Lester School (Closed 2017)

  • Lester School served 156 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math was 15-19% (which was lower than the Tennessee state average of 57%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts was 10-14% (which was lower than the Tennessee state average of 51%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 was lower than the Tennessee state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 97% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Tennessee state average of 37%.

School Overview

School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students156 students
This chart display total students of Lester School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Lester School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TN)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lester School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lester School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Lester School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Lester School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
94%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Lester School and the percentage of Black public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
3%
63%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Lester School and the percentage of White public school students in Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lester School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TN.
Diversity Score0.12n/a
This chart display the diversity score of Lester School and the public school average diversity score of Tennessee by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameShelby County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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