Natchitoches Magnet School

Summary:

Natchitoches Magnet School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-8 in Natchitoches, Louisiana, part of the Natchitoches Parish school district. With 420 students, the school has a diverse student population and consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Louisiana.

Natchitoches Magnet School's academic performance is truly exceptional, ranking 9th out of 730 schools in the state for the 2022-2023 school year and maintaining a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past 10 years. The school's students significantly outperform the Natchitoches Parish and Louisiana state averages across all subject areas and grade levels, with 100% proficiency in Algebra I/EOC, 3rd grade Math, and 8th grade English Language Arts, compared to 60-70% proficiency rates for the district and state. Even students from subgroups like low-income backgrounds excel at Natchitoches Magnet School, which has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 14.4.

When compared to nearby schools like Marthaville Elementary & Junior High School, Fairview-Alpha Elementary & Junior High School, and Provencal Elementary & Junior High School, Natchitoches Magnet School stands out as a clear academic leader in the Natchitoches Parish district. The school's exceptional and sustained performance, even in the face of socioeconomic challenges, makes it a model for other schools to emulate.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-8

 800 Koonce Street
       Natchitoches, LA  71457


(318) 357-1252

District: Natchitoches Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
9th of 727 Louisiana Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,193 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  420

Racial breakdown:

African American:
51.4%
White:
35.0%
Two or more races:
6.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91.7% Help


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Compare Details Natchitoches Magnet School ranks better than 98.8% of elementary schools in Louisiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.69. (See more...)
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Compare Details Natchitoches Magnet School ranks better than 98.7% of middle schools in Louisiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.91. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (51.4%), White (35%), two or more races (6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 91.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Natchitoches Magnet School is 14.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Natchitoches Magnet School is $11,193.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Natchitoches Magnet School:

SchoolDigger ranks Natchitoches Magnet School 9th of 727 Louisiana public elementary schools. (See Natchitoches Magnet School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Natchitoches Magnet School 6th of 469 Louisiana public middle schools. (See Natchitoches Magnet School in the ranking list.)

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Natchitoches Parish:

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


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Rank History for Natchitoches Magnet School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Natchitoches Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 93.52 13th 725 98.2%
2008 93.06 17th 743 97.7%
2009 94.89 11th 738 98.5%
2010 95.07 12th 736 98.4%
2011 95.09 13th 766 98.3%
2012 95.04 13th 764 98.3%
2013 95.39 10th 772 98.7%
2014 93.91 15th 777 98.1%
2015 95.71 12th 792 98.5%
2016 95.48 12th 742 98.4%
2017 95.77 4th 739 99.5%
2018 94.82 15th 728 97.9%
2019 92.09 30th 731 95.9%
2021 93.71 29th 729 96.0%
2022 95.48 21st 727 97.1%
2023 97.69 9th 730 98.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Natchitoches Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.61 9th 682 98.7%
2019 88.93 38th 697 94.5%
2021 94.50 18th 719 97.5%
2022 97.55 14th 724 98.1%
2023 98.51 8th 723 98.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Natchitoches Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 87.65 53rd 684 92.3%
2021 89.30 45th 705 93.6%
2022 93.28 26th 701 96.3%
2023 96.02 15th 705 97.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Natchitoches Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 90.92 37th 696 94.7%
2021 95.38 18th 704 97.4%
2022 96.65 15th 712 97.9%
2023 96.89 14th 713 98.0%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Natchitoches Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.91 9th 547 98.4%
2019 91.38 34th 559 93.9%
2021 96.97 13th 564 97.7%
2022 95.61 20th 562 96.4%
2023 98.19 13th 570 97.7%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Natchitoches Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.87 18th 516 96.5%
2019 92.98 16th 517 96.9%
2021 94.99 14th 522 97.3%
2022 95.33 10th 517 98.1%
2023 93.92 15th 518 97.1%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Natchitoches Magnet School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Natchitoches Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 93.01 10th 396 97.5%
2008 94.05 12th 413 97.1%
2009 95.25 7th 425 98.4%
2010 95.97 4th 408 99.0%
2011 95.14 8th 412 98.1%
2012 95.43 8th 442 98.2%
2013 95.51 8th 457 98.2%
2014 93.60 11th 470 97.7%
2015 95.79 9th 482 98.1%
2016 96.29 2nd 435 99.5%
2017 96.47 6th 437 98.6%
2018 96.77 2nd 411 99.5%
2019 97.47 3rd 449 99.3%
2021 98.31 2nd 459 99.6%
2022 95.59 12th 460 97.4%
2023 97.91 6th 465 98.7%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Natchitoches Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.21 1st 403 99.8%
2019 98.35 4th 430 99.1%
2021 99.41 2nd 455 99.6%
2022 97.69 8th 458 98.3%
2023 98.90 4th 459 99.1%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Natchitoches Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 95.32 4th 418 99.0%
2021 96.77 1st 441 99.8%
2022 92.76 13th 441 97.1%
2023 96.68 6th 444 98.6%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Natchitoches Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.64 3rd 418 99.3%
2021 98.49 1st 442 99.8%
2022 96.82 9th 442 98.0%
2023 97.41 8th 443 98.2%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Natchitoches Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.32 2nd 313 99.4%
2019 98.89 5th 338 98.5%
2021 99.61 2nd 352 99.4%
2022 95.18 19th 360 94.7%
2023 99.31 5th 360 98.6%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Natchitoches Magnet School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.59 2nd 338 99.4%
2019 96.25 1st 350 99.7%
2021 97.84 2nd 358 99.4%
2022 96.31 6th 362 98.3%
2023 96.66 5th 352 98.6%
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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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Data source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Open Quote Teachers friendly and helpful when you ask them for clearification on something.
The support staff strives to keep the environment safe and clean. Students know that unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. Academics are stressed and the students have an opportunity to learn. They are motivated to learn and keep grades up to acceptable levels. I appreciate the Magnet School and think it is great. The School Board has given monies to provide laptop computors for 6th and 7th graders. This came following the withdrawal of State Funds for the laptops. These laptops are a learning tool for the future of these students. This opportunity is not available anywhere in the Parish. Thank you to the Magnet School Staff and to the School Board for the support of the school. I just wish there would be a Magnet High School for the Parish. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Natchitoches Magnet School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2007 131 140 2 4 6 n/a n/a 0 283
2008 136 148 2 6 6 n/a n/a 0 298
2009 151 157 3 4 5 n/a n/a 0 320
2010 150 156 3 3 4 n/a n/a 0 316
2011 149 152 4 0 2 0 9 0 316
2012 154 156 2 1 1 0 3 0 317
2013 151 150 3 2 2 0 8 0 316
2014 151 151 2 3 1 0 8 0 316
2015 141 152 2 3 0 0 11 0 309
2016 144 147 0 4 0 0 14 0 309
2017 144 151 2 6 1 0 14 0 318
2018 131 151 2 7 1 0 14 0 306
2019 136 192 2 10 1 0 27 0 368
2020 127 186 4 14 1 0 25 0 357
2021 109 175 4 12 1 0 24 0 325
2022 139 207 6 14 7 0 27 0 400
2023 147 216 7 20 5 0 25 0 420

