J. Wallace James Elementary School

1500 West Willow St

Scott, LA 70583-5303

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

880 students

J. Wallace James Elementary School serves 880 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 56%.
J. Wallace James Elementary School operates within the Lafayette Parish School District.

Overview

The student population of 880 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 51 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 880 students
J. Wallace James Elementary School Total Students (2003-2013)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
J. Wallace James Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (2003-2013)
Students by Grade J. Wallace James Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 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 17:1 14:1
J. Wallace James Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (2003-2013)
Asian
1%
1%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Asian (2008-2013)
Hispanic
2%
4%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Hispanic (2003-2013)
Black
45%
48%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Black (2003-2013)
White
52%
44%
J. Wallace James Elementary School White (2003-2013)
All Ethnic Groups
Public School Average 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.
0.53 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.
47%
61%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2013)
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.
12%
7%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 31,224 students has grown by 5% over five years.
School District Name Lafayette Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
5
Number of Students Managed 31,224 2,117
Lafayette Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $327 MM $33 MM
District Spending $302 MM $33 MM
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 Early College Academy (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Scott Middle School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Truman Elementary School (1.7 miles away)
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  • LafayetteTruman Elementary School
    Alternative School
    200 Clara St
    LafayetteLA 70501
    (337)521-7810
    Alternative School

    1.7 mi | 452 students | Gr. PK                      
  • LafayetteEarly College Academy
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    320 Devalcourt Dr
    LafayetteLA 70506
    (337)521-8956
    Alternative School
    Magnet School

    1.9 mi | 219 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • ScottL. Leo Judice Elementary School
    5801 Cameron St
    ScottLA 70583
    (337)521-7710
    2.1 mi | 378 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • ScottScott Middle School
    116 Marie St
    ScottLA 70583
    (337)521-7930
    2.2 mi | 692 students | Gr. 4-8                      
  • ScottWestside Elementary School
    912 Delhomme Ave
    ScottLA 70583
    (337)521-7820
    2.2 mi | 381 students | Gr. PK-4                      

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