J.W. Faulk Elementary School

Summary:

J.W. Faulk Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lafayette, Louisiana, serving 477 students in grades PK-5 as part of the Lafayette Parish School District.

While the Lafayette Parish school system is ranked 24th out of 114 districts in Louisiana and has a 4-star rating, J.W. Faulk Elementary consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of Louisiana elementary schools with a 1-star rating. The school has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (93.92%) compared to nearby schools like Carencro Heights Elementary, Live Oak Elementary, and Woodvale Elementary, which have more diverse student populations. J.W. Faulk also has an extremely high percentage of students (over 90%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student body.

The persistent low performance at J.W. Faulk, with proficiency rates in LEAP tests significantly below the Lafayette Parish and Louisiana averages, suggests that the school has struggled to improve academic outcomes for its students over an extended period. While the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of around 14:1, the challenges faced by J.W. Faulk appear to be unique, highlighting the significant racial and socioeconomic disparities in educational outcomes within the Lafayette Parish school system.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 711 East Willow Street
       Lafayette, LA  70501


(337) 521-7680

District: Lafayette Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
549th of 727 Louisiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,169 Help


Students who attend J.W. Faulk Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Northside High School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.8 Help
Number of students:  477

Racial breakdown:

African American:
93.9%
Hispanic:
2.3%
Two or more races:
1.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  93.3% Help


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Compare Details J.W. Faulk Elementary School ranks worse than 75.5% of elementary schools in Louisiana. It also ranks 22nd among 24 ranked elementary schools in the Lafayette Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 26.78. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (93.9%), Hispanic (2.3%), two or more races (1.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 93.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Lafayette Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at J.W. Faulk Elementary School is 14.8, which is the 5th best among 24 elementary schools in the Lafayette Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at J.W. Faulk Elementary School is $11,169, which is the 8th highest among 24 elementary schools in the Lafayette Parish School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

J.W. Faulk Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks J.W. Faulk Elementary School 549th of 727 Louisiana public elementary schools. (See J.W. Faulk Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary 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 J.W. Faulk Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at J.W. Faulk Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 17.04 645th 725 11.0%
2008 9.33 703rd 743 5.4%
2009 9.20 701st 738 5.0%
2010 9.87 704th 736 4.3%
2011 8.94 736th 766 3.9%
2012 4.96 758th 764 0.8%
2013 3.47 764th 772 1.0%
2014 1.75 771st 777 0.8%
2015 7.78 764th 792 3.5%
2016 23.91 608th 742 18.1%
2017 15.76 657th 739 11.1%
2018 18.67 597th 728 18.0%
2019 14.93 658th 731 10.0%
2021 14.76 634th 729 13.0%
2022 21.80 592nd 727 18.6%
2023 26.78 552nd 730 24.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at J.W. Faulk Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.00 619th 682 9.2%
2019 18.11 622nd 697 10.8%
2021 17.59 613th 719 14.7%
2022 25.09 578th 724 20.2%
2023 31.66 520th 723 28.1%
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Rank History for Female students at J.W. Faulk Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 14.12 635th 684 7.2%
2021 20.63 581st 705 17.6%
2022 26.49 552nd 701 21.3%
2023 41.36 438th 705 37.9%
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Rank History for Male students at J.W. Faulk Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 21.47 582nd 696 16.4%
2021 16.15 612th 704 13.1%
2022 18.29 613th 712 13.9%
2023 15.80 629th 713 11.8%
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Rank History for African American students at J.W. Faulk Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.49 472nd 547 13.7%
2019 23.74 474th 559 15.2%
2021 22.65 473rd 564 16.1%
2022 35.07 387th 562 31.1%
2023 39.35 357th 570 37.4%
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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 J.W. Faulk Elementary 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 935 935
1990 179 772 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 954
1991 139 786 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 928
1992 125 824 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 951
1993 117 801 2 1 3 n/a n/a 0 924
1994 112 843 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 960
1995 90 802 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 893
1996 90 802 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 893
1997 67 768 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 838
1998 67 784 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 853
1999 54 746 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 800
2000 67 866 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 933
2001 39 564 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 605
2002 19 430 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 449
2003 19 430 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 449
2004 22 457 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 480
2005 19 502 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 522
2006 20 523 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 545
2007 12 530 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 542
2008 14 551 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 567
2009 17 581 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 601
2010 18 575 0 8 1 n/a n/a 0 602
2011 18 612 0 9 1 0 0 0 640
2012 15 625 1 10 0 0 1 0 652
2013 20 548 0 17 0 0 2 0 587
2014 15 461 0 11 0 0 1 0 488
2015 22 388 0 12 0 0 4 0 426
2016 15 369 0 15 0 0 9 0 408
2017 13 373 0 9 0 0 6 0 401
2018 13 484 2 21 4 0 9 0 533
2019 20 513 4 23 3 0 12 0 575
2020 6 420 4 10 4 0 10 0 454
2021 16 369 0 11 0 0 3 0 399
2022 12 418 1 8 0 0 4 0 443
2023 8 448 1 11 0 0 9 0 477

