Smothers Academy Preparatory School

Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Smothers Academy Preparatory School serves 444 students in grades Kindergarten-7.
Smothers Academy Preparatory School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 43% (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 52% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

School Overview

Smothers Academy Preparatory School's student population of 444 students has grown by 37% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-7
Total Students444 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Rankings

Smothers Academy Preparatory 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 Smothers Academy Preparatory School is 0.08, 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
#1045 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
7%
Black
96%
43%
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White
3%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.080.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
52%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSmothers Academy Preparatory 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 Smothers Academy Preparatory School is Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy (0.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Westwego Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy Magnet School
    Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: 6-12 | 678 students
    0.0 miles
    701 Churchill Pkwy
    Westwego, LA 70094
    (504) 838-2249
    0 6-12 678
  • New Orleans Martyn Alternative School Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 68 students
    0.7 miles
    1108 Shrewsbury Road
    New Orleans, LA 70121
    (504) 831-0316
    0.7 K-12 68
  • New Orleans Riverdale High School Math: 74% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,162 student
    0.9 miles
    240 Riverdale Drive
    New Orleans, LA 70121
    (504) 833-7288
    0.9 9-12 1,162
  • New Orleans Riverdale Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 51% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 807 students
    1.0 miles
    3900 Jefferson Hwy.
    New Orleans, LA 70121
    (504) 828-2706
    1 6-8 807
  • Metairie Ella Dolhonde Elementary School Math: 58% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 501 students
    1.1 miles
    219 Severn Avenue
    Metairie, LA 70001
    (504) 837-5370
    1.1 PK-5 501

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