Sunset Elementary School

  • Sunset Elementary School serves 345 students in grades 5-8.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the LA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the state average of 55%.
  • Sunset Elementary School operates within the St. Landry Parish School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 345 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 5-8
Total Students 345 students
Sunset Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Sunset Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Sunset Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Sunset Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.56 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 16:1
Sunset Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Sunset Elementary School American Indian Students (2000-2002)
Asian
n/a
2%
Sunset Elementary School Asian Students (2002-2014)
Hispanic
6%
6%
Sunset Elementary School Black Students (1997-2015)
Black
49%
44%
Sunset Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
45%
45%
Sunset Elementary School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Sunset Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Sunset Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Sunset Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.56 0.35
Sunset Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
72%
58%
Sunset Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
6%
Sunset Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • St. Landry Parish School District's student population of 14,475 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,556 in this district is less than the state average of $15,711. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,376 is less than the state average of $15,475. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name St. Landry Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
4
Number of Students Managed 14,475 1,685
St. Landry Parish School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $142 MM $27 MM
St. Landry Parish School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $139 MM $26 MM
St. Landry Parish School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,556 $15,711
St. Landry Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,376 $15,475
St. Landry Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

 All Schools  High Schools High Schools  Middle Schools Middle Schools  Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  Preschools Preschools  Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand CoteauGrand Coteau Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 334 students
    1.8 miles
    P.o. Drawer K
    Grand CoteauLA 70541
    (337)662-5421
    1.8PK-4334
  • SunsetCankton Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 573 students
    2.1 miles
    602 Main Street
    SunsetLA 70584
    (337)668-4465
    2.1PK-4573
  • ArnaudvilleBeau Chene High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 888 students
    5 miles
    7076 Hwy. 93
    ArnaudvilleLA 70512
    (337)662-5815
    59-12888
  • CarencroCarencro Heights Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 521 students
    6.4 miles
    601tee Ma Road
    CarencroLA 70520
    (337)521-7640
    6.4PK-5521
  • OpelousasOpelousas Senior High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 808 students
    6.4 miles
    P.o. Box 1269
    OpelousasLA 70571
    (337)942-5634
    6.49-12808

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
July 12, 2017
Learn whether a year round attendance schedule or traditional schedule may be more appropriate for your child.
July 12, 2017
It is helpful to know the issues involved when considering public versus private schools. More about these considerations here.
July 02, 2017
Should sixth graders be placed in elementary or middle school? We explore the pros and cons of the issue.