Evangeline Elementary School

Summary:

Evangeline Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lafayette, Louisiana, serving 613 students in grades PK-5. 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.

Evangeline Elementary stands out for its significantly higher percentage of African American students (81.57%) compared to nearby schools, which range from 19.35% to 93.92% African American. The school's performance has been inconsistent, with its ranking fluctuating from as high as 344th out of 730 Louisiana elementary schools in 2022-2023 to as low as 552nd out of 777 in 2013-2014. While the school's African American and special education students have performed relatively well, its male, low-income, and white students have struggled, with proficiency rates in LEAP tests generally lower than the Lafayette Parish average but higher than the state average.

Evangeline Elementary faces significant challenges, including a high-poverty student population, with over 80% receiving free or reduced-price lunch. The stark contrast in racial composition between Evangeline and nearby higher-performing schools, such as Myrtle Place Elementary (73.39% white) and J. Wallace James Elementary (47.92% white), highlights potential issues of equity and access to quality education. However, the school's relative strengths in certain student subgroups suggest that with the right strategies and resources, Evangeline Elementary could potentially improve its overall academic standing.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 610 East Butcher Switch Road
       Lafayette, LA  70507


(337) 521-7670

District: Lafayette Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
343rd of 727 Louisiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,254 Help


Students who attend Evangeline Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Acadian Middle School
High:    Northside High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.0 Help
Number of students:  613

Racial breakdown:

African American:
81.6%
White:
12.4%
Hispanic:
3.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.8% Help


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Compare Details Evangeline Elementary School ranks better than 52.8% of elementary schools in Louisiana. It also ranks 18th 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 56.77. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (81.6%), White (12.4%), Hispanic (3.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Evangeline Elementary School is 16, which is the 8th 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 Evangeline Elementary School is $11,254, which is the 7th highest among 24 elementary schools in the Lafayette Parish School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Evangeline Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Evangeline Elementary School 343rd of 727 Louisiana public elementary schools. (See Evangeline Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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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 Evangeline Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Evangeline Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 54.36 367th 725 49.4%
2008 48.72 419th 743 43.6%
2009 49.78 430th 738 41.7%
2010 61.33 336th 736 54.3%
2011 57.26 375th 766 51.0%
2012 46.51 452nd 764 40.8%
2013 44.63 457th 772 40.8%
2014 34.82 552nd 777 29.0%
2015 52.59 407th 792 48.6%
2016 62.81 305th 742 58.9%
2017 44.60 451st 739 39.0%
2018 28.27 520th 728 28.6%
2019 44.34 433rd 731 40.8%
2021 38.04 459th 729 37.0%
2022 46.25 410th 727 43.6%
2023 56.77 344th 730 52.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Evangeline Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 12.00 324th 333 2.7%
2022 52.79 140th 307 54.4%
2023 38.15 183rd 296 38.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Evangeline Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.00 465th 682 31.8%
2019 24.84 582nd 697 16.5%
2021 43.98 411th 719 42.8%
2022 49.38 381st 724 47.4%
2023 56.93 326th 723 54.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Evangeline Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.96 455th 684 33.5%
2021 49.36 377th 705 46.5%
2022 50.42 374th 701 46.6%
2023 62.04 278th 705 60.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Evangeline Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 17.64 609th 696 12.5%
2021 30.53 498th 704 29.3%
2022 40.44 442nd 712 37.9%
2023 50.69 375th 713 47.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Evangeline Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.75 308th 547 43.7%
2019 37.19 389th 559 30.4%
2021 55.33 225th 564 60.1%
2022 59.27 190th 562 66.2%
2023 64.92 166th 570 70.9%
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Rank History for White students at Evangeline Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.30 311th 516 39.7%
2019 35.67 384th 517 25.7%
2022 72.24 137th 517 73.5%
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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.

Evangeline Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Louisiana Dept of Education

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Enrollment information for Evangeline 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 709 709
1990 470 254 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 729
1991 485 266 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 758
1992 501 258 6 2 0 n/a n/a 0 767
1993 480 282 7 5 1 n/a n/a 0 775
1994 471 302 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 785
1995 422 348 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 775
1996 422 348 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 775
1997 380 360 5 1 1 n/a n/a 0 747
1998 342 377 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 728
1999 305 408 10 4 0 n/a n/a 0 727
2000 277 416 11 1 0 n/a n/a 0 705
2001 240 357 7 1 3 n/a n/a 0 608
2002 212 439 9 5 1 n/a n/a 0 666
2003 212 439 9 5 1 n/a n/a 0 666
2004 198 457 6 4 1 n/a n/a 0 666
2005 206 430 3 3 3 n/a n/a 0 645
2006 184 477 0 9 1 n/a n/a 0 671
2007 205 433 1 11 1 n/a n/a 0 651
2008 151 472 0 14 1 n/a n/a 0 638
2009 160 465 2 10 2 n/a n/a 0 639
2010 139 548 4 16 1 n/a n/a 0 708
2011 114 512 4 10 1 0 0 0 641
2012 114 522 1 7 1 0 2 0 647
2013 105 575 3 8 0 0 6 0 697
2014 106 581 1 7 0 0 6 0 701
2015 84 472 1 7 1 0 7 0 572
2016 84 425 1 7 0 0 7 0 524
2017 96 486 1 10 0 0 5 0 598
2018 77 496 1 16 1 0 8 0 599
2019 68 501 1 18 0 0 7 0 595
2020 72 471 1 16 0 0 7 0 567
2021 82 499 5 23 1 2 7 0 619
2022 79 538 3 29 1 2 11 0 663
2023 76 500 2 24 2 0 9 0 613

