Ruston Elementary School

  • Ruston Elementary School serves 311 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Ruston Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 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 69% 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

  • Ruston Elementary School's student population of 311 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 45% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students311 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ruston Elementary 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 Ruston Elementary School is 0.59, 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#726 out of 1277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
7%
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Black
55%
43%
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White
31%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.590.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
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 NameLincoln 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 Ruston Elementary School is Howard School (1.2 miles away)
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