M.R. Weaver Elementary School

Summary:

M.R. Weaver Elementary School is a public school in Natchitoches, Louisiana, serving 377 students in grades 3-4, and is part of the Natchitoches Parish school district.

While the surrounding schools, such as Marthaville Elementary & Junior High, Fairview-Alpha Elementary & Junior High, and Provencal Elementary & Junior High, perform significantly better academically, M.R. Weaver has a student population that is 88.59% African American and over 96% eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. The school consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of Louisiana elementary schools, with low proficiency rates in LEAP assessments, and has a relatively high student-teacher ratio of 16.3.

However, the data also reveals that M.R. Weaver ranks in the top half for its performance with homeless students, suggesting the school may be providing additional support and resources for this vulnerable population. The significant performance gap between M.R. Weaver and the surrounding schools indicates that there is room for improvement, and addressing factors such as funding, resources, and targeted interventions could potentially lead to better student outcomes at the school.


Detail:

Public 3-4

 520 St.Maurice Lane
       Natchitoches, LA  71457


(318) 352-3623

District: Natchitoches Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
650th of 727 Louisiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,668 Help


Students who attend M.R. Weaver Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    East Natchitoches Elementary & Middle School
    Natchitoches Junior High School
High:    Natchitoches Central High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.3 Help
Number of students:  377

Racial breakdown:

African American:
88.6%
White:
6.4%
Hispanic:
4.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  96.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details M.R. Weaver Elementary School ranks worse than 89.4% of elementary schools in Louisiana. It also ranks last among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Natchitoches Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.21. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (88.6%), White (6.4%), Hispanic (4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 96.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Natchitoches Parish School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at M.R. Weaver Elementary School is 16.3. 5 elementary schools in the Natchitoches Parish School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at M.R. Weaver Elementary School is $11,668. 3 elementary schools in the Natchitoches Parish School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

M.R. Weaver Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks M.R. Weaver Elementary School 650th of 727 Louisiana public elementary schools. (See M.R. Weaver Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Female students:
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African American students:
White students:


Natchitoches Parish:

SchoolDigger ranks Natchitoches Parish 35th of 114 Louisiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for M.R. Weaver Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at M.R. Weaver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 32.78 530th 725 26.9%
2008 26.77 577th 743 22.3%
2009 27.11 579th 738 21.5%
2010 21.24 617th 736 16.2%
2011 22.70 637th 766 16.8%
2012 15.19 697th 764 8.8%
2013 28.75 610th 772 21.0%
2014 35.46 543rd 777 30.1%
2015 29.40 604th 792 23.7%
2016 33.99 541st 742 27.1%
2017 24.14 603rd 739 18.4%
2019 4.76 711th 731 2.7%
2021 7.70 690th 729 5.3%
2022 8.94 686th 727 5.6%
2023 15.21 653rd 730 10.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at M.R. Weaver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 23.62 247th 306 19.3%
2022 32.31 215th 307 30.0%
2023 32.54 204th 296 31.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at M.R. Weaver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 5.65 686th 697 1.6%
2021 9.54 680th 719 5.4%
2022 11.56 677th 724 6.5%
2023 19.30 627th 723 13.3%
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Rank History for Homeless students at M.R. Weaver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 50.86 9th 23 60.9%
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Rank History for Female students at M.R. Weaver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 7.64 664th 684 2.9%
2021 12.53 652nd 705 7.5%
2022 10.07 661st 701 5.7%
2023 17.78 625th 705 11.3%
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Rank History for Male students at M.R. Weaver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 4.01 688th 696 1.1%
2021 8.40 667th 704 5.3%
2022 10.78 661st 712 7.2%
2023 14.49 642nd 713 10.0%
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Rank History for African American students at M.R. Weaver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.40 535th 547 2.2%
2019 8.18 548th 559 2.0%
2021 14.54 523rd 564 7.3%
2022 17.29 501st 562 10.9%
2023 25.54 465th 570 18.4%
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Rank History for White students at M.R. Weaver Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 19.46 474th 517 8.3%
2021 7.34 504th 522 3.4%
2022 9.06 497th 517 3.9%
2023 32.08 404th 518 22.0%
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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 M.R. Weaver 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 400 400
1990 252 182 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1991 254 208 4 6 0 n/a n/a 0 472
1992 242 223 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 470
1993 220 243 3 6 0 n/a n/a 0 472
1994 218 222 3 7 0 n/a n/a 0 450
1995 185 197 4 4 3 n/a n/a 0 393
1996 185 197 4 4 3 n/a n/a 0 393
1997 201 213 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 422
1998 166 219 5 6 0 n/a n/a 0 396
1999 168 204 5 5 1 n/a n/a 0 383
2000 188 282 5 5 2 n/a n/a 0 482
2001 169 291 7 7 1 n/a n/a 0 475
2002 177 357 5 2 8 n/a n/a 0 549
2003 177 357 5 2 8 n/a n/a 0 549
2004 190 362 4 7 5 n/a n/a 0 568
2005 157 283 0 10 6 n/a n/a 0 456
2006 145 347 4 8 4 n/a n/a 0 508
2007 154 433 2 4 6 n/a n/a 0 599
2008 132 426 2 7 5 n/a n/a 0 572
2009 143 450 3 16 8 n/a n/a 0 620
2010 141 468 3 10 4 n/a n/a 0 626
2011 145 480 0 5 6 0 16 0 652
2012 137 476 0 11 7 0 8 0 639
2013 121 473 2 9 4 0 20 0 629
2014 130 444 2 16 2 0 16 0 610
2015 115 405 7 19 3 0 16 0 565
2016 121 403 3 19 2 0 12 0 560
2017 98 386 5 12 1 0 8 0 510
2018 93 353 8 17 2 0 3 0 476
2019 29 332 3 10 2 0 6 0 382
2020 38 328 3 13 2 0 3 0 387
2021 31 308 2 7 0 0 4 0 352
2022 19 310 2 11 0 0 5 0 347
2023 24 334 1 15 0 0 3 0 377

