Bayou Black Elementary School

Summary:

Bayou Black Elementary School is a public elementary school in Houma, Louisiana, serving 177 students in grades PK-6. 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.

Bayou Black Elementary consistently outperforms the Terrebonne Parish and Louisiana state averages in LEAP test scores, with 74% of students proficient or better in ELA compared to 67% statewide. The school ranks highly for its performance with female students and low socioeconomic status students, placing in the top 25% of Louisiana elementary schools in these categories. However, the school's ranking for White students is in the bottom 25%, an area for potential improvement. Bayou Black has also seen an increase in the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, from 45.45% in 2020-2021 to 58.76% in 2022-2023, indicating a growing population of students from lower-income households.

Compared to nearby schools, Bayou Black generally outperforms in test scores, particularly in ELA and Mathematics. However, some schools like Dularge Elementary and Mulberry Elementary have higher overall performance and rankings, suggesting opportunities for Bayou Black to learn from their best practices. Despite these variations, Bayou Black Elementary has maintained a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger for the past several years, demonstrating its ability to provide a stable, quality education to its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 4449 Bayou Black Drive
       Houma, LA  70360


(985) 303-4802

District: Terrebonne Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
263rd of 727 Louisiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,769 Help


Students who attend Bayou Black Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Evergreen Junior High School
High:    H. L. Bourgeois High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.1 Help
Number of students:  177

Racial breakdown:

White:
61.0%
African American:
20.9%
Two or more races:
10.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  58.8% Help


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Compare Details Bayou Black Elementary School ranks better than 63.8% of elementary schools in Louisiana. It also ranks 8th 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 65.99. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (61%), African American (20.9%), two or more races (10.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 58.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bayou Black Elementary School is 16.1, which is the 4th best among 18 elementary schools in the Terrebonne Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bayou Black Elementary School is $12,769, which is the 3rd highest among 18 elementary schools in the Terrebonne Parish School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bayou Black Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bayou Black Elementary School 263rd of 727 Louisiana public elementary schools. (See Bayou Black 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 Bayou Black Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Bayou Black Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 71.84 214th 725 70.5%
2008 80.40 122nd 743 83.6%
2009 74.01 189th 738 74.4%
2010 72.22 226th 736 69.3%
2011 77.45 167th 766 78.2%
2012 57.80 360th 764 52.9%
2013 73.02 195th 772 74.7%
2014 58.19 356th 777 54.2%
2015 47.14 450th 792 43.2%
2016 58.31 348th 742 53.1%
2017 59.29 346th 739 53.2%
2018 70.09 157th 728 78.4%
2019 71.98 223rd 731 69.5%
2021 64.60 268th 729 63.2%
2022 60.00 303rd 727 58.3%
2023 65.99 263rd 730 64.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Bayou Black Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.13 82nd 682 88.0%
2019 74.55 161st 697 76.9%
2021 69.48 202nd 719 71.9%
2022 60.30 276th 724 61.9%
2023 71.54 169th 723 76.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Bayou Black Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 67.23 241st 684 64.8%
2021 73.11 178th 705 74.8%
2022 70.76 196th 701 72.0%
2023 72.72 186th 705 73.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Bayou Black Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 73.79 185th 696 73.4%
2021 67.33 235th 704 66.6%
2022 55.11 342nd 712 52.0%
2023 57.72 329th 713 53.9%
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Rank History for White students at Bayou Black Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.33 147th 516 71.5%
2019 58.46 237th 517 54.2%
2021 39.37 354th 522 32.2%
2022 38.03 374th 517 27.7%
2023 29.56 415th 518 19.9%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Bayou Black 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 206 206
1990 106 62 2 1 4 n/a n/a 0 175
1991 104 77 1 1 3 n/a n/a 0 186
1992 93 70 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 167
1993 92 52 2 1 2 n/a n/a 0 149
1994 95 66 2 0 2 n/a n/a 0 165
1995 109 61 3 1 2 n/a n/a 0 176
1996 109 61 3 1 2 n/a n/a 0 176
1997 95 49 1 0 4 n/a n/a 0 149
1998 93 57 1 1 6 n/a n/a 0 158
1999 95 54 1 0 7 n/a n/a 0 157
2000 104 60 1 0 7 n/a n/a 0 172
2001 105 56 1 1 8 n/a n/a 0 171
2002 110 57 0 1 7 n/a n/a 0 175
2003 110 57 0 1 7 n/a n/a 0 175
2004 102 52 0 1 7 n/a n/a 0 162
2005 83 56 0 2 8 n/a n/a 0 149
2006 73 54 0 2 7 n/a n/a 0 136
2007 83 54 0 1 10 n/a n/a 0 148
2008 86 48 0 4 8 n/a n/a 0 146
2009 92 58 0 8 8 n/a n/a 0 166
2010 110 55 0 6 6 n/a n/a 0 177
2011 106 62 0 8 3 0 0 0 179
2012 95 51 0 7 3 0 6 0 162
2013 84 49 0 7 5 0 7 0 152
2014 109 56 0 10 7 0 8 0 190
2015 102 62 0 5 7 0 18 0 194
2016 93 53 0 6 9 0 26 0 187
2017 102 58 2 6 5 0 24 0 197
2018 103 44 1 7 4 0 29 0 188
2019 104 42 1 9 5 0 23 0 184
2020 99 41 1 10 3 0 21 0 175
2021 112 29 1 6 2 0 15 0 165
2022 115 28 1 9 2 0 17 0 172
2023 108 37 1 8 5 0 18 0 177

