Frederick Douglass Elementary School

1400 Huey P. Long Avenue
Gretna, LA 70053
(School attendance zone shown in map)
  • Frederick Douglass Elementary School serves 315 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Frederick Douglass 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

School Overview

  • Frederick Douglass Elementary School's student population of 315 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students315 students
This chart display total students of Frederick Douglass Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Frederick Douglass Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Frederick Douglass Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Frederick Douglass Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Frederick Douglass Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Frederick Douglass Elementary School is 0.57, 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#1191 out of 1277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Frederick Douglass Elementary School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Frederick Douglass Elementary 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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
70%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Frederick Douglass Elementary 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 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Frederick Douglass Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Frederick Douglass Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
54%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Frederick Douglass Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
38%
44%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Frederick Douglass Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
4%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Frederick Douglass Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Frederick Douglass Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Frederick Douglass Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.570.61
This chart display the diversity score of Frederick Douglass Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Frederick Douglass Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Frederick Douglass Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
What happens when a school district stops busing students? Could segregation once again be a reality for public school districts? Wake County in North Carolina is testing the segregation waters with its decision to stop busing students in their district.
In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the financial impact of COVID-19 on public schools and what to expect in the future. We’ll talk about the effects of budget cuts and other challenges affecting the public school system for the remainder of this school year and into the next.
As the nation works to recover from COVID-19, parents wonder what the fall of 2020 holds in terms of the upcoming school year. Read on to learn some tips for preparing for potential challenges and to see the answers to some of the biggest questions being asked by parents of school-age children.