St. James Parish School District

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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 8 public schools in St. James Parish School District, serving 3,822 students.
  • Public school in St. James Parish School District have an average math proficiency score of 73% (versus the Louisiana public school average of 63%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 70% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana.
  • The top ranked public schools in St. James Parish School District are Vacherie Elementary School, Gramercy Elementary School and Paulina Elementary School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Louisiana public school average of 55% (majority Black).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is less than the Louisiana public school average of 18:1.

Overview

School District NameSt. James Parish School District
School District Phone Number(225)258-4501
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (LA)
# of Schools8 Schools1,390 Schools
# of Students3,822 Students715,114 Students
# of Teachers259 Teachers40,276 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1

District Comparison

  • St. James Parish School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 167 school districts in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 72% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (LA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
63%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of St. James Parish  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of LA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
69%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of St. James Parish  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of LA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85%
79%
This chart display public school graduation rate of St. James Parish  School District and public school graduation rate of LA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.500.61
# of American Indian Students5 Students4,792 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students9 Students11,353 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# of Hispanic Students74 Students49,532 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
7%
# of Black Students2,360 Students311,575 Students
% Black Students
62%
43%
# of White Students1,359 Students319,574 Students
% White Students
36%
45%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a549 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students15 Students17,739 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:33027,491
# of Students in Kindergarten:23953,085
# of Students in 1st Grade:25754,599
# of Students in 2nd Grade:27153,486
# of Students in 3rd Grade:28155,409
# of Students in 4th Grade:27055,850
# of Students in 5th Grade:23355,472
# of Students in 6th Grade:27053,705
# of Students in 7th Grade:29752,938
# of Students in 8th Grade:24252,225
# of Students in 9th Grade:29356,540
# of Students in 10th Grade:29651,656
# of Students in 11th Grade:26147,514
# of Students in 12th Grade:28245,144
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $15,506 in this school district is less than the state average of $54,312. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $14,906 is less than the state average of $51,430. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (LA)
Total Revenue$58 MM$41 MM
This chart display total revenue of St. James Parish  School District and average revenue for each school distric in LA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$56 MM$39 MM
This chart display total spending of St. James Parish  School District and average spending for each school distric in LA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$15,506$54,312
This chart display average revenue per public school student in St. James Parish  School District and average revenue per public school student in LA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$14,906$51,430
This chart display average spending per public school student in St. James Parish  School District and average spending per public school student in LA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

St. James Parish School District Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Fifth Ward Elementary School Math: 80-89% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank: Top 50%
    8184 Villavaso Street
    Saint James, LA 70086
    (225)258-4682

    Grades: PK-6 | 123 students
  • Gramercy Elementary School Math: 77% | Reading: 78%
    Rank: Top 30%
    601 E Second Street
    Gramercy, LA 70052
    (225)258-4804

    Grades: PK-6 | 569 students
  • Lutcher Elementary School Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2461 N. King Avenue
    Lutcher, LA 70071
    (225)258-5402

    Grades: PK-5 | 140 students
  • Lutcher High School Math: 71% | Reading: 69%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1910 West Main Street
    Lutcher, LA 70071
    (225)258-5314

    Grades: 7-12 | 1023 students
  • Paulina Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 77%
    Rank: Top 30%
    2756 Highway 44
    Paulina, LA 70763
    (225)258-4704

    Grades: PK-6 | 638 students
  • St. James High School Math: 72% | Reading: 71%
    Rank: Top 50%
    5181 Wildcat Street
    Saint James, LA 70086
    (225)258-4904

    Grades: 7-12 | 648 students
  • Sixth Ward Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank: Top 50%
    3245 Valcour Aime Street
    Vacherie, LA 70090
    (225)258-4642

    Grades: PK-6 | 370 students
  • Vacherie Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank: Top 20%
    13440 Highway 644
    Vacherie, LA 70090
    (225)258-5252

    Grades: PK-6 | 311 students
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