C.F. Rowley Alternative School

Summary:

C.F. Rowley Alternative School is a public high school serving grades 6-12 in Chalmette, Louisiana, with a student population of 275. The school is part of the St. Bernard Parish school district, which is ranked 50 out of 122 districts in Louisiana and has a 3-star rating.

Despite its small class sizes, C.F. Rowley Alternative School consistently performs significantly below the state and district averages on standardized tests across all subjects and grade levels. In 2023-2024, only 12% of students were proficient or better in Mathematics compared to 59% statewide, and only 28% were proficient or better in English Language Arts compared to 69% statewide. The school has consistently ranked in the bottom 10-15% of Louisiana high schools, with a 0 or 1-star rating from SchoolDigger over the past several years, placing it among the lowest-performing schools in the state. This is particularly concerning for the school's African American and low-income students, who rank in the bottom 3-5% of Louisiana high schools.

In comparison, nearby schools such as Chalmette High School and Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies significantly outperform C.F. Rowley Alternative School on academic measures, despite serving similar student populations. This suggests that factors beyond class size, such as curriculum, instructional practices, school leadership, and student support services, may be more significant contributors to the school's challenges. Addressing these disparities and implementing comprehensive school improvement strategies will be crucial for C.F. Rowley Alternative School to better serve its students and community.


Detail:

Public 6-12

 49 Madison Avenue
       Chalmette, LA  70043


(504) 301-4001

District: St. Bernard Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
324th of 333 Louisiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,203 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  21.2 Help
Number of students:  275

Racial breakdown:

African American:
46.5%
White:
28.0%
Hispanic:
18.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  73.1% Help


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Compare Details C.F. Rowley Alternative School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 4.56. (See more...)
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Compare Details C.F. Rowley Alternative School ranks worse than 99.3% of middle schools in Louisiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 2.08. (See more...)
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Compare Details C.F. Rowley Alternative School ranks worse than 97.3% of high schools in Louisiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 2.24. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at C.F. Rowley Alternative School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (46.5%), White (28%), Hispanic (18.9%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at C.F. Rowley Alternative School is 21.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at C.F. Rowley Alternative School is $14,203.
Schooldigger Rankings:

C.F. Rowley Alternative School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks C.F. Rowley Alternative School 446th of 449 Louisiana public middle schools. (See C.F. Rowley Alternative School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks C.F. Rowley Alternative School 324th of 333 Louisiana public high schools. (See C.F. Rowley Alternative School in the ranking list.)

St. Bernard Parish:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Bernard Parish 50th of 122 Louisiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for C.F. Rowley Alternative School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 9.22 675th 725 6.9%
2008 36.34 501st 743 32.6%
2009 10.08 694th 738 6.0%
2010 19.63 633rd 736 14.0%
2011 17.43 677th 766 11.6%
2012 6.92 743rd 764 2.7%
2013 33.30 570th 772 26.2%
2014 3.81 764th 777 1.7%
2015 18.82 680th 792 14.1%
2016 1.17 737th 742 0.7%
2017 4.56 720th 739 2.6%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for C.F. Rowley Alternative School

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Rank History for all middle school students at C.F. Rowley Alternative School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 12.47 362nd 396 8.6%
2008 17.97 360th 413 12.8%
2009 15.85 378th 425 11.1%
2010 21.08 359th 408 12.0%
2011 20.20 376th 412 8.7%
2012 10.59 408th 442 7.7%
2013 19.82 377th 457 17.5%
2014 12.75 425th 470 9.6%
2015 28.86 372nd 482 22.8%
2016 14.98 387th 435 11.0%
2017 16.71 373rd 437 14.6%
2018 8.63 385th 411 6.3%
2019 1.50 447th 449 0.4%
2021 7.89 423rd 459 7.8%
2022 6.98 431st 460 6.3%
2023 7.16 440th 465 5.4%
2024 2.08 446th 449 0.7%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at C.F. Rowley Alternative School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 10.68 379th 403 6.0%
2019 2.16 427th 430 0.7%
2021 11.89 406th 455 10.8%
2022 8.63 426th 458 7.0%
2023 9.92 424th 459 7.6%
2024 2.57 439th 444 1.1%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at C.F. Rowley Alternative School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 10.75 394th 418 5.7%
2021 18.93 365th 441 17.2%
2022 2.46 435th 441 1.4%
2023 31.34 324th 444 27.0%
2024 2.29 410th 415 1.2%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at C.F. Rowley Alternative School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 1.60 417th 418 0.2%
2021 6.79 418th 442 5.4%
2022 10.68 399th 442 9.7%
2023 8.11 418th 443 5.6%
2024 3.36 420th 426 1.4%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at C.F. Rowley Alternative School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.54 288th 313 8.0%
2019 5.76 331st 338 2.1%
2021 20.68 293rd 352 16.8%
2022 19.58 311th 360 13.6%
2023 22.62 287th 360 20.3%
2024 5.06 329th 333 1.2%
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Rank History for middle school White students at C.F. Rowley Alternative School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 0.32 350th 350 0.0%
2022 2.29 357th 362 1.4%
2023 7.95 339th 352 3.7%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for C.F. Rowley Alternative School

