Buchanan Elementary School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
1222 East Buchanan
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Buchanan Elementary School serves 378 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 81% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Buchanan Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Buchanan Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

Buchanan Elementary School's student population of 378 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has declined by 42% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students378 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

Buchanan Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Buchanan Elementary School is 0.38, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#344 out of 1277 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
12%
2%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
78%
43%
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White
7%
45%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.380.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEast Baton Rouge Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Buchanan Elementary School is Mckinley Senior High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Polk Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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School Reviews

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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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