Charles M. Burke Elementary School

2845 Ridge Rd,

Duson, LA, 70529-

Tel: (337)521-7630
Grades: PK-5

619 students

Charles M. Burke Elementary School serves 619 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Charles M. Burke Elementary School operates within the Lafayette Parish School District.

Overview

The student population of 619 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 619 students
Charles M. Burke Elementary School Total Students (2000-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Charles M. Burke Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2000-2012)
Students by Grade Charles M. Burke Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Charles M. Burke Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2000-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
Charles M. Burke Elementary School Asian (2001-2012)
Hispanic
5%
4%
Charles M. Burke Elementary School Hispanic (2001-2012)
Black
42%
48%
Charles M. Burke Elementary School Black (2000-2012)
White
47%
45%
Charles M. Burke Elementary School White (2000-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Charles M. Burke Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Charles M. Burke 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.
0.60 0.57
Charles M. Burke Elementary School Diversity Score (2000-2012)
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.
68%
61%
Charles M. Burke Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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.
9%
7%
Charles M. Burke Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 30,994 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Lafayette Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
6
Number of Students Managed 30,994 1,938
Lafayette Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $327 MM $33 MM
Lafayette Parish School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $302 MM $33 MM
Lafayette Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,025 $14,187
Lafayette Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,198 $14,076
Lafayette Parish School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Acadiana High School (5.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Judice Middle School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ridge Elementary School (2.6 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Duson Judice Middle School
    2645 South Fieldspan Rd
    Duson , LA , 70529
    (337)521-7890
    1.9  mi  |  590  students  |  Gr.  4-8
  • Duson Ridge Elementary School
    2901 South Fieldspan Rd
    Duson , LA , 70529
    (337)521-7800
    2.6  mi  |  689  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Duson Duson Elementary School
    301 Fourth St
    Duson , LA , 70529
    (337)521-8660
    4  mi  |  221  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Lafayette Acadiana High School
    315 Rue Du Belier
    Lafayette , LA , 70506
    (337)521-7950
    5.1  mi  |  1741  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Rayne Indian Bayou Elementary School
    1603 La Hwy 700
    Rayne , LA , 70578
    (337)334-4070
    5.4  mi  |  256  students  |  Gr.  PK-8

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