J. Wallace James Elementary School

J. Wallace James Elementary School serves 900 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the LA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 54%.
J. Wallace James Elementary School operates within the Lafayette Parish School District.

School Overview

The student population of 900 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 900 students
J. Wallace James Elementary School Total Students (2004-2014)
Gender % J. Wallace James Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
J. Wallace James Elementary School Total Teachers (2004-2014)
Students by Grade J. Wallace James Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
J. Wallace James Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2003-2014)
Asian
1%
2%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Asian Students (2008-2014)
Hispanic
2%
5%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Black Students (2004-2014)
Black
44%
44%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Black Students (2004-2014)
White
52%
46%
J. Wallace James Elementary School White Students (2004-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.54 0.35
J. Wallace James Elementary School Diversity Score (2004-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
48%
60%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2004-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
12%
7%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2014)

District Comparison

Lafayette Parish School District's student population of 30,961 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,804 in this district is less than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,606 is less than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Lafayette Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
42
5
Number of Students Managed 30,961 2,019
Lafayette Parish School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $323 MM $30 MM
Lafayette Parish School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $317 MM $31 MM
Lafayette Parish School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $10,804 $13,503
Lafayette Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $10,606 $14,322
Lafayette Parish School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Early College Academy (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Scott Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Truman Elementary School (1.7 miles away)
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