Mermentau Elementary School

  • Mermentau Elementary School serves 154 students in grades Prekindergarten-7.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85-89% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Mermentau Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Mermentau Elementary School's student population of 154 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-7
Total Students154 students
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Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mermentau Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mermentau Elementary School is 0.22, 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 School Rank#173 out of 1277 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
n/a
7%
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Black
11%
44%
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White
88%
44%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.220.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAcadia Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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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
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