Lowery Middle School

2389-a Hwy 1 South
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Lowery Middle School serves 338 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 31% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Lowery Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Lowery Middle School's student population of 338 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students338 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Lowery Middle 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 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Lowery Middle School is 0.12, 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 Testing Rank
#1163 out of 1277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
94%
43%
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White
3%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.120.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
64%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAscension Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Lowery Middle School is Donaldsonville High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Belle Rose Middle School (3.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lowery Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
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