J. Wallace James Elementary School

1500 West Willow St

Scott, LA 70583-5303

Tel: (337)521-7700
Grades: PK-5

898 students

J. Wallace James Elementary School serves 898 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
J. Wallace James Elementary School operates within the Lafayette Parish School District.

Overview

The student population of 898 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 898 students
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 61 teachers
Students by Grade J. Wallace James Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is more 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
Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
Black
44%
48%
White
51%
45%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.55 0.34
J. Wallace James Elementary School Diversity Score (2003-2013)
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.
50%
61%
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%

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
9
Number of Students Managed 30,994 2,337
Lafayette Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
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: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is David Thibodaux Career And Technical High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is David Thibodaux Career And Technical High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Truman Elementary School (1.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • LafayetteTruman Elementary School
    Alternative School
    200 Clara St
    LafayetteLA 70501
    (337)521-7810
    Alternative School

    1.7 mi | 427 students | Gr. PK                      
  • LafayetteDavid Thibodaux Career And Technical High School
    Vocational School
    805 Teurlings Dr
    LafayetteLA 70501
    (337)262-5962
    Vocational School

    1.9 mi | 447 students | Gr. 6-10                      
  • LafayetteEarly College Academy
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    320 Devalcourt Dr
    LafayetteLA 70506
    (337)521-8956
    Alternative School
    Magnet School

    1.9 mi | 203 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • ScottL. Leo Judice Elementary School
    5801 Cameron St
    ScottLA 70583
    (337)521-7710
    2.1 mi | 371 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ScottScott Middle School
    116 Marie St
    ScottLA 70583
    (337)521-7930
    2.2 mi | 750 students | Gr. 4-8                      

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Did You Know?
Lafayette Parish, LA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.45, which is higher than the Louisiana average of 0.34. The most diverse school district in Lafayette Parish is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Louisiana or national school diversity statistics.