Ward Elementary School

  • Ward Elementary School serves 514 students in grades Prekindergarten-2.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Ward Elementary School's student population of 514 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-2
Total Students514 students
This chart display total students of Ward Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Ward Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Ward Elementary School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Ward Elementary School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Ward Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ward 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank--
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Ward Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Asian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Ward Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2005-06 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Ward Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
34%
44%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ward Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
55%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Ward Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
8%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Ward Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ward Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.580.61
This chart display the diversity score of Ward Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
71%
60%
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 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ward Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson Davis Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Ward Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Across the country, public schools are being caught red-handed in manipulating their test scores, graduation rates, and campus safety data. Learn about why schools are cheating and how they are distorting the truth.
When asked to rank the quality of their child's school, most parents rated it a B average. And yet politicians would have you believe that the American public-school system is failing. How are America's public schools really doing, and how do we know?
The high school graduation rate is in a constant state of change and dropout rates affect more than the individual student. Read on to learn about factors influencing high school graduation rates and what schools can do to improve them.