Waggaman Alternative School (Closed 2013)

  • Waggaman Alternative School served 46 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math was ≤20% (which was lower than the Louisiana state average of 71%) for the 2011-12 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts was 21-39% (which was lower than the Louisiana state average of 71%) for the 2011-12 school year.
  • Waggaman Alternative 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 2011-12 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 was lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 91% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

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School Overview

School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students46 students
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Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
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School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2012-2013 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank (11-12)#1295 out of 1314 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
71%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)21-39%
71%
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
4%
7%
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Black
85%
44%
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White
9%
44%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Waggaman Alternative School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.270.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Waggaman Alternative School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson Parish School District
Source: 2012-2013 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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