Patterson Junior High School

  • Patterson Junior High School serves 480 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (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 70% (which is equal to the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Patterson Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) 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 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Patterson Junior High School's student population of 480 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students480 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Patterson Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Patterson Junior High School is 0.60, 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 Testing Rank#663 out of 1277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
46%
43%
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White
43%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
2%
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Diversity Score0.600.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Mary Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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