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Rank History for all high school students at C.F. Rowley Alternative School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 12.23 271st 290 6.6%
2008 3.11 286th 291 1.7%
2009 22.07 253rd 301 15.9%
2010 26.06 252nd 297 15.2%
2011 44.70 206th 300 31.3%
2014 15.54 283rd 309 8.4%
2015 23.47 272nd 312 12.8%
2016 14.68 277th 297 6.7%
2017 19.65 267th 297 10.1%
2018 16.37 259th 302 14.2%
2019 4.53 299th 313 4.5%
2022 8.25 294th 326 9.8%
2023 4.48 305th 321 5.0%
2024 2.24 324th 333 2.7%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at C.F. Rowley Alternative School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 4.15 290th 301 3.7%
2022 12.90 282nd 322 12.4%
2023 4.35 306th 321 4.7%
2024 2.88 317th 328 3.4%
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Rank History for high school Female students at C.F. Rowley Alternative School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 16.38 249th 292 14.7%
2022 3.45 303rd 311 2.6%
2023 12.78 273rd 308 11.4%
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Rank History for high school Male students at C.F. Rowley Alternative School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 4.30 280th 291 3.8%
2023 2.43 300th 306 2.0%
2024 3.79 305th 315 3.2%
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Rank History for high school African American students at C.F. Rowley Alternative School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 8.20 220th 233 5.6%
2022 25.75 193rd 256 24.6%
2023 18.75 210th 252 16.7%
2024 4.28 255th 260 1.9%
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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 C.F. Rowley Alternative School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 48 9 0 4 1 n/a n/a 0 62
1999 49 12 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 64
2000 64 22 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 89
2001 56 20 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 77
2002 46 35 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 82
2003 46 35 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 82
2004 73 48 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 124
2005 64 45 0 3 2 n/a n/a 0 114
2007 49 9 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 62
2008 82 38 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 123
2009 106 54 0 6 1 n/a n/a 0 167
2010 97 78 0 12 3 n/a n/a 0 190
2011 115 80 1 0 0 0 6 0 202
2012 84 76 1 12 2 0 4 0 179
2013 70 67 0 14 2 0 5 0 158
2014 33 51 0 3 0 0 4 0 91
2015 35 66 0 7 0 0 4 0 112
2016 29 79 0 5 0 1 2 0 116
2017 35 79 1 5 0 0 3 0 123
2018 40 56 1 14 0 0 3 0 114
2019 31 59 0 10 0 0 4 0 104
2020 49 88 3 20 2 0 8 0 170
2021 26 52 0 7 0 0 4 0 89
2022 27 61 0 14 0 0 1 0 103
2023 77 128 0 52 1 0 17 0 275

