Mermentau Elementary School

405 Church Street
Mermentau, LA 70556
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Mermentau Elementary School serves 141 students in grades Prekindergarten-7.
Mermentau Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 29%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 40%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Enrollment: 141 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Mermentau Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

Mermentau Elementary School's student population of 141 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-7
Total Students
141 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
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School Rankings

Mermentau Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,237 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Mermentau Elementary School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#31 out of 1237 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
29%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
1%
9%
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Black
9%
42%
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White
87%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.24
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
5%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mermentau Elementary School's ranking?
Mermentau Elementary School is ranked #31 out of 1,237 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Louisiana.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
70-74% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% LA state average), while 70-74% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% LA state average).
How many students attend Mermentau Elementary School?
141 students attend Mermentau Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
87% of Mermentau Elementary School students are White, 9% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mermentau Elementary School?
Mermentau Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 17:1.
What grades does Mermentau Elementary School offer ?
Mermentau Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-7
What school district is Mermentau Elementary School part of?
Mermentau Elementary School is part of Acadia Parish School District.

School Reviews

5   5/17/2016
High expectations of students and instructors Selected as Louisiana's Distinguished Title I School for 2011-12 from a field of over 1300 schools We had Acadia Parish's outstanding: 5th Grade Student, Support Person and School Volunteer Our principal was honored as one of Southwest Louisiana"s Best Bosses
- Posted by Administrator - melvy

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Enrollment: 141 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 13%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 70-74% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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