Ward Elementary School



Ward Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ward Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 107
K 139
1 137
2 164
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ward Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Jennings, LA in the Jefferson Davis Parish School District. It enrolls 547 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ward Elementary School is the 289th largest public school in Louisiana and the 17,762nd largest nationally. It has 11.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 547
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 46.39
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 17,762nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Louisiana: 289th out of 849
Student/Teacher Rank in Louisiana: 205th out of 686
Full Time Teacher Rank in Louisiana: 163rd out of 686

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Ward Elementary School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 278
(51%)
2,150
(51%)
 Female 269
(49%)
2,092
(49%)

Ward Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 288
(53%)
2,962
(70%)
 Black 206
(38%)
855
(20%)
 Two or More 31
(6%)
241
(6%)
 Hispanic 18
(3%)
91
(2%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
12
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
81
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Ward Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 371
(68%)
2,260
(53%)
 Not Eligible 176
(32%)
1,782
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
200
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 800 ranked schools in Louisiana, Ward Elementary School is ranked 230th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ward Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (67.8%) is slightly higher than the state average of 64.3%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Ward Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 544
2006 541
2007 563
2008 578
2009 551
2010 603
2011 571
2012 555
2013 579
2014 537
2015 547

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.2
2006 13.9
2007 13.7
2008 13.4
2009 14.3
2010 14.7
2011 13.9
2012 12.8
2013 13.2
2014 13
2015 11.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.74448529411765
2006 0.69500924214418
2007 0.73889875666075
2008 0.69723183391003
2009 0.78765880217786
2010 0.7893864013267
2011 0.77583187390543
2012 0.8036036036036
2013 0.81519861830743
2014 0.81564245810056
2015 0.6782449725777

Compare Ward Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,180.0% 11.8:1
 
1,280.2% 12.8:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 64.3%
 
This School 67.8%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Ward Elementary School
Jennings, LA
Public PK - 02 547 11.8:1  
Our Lady Immaculate School
Jennings, LA
Private PK - 08 228 12:1 1 miles
Jennings Elementary School
Jennings, LA
Public 03 - 06 568 14.8:1 1 miles
Bethel Christian School
Jennings, LA
Private 01 - 12 159 9:1 2 miles
Welsh-Roanoke Junior High School
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Public 06 - 08 225 12.1:1 6 miles
Mermentau Elementary School
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Public PK - 07 156 13.9:1 6 miles
Evangeline Elementary School
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Public PK - 08 254 14.9:1 6 miles
Hathaway High School
Jennings, LA
Public PK - 12 520 12.4:1 9 miles
Egan Elementary School
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Public PK - 08 242 18.9:1 9 miles
Welsh Elementary School
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Public PK - 05 497 14.7:1 10 miles
Lake Arthur Elementary School
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Public PK - 06 559 17.3:1 11 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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