Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

Summary:

Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts is a high-performing public high school serving grades 7-12 in Opelousas, Louisiana, with a student population of 258. This exceptional school consistently outshines the surrounding St. Landry Parish and the state of Louisiana in academic achievement.

Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts has been a standout performer for years, ranking 4th out of 321 high schools in Louisiana and earning a prestigious 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's academic prowess is evident across the board, with significantly higher proficiency rates compared to the parish and state in subjects like Algebra I, Geometry, English II, and U.S. History. Notably, the school excels in supporting the academic achievement of diverse student subgroups, ranking 1st out of 252 high schools in Louisiana for African American students, 5th out of 321 for students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, and within the top 10 for both male and female students.

While the surrounding high schools in St. Landry Parish generally struggle, with lower proficiency rates and statewide rankings, Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts stands out as an exceptional institution. Despite having a relatively high percentage of students from low-income backgrounds, the school's focus on equity and inclusive practices has enabled it to deliver exceptional academic outcomes, underscoring its ability to effectively support and serve students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.


Detail:

Public 7-12

 1100 E Leo Street
       Opelousas, LA  70570


(337) 942-6195

District: St. Landry Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
4th of 326 Louisiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,080 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  11.7 Help
Number of students:  258

Racial breakdown:

African American:
52.7%
White:
41.1%
Hispanic:
3.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.9% Help


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Compare Details Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts ranks better than 96.2% of middle schools in Louisiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.34. (See more...)
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Compare Details Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts ranks better than 98.8% of high schools in Louisiana. It also ranks first among 7 ranked high schools in the St. Landry Parish School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 93.68. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (52.7%), White (41.1%), Hispanic (3.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts is 11.7, which is the 4th best among 7 high schools in the St. Landry Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts is $13,080, which is the 3rd highest among 7 high schools in the St. Landry Parish School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts:

SchoolDigger ranks Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts 18th of 469 Louisiana public middle schools. (See Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts 4th of 326 Louisiana public high schools. (See Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts in the ranking list.)

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St. Landry Parish:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Landry Parish 44th of 114 Louisiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

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Rank History for all middle school students at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 79.30 65th 396 83.6%
2008 65.74 153rd 413 63.0%
2009 71.54 118th 425 72.2%
2010 66.22 154th 408 62.3%
2011 76.21 92nd 412 77.7%
2012 72.80 113th 442 74.4%
2013 73.57 115th 457 74.8%
2014 74.26 108th 470 77.0%
2015 75.55 97th 482 79.9%
2016 83.51 55th 435 87.4%
2017 77.49 90th 437 79.4%
2018 90.41 21st 411 94.9%
2021 86.18 45th 459 90.2%
2022 89.51 31st 460 93.3%
2023 92.34 18th 465 96.1%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.42 15th 403 96.3%
2019 96.62 12th 430 97.2%
2021 88.47 35th 455 92.3%
2022 90.73 28th 458 93.9%
2023 94.99 13th 459 97.2%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 88.85 24th 418 94.3%
2021 87.38 38th 441 91.4%
2022 91.76 21st 441 95.2%
2023 90.61 23rd 444 94.8%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 89.99 26th 418 93.8%
2021 80.24 76th 442 82.8%
2022 82.66 54th 442 87.8%
2023 93.85 12th 443 97.3%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.38 12th 313 96.2%
2019 96.18 12th 338 96.4%
2021 89.98 23rd 352 93.5%
2022 94.42 21st 360 94.2%
2023 94.85 12th 360 96.7%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.58 40th 338 88.2%
2019 89.21 21st 350 94.0%
2021 84.07 37th 358 89.7%
2022 84.93 32nd 362 91.2%
2023 94.23 10th 352 97.2%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

