Ruston Elementary School

  • Ruston Elementary School serves 314 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 63% (which is equal to the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 62% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

School Overview

  • Ruston Elementary School's student population of 314 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students314 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ruston Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ruston Elementary School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#846 out of 1,277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
63%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
6%
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Black
63%
44%
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White
29%
45%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.520.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLincoln Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Ruston Elementary School is Howard School (1.2 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school is Howard School (1.2 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school is Howard School (1.2 miles away)
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