Mahalia Jackson Elementary School (Closed 2021)

2405 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Serving 206 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Mahalia Jackson Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was 35-39% (which was lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 40-44% (which was lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 was lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment was 98% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Louisiana state average of 57% (majority Black).

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
206 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (LA)
(17-18)
35-39%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mahalia Jackson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
(17-18)
40-44%
70%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mahalia Jackson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
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%
9%
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Black
86%
42%
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White
2%
43%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Mahalia Jackson Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.25
This chart display the diversity score of Mahalia Jackson Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
85%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mahalia Jackson Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
35-39% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% LA state average), while 40-44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 70% LA state average).
How many students attend Mahalia Jackson Elementary School?
206 students attend Mahalia Jackson Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of Mahalia Jackson Elementary School students are Black, 12% of students are Hispanic, and 2% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mahalia Jackson Elementary School?
Mahalia Jackson Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 17:1.
What grades does Mahalia Jackson Elementary School offer ?
Mahalia Jackson Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Mahalia Jackson Elementary School part of?
Mahalia Jackson Elementary School is part of Orleans Parish School District.

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