Acadian Elementary School

Summary:

Acadian Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades PK-4 in Houma, Louisiana, with a student population of 617. The school is part of the Terrebonne Parish school district, which is ranked 21 out of 114 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Despite being located in close proximity to several higher-performing elementary schools in the Terrebonne Parish district, such as Dularge Elementary, Broadmoor Elementary, and Mulberry Elementary, Acadian Elementary consistently ranks in the bottom half of Louisiana elementary schools, with a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's academic performance lags behind the Terrebonne Parish and Louisiana averages in proficiency rates across all subjects and grade levels, with a particularly concerning achievement gap for African American, Hispanic, and Special Education students.

However, Acadian Elementary's diverse student population, which includes a mix of White, African American, Hispanic, and Native American students, is not fully reflected in the school's academic performance. Additionally, the school's English Language Learner (ELL) students perform relatively well, ranking in the top half or top third of Louisiana elementary schools for ELL student achievement. These findings suggest that Acadian Elementary may have effective strategies in place to support its ELL population, and that the school's diversity could be leveraged to improve overall outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 1020 Saadi Street
       Houma, LA  70363


(985) 303-4801

District: Terrebonne Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
431st of 727 Louisiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,953 Help


Students who attend Acadian Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Oaklawn Middle School
High:    Ellender Memorial High School

Student/teacher ratio:  19.0 Help
Number of students:  617

Racial breakdown:

African American:
33.7%
White:
29.3%
Hispanic:
20.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  74.7% Help


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Compare Details Acadian Elementary School ranks worse than 59.3% of elementary schools in Louisiana. It also ranks 16th among 18 ranked elementary schools in the Terrebonne Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 44.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Acadian Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (33.7%), White (29.3%), Hispanic (20.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 74.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Acadian Elementary School is 19. 10 elementary schools in the Terrebonne Parish School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Acadian Elementary School is $10,953, which is the 9th highest among 18 elementary schools in the Terrebonne Parish School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Acadian Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Acadian Elementary School 431st of 727 Louisiana public elementary schools. (See Acadian Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Terrebonne Parish:

SchoolDigger ranks Terrebonne Parish 21st of 114 Louisiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Acadian Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Acadian Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 47.94 415th 725 42.8%
2008 51.86 398th 743 46.4%
2009 64.06 299th 738 59.5%
2010 58.20 359th 736 51.2%
2011 62.02 331st 766 56.8%
2012 68.83 256th 764 66.5%
2013 61.20 315th 772 59.2%
2014 42.90 476th 777 38.7%
2015 31.07 586th 792 26.0%
2016 39.72 493rd 742 33.6%
2017 39.90 492nd 739 33.4%
2018 27.39 530th 728 27.2%
2019 45.08 424th 731 42.0%
2021 45.35 408th 729 44.0%
2022 50.08 384th 727 47.2%
2023 44.08 433rd 730 40.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Acadian Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.29 41st 44 6.8%
2022 24.58 39th 48 18.8%
2023 44.36 28th 46 39.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Acadian Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.84 67th 89 24.7%
2019 46.39 46th 91 49.5%
2021 64.75 19th 75 74.7%
2022 61.98 26th 90 71.1%
2023 53.48 38th 97 60.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Acadian Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 19.93 283rd 333 15.0%
2021 28.33 228th 306 25.5%
2022 25.88 249th 307 18.9%
2023 24.09 240th 296 18.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Acadian Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.98 469th 682 31.2%
2019 43.27 432nd 697 38.0%
2021 47.52 388th 719 46.0%
2022 50.89 368th 724 49.2%
2023 47.09 404th 723 44.1%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Acadian Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 40.06 17th 26 34.6%
2023 36.48 15th 23 34.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Acadian Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 47.02 391st 684 42.8%
2021 59.95 305th 705 56.7%
2022 50.13 380th 701 45.8%
2023 37.91 462nd 705 34.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Acadian Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.30 271st 281 3.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Acadian Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 41.19 451st 696 35.2%
2021 39.12 436th 704 38.1%
2022 44.40 413th 712 42.0%
2023 42.71 426th 713 40.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Acadian Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.83 337th 547 38.4%
2019 44.21 342nd 559 38.8%
2021 35.63 366th 564 35.1%
2022 55.84 222nd 562 60.5%
2023 47.62 294th 570 48.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Acadian Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.86 114th 168 32.1%
2019 40.25 120th 190 36.8%
2021 62.81 73rd 202 63.9%
2022 45.85 130th 220 40.9%
2023 38.62 155th 233 33.5%
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Rank History for Native American students at Acadian Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.96 4th 5 20.0%
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Rank History for White students at Acadian Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.35 459th 516 11.0%
2019 40.91 352nd 517 31.9%
2021 53.60 264th 522 49.4%
2022 52.87 263rd 517 49.1%
2023 45.38 321st 518 38.0%
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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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Data source: Louisiana Dept of Education

