Ward Elementary School

208 East Shankland Avenue
Jennings, LA 70546
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Ward Elementary School serves 533 students in grades Prekindergarten-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Ward Elementary School's student population of 533 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 36% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-2
Total Students
533 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Ward Elementary School is 0.60, 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
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State Level (LA)
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
35%
43%
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White
53%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ward 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 (14-15)
8%
6%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Students: 533 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.60 (Top 20% in LA)

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