Sunset Elementary School

  • Sunset Elementary School serves 375 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 58% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Sunset 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

Top Placements

Sunset Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

  • Sunset Elementary School's student population of 375 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students375 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sunset Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 21:1 has increased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sunset Elementary School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. 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#800 out of 1,277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
64%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:113:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
8%
6%
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Black
49%
44%
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White
43%
45%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sunset Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.570.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
54%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sunset Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Landry Parish School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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