Tensas Elementary School

Tensas Elementary School serves 248 students in grades PK-6.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.
Tensas Elementary School operates within the Tensas Parish School District.

Overview

The student population of 248 students has declined by 14% over five years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 248 students
Tensas Elementary School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 58% Male / 42%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Tensas Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Tensas Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
Tensas Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Black
93%
48%
Tensas Elementary School Black Students (1990-2013)
White
6%
44%
Tensas Elementary School White Students (1990-2013)
Two or more races
1%
1%
Tensas Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Tensas Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.13 0.34
Tensas Elementary School Diversity Score (1990-2013)
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.
93%
61%
Tensas Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
3%
7%
Tensas Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 788 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $14,060 is less than the state average of $14,187. The district revenue/student has grown by 25% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,748 is less than the state average of $14,076. The district spending/student has grown by 28% over four years.
School District Name Tensas Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
5
Number of Students Managed 788 2,117
Tensas Parish School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $11 MM $33 MM
Tensas Parish School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $10 MM $33 MM
Tensas Parish School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $14,060 $14,187
Tensas Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,748 $14,076
Tensas Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Tensas High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Port Gibson Middle School (14.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Newellton Elementary School (10.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Saint JosephTensas High School
    720 Plank Rd
    Saint JosephLA 71366
    (318)766-3585
    0.1 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 255 students                      
  • NewelltonNewellton Elementary School
    400 Verona
    NewelltonLA 71357
    (318)467-5109
    10.3 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 177 students                      
  • Port GibsonArthur W Watson Junior Elementary School
    880 Anthony St
    Port GibsonMS 39150
    (601)437-5070
    14.7 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 820 students                      
  • Port GibsonPort Gibson Middle School
    161 Ramsey Dr
    Port GibsonMS 39150
    (601)437-4251
    14.9 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 374 students                      
  • FayetteJefferson Co High School
    2277 Main St
    FayetteMS 39069
    (601)786-3919
    16.9 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 424 students                      

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