14101 Roddy Road
Gonzales, LA 70737
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Central Middle School serves 749 students in grades 6-8.
Central Middle 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 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 29%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 40%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 749 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Central Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Central Middle School's student population of 749 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
749 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Central Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,237 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Central Middle School is 0.63, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#259 out of 1237 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
29%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
14%
9%
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Black
30%
42%
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White
51%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
2%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Central Middle School's ranking?

Central Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for: Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%) and Most diverse schools (Top 20%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

40% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% LA state average), while 54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% LA state average).

How many students attend Central Middle School?

749 students attend Central Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

51% of Central Middle School students are White, 30% of students are Black, 14% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Central Middle School?

Central Middle School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 17:1.

What grades does Central Middle School offer ?

Central Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8

What school district is Central Middle School part of?

Central Middle School is part of Ascension Parish School District.

School Reviews

5   3/17/2021
Amazing school, staff, and students, they prepare students for everything that is going to happen in high school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Leighton
5   5/11/2018
This school is amazing. They do whatever it takes to prepare students for the future.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Olivia

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 749 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 40% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 54% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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