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 M.R. Weaver Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 400 25.0 16.0 46.5
1990 439 26.0 16.8 43.7
1991 472 28.0 16.8 47.2
1992 470 32.0 14.6 52.8
1993 472 32.0 14.8 56.1
1994 450 29.0 15.5 58.2
1995 393 26.0 15.1 52.2
1996 393 26.0 15.1 52.2
1997 422 27.0 15.6 49.3
1998 396 26.0 15.2 47.5
1999 383 26.9 14.2 70.2
2000 482 32.0 15.1 68
2001 475 32.0 14.8 64.4
2002 549 36.0 15.3 75.2
2003 549 36.0 15.3 75.2
2004 568 41.0 13.9 72.2
2005 456 33.5 13.6 73.7
2006 508 31.0 16.4 75.8
2007 599 25.0 24.0 77.3
2008 572 36.0 15.9 83.6
2009 620 41.0 15.1 78.5
2010 626 41.5 15.0 84.8
2011 652 42.8 15.2 81.9
2012 639 40.9 15.6 80
2013 629 43.3 14.4 83.1
2014 610 43.9 13.8 84.3
2015 565 41.0 13.7 85.3
2016 560 51.0 10.9 82.7
2017 510 35.8 14.2 66.7
2018 476 29.8 15.9 71
2019 382 18.0 21.2 74.6
2020 387 16.0 24.1 80.4
2021 352 20.0 17.6 98
2022 347 16.0 21.6 95.7
2023 377 23.0 16.3 96.3

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 M.R. Weaver Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 400 25.0 16.0 46.5
1990 439 26.0 16.8 43.7
1991 472 28.0 16.8 47.2
1992 470 32.0 14.6 52.8
1993 472 32.0 14.8 56.1
1994 450 29.0 15.5 58.2
1995 393 26.0 15.1 52.2
1996 393 26.0 15.1 52.2
1997 422 27.0 15.6 49.3
1998 396 26.0 15.2 47.5
1999 383 26.9 14.2 70.2
2000 482 32.0 15.1 68
2001 475 32.0 14.8 64.4
2002 549 36.0 15.3 75.2
2003 549 36.0 15.3 75.2
2004 568 41.0 13.9 72.2
2005 456 33.5 13.6 73.7
2006 508 31.0 16.4 75.8
2007 599 25.0 24.0 77.3
2008 572 36.0 15.9 83.6
2009 620 41.0 15.1 78.5
2010 626 41.5 15.0 84.8
2011 652 42.8 15.2 81.9
2012 639 40.9 15.6 80
2013 629 43.3 14.4 83.1
2014 610 43.9 13.8 84.3
2015 565 41.0 13.7 85.3
2016 560 51.0 10.9 82.7
2017 510 35.8 14.2 66.7
2018 476 29.8 15.9 71
2019 382 18.0 21.2 74.6
2020 387 16.0 24.1 80.4
2021 352 20.0 17.6 98
2022 347 16.0 21.6 95.7
2023 377 23.0 16.3 96.3

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 M.R. Weaver Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $11,290
2018 $11,352
2019 $11,294
2020 $11,668

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

Impact of COVID-19 on M.R. Weaver Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 711th of 731 Elementary schoolsRanks 653rd of 730 Elementary schools
 7.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (M.R. Weaver Elementary School)4044
 4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Natchitoches Parish)6364
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6964
 5%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (M.R. Weaver Elementary School)4249
 7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Natchitoches Parish)6070
 10%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7062
 8%
3rd Grade Social Studies (M.R. Weaver Elementary School)2117
 4%
   3rd Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Parish)3847
 9%
   3rd Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)4744
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (M.R. Weaver Elementary School)2833
 5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Natchitoches Parish)5060
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6965
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (M.R. Weaver Elementary School)3148
 17%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Natchitoches Parish)5068
 18%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7268
 4%
4th Grade Social Studies (M.R. Weaver Elementary School)2029
 9%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Parish)3653
 17%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5153
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students382377
 1.3%
African American332334
 0.6%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian31
 66.7%
Hispanic1015
 50%
Pacific Islander00
White2924
 17.2%
Two or More Races63
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients74.6%96.3%
 21.7%


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M.R. Weaver Elementary School ranks in the bottom 10.6% of Louisiana elementary schools.

Students at M.R. Weaver Elementary School are 89% African American, 6% White, 4% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 377 students attended M.R. Weaver 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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