481 Tarbutton Road
Ruston, LA 71270
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Ruston Junior High School serves 611 students in grades 7-8.
Ruston Junior High 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 59% (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 72% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is equal to the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Ruston Junior High School's student population of 611 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
611 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Ruston Junior High 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 Junior High School is 0.55, 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
#663 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
57%
43%
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White
36%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.55
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Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
4%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 611 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 59% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.55 (Top 50%)

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