Southwest Elementary School

  • Southwest Elementary School serves 309 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Southwest Elementary 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Southwest Elementary School's student population of 309 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students309 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Southwest Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,278 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Southwest Elementary School is 0.02, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1182 out of 1278 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
63%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:118:1
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Hispanic
n/a
7%
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Black
99%
44%
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White
1%
44%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score0.020.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Southwest Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Landry Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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