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 J.W. Faulk Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 935 46.0 20.3 81.4
1990 954 56.0 17.0 83.2
1991 928 59.0 15.7 85.2
1992 951 55.0 17.2 85.4
1993 924 55.0 16.8 93
1994 960 53.0 18.1 90
1995 893 55.0 16.2 89.9
1996 893 55.0 16.2 89.9
1997 838 55.0 15.2 92.2
1998 853 48.0 17.8 92.4
1999 800 52.8 15.2 92.1
2000 933 57.9 16.1 86.2
2001 605 48.5 12.5 88.8
2002 449 35.0 12.8 82.9
2003 449 35.0 12.8 82.9
2004 480 39.2 12.2 91.9
2005 522 41.4 12.6 79.3
2006 545 40.6 13.4 94.7
2007 542 38.0 14.3 76.4
2008 567 40.5 14.0 96.6
2009 601 45.0 13.4 97.5
2010 602 40.2 14.9 97.5
2011 640 40.0 16.0 97.7
2012 652 43.0 15.1 97.9
2013 587 46.0 12.7 97.6
2014 488 35.0 13.9 96.5
2015 426 42.0 10.1 97.7
2016 408 41.0 9.9 88.2
2017 401 29.8 13.4 97
2018 533 35.0 15.2 85.4
2019 575 33.0 17.4 84.7
2020 454 29.0 15.6 92.3
2021 399 28.5 14.0 95.7
2022 443 32.0 13.8 81.5
2023 477 32.1 14.8 93.3

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 J.W. Faulk Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 935 46.0 20.3 81.4
1990 954 56.0 17.0 83.2
1991 928 59.0 15.7 85.2
1992 951 55.0 17.2 85.4
1993 924 55.0 16.8 93
1994 960 53.0 18.1 90
1995 893 55.0 16.2 89.9
1996 893 55.0 16.2 89.9
1997 838 55.0 15.2 92.2
1998 853 48.0 17.8 92.4
1999 800 52.8 15.2 92.1
2000 933 57.9 16.1 86.2
2001 605 48.5 12.5 88.8
2002 449 35.0 12.8 82.9
2003 449 35.0 12.8 82.9
2004 480 39.2 12.2 91.9
2005 522 41.4 12.6 79.3
2006 545 40.6 13.4 94.7
2007 542 38.0 14.3 76.4
2008 567 40.5 14.0 96.6
2009 601 45.0 13.4 97.5
2010 602 40.2 14.9 97.5
2011 640 40.0 16.0 97.7
2012 652 43.0 15.1 97.9
2013 587 46.0 12.7 97.6
2014 488 35.0 13.9 96.5
2015 426 42.0 10.1 97.7
2016 408 41.0 9.9 88.2
2017 401 29.8 13.4 97
2018 533 35.0 15.2 85.4
2019 575 33.0 17.4 84.7
2020 454 29.0 15.6 92.3
2021 399 28.5 14.0 95.7
2022 443 32.0 13.8 81.5
2023 477 32.1 14.8 93.3

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 J.W. Faulk Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $12,575
2018 $10,783
2019 $10,739
2020 $11,169

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

Impact of COVID-19 on J.W. Faulk Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 658th of 731 Elementary schoolsRanks 552nd of 730 Elementary schools
 14.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (J.W. Faulk Elementary School)6040
 20%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lafayette Parish)7573
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6964
 5%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (J.W. Faulk Elementary School)4946
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lafayette Parish)7372
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7062
 8%
3rd Grade Social Studies (J.W. Faulk Elementary School)2224
 2%
   3rd Grade Social Studies (Lafayette Parish)4852
 4%
   3rd Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)4744
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (J.W. Faulk Elementary School)4737
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lafayette Parish)7776
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6965
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (J.W. Faulk Elementary School)5153
 2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lafayette Parish)7976
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7268
 4%
4th Grade Social Studies (J.W. Faulk Elementary School)2242
 20%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Lafayette Parish)5863
 5%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5153
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (J.W. Faulk Elementary School)4352
 9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lafayette Parish)6873
 5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6361
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (J.W. Faulk Elementary School)4364
 21%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lafayette Parish)7377
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7170
 1%
5th Grade Social Studies (J.W. Faulk Elementary School)2841
 13%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Lafayette Parish)5659
 3%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5448
 6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students575477
 17%
African American513448
 12.7%
American Indian30
 100%
Asian41
 75%
Hispanic2311
 52.2%
Pacific Islander00
White208
 60%
Two or More Races129
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.7%93.3%
 8.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about J.W. Faulk Elementary School

J.W. Faulk Elementary School ranks in the bottom 24.5% of Louisiana elementary schools.

Students at J.W. Faulk Elementary School are 94% African American, 2% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races, 2% White.

Students who attend J.W. Faulk Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Northside High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 477 students attended J.W. Faulk Elementary School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Louisiana Dept of Education.

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