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 Evangeline Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 709 31.0 22.8 34.7
1990 729 37.0 19.7 36.8
1991 758 38.0 19.9 36.8
1992 767 41.0 18.7 41.2
1993 775 43.0 18.0 42.7
1994 785 46.0 17.1 42.3
1995 775 45.0 17.2 35.1
1996 775 45.0 17.2 35.1
1997 747 47.0 15.9 60.5
1998 728 45.9 15.9 54.1
1999 727 48.0 15.1 67.5
2000 705 50.0 14.1 65.1
2001 608 53.1 11.5 63.2
2002 666 53.2 12.5 63.1
2003 666 53.2 12.5 63.1
2004 666 51.8 12.9 71.2
2005 645 52.8 12.2 65
2006 671 48.5 13.8 78.1
2007 651 43.7 14.9 65
2008 638 47.3 13.5 83.2
2009 639 51.0 12.5 85.8
2010 708 51.8 13.6 85.6
2011 641 49.0 13.0 85.2
2012 647 47.0 13.7 88.7
2013 697 50.0 13.9 89.5
2014 701 45.0 15.5 90
2015 572 47.0 12.1 91.3
2016 524 40.0 13.1 69.5
2017 598 43.8 13.6 81.8
2018 599 38.0 15.7 66.8
2019 595 35.0 17.0 71.3
2020 567 32.0 17.7 75.1
2021 619 37.3 16.5 93.5
2022 663 41.0 16.1 70.6
2023 613 38.2 16.0 83.8

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 Evangeline Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 709 31.0 22.8 34.7
1990 729 37.0 19.7 36.8
1991 758 38.0 19.9 36.8
1992 767 41.0 18.7 41.2
1993 775 43.0 18.0 42.7
1994 785 46.0 17.1 42.3
1995 775 45.0 17.2 35.1
1996 775 45.0 17.2 35.1
1997 747 47.0 15.9 60.5
1998 728 45.9 15.9 54.1
1999 727 48.0 15.1 67.5
2000 705 50.0 14.1 65.1
2001 608 53.1 11.5 63.2
2002 666 53.2 12.5 63.1
2003 666 53.2 12.5 63.1
2004 666 51.8 12.9 71.2
2005 645 52.8 12.2 65
2006 671 48.5 13.8 78.1
2007 651 43.7 14.9 65
2008 638 47.3 13.5 83.2
2009 639 51.0 12.5 85.8
2010 708 51.8 13.6 85.6
2011 641 49.0 13.0 85.2
2012 647 47.0 13.7 88.7
2013 697 50.0 13.9 89.5
2014 701 45.0 15.5 90
2015 572 47.0 12.1 91.3
2016 524 40.0 13.1 69.5
2017 598 43.8 13.6 81.8
2018 599 38.0 15.7 66.8
2019 595 35.0 17.0 71.3
2020 567 32.0 17.7 75.1
2021 619 37.3 16.5 93.5
2022 663 41.0 16.1 70.6
2023 613 38.2 16.0 83.8

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Evangeline Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $10,899
2018 $10,239
2019 $10,508
2020 $11,254

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Evangeline Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 433rd of 731 Elementary schoolsRanks 344th of 730 Elementary schools
 12.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Evangeline Elementary School)5465
 11%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Lafayette Parish)7573
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6964
 5%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Evangeline Elementary School)6072
 12%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lafayette Parish)7372
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7062
 8%
3rd Grade Social Studies (Evangeline Elementary School)3535
   3rd Grade Social Studies (Lafayette Parish)4852
 4%
   3rd Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)4744
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Evangeline Elementary School)5354
 1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Lafayette Parish)7775
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6960
 9%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Evangeline Elementary School)5877
 19%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Lafayette Parish)7976
 3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7268
 4%
4th Grade Social Studies (Evangeline Elementary School)3449
 15%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Lafayette Parish)5863
 5%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5153
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Evangeline Elementary School)8460
 24%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Lafayette Parish)6873
 5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6361
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Evangeline Elementary School)9275
 17%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Lafayette Parish)7377
 4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7170
 1%
5th Grade Social Studies (Evangeline Elementary School)6247
 15%
   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 Students595613
 3%
African American501500
 0.2%
American Indian02
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic1824
 33.3%
Pacific Islander00
White6876
 11.8%
Two or More Races79
 28.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients71.3%83.8%
 12.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Evangeline Elementary School

Evangeline Elementary School ranks 343rd of 727 Louisiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 613 students attended Evangeline Elementary School.

Students at Evangeline Elementary School are 82% African American, 12% White, 4% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races.

Students who attend Evangeline Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Acadian Middle School
High : Northside High 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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