One of the things that parents worry about is their children's education, so the question "What are the best public schools in Lafayette?" is one that they should be asking.

I know parents who have left their childhood homes (that they inherited or purchased from their parents) to move across town to be in a better school district for their own children.

While none of the public schools in Lafayette received an "A+" rating, none received lower than a "C" rating.

According to, the best 5 public schools in Lafayette are as follows:


  • 1

    Woodvale Elementary

    According to its website, Woodvale Elementary School Eagles are safe, respectful, and responsible, and those are great attributes for students to possess.

    By the way: Avery Liles and Sophie Cheung received 1st place in the Social Studies Fair for their “Girls on the Run” project! gives Woodvale an "A-" rating.

    Woodvale Elementary (Google Maps)
  • 2

    L.J. Alleman

    L.J. Alleman is "A" School of Excellence, according to its website. According to, the school received an "A-" rating.

    L. J. Alleman Arts Academy prepares students for academic success enriched by the arts: Attitude, Respect, Tolerance and Self-discipline! LPSS


    L.J. Alleman School (Google Maps)
  • 3

    L. Leo Judice

    Though in Scott, Judice Elementary comes in at #3 on the list with an "A-" rating by Niche. The thing I like about Judice Elementary is their environmental programs!

    L Leo Judice Elementary (Google Maps)
  • 4

    Lafayette High School

    The city's namesake comes in at #4 with an "A-" rating by Niche.

    Lafayette High School is home of this year's Lafayette Parish Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Jennifer Morrow!

  • 5

    Early College Academy

    Early College Academy, also with an "A-" rating, came in at #5.

    According to its website:

    The Lafayette Parish School System and South Louisiana Community College have teamed up to create the LPSS-SLCC Early College Academy.

    This academy is based on the early college high school model, which assumes that academic rigor, combined with the opportunity to save time and money, is a powerful motivator for students to work hard and meet serious intellectual challenges. Early college high schools blend high school and college work in a rigorous yet supportive program, compressing the time it usually takes to complete a high school diploma and a college degree.

    Located just behind SLCC in Lafayette, ECA applicants must apply and be accepted into the program.

    Early College Academy (Google Maps)