Lester Elementary School

  • Lester Elementary School serves 385 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Lester Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57%.

Top Placements

Lester Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

  • Lester Elementary School's student population of 385 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 19% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students385 students
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Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lester Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 835 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lester Elementary School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank#647 out of 835 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
37%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)20-24%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:116:1
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Hispanic
n/a
4%
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Black
98%
49%
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White
1%
43%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lester Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.040.57
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
70%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJackson Public School Dist School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jackson Reimagine Prep Charter School
    Grades: 5-6 | 236 students
    0.6 miles
    309 W Mcdowell Rd
    Jackson, MS 39204
    (601)941-0844
    0.6 5-6 236
  • Jackson Key Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 342 students
    0.7 miles
    699 W. Mcdowell Road
    Jackson, MS 39204
    (601)371-4333
    0.7 PK-5 342
  • Jackson Jim Hill High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1203 students
    1.0 miles
    2185 Fortune Street
    Jackson, MS 39204
    (601)960-5354
    1.0 9-12 1203
  • Jackson Baker Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 291 students
    1.1 miles
    300 East Santa Clair Street
    Jackson, MS 39212
    (601)371-4327
    1.1 PK-5 291
  • Jackson Peeples Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 445 students
    1.1 miles
    2940 Belvedere Drive
    Jackson, MS 39212
    (601)346-5660
    1.1 6-8 445

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