Acadian Middle School

Summary:

Acadian Middle School is a public middle school in Lafayette, Louisiana, serving 372 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Lafayette Parish School District, which is ranked 24th out of 114 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Acadian Middle School stands out for its significantly higher percentage of African American students (64.52%) compared to nearby schools like Edgar Martin Middle School (18.78%) and L.J. Alleman Middle School (59.12%). However, the school has consistently ranked in the bottom quarter of Louisiana middle schools, maintaining a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger for most of the past decade. Its performance is particularly low for Hispanic and White student groups, while its African American students perform better, ranking in the middle third of Louisiana middle schools.

Acadian Middle School's proficiency rates in LEAP Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Social Studies are significantly lower than the Lafayette Parish and Louisiana state averages across all grade levels. Additionally, the school has a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 58.27% to 93.82% over the past three years, indicating significant socioeconomic challenges in the community it serves. These factors suggest that addressing equity, targeted interventions, and community engagement will be crucial for Acadian Middle School to improve and provide a high-quality education for all its students.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 4201 Moss Street
       Lafayette, LA  70507


(337) 521-7840

District: Lafayette Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
359th of 469 Louisiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,458 Help


Students who attend Acadian Middle School usually attend:

High:    Northside High School

Feeder schools for Acadian Middle School:

Elementary:    Evangeline Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.4 Help
Number of students:  372

Racial breakdown:

African American:
64.5%
Hispanic:
18.0%
White:
15.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.7% Help


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Compare Details Acadian Middle School ranks worse than 76.5% of middle schools in Louisiana. It also ranks last among 10 ranked middle schools in the Lafayette Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.42. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Acadian Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (64.5%), Hispanic (18%), White (15.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 73.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Acadian Middle School is 15.4, which is the 2nd best among 10 middle schools in the Lafayette Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Acadian Middle School is $11,458, which is the 4th highest among 10 middle schools in the Lafayette Parish School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Acadian Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Acadian Middle School 359th of 469 Louisiana public middle schools. (See Acadian Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Lafayette Parish:

SchoolDigger ranks Lafayette Parish 24th of 114 Louisiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Acadian Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Acadian Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 47.21 243rd 396 38.6%
2008 48.74 239th 413 42.1%
2009 44.02 271st 425 36.2%
2010 36.85 286th 408 29.9%
2011 33.65 317th 412 23.1%
2012 24.59 357th 442 19.2%
2013 19.31 381st 457 16.6%
2014 36.70 321st 470 31.7%
2015 34.53 345th 482 28.4%
2016 16.51 379th 435 12.9%
2017 22.06 357th 437 18.3%
2018 19.12 341st 411 17.0%
2019 11.09 404th 449 10.0%
2021 22.48 360th 459 21.6%
2022 18.09 378th 460 17.8%
2023 24.42 357th 465 23.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Acadian Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 16.01 37th 38 2.6%
2021 32.56 36th 55 34.5%
2022 27.16 41st 48 14.6%
2023 40.96 32nd 56 42.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Acadian Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 23.01 163rd 202 19.3%
2021 33.71 139th 210 33.8%
2022 40.77 120th 206 41.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Acadian Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.10 334th 403 17.1%
2019 14.17 387th 430 10.0%
2021 25.35 349th 455 23.3%
2022 22.67 367th 458 19.9%
2023 25.80 349th 459 24.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Acadian Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 14.08 379th 418 9.3%
2021 27.21 328th 441 25.6%
2022 17.41 378th 441 14.3%
2023 29.68 334th 444 24.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Acadian Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 8.90 395th 418 5.5%
2021 20.81 358th 442 19.0%
2022 19.15 363rd 442 17.9%
2023 22.04 342nd 443 22.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Acadian Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.13 239th 313 23.6%
2019 23.11 275th 338 18.6%
2021 38.35 213th 352 39.5%
2022 35.39 228th 360 36.7%
2023 44.60 186th 360 48.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Acadian Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 4.47 124th 128 3.1%
2021 18.14 133rd 153 13.1%
2022 12.71 148th 163 9.2%
2023 13.67 145th 163 11.0%
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Rank History for White students at Acadian Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.25 270th 338 20.1%
2019 10.71 333rd 350 4.9%
2021 38.25 246th 358 31.3%
2022 34.60 263rd 362 27.3%
2023 22.64 308th 352 12.5%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Acadian Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 735 735
1990 602 275 4 2 1 n/a n/a 0 884
1991 609 309 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 922
1992 639 324 3 2 3 n/a n/a 0 971
1993 624 397 3 3 4 n/a n/a 0 1031
1994 592 413 4 7 1 n/a n/a 0 1017
1995 529 435 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 972
1996 529 435 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 972
1997 505 444 6 0 2 n/a n/a 0 957
1998 460 452 6 3 1 n/a n/a 0 922
1999 428 503 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 940
2000 376 388 4 2 2 n/a n/a 0 772
2001 283 352 3 0 1 n/a n/a 0 639
2002 208 352 4 4 1 n/a n/a 0 569
2003 208 352 4 4 1 n/a n/a 0 569
2004 169 372 6 3 1 n/a n/a 0 551
2005 144 361 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 517
2006 168 413 4 9 0 n/a n/a 0 594
2007 158 455 2 11 0 n/a n/a 0 626
2008 135 384 2 7 1 n/a n/a 0 529
2009 115 419 0 7 0 n/a n/a 0 541
2010 87 439 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 532
2011 84 519 1 4 1 0 1 0 610
2012 80 449 2 9 0 0 1 0 541
2013 79 439 1 10 2 0 2 0 533
2014 66 394 2 10 2 0 4 0 478
2015 56 381 2 12 1 0 4 0 456
2016 46 411 1 22 0 0 6 0 486
2017 37 318 0 16 0 0 5 0 376
2018 46 338 0 17 0 0 6 0 407
2019 49 335 7 50 0 0 6 0 447
2020 46 332 4 68 0 0 5 0 455
2021 42 272 1 54 0 0 3 0 372
2022 49 271 2 61 2 1 7 0 393
2023 59 240 2 67 1 0 3 0 372

