W. Smith Junior Elementary School

  • W. Smith Junior Elementary School serves 326 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • W. Smith Junior Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • W. Smith Junior Elementary School's student population of 326 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students326 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • W. Smith Junior Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of W. Smith Junior Elementary School is 0.25, 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#503 out of 1277 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
86%
44%
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White
6%
44%
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Two or more races
7%
2%
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Diversity Score0.250.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Bernard Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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