3100 Jones Street
Alexandria, LA 71302
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School serves 508 students in grades 6-8.
Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School's student population of 508 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
508 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School is 0.02, which is less 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
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State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1058 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
n/a
7%
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Black
99%
43%
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White
1%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.02
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
2%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 508 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.02 (Btm 50%)

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