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 1,478 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 158 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 158 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: I feel safe at this school when there are not any fights occuring. The nurses help you feel better and test if you have strep.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: We have clubs but people dont advertise them so you dont know much about them. there is no explanation of what it is and when and where.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: HIghschool is highschool, but my school is a bit on the ghetto side. Girls wear clothes that show off their body. what image are they trying to give? look at me im cute. Girls at my school should wear clothes that give them respect from other people. My school is full of people who sag their pants and wear too much make up. When I leave school I think am I the normal one or should I look like them. I am not like the average girl at my school. I dress for success. I dont wear makeup , only for cheer comps. I put education before anything else. Every other girl puts their looks before anything else and what people think of them. I dont care what people think of me which makes me different from everyone else.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Teachers: Some teachers I have teach in a way that is not my learning style. Some teachers I had could explain something to me and I would understand it right away, while others left me more confused then I originally was. Teacher in my school I think give too much work , which cause them to take more time to grade things than usual. They end up grading work weeks after we handed it in.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Academics: There's a good selection of classes here. We have some decent AP/Honors options.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.33 Monona Grove High School 1 mi. 921
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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

La Follette High School United States East High School Monona Grove High School Oregon High School Sun Prairie High School West High School
White 44.0% 51.0% 40.0% 86.0% 90.0% 74.0% 55.0%
African American 22.0% 15.0% 23.0% 3.0% 2.0% 10.0% 13.0%
Hispanic 18.0% 25.0% 15.0% 4.0% 2.0% 6.0% 15.0%
Multiracial 8.0% 2.8% 9.0% 3.0% 1.0% 3.0% 6.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 10.0% 1.0% 1.0% 4.0% 9.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 26.6%
Grade 10 23.1%
Grade 11 26.2%
Grade 12 24.2%

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 25 responses

  • 44% Yes
  • 40% Not sure.
  • 16% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 31% The opportunities
  • 23% Community/Family
  • 19% Good teachers for high-level classes
  • 15% Support
  • 8% Sports
  • 4% Avid/Tops

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 48% So many ignorant people
  • 21% Fights
  • 17% Diversity of teachers
  • 7% Lack of office hours
  • 7% Lack of punishment

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 17 responses

  • 76% Block schedule
  • 12% Pit area
  • 12% Diversity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 75% Diverse
  • 6% Organized
  • 6% Undiverse
  • 6% Public
  • 6% Cultured

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 57% Find the right friend group.
  • 14% Be prepared for long class periods
  • 14% Do what you believe is right, not others.
  • 14% Don't let the ignorance scare you.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 88% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.