Buchanan Elementary School

3.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (225)343-4585
  • Buchanan Elementary School serves 361 students in grades PK-5.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
  • Buchanan Elementary School operates within the East Baton Rouge Parish School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 361 students has declined by 19% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-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

This School(LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ration/a13:1
Buchanan Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
American Indian
Buchanan Elementary School American Indian Students (2004-2008)
Buchanan Elementary School Asian Students (1992-2016)
Buchanan Elementary School Black Students (1999-2014)
Buchanan Elementary School Black Students (1992-2016)
Buchanan Elementary School White Students (1992-2016)
Two or more races
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
Buchanan Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
Buchanan Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • East Baton Rouge Parish School District's student population of 46,333 students has grown by 7% over five 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 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 years.
School District NameEast Baton Rouge Parish School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed46,3331,095
East Baton Rouge Parish School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
District Total Revenue$563 MM$27 MM
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Total Revenue (1992-2016)
District Spending$566 MM$25 MM
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Spending (1992-2016)
District Revenue / Student$13,089$24,719
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1997-2016)
District Spending / Student$13,165$22,732
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Spending / Student (1997-2016)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2016 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Baton Rouge Mckinley Senior High School
    Grades: 8-12 | 1419 students
    0.2 miles
    800 East Mckinley
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    0.2 8-12 1419
  • Baton Rouge Polk Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 172 students
    0.3 miles
    408 East Polk
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    0.3 PK-5 172
  • Baton Rouge Mckinley Middle Magnet School Magnet School
    Grades: 6-8 | 761 students
    0.6 miles
    1550 Eddie Robinson Sr. Driv
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    0.6 6-8 761
  • Baton Rouge Lsu Laboratory School
    Grades: KG-12 | 1417 students
    0.7 miles
    45 Dalrymple Drive
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803
    0.7 KG-12 1417
  • Baton Rouge University Terrace Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 350 students
    0.7 miles
    575 West Roosevelt
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    0.7 PK-5 350

School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
1  2/26/2018
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  9/15/2008
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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Louisiana public schools have a diversity score of 0.61, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse school district in Louisiana is Belle Chasse Academy Inc. School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Louisiana or national school diversity statistics.