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Enrollment information for Acadian 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 794 794
1990 511 236 45 4 56 n/a n/a 0 852
1991 469 254 38 3 39 n/a n/a 0 803
1992 482 289 38 1 44 n/a n/a 0 854
1993 450 280 53 2 43 n/a n/a 0 828
1994 450 258 52 6 46 n/a n/a 0 812
1995 471 268 13 10 45 n/a n/a 0 807
1996 471 268 13 10 45 n/a n/a 0 807
1997 459 293 10 11 45 n/a n/a 0 818
1998 400 286 11 7 63 n/a n/a 0 767
1999 369 285 9 11 61 n/a n/a 0 735
2000 374 262 13 11 65 n/a n/a 0 725
2001 367 279 14 14 70 n/a n/a 0 744
2002 340 260 16 18 61 n/a n/a 0 695
2003 340 260 16 18 61 n/a n/a 0 695
2004 354 274 14 18 63 n/a n/a 0 723
2005 343 281 9 17 61 n/a n/a 0 711
2006 336 268 7 22 89 n/a n/a 0 722
2007 331 266 6 26 88 n/a n/a 0 717
2008 350 292 5 35 109 n/a n/a 0 791
2009 332 285 3 34 126 n/a n/a 0 780
2010 360 305 2 32 138 n/a n/a 0 837
2011 380 300 4 40 114 0 14 0 852
2012 355 279 5 65 107 0 23 0 834
2013 328 267 4 75 102 0 45 0 821
2014 283 294 11 87 90 1 53 0 819
2015 269 281 16 104 67 0 88 0 825
2016 253 253 18 102 71 0 86 0 783
2017 243 272 22 101 55 0 79 0 772
2018 225 300 16 97 40 0 80 0 758
2019 205 294 11 103 47 0 78 0 738
2020 195 267 8 88 46 0 63 0 667
2021 197 256 3 92 52 0 69 0 669
2022 166 203 5 103 40 0 62 0 579
2023 181 208 5 127 40 0 56 0 617

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 Acadian Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 794 39.0 20.3 96.3
1990 852 45.0 18.9 52.1
1991 803 44.0 18.2 57.7
1992 854 46.0 18.5 59.6
1993 828 45.0 18.4 65.5
1994 812 48.0 16.9 66.7
1995 807 46.4 17.4 57.5
1996 807 46.4 17.4 57.5
1997 818 52.0 15.7 60.5
1998 767 53.0 14.5 59.8
1999 735 54.0 13.6 70.5
2000 725 52.0 13.9 74.8
2001 744 55.0 13.5 70.2
2002 695 52.0 13.4 74.4
2003 695 52.0 13.4 74.4
2004 723 51.3 14.1 75.9
2005 711 51.6 13.8 75.9
2006 722 54.0 13.4 78.1
2007 717 56.9 12.6 75.7
2008 791 63.5 12.5 71.6
2009 780 61.6 12.7 72.8
2010 837 62.3 13.4 77.2
2011 852 59.6 14.2 77.9
2012 834 53.5 15.5 81.2
2013 821 53.7 15.2 80.1
2014 819 47.0 17.4 81.4
2015 825 51.0 16.1 79.3
2016 783 n/a n/a 86.1
2017 772 52.3 14.7 59.5
2018 758 36.1 20.9 56.7
2019 738 39.5 18.6 66.5
2020 667 38.0 17.5 71.7
2021 669 37.0 18.0 64.4
2022 579 35.0 16.5 60.3
2023 617 32.3 19.0 74.7

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 Acadian Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 794 39.0 20.3 96.3
1990 852 45.0 18.9 52.1
1991 803 44.0 18.2 57.7
1992 854 46.0 18.5 59.6
1993 828 45.0 18.4 65.5
1994 812 48.0 16.9 66.7
1995 807 46.4 17.4 57.5
1996 807 46.4 17.4 57.5
1997 818 52.0 15.7 60.5
1998 767 53.0 14.5 59.8
1999 735 54.0 13.6 70.5
2000 725 52.0 13.9 74.8
2001 744 55.0 13.5 70.2
2002 695 52.0 13.4 74.4
2003 695 52.0 13.4 74.4
2004 723 51.3 14.1 75.9
2005 711 51.6 13.8 75.9
2006 722 54.0 13.4 78.1
2007 717 56.9 12.6 75.7
2008 791 63.5 12.5 71.6
2009 780 61.6 12.7 72.8
2010 837 62.3 13.4 77.2
2011 852 59.6 14.2 77.9
2012 834 53.5 15.5 81.2
2013 821 53.7 15.2 80.1
2014 819 47.0 17.4 81.4
2015 825 51.0 16.1 79.3
2016 783 n/a n/a 86.1
2017 772 52.3 14.7 59.5
2018 758 36.1 20.9 56.7
2019 738 39.5 18.6 66.5
2020 667 38.0 17.5 71.7
2021 669 37.0 18.0 64.4
2022 579 35.0 16.5 60.3
2023 617 32.3 19.0 74.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Acadian Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $10,313
2018 $9,890
2019 $10,842
2020 $10,953

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Acadian Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 424th of 731 Elementary schoolsRanks 433rd of 730 Elementary schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Acadian Elementary School)6047
 13%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Terrebonne Parish)7567
 8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6964
 5%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Acadian Elementary School)6642
 24%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Terrebonne Parish)7667
 9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7062
 8%
3rd Grade Social Studies (Acadian Elementary School)3522
 13%
   3rd Grade Social Studies (Terrebonne Parish)5347
 6%
   3rd Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)4744
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Acadian Elementary School)6668
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Terrebonne Parish)7672
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6965
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Acadian Elementary School)7175
 4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Terrebonne Parish)7778
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7268
 4%
4th Grade Social Studies (Acadian Elementary School)5567
 12%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Terrebonne Parish)6063
 3%
   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 Students738617
 16.4%
African American294208
 29.3%
American Indian4740
 14.9%
Asian115
 54.5%
Hispanic103127
 23.3%
Pacific Islander00
White205181
 11.7%
Two or More Races7856
 28.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients66.5%74.7%
 8.2%


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

Middle : Oaklawn Middle School
High : Ellender Memorial High School

Students at Acadian Elementary School are 34% African American, 29% White, 21% Hispanic, 9% Two or more races, 6% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 617 students attended Acadian Elementary School.

Acadian Elementary School ranks 431st of 727 Louisiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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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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