Tensas Elementary School

Tensas Elementary School serves 232 students in grades PK - 6.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the LA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Tensas Elementary School operates within the Tensas Parish School District.

School Overview

The student population of 232 students has declined by 23% over five years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 232 students
Tensas Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Tensas Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Tensas Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Tensas Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 16:1
Tensas Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Black
91%
44%
Tensas Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
7%
46%
Tensas Elementary School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
2%
2%
Tensas Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2014)
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.
0.17 0.35
Tensas Elementary School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
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.
81%
60%
Tensas Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
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.
2%
7%
Tensas Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 660 students has decreased by 11% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $14,578 is higher than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four years.
The district spending/student of $15,616 is higher than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has grown by 44% over four years.
School District Name Tensas Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
5
Number of Students Managed 660 2,019
Tensas Parish School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $10 MM $30 MM
Tensas Parish School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $11 MM $31 MM
Tensas Parish School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $14,578 $13,503
Tensas Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $15,616 $14,322
Tensas Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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
    0.1 miles | Grades: 7-12 | 257 students720 Plank Rd
    Saint JosephLA 71366
    (318)766-3585
    0.17-12257
  • NewelltonNewellton Elementary School
    10.3 miles | Grades: PK-8 | 171 students400 Verona
    NewelltonLA 71357
    (318)467-5109
    10.3PK-8171
  • Port GibsonArthur W Watson Elementary School
    14.7 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 782 students880 Anthony St
    Port GibsonMS 39150
    (601)437-5070
    14.7PK-5782
  • Port GibsonPort Gibson Middle School
    14.9 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 382 students161 Ramsey Dr
    Port GibsonMS 39150
    (601)437-4251
    14.96-8382
  • FayetteJefferson Co High School
    16.9 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 402 students2277 Main St
    FayetteMS 39069
    (601)786-3919
    16.99-12402

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