Phillis Wheatley Community School

  • Phillis Wheatley Community School serves 785 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Phillis Wheatley Community School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.

School Overview

  • Phillis Wheatley Community School's student population of 785 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 38% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students785 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Phillis Wheatley Community School
Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Phillis Wheatley Community School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 22:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Phillis Wheatley Community School is 0.21, 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)#886 out of 1278 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Phillis Wheatley Community 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Phillis Wheatley Community 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio22:118:1
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Hispanic
12%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Phillis Wheatley Community School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
88%
44%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Phillis Wheatley Community School and the percentage of Black public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Phillis Wheatley Community School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.210.61
This chart display the diversity score of Phillis Wheatley Community School and the public school average diversity score of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Phillis Wheatley Community School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePhillis Wheatley Community School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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