Joshua Butler Elementary School

  • Joshua Butler Elementary School serves 448 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Joshua Butler Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Joshua Butler Elementary School's student population of 448 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students448 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Joshua Butler Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,278 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Joshua Butler Elementary School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#577 out of 1278 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
63%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
7%
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Black
59%
44%
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White
21%
44%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.600.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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