Welcome to Lafayette Elementary

Lafayette Elementary

Lafayette welcomes families as partners in education. We have an active Lafayette Educational Foundation that brings the school community together for family-friendly events. Monthly Family Fridays provide an opportunity for community members to learn more about the school and experience the joy of learning when they visit classrooms.

About Lafayette

Lafayette Elementary School is located in Clairemont. Opened in 1966, our school was designed and built for general education students and the District's Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) program.

Students range from 18 months old to 5th graders. Our location allows convenient access to Olive Grove Community Park, local library and fire station and other community resources that support learning. The campus is well maintained by the District, and our community takes pride in the school’s appearance.

We provide a rigorous, standards-based instructional program, responsive to individual learning styles. To meet the needs of our very diverse population, we offer small group instruction for our DHH students, "push-in" support for students who receive Special Education services in a general education setting and specially designed academic instruction for English Learners. GATE is offered to all qualified general and special education students.

In June 2014, the Lafayette School Community collaborated with Rob Tobin and A Reason to Survive (ARTS) to install a 60 foot mural in honor of Yusra Nasir, a beloved student who passed away in the Summer of 2013. Yusra was profoundly Deaf and lost her sight at an early age. Throughout her short life, she was an avid learner and communicator. Yusra inspired all of us at Lafayette. This is the year she would have promoted to seventh grade, so at the sixth grade promotion ceremony on June 13, 2014 we will dedicate this beautiful mural in her memory. This tactile mural includes inspirational words by Helen Keller, which can be read in Braille by the visually impaired. We believe that Yusra would have felt the beauty of this mural with her heart. Yusra's Legacy will live on at Lafayette Elementary School for generations to come.

Visit Lafayette Elementary School and enjoy our tactile mural entitled, "Yusra's Legacy."

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San Diego, CA 92117
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