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Acadian Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 735 36.0 20.4 27.2
1990 884 43.0 20.5 31.1
1991 922 45.0 20.4 28
1992 971 44.0 22.0 31.2
1993 1031 46.0 22.4 37.1
1994 1017 51.0 19.9 37.2
1995 972 54.0 18.0 76.3
1996 972 54.0 18.0 76.3
1997 957 53.0 18.1 37
1998 922 52.5 17.6 43.1
1999 940 48.9 19.2 59.5
2000 772 44.5 17.3 62
2001 639 41.9 15.3 62.9
2002 569 39.4 14.4 62.4
2003 569 39.4 14.4 62.4
2004 551 44.8 12.3 73.1
2005 517 41.2 12.5 72.7
2006 594 46.8 12.7 81.8
2007 626 45.7 13.7 73.2
2008 529 40.6 13.0 80.9
2009 541 41.0 13.2 81
2010 532 36.0 14.7 83.1
2011 610 39.0 15.6 87
2012 541 33.0 16.3 88.9
2013 533 36.0 14.8 87.6
2014 478 51.0 9.3 90
2015 456 41.0 11.1 91.4
2016 486 41.0 11.8 74.1
2017 376 23.8 15.7 87.2
2018 407 26.0 15.6 63.1
2019 447 29.0 15.4 66.7
2020 455 27.0 16.8 69.7
2021 372 23.0 16.1 93.8
2022 393 25.0 15.7 58.3
2023 372 24.0 15.4 73.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Acadian Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 735 36.0 20.4 27.2
1990 884 43.0 20.5 31.1
1991 922 45.0 20.4 28
1992 971 44.0 22.0 31.2
1993 1031 46.0 22.4 37.1
1994 1017 51.0 19.9 37.2
1995 972 54.0 18.0 76.3
1996 972 54.0 18.0 76.3
1997 957 53.0 18.1 37
1998 922 52.5 17.6 43.1
1999 940 48.9 19.2 59.5
2000 772 44.5 17.3 62
2001 639 41.9 15.3 62.9
2002 569 39.4 14.4 62.4
2003 569 39.4 14.4 62.4
2004 551 44.8 12.3 73.1
2005 517 41.2 12.5 72.7
2006 594 46.8 12.7 81.8
2007 626 45.7 13.7 73.2
2008 529 40.6 13.0 80.9
2009 541 41.0 13.2 81
2010 532 36.0 14.7 83.1
2011 610 39.0 15.6 87
2012 541 33.0 16.3 88.9
2013 533 36.0 14.8 87.6
2014 478 51.0 9.3 90
2015 456 41.0 11.1 91.4
2016 486 41.0 11.8 74.1
2017 376 23.8 15.7 87.2
2018 407 26.0 15.6 63.1
2019 447 29.0 15.4 66.7
2020 455 27.0 16.8 69.7
2021 372 23.0 16.1 93.8
2022 393 25.0 15.7 58.3
2023 372 24.0 15.4 73.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Acadian Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $11,878
2018 $11,856
2019 $11,382
2020 $11,458

Data source: Louisiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Acadian Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 404th of 449 Middle schoolsRanks 357th of 465 Middle schools
 13.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (Acadian Middle School)2742
 15%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Lafayette Parish)6870
 2%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6157
 4%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Acadian Middle School)4049
 9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Lafayette Parish)6571
 6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)6768
 1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Acadian Middle School)3744
 7%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Lafayette Parish)6769
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6158
 3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Acadian Middle School)4553
 8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Lafayette Parish)7071
 1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7267
 5%
7th Grade Social Studies (Acadian Middle School)1931
 12%
   7th Grade Social Studies (Lafayette Parish)5653
 3%
   7th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5552
 3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Acadian Middle School)4145
 4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Lafayette Parish)5756
 1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)5347
 6%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Acadian Middle School)5255
 3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Lafayette Parish)6676
 10%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7170
 1%
8th Grade Social Studies (Acadian Middle School)4236
 6%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Lafayette Parish)6358
 5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)6453
 11%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students447372
 16.8%
African American335240
 28.4%
American Indian01
Asian72
 71.4%
Hispanic5067
 34%
Pacific Islander00
White4959
 20.4%
Two or More Races63
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.7%73.7%
 7%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Acadian Middle School

Acadian Middle School ranks in the bottom 23.5% of Louisiana middle schools.

Students at Acadian Middle School are 65% African American, 18% Hispanic, 16% White.

Students who attend Acadian Middle School usually go on to attend Northside High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 372 students attended Acadian Middle School.


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