1001 Country Club Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
A. A. Nelson Elementary School serves 778 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
A. A. Nelson Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 84% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 84% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

A. A. Nelson Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

A. A. Nelson Elementary School's student population of 778 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
778 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

A. A. Nelson Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,267 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of A. A. Nelson Elementary School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#209 out of 1267 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
14%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
29%
43%
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White
48%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
2%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 778 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 84% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.67 (Top 20%)

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