1000 Mitchell Avenue
Ruston, LA 71270
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
I.a. Lewis School serves 264 students in grades 6.
I.a. Lewis 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 61% (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 56% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6
  • Enrollment: 264 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

School Overview

I.a. Lewis School's student population of 264 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 30% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6
Total Students
264 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

I.a. Lewis 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 I.a. Lewis School is 0.57, 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
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#860 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
8%
9%
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Black
55%
42%
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White
35%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
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 (2022-23)

  • Grades: 6
  • Enrollment: 264 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 61% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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