J. Wallace James Elementary School

  • J. Wallace James Elementary School serves 882 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the LA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
  • J. Wallace James Elementary School operates within the Lafayette Parish School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 882 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades PK-5
Total Students882 students
J. Wallace James Elementary School Total Students (2005-2015)
Gender %J. Wallace James Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
J. Wallace James Elementary School Total Teachers (2005-2015)
Students by GradeJ. Wallace James Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
J. Wallace James Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (2005-2015)
Asian
1%
2%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Asian Students (2008-2015)
Hispanic
1%
6%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Black Students (2005-2015)
Black
43%
44%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Black Students (2005-2015)
White
52%
45%
J. Wallace James Elementary School White Students (2005-2015)
Two or more races
3%
2%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsJ. Wallace James Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownLA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.550.61
J. Wallace James Elementary School Diversity Score (2005-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
45%
58%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2005-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
6%
J. Wallace James Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2004-2015)

District Comparison

  • Lafayette Parish School District's student population of 29,948 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,516 in this district is less than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has declined by 6% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,323 is less than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four years.
School District NameLafayette Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
42
4
Number of Students Managed29,9481,685
Lafayette Parish School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
District Total Revenue$323 MM$30 MM
Lafayette Parish School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$317 MM$31 MM
Lafayette Parish School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$10,516$13,503
Lafayette Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$10,323$14,322
Lafayette Parish School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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