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 Bayou Black Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 206 11.0 18.7 n/a
1990 175 12.0 14.5 53.7
1991 186 13.0 14.3 45.7
1992 167 12.0 13.9 57.5
1993 149 10.0 14.9 53
1994 165 11.0 15.0 56.4
1995 176 10.2 17.3 48.3
1996 176 10.2 17.3 48.3
1997 149 9.0 16.6 40.9
1998 158 11.0 14.4 46.2
1999 157 11.0 14.3 58
2000 172 13.0 13.2 68
2001 171 12.0 14.3 64.3
2002 175 14.0 12.5 64.6
2003 175 14.0 12.5 64.6
2004 162 14.1 11.5 69.1
2005 149 13.0 11.5 71.8
2006 136 12.6 10.8 73.5
2007 148 13.6 10.9 72.3
2008 146 14.3 10.2 68.5
2009 166 13.6 12.2 70.5
2010 177 14.6 12.0 75.7
2011 179 14.4 12.4 71.5
2012 162 12.0 13.5 76.5
2013 152 10.0 15.2 75
2014 190 10.6 17.9 77.9
2015 194 12.0 16.1 73.7
2016 187 n/a n/a 75.9
2017 197 15.2 12.9 55.3
2018 188 10.0 18.8 52.1
2019 184 10.0 18.4 51.6
2020 175 10.0 17.5 52
2021 165 10.0 16.5 45.5
2022 172 11.0 15.6 43.6
2023 177 10.9 16.1 58.8

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 Bayou Black Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 206 11.0 18.7 n/a
1990 175 12.0 14.5 53.7
1991 186 13.0 14.3 45.7
1992 167 12.0 13.9 57.5
1993 149 10.0 14.9 53
1994 165 11.0 15.0 56.4
1995 176 10.2 17.3 48.3
1996 176 10.2 17.3 48.3
1997 149 9.0 16.6 40.9
1998 158 11.0 14.4 46.2
1999 157 11.0 14.3 58
2000 172 13.0 13.2 68
2001 171 12.0 14.3 64.3
2002 175 14.0 12.5 64.6
2003 175 14.0 12.5 64.6
2004 162 14.1 11.5 69.1
2005 149 13.0 11.5 71.8
2006 136 12.6 10.8 73.5
2007 148 13.6 10.9 72.3
2008 146 14.3 10.2 68.5
2009 166 13.6 12.2 70.5
2010 177 14.6 12.0 75.7
2011 179 14.4 12.4 71.5
2012 162 12.0 13.5 76.5
2013 152 10.0 15.2 75
2014 190 10.6 17.9 77.9
2015 194 12.0 16.1 73.7
2016 187 n/a n/a 75.9
2017 197 15.2 12.9 55.3
2018 188 10.0 18.8 52.1
2019 184 10.0 18.4 51.6
2020 175 10.0 17.5 52
2021 165 10.0 16.5 45.5
2022 172 11.0 15.6 43.6
2023 177 10.9 16.1 58.8

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 Bayou Black Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $11,201
2018 $11,716
2019 $12,250
2020 $12,769

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

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 223rd of 731 Elementary schoolsRanks 263rd of 730 Elementary schools
 5.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Bayou Black Elementary School)7072
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Terrebonne Parish)7567
 8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6964
 5%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bayou Black Elementary School)7057
 13%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Terrebonne Parish)7667
 9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7062
 8%
3rd Grade Social Studies (Bayou Black Elementary School)4850
 2%
   3rd Grade Social Studies (Terrebonne Parish)5347
 6%
   3rd Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)4744
 3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Bayou Black Elementary School)8090
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Terrebonne Parish)7672
 4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6965
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Bayou Black Elementary School)9585
 10%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Terrebonne Parish)7778
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7268
 4%
4th Grade Social Studies (Bayou Black Elementary School)8075
 5%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Terrebonne Parish)6063
 3%
   4th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5153
 2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Bayou Black Elementary School)6059
 1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Terrebonne Parish)6367
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6361
 2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Bayou Black Elementary School)8171
 10%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Terrebonne Parish)7679
 3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7170
 1%
5th Grade Social Studies (Bayou Black Elementary School)5548
 7%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Terrebonne Parish)5759
 2%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5448
 6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Bayou Black Elementary School)8466
 18%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Terrebonne Parish)7268
 4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6155
 6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Bayou Black Elementary School)8075
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Terrebonne Parish)7681
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)6768
 1%
6th Grade Social Studies (Bayou Black Elementary School)7242
 30%
   6th Grade Social Studies (Terrebonne Parish)5952
 7%
   6th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5142
 9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students184177
 3.8%
African American4237
 11.9%
American Indian55
Asian11
Hispanic98
 11.1%
Pacific Islander00
White104108
 3.8%
Two or More Races2318
 21.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.6%58.8%
 7.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 177 students attended Bayou Black Elementary School.

Bayou Black Elementary School ranks 263rd of 727 Louisiana elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Bayou Black Elementary School are 61% White, 21% African American, 10% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 3% American Indian.

Students who attend Bayou Black Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Evergreen Junior High School
High : H. L. Bourgeois High School


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