Donnie Bickham Middle School

  • Donnie Bickham Middle School serves 851 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Donnie Bickham Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

School Overview

  • Donnie Bickham Middle School's student population of 851 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students851 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Donnie Bickham Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,278 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Donnie Bickham Middle School is 0.54, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1049 out of 1278 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
63%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Donnie Bickham Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio22:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
37%
44%
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White
57%
44%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Donnie Bickham Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.540.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Donnie Bickham Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCaddo Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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  3.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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I've had 2 students attend this school. First entered high school ill prepared. Now my 2nd has gone from an A/B student to struggle due to constant bullying. Help was sought from the principal and staff but nothing was done to resolve the issue. Some teachers are known to cuss during class. Seemed like a good school at first; little effort seems to be made to help kids that fall behind.
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I would choose this school over any other schools in the state
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