Phillis Wheatley Community School

  • Phillis Wheatley Community School serves 705 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 62% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2015-16 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Phillis Wheatley Community School's student population of 705 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 57 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students705 students
Gender %This chart display gender of Phillis Wheatley Community School
Total Classroom Teachers57 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Phillis Wheatley Community School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Phillis Wheatley Community 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Phillis Wheatley Community 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#857 out of 1,277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
64%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
70%
Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
Hispanic
11%
6%
Black
88%
44%
White
1%
45%
All Ethnic GroupsThis 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 Score0.220.61
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDr. Martin Luther King Charter For Sci/tech School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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