A. A. Nelson Elementary School

  • A. A. Nelson Elementary School serves 759 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 78% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • A. A. Nelson Elementary School's student population of 759 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students759 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • A. A. Nelson Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of A. A. Nelson Elementary School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#258 out of 1,277 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of A. A. Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of A. A. Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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Asian
11%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
6%
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Black
31%
44%
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White
54%
45%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in A. A. Nelson Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.610.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in A. A. Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in A. A. Nelson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCalcasieu Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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