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 Natchitoches Magnet School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 283 15.0 18.9 58
2008 298 18.0 16.6 55.7
2009 320 19.0 16.8 50
2010 316 21.0 15.0 50.9
2011 316 21.0 15.0 50.3
2012 317 19.0 16.6 55.2
2013 316 19.9 15.8 53.8
2014 316 21.9 14.3 52.5
2015 309 22.0 14.0 53.4
2016 309 25.0 12.3 55.3
2017 318 27.7 11.4 37.1
2018 306 17.9 17.0 41.8
2019 368 19.0 19.2 38
2020 357 20.0 17.8 44.3
2021 325 20.0 16.2 96.9
2022 400 25.5 15.6 81.5
2023 420 29.1 14.4 91.7

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 Natchitoches Magnet School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2007 283 15.0 18.9 58
2008 298 18.0 16.6 55.7
2009 320 19.0 16.8 50
2010 316 21.0 15.0 50.9
2011 316 21.0 15.0 50.3
2012 317 19.0 16.6 55.2
2013 316 19.9 15.8 53.8
2014 316 21.9 14.3 52.5
2015 309 22.0 14.0 53.4
2016 309 25.0 12.3 55.3
2017 318 27.7 11.4 37.1
2018 306 17.9 17.0 41.8
2019 368 19.0 19.2 38
2020 357 20.0 17.8 44.3
2021 325 20.0 16.2 96.9
2022 400 25.5 15.6 81.5
2023 420 29.1 14.4 91.7

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 Natchitoches Magnet School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $12,206
2018 $10,598
2019 $10,364
2020 $11,193

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Natchitoches Magnet School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 30th of 731 Elementary schoolsRanks 9th of 730 Elementary schools
 2.9%
Ranks 3rd of 449 Middle schoolsRanks 6th of 465 Middle schools
 0.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Natchitoches Magnet School)99100
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Natchitoches Parish)6364
 1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6964
 5%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Natchitoches Magnet School)8796
 9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Natchitoches Parish)6070
 10%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7062
 8%
3rd Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Magnet School)5996
 37%
   3rd Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Parish)3847
 9%
   3rd Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)4744
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Natchitoches Magnet School)9396
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Natchitoches Parish)5060
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6965
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Natchitoches Magnet School)8795
 8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Natchitoches Parish)5061
 11%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7269
 3%
4th Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Magnet School)7791
 14%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Parish)3648
 12%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5151
5th Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Magnet School)8793
 6%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Parish)4854
 6%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5448
 6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Natchitoches Magnet School)100100
   6th Grade Mathematics (Natchitoches Parish)5959
   6th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6155
 6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Natchitoches Magnet School)10091
 9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Natchitoches Parish)6869
 1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)6766
 1%
6th Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Magnet School)9091
 1%
   6th Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Parish)4943
 6%
   6th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5142
 9%
7th Grade Mathematics (Natchitoches Magnet School)10096
 4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Natchitoches Parish)5260
 8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6158
 3%
7th Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Magnet School)10091
 9%
   7th Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Parish)4953
 4%
   7th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5552
 3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Natchitoches Magnet School)100100
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Natchitoches Parish)7064
 6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7170
 1%
8th Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Magnet School)9696
   8th Grade Social Studies (Natchitoches Parish)6349
 14%
   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 Students368420
 14.1%
African American192216
 12.5%
American Indian15
 400%
Asian27
 250%
Hispanic1020
 100%
Pacific Islander00
White136147
 8.1%
Two or More Races2725
 7.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients38%91.7%
 53.6%





Frequently Asked Questions about Natchitoches Magnet School

Yes! Natchitoches Magnet School is one of the best schools in the state. It ranks 9th of 727 Louisiana schools.

Students at Natchitoches Magnet School are 51% African American, 35% White, 6% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 2% Asian, 1% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 420 students attended Natchitoches Magnet 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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