Welcome to La Follette High

Home of the Lancers

We learn by doing the work together.

At La Follette High, we believe that students learn best when they read challenging texts and share their ideas with each other through discussions and writing. When students respect each other’s ideas, they feel a deep sense of belonging. When they see how their work connects to the real world, they feel a deep sense of purpose. Lancer staff work hard together to learn from each other the best ways to engage all students in this challenging and meaningful work. Our goal for all of our students is to support their growth in literacy, math, and a well-rounded education.

What Makes La Follette Unique

  • La Follette is one of a small number of schools in the state using the block system. Each class is an hour and a half, with four classes per day. Most classes are completed in one semester. A new set of four classes begins each semester for a total of eight classes per year per student.
  • The only high school currently offering Dual-Language Immersion continued programming.
  • Only high school to offer American Sign Language as a foreign language.



Get in Touch


La Follette High
702 Pflaum Road
Madison WI 53716

Office: (608) 204-3600
La Follette High School Website

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“La Follette has spent a lot of time structuring their school day to benefit students. My junior feels confident in her skills because she can finish her work or know she needs extra help before she leaves a classroom. This positive approach to learning is a real bonus for our family!”

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Through the Foundation’s Adopt-a-School program, Madison’s public schools are “adopted” by a local business, organization, or government agency, forming mutually enriching partnerships.


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Why I Give

When I began as a principal in the district, a representative from the Foundation and I had the opportunity to meet. Her warm welcome coupled with the selfless mission of the organization inspired me to get involved initially. I was then able to see the meaningful contributions the Foundation makes to our schools each and every day, which inspired me to continue my support.


We support the Foundation because we believe in public education. We strongly believe that the public school system is a bedrock community institution that provides opportunity for all children. Through the Foundation’s financial support, many innovative projects that enhance the educational experience of Madison children have begun and been sustained over the years.


As a strong believer in the public school system, I’m convinced that a strong preK-12 program is the way to ensure equitable opportunity for all. The Foundation’s enthusiastic attitude supports promising educational practices and exemplifies philanthropic leadership. It’s a phenomenal ally and advocate of Madison’s schools, and as a high-caliber, well-managed organization, it is richly deserving of our support.