Gonzales Middle School

1502 West Orice Roth Street
Gonzales, LA 70737
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 746 students in grades 6-8, Gonzales Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 746 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • : Bottom 50% in LA
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Gonzales Middle School's student population of 746 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
746 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

Gonzales Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,237 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Gonzales Middle School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (LA)
#741 out of 1237 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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18%
29%
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33%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
20%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Gonzales Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
61%
42%
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White
14%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
0.57
This chart display the diversity score of Gonzales Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Gonzales Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gonzales Middle School's ranking?
Gonzales Middle School is ranked #741 out of 1,237 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Louisiana.
What schools are Gonzales Middle School often compared to?
Gonzales Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Dutchtown Middle School, Galvez Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% LA state average), while 33% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% LA state average).
How many students attend Gonzales Middle School?
746 students attend Gonzales Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
61% of Gonzales Middle School students are Black, 20% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Gonzales Middle School?
Gonzales Middle School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 17:1.
What grades does Gonzales Middle School offer ?
Gonzales Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Gonzales Middle School part of?
Gonzales Middle School is part of Ascension Parish School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 746 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • : 33% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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