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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 141 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 141 reviews
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    • 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.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers that I have had do a great job with keeping their students learning and enjoying the their classes. I have, however, TAed for lower-level classes and seen less engaged teaching.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: I had a great time outside of the classroom as well. I participated in varsity tennis for 4 years and was captain. I also participated in show choir and the musical for 4 years and was able to improve to being able to hold lead roles. Staff members running these activities were always kind to me and helped me to succeed. I remain in contact with many of them still after graduating.

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%

Student Diversity

La Follette High School United States East High School Glacial Drumlin School Monona Grove High School Oregon High School West High School
White 49.0% 51.6% 44.0% 85.0% 86.0% 91.0% 55.0%
African American 22.0% 15.2% 24.0% 4.0% 4.0% 2.0% 14.0%
Hispanic 15.0% 24.5% 13.0% 3.0% 4.0% 3.0% 14.0%
Asian 6.0% 4.7% 9.0% 2.0% 2.0% 1.0% 9.0%
Multiracial 5.0% 2.6% 7.0% 4.0% 1.0% 0% 5.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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 18 responses

  • 44% Yes
  • 33% Not sure.
  • 22% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 40% Community/Family
  • 40% The opportunities
  • 10% Good teachers for high-level classes
  • 10% Avid/Tops

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 64% So many ignorant people
  • 21% Diversity of teachers
  • 14% Fights

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 11 responses

  • 82% Block schedule
  • 18% Pit area

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 67% Diverse
  • 11% Organized
  • 11% Undiverse
  • 11% Cultured
  • 0% Public

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 60% Find the right friend group.
  • 20% Be prepared for long class periods
  • 20% Don't let the ignorance scare you.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 12% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.