South Highlands Elementary Magnet School

  • South Highlands Elementary Magnet School serves 481 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is ≥99% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is ≥99% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • South Highlands Elementary Magnet School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the Louisiana state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

Top Placements

South Highlands Elementary Magnet School places among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

  • South Highlands Elementary Magnet School's student population of 481 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2005)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students481 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Highlands Elementary Magnet School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Highlands Elementary Magnet School is 0.46, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#1 out of 1,277 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≥99%
64%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≥99%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
1%
6%
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Black
20%
44%
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White
71%
45%
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Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.460.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCaddo Parish School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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