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

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 less 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 15:1
14:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
Black
44%
48%
White
51%
45%
Unknown
3%
1%
All Ethnic Groups
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. 0.55
0.57
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies 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
LunchFamilies 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 30,451 students has grown by 0% over five years.
School District Name Lafayette Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
n/a
Number of Students Managed 30,451
n/a
District Total Revenue n/a
n/a
District Spending n/a
n/a
District Revenue / Student n/a
n/a
District Spending / Student n/a
n/a
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (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 David Thibodaux Career And Technical High School (1.9 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Students of Color Disproportionately Disciplined in Schools
Research shows that students of color face a disproportionate number of disciplinary actions in U.S. public schools. Learn about these disparities, as well as the policies that fuel them. Also learn about suggested measures to address this problem.
Charter Schools Produce More Graduates than Public Schools
Studies show that graduation rates at charter schools outpace graduation rates at public schools. Learn how charter schools have been able to improve graduation rates, and the positive effects charter schools have on studentsí lives in the long-term.
Changing Demographics Will Alter the Diversity of Public Schools
Learn about projected changes in public school enrollment of various ethnic groups and what problems may be ahead for state education systems as they try to cope with increasing financial demands as a result of increased enrollment.