Buchanan Elementary School

  • Buchanan Elementary School serves 361 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65-69% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Buchanan Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

School Overview

  • Buchanan Elementary School's student population of 361 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students361 students
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Total Classroom Teachersn/a
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School Comparison

  • Buchanan Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The diversity score of Buchanan Elementary School is 0.46, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Buchanan Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
70%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Buchanan Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ration/a13:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Buchanan Elementary School and the average student teacher ratio of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Buchanan Elementary School and percentage of American Indian students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2007-08 school year data.
Asian
15%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Buchanan Elementary School and the percentage of Asian students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
n/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Buchanan Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Black
71%
44%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Buchanan Elementary School and the percentage of Black students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
12%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Buchanan Elementary School and the percentage of White students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Buchanan Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.460.35
This chart display the diversity score of Buchanan Elementary School and the average diversity score of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Buchanan Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Buchanan Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEast Baton Rouge Parish School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  
I quit teaching this school because the pay is so little! I work at the governments' building downtown and I'm happy about it. The students are so loud, so greedy! All the staff seems so lazy to do anything.
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5  
The gifted and talented program is excellent. Both of my children have attended Buchanan. The parent involvement with the program is excellent. The student-teacher ratio is about 1:16. Both of my children placed a year ahead in both math & science and the school accommodated their needs. The only real downside are the facilities. They need work. The neighborhood isn't so great; but we have never had an issue or problem.
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