200 N. Bernard Street
Ruston, LA 71270
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Ruston Elementary School serves 353 students in grades 3-5.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 68% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 3-5
  • Enrollment: 353 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Ruston Elementary School's student population of 353 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 3-5
Total Students
353 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Ruston Elementary 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 Ruston Elementary School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#662 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
9%
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Black
52%
42%
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White
34%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
6%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 3-5
  • Enrollment: 353 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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