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Rank History for all high school students at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 83.21 30th 290 89.7%
2008 47.15 169th 291 41.9%
2009 57.97 131st 301 56.5%
2010 61.20 122nd 297 58.9%
2011 58.81 138th 300 54.0%
2012 43.50 214th 310 31.0%
2013 52.11 181st 312 42.0%
2014 72.35 54th 309 82.5%
2015 77.42 32nd 312 89.7%
2016 76.22 42nd 297 85.9%
2017 68.61 103rd 297 65.3%
2018 79.60 23rd 302 92.4%
2019 87.34 18th 313 94.2%
2021 89.53 12th 322 96.3%
2022 88.91 14th 326 95.7%
2023 93.68 4th 321 98.8%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 88.82 16th 301 94.7%
2021 90.72 11th 285 96.1%
2022 95.32 6th 322 98.1%
2023 94.73 5th 321 98.4%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 91.79 7th 311 97.7%
2023 92.04 8th 308 97.4%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 80.92 37th 291 87.3%
2021 87.51 21st 292 92.8%
2022 83.93 27th 301 91.0%
2023 93.25 10th 306 96.7%
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Rank History for high school African American students at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.07 8th 233 96.6%
2021 94.63 11th 243 95.5%
2022 99.04 4th 256 98.4%
2023 99.68 1st 252 99.6%
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Rank History for high school White students at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 86.53 11th 249 95.6%
2021 88.50 8th 245 96.7%
2022 87.62 13th 250 94.8%
2023 84.37 20th 249 92.0%
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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 Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 35 73 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 109
2007 67 108 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 176
2008 88 158 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 249
2009 79 160 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 241
2010 67 168 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 238
2011 79 200 2 0 0 0 0 0 281
2012 70 179 3 1 0 0 0 0 253
2013 76 153 8 0 0 0 1 0 238
2014 84 162 6 2 0 0 2 0 256
2015 94 173 5 4 0 0 0 0 276
2016 112 188 6 2 1 0 1 0 310
2017 127 185 4 4 0 0 1 0 321
2018 120 170 6 4 0 0 0 0 300
2019 124 172 5 7 0 0 0 0 308
2020 119 156 3 7 0 0 0 0 285
2021 114 158 1 6 0 0 1 0 280
2022 102 132 4 8 0 0 1 0 247
2023 106 136 6 9 1 0 0 0 258

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 109 9.5 11.5 64.2
2007 176 13.0 13.5 65.9
2008 249 15.0 16.6 61.4
2009 241 21.0 11.5 56.4
2010 238 22.0 10.8 59.7
2011 281 20.0 14.0 73.7
2012 253 22.0 11.5 69.2
2013 238 22.0 10.8 72.7
2014 256 19.9 12.8 66
2015 276 10.0 27.6 71.4
2016 310 9.0 34.4 63.5
2017 321 19.0 16.8 65.1
2018 300 20.0 15.0 31.3
2019 308 22.0 14.0 38.6
2020 285 22.0 12.9 43.5
2021 280 22.0 12.7 45.7
2022 247 22.0 11.2 46.6
2023 258 21.9 11.7 51.9

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 Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 109 9.5 11.5 64.2
2007 176 13.0 13.5 65.9
2008 249 15.0 16.6 61.4
2009 241 21.0 11.5 56.4
2010 238 22.0 10.8 59.7
2011 281 20.0 14.0 73.7
2012 253 22.0 11.5 69.2
2013 238 22.0 10.8 72.7
2014 256 19.9 12.8 66
2015 276 10.0 27.6 71.4
2016 310 9.0 34.4 63.5
2017 321 19.0 16.8 65.1
2018 300 20.0 15.0 31.3
2019 308 22.0 14.0 38.6
2020 285 22.0 12.9 43.5
2021 280 22.0 12.7 45.7
2022 247 22.0 11.2 46.6
2023 258 21.9 11.7 51.9

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 Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $10,136
2018 $11,421
2019 $11,617
2020 $13,080

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

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 18th of 313 High schoolsRanks 4th of 321 High schools
 4.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Social Studies (Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts)8277
 5%
   7th Grade Social Studies (St. Landry Parish)4940
 9%
   7th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5552
 3%
8th Grade Social Studies (Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts)9080
 10%
   8th Grade Social Studies (St. Landry Parish)6144
 17%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)6453
 11%
End of Course Algebra I (Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts)8893
 5%
   End of Course Algebra I (St. Landry Parish)6958
 11%
   End of Course Algebra I (Louisiana)6764
 3%
End of Course U.S. History (Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts)8488
 4%
   End of Course U.S. History (St. Landry Parish)6041
 19%
   End of Course U.S. History (Louisiana)5954
 5%
End of Course English I (Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts)9290
 2%
   End of Course English I (St. Landry Parish)7461
 13%
   End of Course English I (Louisiana)7166
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students308258
 16.2%
African American172136
 20.9%
American Indian01
Asian56
 20%
Hispanic79
 28.6%
Pacific Islander00
White124106
 14.5%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients38.6%51.9%
 13.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 258 students attended Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts.

Students at Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts are 53% African American, 41% White, 3% Hispanic, 2% Asian.


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