Downsville Charter School

  • Downsville Charter School serves 366 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 59% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 73% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Downsville Charter School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Louisiana state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

School Overview

  • Downsville Charter School's student population of 366 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students366 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Downsville Charter School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Downsville Charter School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#630 out of 1,277 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Downsville Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
70%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Downsville Charter 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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Hispanic
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Downsville Charter School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
2%
44%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Downsville Charter School and the percentage of Black public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
92%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Downsville Charter School and the percentage of White public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Downsville Charter School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Downsville Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.150.36
This chart display the diversity score of Downsville Charter School and the public school average diversity score of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate60-79%
79%
This chart display graduation rate of Downsville Charter School and public school graduation rate of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Downsville Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Downsville Charter 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 NameUnion Parish School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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This school is horrible. The teachers and staff are poorly educated and do not care about the children as much as they care about protecting themselves and making money. I'm moving for the specific purpose of getting my children out of this school.
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