Jewel M. Sumner Middle School

15649 Highway 440
Kentwood, LA 70444
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 304 students in grades 6-8, Jewel M. Sumner 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 17% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 304 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • : Bottom 50% in LA
  • : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Jewel M. Sumner Middle School's student population of 304 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
304 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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School Rankings

Jewel M. Sumner 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 Jewel M. Sumner Middle School is 0.59, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (LA)
#824 out of 1237 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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17%
29%
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27%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
39%
42%
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White
51%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.59
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (17-18)
4%
3%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Jewel M. Sumner Middle School's ranking?
Jewel M. Sumner Middle School is ranked #824 out of 1,237 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Louisiana.
What schools are Jewel M. Sumner Middle School often compared to?
Jewel M. Sumner Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Loranger Middle School, Jewel M. Sumner High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
17% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% LA state average), while 27% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% LA state average).
How many students attend Jewel M. Sumner Middle School?
304 students attend Jewel M. Sumner Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
51% of Jewel M. Sumner Middle School students are White, 39% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Jewel M. Sumner Middle School?
Jewel M. Sumner Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is equal to the Louisiana state average of 17:1.
What grades does Jewel M. Sumner Middle School offer ?
Jewel M. Sumner Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Jewel M. Sumner Middle School part of?
Jewel M. Sumner Middle School is part of Tangipahoa Parish School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 304 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 49%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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