• LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL
    412 E Highland Avenue, Saint Joseph, MO, 64505
       Phone: 816.671.4220 — Fax: 816.671.4440
    www.sjsd.k12.mo.us/lafayette
    SCHOOL PROFILE
    PRINCIPAL
    Dr. Ashly McGinnis
    ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
    Mr. Bart Hardy

    Mr. Paul Woolard
    COUNSELORS
    Ms. Sam Davis–Dept. Chair

    Mrs. Renee Green
    Ms. Emily Sumner
    COLLEGE and CAREER ADVISOR
    Ms. Diane Guthery
    ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR
    Mr. Corey Gilpin
    SOCIAL WORKER
    Ms. Ann McClintick
    MISSION STATEMENT
    The mission of Lafayette High School is to set the pace for excellence by creating a positive learning environment and developing responsible life-long learners.
    SCHOOL INFORMATION
    Lafayette High School was dedicated November 3, 1917.  It is one of three public high schools in the St. Joseph School district. There are currently 3 administrators, 1 Activities/Athletic Director, 3 Counselors,  1 Social worker, 1 College and Career advisor, 61 faculty members and 30 support staff members.

    Students enrolled:  716              Dual Credit Courses offered:  10        HSB Courses offered:  4
    Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:23      AP Courses offered:  9                         PLTW Engineering offered:  4
    Graduation Rate:  93.14               PLTW Science Courses offered:  4           

    IRISH PRIDE
    Lafayette was recognized by U.S. News and Report as one of America’s Best High Schools in 2010.  Lafayette currently has 48 teachers with either a Masters, Specialist, or Doctoral Degree.  At the current time, Lafayette has 17 alumni that have returned to work at Lafayette High School.
    SCHOLASTIC RECOGNITION
    Lampion Scholastic Honor Society
    Top 10% of Graduating Class – Inducted in the spring
    Pins/Certificates
    Students with 3.0-3.49 Unweighted GPA:  Certificate

    Students with 3.5 or better Unweighted GPA:  Pin

                  First Year Pin:  Bronze                                  Third Year Pin:  Gold
                  Second Year Pin:  Silver                                Fourth Year Pin:  Green
    DISTRICT INFORMATION

     

    Schools

    Cert. Staff

    Residents

    Non-Res

    Total

    Elementary Schools

    16

    511

    6,023

    0

    6,023

    Middle Schools

    4

    177

    1,728

    0

    1,728

    High Schools

    3

    245

    3,171

    18

    3,189

    Alternative Schools

    1

     

     

     

     

    Total

    24

    933

    10,922

    18

    10,940

    The St. Joseph School District has AAA accreditation, the highest recognition awarded by the Missouri Department of Education.

    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

    Language Arts

    4 credits

    Practical Arts

    1 credit

    Social Studies

    3 credits

    Practical Arts

    1 credit

    Math

    3 credits

    Fine Arts

    1 credit

    Science

    3 credits

    Personal Finance

    ½ credit

    Physical Ed/Health

    1 PE; ½ Health

    Electives

    7.5 credits

     

    Or 2 years JROTC

     

    Total 24.5 credits

    GRADING SYSTEM & RECOGNITION GUIDELINES

     

    %

    Unwtd

    Wtd

    AP/DC

     

    %

    Unwtd

    Wtd

    AP/DC

    A

    94-100

    4.0

    4.5

    5.0

    C

    73-76

    2.0

    2.5

    3.0

    A-

    90-93

    3.75

    4.25

    4.75

    C-

    70-72

    1.75

    2.25

    2.75

    B+

    87-89

    3.25

    3.75

    4.25

    D+

    67-69

    1.25

    1.25*

     

    B  

    83-86

    3.0

    3.5

    4.0

    D

    63-66

    1.0

    1.0*

     

    B-

    80-82

    2.75

    3.25

    3.75

    D-

    60-62

    .75

    .75*

     

    C+

    77-79

    2.25

    2.75

    3.25

     

     

     

     

     

    1. All full-credit courses which carry 0.5 unit of credit for one semester will count in the GPA computation.
    2. A student's semester GPA will be derived by dividing total points earned in classes by the total number of full-credit courses in which the student was enrolled during the semester.
    3. Total points for the semester are obtained by adding the number of base points earned by the student during the semester.
    4. The cumulative GPA after any semester will be obtained by adding the total number of points earned in each of the previous semesters, including the semester just completed, and dividing the total number of full credit semester courses through the completing of the most recent semester. The maximum possible unweighted GPA at any time is 4.00.
    5. Class rank is based on a student's weighted GPA and assigned ordinarily for example, if two students are tied for the number 1 position; the next highest GPA is given the rank of number 3.
    6. Students in grades 9-12 may receive weighted credit in a maximum of 4 classes
    7. Top ten scholars, valedictorian, and salutatorian will not be named after the class of 2020.The Latin Honors Recognition (see page 11) will be implemented beginning with the class of 2018.
    8. To be recognized as the valedictorian or salutatorian, a student must have attended the school the last four semesters. This student must have completed the maximum number of credits offered by their school each year and have a class rank and GPA based on a weighted scale. In case of a tie for valedictorian, the school will not name a salutatorian. Please note, top ten scholar recognition will use the valedictorian and salutatorian selection criteria.

    CUM LAUDE HONORS SYSTEM (Grades 9-12)
    The honors system below will be implemented in addition to current practices with the classes of 2018, 2019, 2020 with a valedictorian and salutatorian.  Full implementation of this system will occur with the class of 2021.  A valedictorian and salutatorian will not be named after the class of 2020.

    Summa Cum Laude

    Magna Cum Laude

    Cum Laude

    4.2 or higher GPA

    4.0-4.19 GPA

    3.7-3.99 GPA

    ACT of 28 or higher

    ACT between 26-27

    ACT between 22-25

    95% attendance

    95% attendance

    95% attendance

    5 AP/DC/IB credits

    4 AP/DC/IB credits

    3 AP/DC/IB credits

    4 extra/co-curricular activities

    3 extra/co-curricular activities

    2 extra/co-curricular activities