Our District


Established in 1966, the Lafayette County School District seeks to create a distinguished, innovative school community highly regarded for excellence, opportunity, and service.  Our mission is to provide students an exceptional education in a nurturing environment with devoted people. We are 
Anchored to Excellence in our belief that all children can excel in academics, extracurricular activities, and citizenship by striving to meet high expectations set forth by our faculty and staff. We emphasize the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development of each child and strive to instill high standards of academic integrity and leadership in our students.   We invite parents and our community to come alongside us as partners in preparing our students to be productive members of the Lafayette County community and in an ever-changing global society. 

One campus houses all four of the Lafayette County Schools. Our location is approximately two miles from the town of Oxford, which is the county seat of Lafayette County. Our students are residents of rural Lafayette County, which covers an area from Harmontown in the north to Paris in the south and from Tula in the east to Burgess in the west.


We offer an educational opportunity for students within our district who are in preschool 4k through grade 12. A single campus has allowed us to retain a very tight community atmosphere. 

Exciting plans are underway for our new Lafayette Elementary School which will be located right across Hwy 334.  We hope to start the 2021-22 school year in the new building with plenty of room for our growing student population.

If you are new to town or just looking for more information, we are excited to have you as part of our team.

We provide supplies, materials, and support services to ensure the understanding and mastery of educational objectives. We base requirements regarding testing, grading, 

promotion, retention, and graduation upon state specifications.

Our faculty and staff are committed to providing our students with an excellent education

 including the following special programs:

  • Preschool 4k
  • Athletics/Extracurricular Activities
  • ESL
  • Gifted Classes for 2nd-6th Grades
  • Advanced Placement & Dual Enrollment High School Courses
  • Drama & Music
  • Career and technical classes
  • After-school programs through YMCA