Lafayette High School

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Lafayette High School, located in Wildwood, is a secondary school in the Rockwood School District.

Student Body

Lafayette has a student body that numbers over two thousand students, making it one of the largest high schools in St. Louis County

Academics

Newsweek named Lafayette High School as number 632 of the Top 1,300 Public High Schools in the United States in 2007. [1]

It offers a large variety of AP courses, which include: AP US History, AP European History, AP Psychology, AP United States/Comparative Government, AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Economics (Micro and Macro), AP Spanish, AP French, AP German, AP Latin, AP Computer Science, AP Music Theory, and AP Art History.

Lafayette was voted as having the #1 ACT program in the state last year, as Lafayette has over 90 Bright Flight students who graduated in 2007 (30 or over on the ACT). The average ACT score from a Lafayette student is 24.6.

Extra-Curricular Activities

LHS has a wide and diverse group of extra-curricular activities. The largest of these is Key Club, joined by Student Council, National Honor Society, Latin Club, Spanish Club, French Club (Le Cercle Français), German Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Film Appreciation Society, Photography Club, C-520, OSEP, Robotics, Computer Club, Earth Club, FBLA, Scholar Quiz Bowl, Black Student Union, Speech and Debate, Diversity Alliance, FCCLA, Anime Club, and LFA. The school's marching band, the Lafayette Lancer Regiment, consistently places well, including a 2006 victory in their division in the Greater St. Louis Marching Band competition at the Edward Jones Dome.

Athletics

Lafayette's athletic program boys' teams include: tennis, swimming and diving, football, basketball, track and field, cross country, soccer, baseball, volleyball, golf, ice hockey, water polo (co-ed) and lacrosse. Girls' teams include: swimming and diving, basketball, track and field, cross country, soccer, softball, volleyball, golf, lacrosse, and field hockey.

Lafayette is considered a Class 5 large school according to MSHSAA, the Missouri State High School Athletics Association, and therefore competes at the district, sectional, and state levels with some of the largest high schools in Missouri. Lafayette competes at the conference level in the Suburban West Conference, along with rivals Marquette High School (Chesterfield), Lindbergh High School (St. Louis), Fox High School (Arnold), Northwest High School (House Springs), Kirkwood High School (Kirkwood), Parkway South High School (Manchester), Mehlville High School (St. Louis), and Oakville High School (St. Louis).

Lafayette has been voted as having one of the top athletic programs in the metro area, receiving a #3 vote last year, and #1 vote in 2004-05. In 2007, boys soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, swimming, and volleyball all won the Suburban West Conference. The Lady Lancers took championships home in volleyball, soccer, field hockey, swimming, and lacrosse. The Lady Lancers won the state championship in swimming in 2007, marking its 5th State title in 7 years.

Publications

The school's student newspaper is a monthly publication known as The Image, which has run since 1965. The school's print yearbook, known as The Legend, is in its 46th year of publication. The print yearbook has a DVD yearbook supplement that began publication with the 2006 book. In just its first year, it received the distinction of being a National Pacemaker Finalist for Interactive Yearbook. [2] It is in its third year of publication.

Contact Information

17050 Clayton Road
Wildwood, MO 63011-1794
Phone: 636-458-7200

Map

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