Joshua Butler Elementary School

  • Joshua Butler Elementary School serves 478 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 69% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 61% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Joshua Butler Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Joshua Butler Elementary School's student population of 478 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students478 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Joshua Butler 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Joshua Butler Elementary School is 0.59, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#724 out of 1,277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
64%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
6%
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Black
59%
44%
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White
25%
45%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Joshua Butler Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.590.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson Parish School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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