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 C.F. Rowley Alternative School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 62 5.0 12.4 38.7
1999 64 6.0 10.7 54.7
2000 89 10.0 8.9 56.2
2001 77 12.0 6.4 63.6
2002 82 14.0 5.9 82.9
2003 82 14.0 5.9 82.9
2004 124 15.0 8.3 83.9
2005 114 13.8 8.3 79.8
2007 62 9.1 6.8 95.2
2008 123 13.5 9.1 87
2009 167 19.0 8.8 79
2010 190 24.7 7.6 83.2
2011 202 25.0 8.0 85.6
2012 179 23.0 7.7 93.3
2013 158 22.9 6.8 86.1
2014 91 11.9 7.6 92.3
2015 112 12.0 9.3 92
2016 116 23.0 5.0 89.7
2017 123 10.0 12.3 95.1
2018 114 8.9 12.7 86
2019 104 9.0 11.5 83.7
2020 170 10.0 17.0 83.5
2021 89 12.0 7.4 79.8
2022 103 12.0 8.5 70.9
2023 275 12.9 21.2 73.1

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 C.F. Rowley Alternative School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 62 5.0 12.4 38.7
1999 64 6.0 10.7 54.7
2000 89 10.0 8.9 56.2
2001 77 12.0 6.4 63.6
2002 82 14.0 5.9 82.9
2003 82 14.0 5.9 82.9
2004 124 15.0 8.3 83.9
2005 114 13.8 8.3 79.8
2007 62 9.1 6.8 95.2
2008 123 13.5 9.1 87
2009 167 19.0 8.8 79
2010 190 24.7 7.6 83.2
2011 202 25.0 8.0 85.6
2012 179 23.0 7.7 93.3
2013 158 22.9 6.8 86.1
2014 91 11.9 7.6 92.3
2015 112 12.0 9.3 92
2016 116 23.0 5.0 89.7
2017 123 10.0 12.3 95.1
2018 114 8.9 12.7 86
2019 104 9.0 11.5 83.7
2020 170 10.0 17.0 83.5
2021 89 12.0 7.4 79.8
2022 103 12.0 8.5 70.9
2023 275 12.9 21.2 73.1

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 C.F. Rowley Alternative School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $15,860
2018 $15,822
2019 $14,853
2020 $14,203

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

Impact of COVID-19 on C.F. Rowley Alternative 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 447th of 449 Middle schoolsRanks 440th of 465 Middle schools
 4.9%
Ranks 299th of 313 High schoolsRanks 305th of 321 High schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Mathematics (C.F. Rowley Alternative School)2420
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (St. Bernard Parish)6256
 6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6157
 4%
6th Grade English Language Arts (C.F. Rowley Alternative School)2024
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (St. Bernard Parish)6771
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)6768
 1%
6th Grade Social Studies (C.F. Rowley Alternative School)1010
   6th Grade Social Studies (St. Bernard Parish)5249
 3%
   6th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5142
 9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (C.F. Rowley Alternative School)2235
 13%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (St. Bernard Parish)7369
 4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7267
 5%
8th Grade Mathematics (C.F. Rowley Alternative School)1329
 16%
   8th Grade Mathematics (St. Bernard Parish)5846
 12%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)5347
 6%
8th Grade English Language Arts (C.F. Rowley Alternative School)2552
 27%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (St. Bernard Parish)7375
 2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7170
 1%
8th Grade Social Studies (C.F. Rowley Alternative School)2315
 8%
   8th Grade Social Studies (St. Bernard Parish)6257
 5%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)6453
 11%
End of Course Algebra I (C.F. Rowley Alternative School)3532
 3%
   End of Course Algebra I (St. Bernard Parish)7371
 2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Louisiana)6764
 3%
End of Course U.S. History (C.F. Rowley Alternative School)2212
 10%
   End of Course U.S. History (St. Bernard Parish)6755
 12%
   End of Course U.S. History (Louisiana)5954
 5%
End of Course English I (C.F. Rowley Alternative School)3332
 1%
   End of Course English I (St. Bernard Parish)6668
 2%
   End of Course English I (Louisiana)7167
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students104275
 164.4%
African American59128
 116.9%
American Indian01
Asian00
Hispanic1052
 420%
Pacific Islander00
White3177
 148.4%
Two or More Races417
 325%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients83.7%73.1%
 10.6%


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C.F. Rowley Alternative School ranks in the bottom 2.7% of Louisiana high schools.

Students at C.F. Rowley Alternative School are 47% African American, 28% White, 19% Hispanic, 6% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 275 students attended C.F. Rowley Alternative School.


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