Lasalle Backus Ec Elementary School

Lasalle Backus Ec Elementary School serves 293 students in grades PK-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the DC average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 93%.
Lasalle Backus Ec Elementary School operates within the Of Columbia Public s School District.

Overview

The student population of 293 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 293 students
Lasalle   Backus Ec Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Lasalle   Backus Ec Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Lasalle   Backus Ec Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has increased from 10:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (DC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 13:1
Lasalle   Backus Ec Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
1%
Lasalle   Backus Ec Elementary School Asian (1998-2003)
Hispanic
25%
12%
Lasalle   Backus Ec Elementary School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
74%
79%
Lasalle   Backus Ec Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
n/a
7%
Lasalle   Backus Ec Elementary School White (2000-2003)
All Ethnic Groups Lasalle   Backus Ec Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Lasalle   Backus Ec Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.39 0.25
Lasalle   Backus Ec Elementary School Diversity Score (2001-2012)
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.
50%
56%
Lasalle   Backus Ec Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
n/a
5%
Lasalle   Backus Ec Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 57,110 students has grown by 28% over five years.
School District Name Of Columbia Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
123
1
Number of Students Managed 57,110 298
 Of Columbia Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $801 MM $6 MM
 Of Columbia Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $805 MM $5 MM
 Of Columbia Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,069 $19,010
 Of Columbia Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,167 $15,913
 Of Columbia Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, DC Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mamie D Lee School (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Paul Junior High School Pcs (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hope Community Pcs Tolson Campus Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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