Buchanan Elementary School

3.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (225)343-4585
  • 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55%.
  • Buchanan Elementary School operates within the East Baton Rouge Parish School District.

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
Buchanan Elementary School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Buchanan Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachersn/a
Buchanan Elementary School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeBuchanan Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Buchanan Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The diversity score of Buchanan Elementary School is 0.46, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
64%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
70%
Student : Teacher Ration/a13:1
Buchanan Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Buchanan Elementary School American Indian Students (2004-2008)
Asian
15%
2%
Buchanan Elementary School Asian Students (1992-2016)
Hispanic
n/a
6%
Buchanan Elementary School Black Students (1999-2014)
Black
71%
44%
Buchanan Elementary School Black Students (1992-2016)
White
12%
45%
Buchanan Elementary School White Students (1992-2016)
Two or more races
2%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsBuchanan Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownLA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.460.61
Buchanan Elementary School Diversity Score (1992-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
54%
Buchanan Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
Buchanan Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Buchanan Elementary School is East Baton Rouge Parish School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 108 school districts in Louisiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • East Baton Rouge Parish School District's student population of 46,333 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $13,089 in this district is less than the state average of $24,719. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $13,165 is less than the state average of $22,732. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameEast Baton Rouge Parish School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    88
    2
    Number of Students Managed46,3331,095
    East Baton Rouge Parish School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    58%
    64%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    65%
    70%
    District Total Revenue$563 MM$27 MM
    District Spending$566 MM$25 MM
    District Revenue / Student$13,089$24,719
    District Spending / Student$13,165$22,732
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    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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