Palmetto Elementary School

  • Palmetto Elementary School serves 321 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 85-89% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Palmetto Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Palmetto Elementary School's student population of 321 students has grown by 19% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students321 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Palmetto Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,278 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Palmetto Elementary School is 0.49, 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 (16-17)#68 out of 1278 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)90-94%
63%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)85-89%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:118:1
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
62%
44%
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White
36%
44%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Palmetto Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.490.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Palmetto Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Landry Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Palmetto Elementary School is North Central High School (4.3 miles away)
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