La Follette High School in Madison, WI - Niche

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La Follette High School is a public school in Madison, Wisconsin. It has 1,473 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 32% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 142 reviews written and they have been mixed.

702 Pflaum Rd
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 204-3600

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3.4 from 142 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I like this school. Only problem is some of the students can be loud and rowdy.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Lafollette is a great school. I didn't have a really positive or negative experience. I love the diversity in the school. The block schedule is great and the classes them self are quite great. If there were a couple things I could change, I would add more language classes and ethnic studies of all around the world. In addition, I hope the mind set of the students will change. As a part of this generation, most students can agree that the feed we receive in social media seem to be negative. I cannot tell you the fight videos I see that encourage people. It's quite disgusting how people are entertained by so. But, the school is very diverse and positive and the people in the school will stand for what they believe is right.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: I pretty much avoided eating school-provided food, but I saw it on a daily basis. It seemed ok. There was never anything that people raved about.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: The rules are clearly discussed at the beginning of the year. All consequences seem appropriate for their assigned violations.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Our teams seem to usually be of medium-level success. We seldom top charts, but we also sit comfortably above many other surrounding schools in many sports. Most of our facilities are usable, with the exception of the tennis courts that have been in need of replacement for about 4 years.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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2.00 Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) Public, Charter, Online
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Monona Grove High School 1 mi. 921
2.66 East High School 3 mi. 1,583
2.00 Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA) 4 mi. 1,964
4.00 West High School 5 mi. 2,072
3.66 Oregon High School 9 mi. 1,097

Around La Follette High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 51%
Female 48%

Student Diversity

La Follette High School United States East High School Monona Grove High School Oregon High School West High School Wisconsin Virtual Academy (WIVA)
White 47.0% 51.0% 42.0% 85.0% 90.0% 54.0% 77.0%
African American 22.0% 15.0% 23.0% 4.0% 2.0% 14.0% 7.0%
Hispanic 16.0% 25.0% 13.0% 4.0% 3.0% 14.0% 7.0%
Multiracial 7.0% 2.8% 8.0% 2.0% 0% 5.0% 3.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 10.0% 1.0% 1.0% 10.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0%


Grade 9 24.3%
Grade 10 23.5%
Grade 11 27.6%
Grade 12 24.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 40% Yes
  • 40% Not sure.
  • 20% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 36% Community/Family
  • 36% The opportunities
  • 14% Good teachers for high-level classes
  • 7% Avid/Tops
  • 7% Support

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 59% So many ignorant people
  • 24% Fights
  • 18% Diversity of teachers

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 13 responses

  • 77% Block schedule
  • 15% Pit area
  • 8% Diversity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 67% Diverse
  • 8% Organized
  • 8% Undiverse
  • 8% Public
  • 8% Cultured

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 50% Find the right friend group.
  • 17% Be prepared for long class periods
  • 17% Do what you believe is right, not others.
  • 17% Don't let the ignorance scare you.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 10% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.