayette Elementary School

Agree with all the comments about hit or miss teachers. Tend to agree with comment about strong Lafayette boosters not really understanding what a good school is. Strong fundraising has not improved the quality of the school and there doesn't seem to be any interest of the parents to do so, there is ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/14/13

I am a former student of Lafayette and I have just graduated from the fifth grade. Lafayette is an amazing school with so many opportunities for all ages. The kids are respectful of one another and I feel I have learned a lot in the past seven years. I only have experience with 2 bad teachers but the ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/10/13

Lafayette may still be one of the strongest elementary schools in DC, but unfortunately it has many problems. My child just graduated from 5th and the experience has definitely been mixed. First and third grade teachers were excellent, second and fourth grade pretty solid. Kindergarten and fifth grade ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/25/13

Lafayette is a good school. Maybe not great, but it does a fine job given the limitations faced by any school. The music program is great - there are lots of instruments available to the student to use, for free. The only real reason I am posting here is to provide a little balance to some of the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/24/13

Thank heavens the school year is over! This will be our last year at Lafayette and I won't miss it. No my child is not graduating, we are just pulling her out to get her into a good school. One of the odd things about Lafayette is all the hype and rah-rah that surrounds it. The parents who think it ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/22/13

We relocated from the SF Bay Area last year and our children (first and second grade) were previously in a small private school. Lafayette as definitely an adjustment for them but at the end of the school year they both had tears in their eyes because they were leaving their teachers and friends for ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/22/13

There is a high variation in the quality of teachers, but the biggest problem is the literal lack of walls. The school uses dividers, or sometimes rows of lockers or cubbies, to separate classrooms in otherwise large open sections of the school. Unfortunately, this does not reduce the sound from other ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/14/13

Five years in and we are more and more disappointed each year. Our expectations were never beyond fair but still we find the academic and social aspects of Lafayette way below average. Parent involvement is good but teacher quality is not consistent. The principal, who has a background in high schools ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/18/12

Lafayette seems to suffer from the classic problem of how hard it is to get rid of bad teachers. After 5 years years of wonderful teachers at lafayette prek thru 3rd grade...we have suffered the bad attitude of a teacher this year, While great leadership from the adimin staff seem to be helpful, the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/30/12

The discrepancy between the reviews has to do with the differences between parents of Lafayette students. Parents who have limited education, limited life experience and little exposure to the rest of the country, rate Lafayette high. They don't know anything else. Parents who are educated, have more ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/28/12

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Test scores for Lafayette Elementary School

DC-CAS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Lafayette Elementary School
District Of Columbia Public Schools
District Of Columbia
* In 2011-2012 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10. In 2010-2011 students were tested in science in grades 5, 8 and high school. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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Washington schools — Lafayette Elementary School is located at 5701 Broad Branch Rd Nw, Washington DC 20015. 5701 Broad Branch Rd Nw is in the 20015 ZIP code in Washington, DC The school district for Lafayette Elementary School is the District Of Columbia Public Schools. Lafayette Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 5.
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