Terrytown Elementary School

550 East Forest Lawn Drive
Gretna, LA 70056
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Terrytown Elementary School serves 557 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Terrytown 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (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 53% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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Terrytown Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

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School Overview

Terrytown Elementary School's student population of 557 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 39% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
557 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

Terrytown Elementary 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 Terrytown Elementary School is 0.58, 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 Data
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1020 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
57%
7%
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Black
30%
43%
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White
11%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Terrytown Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Terrytown 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.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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Cherie Varisco is an inept cow who doesn't like being stood up to, bullies her staff and stands in the way of her student body's education. Her predecessors have been no better. The teachers and faculty, even when they know what is right, will not stand up for you and your child out of fear, job security is their first priority. If you have a special needs child of any sort, Terrytown is NOT the place to be unless you really enjoy fighting the system. You can win against them, but it requires work, knowledge and determination.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 557 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58 (Top 20%)

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