Mahalia Jackson Elementary School

2405 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Mahalia Jackson Elementary School serves 206 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35-39% (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 40-44% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Mahalia Jackson Elementary School's student population of 206 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 42% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
206 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Mahalia Jackson Elementary School is 0.25, 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 Data
This School
State Level (LA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
35-39%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(17-18)
40-44%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
12%
7%
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Black
86%
43%
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White
2%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.25
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Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 206 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35-39%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-44%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.25 (Btm 50% in LA)

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