938 La Highway 628
La Place, LA 70068
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Emily C. Watkins Elementary School serves 498 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Emily C. Watkins Elementary 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 498 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Emily C. Watkins Elementary School's student population of 498 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 42% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
498 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Emily C. Watkins Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Emily C. Watkins Elementary School is 0.55, which is less than 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
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State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#743 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
16%
9%
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Black
63%
42%
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White
16%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.55
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
2%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 498 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 84%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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