W.s. Lafargue Elementary School

  • W.s. Lafargue Elementary School serves 453 students in grades 2-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (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 60% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • W.s. Lafargue 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 16:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • W.s. Lafargue Elementary School's student population of 453 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 29% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 2-3
Total Students453 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • W.s. Lafargue 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 16:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of W.s. Lafargue 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#940 out of 1278 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
63%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of W.s. Lafargue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
55%
44%
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White
35%
44%
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Two or more races
4%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in W.s. Lafargue Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.580.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in W.s. Lafargue Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLafourche Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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