Lucy Wortham James Elementary School

314 S Jefferson
Saint James, MO 65559
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 768 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Lucy Wortham James Elementary School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 37%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 46%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 768 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • : Top 20% in MO
  • : 54% (Top 20%)
  • : 52% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lucy Wortham James Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Lucy Wortham James Elementary School's student population of 768 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
768 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
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School Rankings

Lucy Wortham James Elementary School ranks within the top 20% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Lucy Wortham James Elementary School is 0.12, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MO)
#368 out of 2092 schools
(Top 20%)
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54%
37%
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52%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
1%
8%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
94%
69%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
1%
5%
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0.12
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lucy Wortham James Elementary School's ranking?
Lucy Wortham James Elementary School is ranked #368 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
54% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 52% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Lucy Wortham James Elementary School?
768 students attend Lucy Wortham James Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
94% of Lucy Wortham James Elementary School students are White, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lucy Wortham James Elementary School?
Lucy Wortham James Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Lucy Wortham James Elementary School offer ?
Lucy Wortham James Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Lucy Wortham James Elementary School part of?
Lucy Wortham James Elementary School is part of St. James R-I School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 768 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 6%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 54% (Top 20%)
  • : 52% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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