281 Judge Edward Dufresne Park
Luling, LA 70070
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
R.k. Smith Middle School serves 290 students in grades 6-8.
R.k. Smith Middle 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 56% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 76% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

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School Overview

R.k. Smith Middle School's student population of 290 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 27 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
290 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
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School Rankings

R.k. Smith Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of R.k. Smith Middle School is 0.45, 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 Data
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State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#672 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of R.k. Smith Middle 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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
70%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of R.k. Smith Middle 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 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
17:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of R.k. Smith Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
6%
7%
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Black
71%
43%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in R.k. Smith Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
21%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.45
This chart display the diversity score of R.k. Smith Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in R.k. Smith Middle 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.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in R.k. Smith Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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Do not go to that school they do not care if you are mad, they will just get you more mad and boys are not able to go to the bathroom they are but only 2 times a day.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 290 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 56% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.45 (Btm 50%)

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