St. Helena Central Elementary School

St. Helena Central Elementary School serves 523 students in grades PK-4.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
St. Helena Central Elementary School operates within the St. Helena Parish School District.

Overview

The student population of 523 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-4
Total Students 523 students
St. Helena Central Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 34 teachers
St. Helena Central Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade St. Helena Central Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 14:1
St. Helena Central Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
St. Helena Central Elementary School Asian (2002-2003)
Hispanic
n/a
4%
St. Helena Central Elementary School Hispanic (2009-2012)
Black
94%
48%
St. Helena Central Elementary School Black (1990-2012)
White
4%
45%
St. Helena Central Elementary School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups St. Helena Central Elementary School Sch Ethnicity St. Helena Central 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.
0.12 0.72
St. Helena Central Elementary School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
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.
88%
61%
St. Helena Central 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.
1%
7%
St. Helena Central Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,147 students has decreased by 5% over five years.
School District Name St. Helena Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
9
Number of Students Managed 1,147 2,337
St. Helena Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $14 MM $33 MM
District Spending $13 MM $33 MM
St. Helena Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,620 $14,187
St. Helena Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,097 $14,076
St. Helena 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 St. Helena Central High School (1.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is St. Helena Central Middle School (3.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is O.w. Dillon Memorial Elementary School (11.6 miles away)
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