81419 Highway 21
Bush, LA 70431
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Fifth Ward Junior High School serves 461 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Fifth Ward Junior High 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 77% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 83% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

School Overview

Fifth Ward Junior High School's student population of 461 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
461 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Fifth Ward Junior High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Fifth Ward Junior High School is 0.10, 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 Data
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#307 out of 1267 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
2%
43%
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White
95%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.10
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
2%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 461 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 5%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 77% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.10 (Btm 50%)

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