School Details

Lapham Elementary School

1045 E Dayton St, Madison, WI 53703
(608) 204-4140

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-2 308 students 15 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

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About this school

Lapham Elementary School is a public elementary school in Town of Madison. The principal of Lapham Elementary School is Tammy Thompson Kapp. 308 students attend Lapham Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 14% of the Lapham Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 53% of the 308 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lapham Elementary School is 15:1. Marquette Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama


  • P.E. classes
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 55% %
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 18% %
Hispanic 15% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53% 49%
Limited English proficiency 14% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is finishing kindergarten at Lapham and we have been very impressed. Her teacher is excellent and the material they learn is fun and advanced. I was worried my child would not be challenged but that is not the case. She attends a reading group with accelerated readers and she gets extra assignments and reading to do at home that she enjoys. The parent teacher group is organized and getting stronger. The principal is very engaged and present and well liked.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers at Lapham are caring and dedicated; they are current on best teaching practices and try to meet the different needs of a wide range of ability levels. The principal is hard-working. I wish that the school atmosphere was warmer and more energetic though. Lapham parents are a dedicated intelligent open-minded and involved group as well and the Lapham student body is diverse and bright. In any given classroom there are one or two students whose behavior seems to challenge the teacher but I think that the school does a good job of meeting the needs of its very diverse student body.

  • (4 years ago)

    First-rate veteran teachers sympathetic hard-wroking principal . School garden run by parent superb after school program (privately run). A pool and excellent music classes. Parental involvement dropping off some as drop in volunteerism overall but may be coming back. Overall could not be happier with the results for both our children.

  • (5 years ago)

    this is a great school with committed and excellent teachers. great atmosphere among the students

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(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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