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La Follette High School is a public school in Madison, Wisconsin. It has 1,541 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 34% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 122 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 122 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school is so great, I do like this school. If I had to go to a different school,I would go to Oregon High School as they have more class options like,agriculture classes,etc.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Food: The food here at La Follette is not the best at all. They took out our Rocky's pizza and replaced it with pizza that tastes like carboard that is burnt most of the time or over cooked. Most days in the one line the same thing is served everyday. When they cook the chicken it's dry and over cooked. Also,when we have french toast, we have not syrup....How can we have french toast with no syrup??
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Administration & Policies: The administration & policies are the best I've seen. Here the Faculty aren't messing around, if you get into a fight,etc, you will see consequences. There are multiple levels depending on what the offence was.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Teachers here at La Follette are really wonderful. Not all are great, but the majority of the teachers are there to help you succeed at the best of your ability.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Extracurricular activities here at La Follette High School are wonderful. We have many sport/ non sport clubs. The only thing I would add would be the Equestrian team and FFA.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Monona Grove High School 1 mi. 913
2.66 East High School 3 mi. 1,584
4.00 Glacial Drumlin School 5 mi. 798
4.00 West High School 5 mi. 2,086
3.66 Oregon High School 9 mi. 1,094

Around La Follette High School

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


Male 52%
Female 47%


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 15 responses

  • 53% Yes
  • 27% Not sure.
  • 20% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 50% Community/Family
  • 38% The opportunities
  • 12% Avid/Tops

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 6 responses

  • 67% So many ignorant people
  • 22% Diversity of teachers
  • 11% Fights

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 8 responses

  • 75% Block schedule
  • 25% Pit area

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 71% Diverse
  • 14% Organized
  • 14% Cultured

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 50% Find the right friend group.
  • 25% Don't let the ignorance scare you.
  • 25% Be prepared for long class periods

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 6 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 5 responses

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 80% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.