Lester Elementary School

Public K-5

 2350 Oakhurst Drive
       Jackson, MS  39204


 (601) 371-4339

 School Website

District: Jackson Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
224th of 397 Mississippi Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.1
Number of students:  369

Racial breakdown:

African American:
95.4%
White:
1.6%
Hispanic:
1.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Lester Elementary School ranked worse than 56.4% of elementary schools in Mississippi. It also ranked 6th among 32 ranked elementary schools in the Jackson Public School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 45.22. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (95.4%), Hispanic (1.6%), White (1.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lester Elementary School is 18.1, which is the 16th best among 32 elementary schools in the Jackson Public School District. (See more...)
Compare Lester Elementary School employs 20.3 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Lester Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lester Elementary School 224th of 397 Mississippi public elementary schools. (See Lester Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Jackson Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Jackson Public School District 105th of 129 Mississippi school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Lester Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 45.50 232nd 394 41.1%
2009 46.49 226th 392 42.3%
2010 43.44 243rd 403 39.7%
2011 29.41 328th 418 21.5%
2012 26.66 337th 414 18.6%
2013 32.95 298th 408 27.0%
2014 21.16 343rd 394 12.9%
2015 13.18 388th 402 3.5%
2016 13.24 370th 394 6.1%
2017 18.87 347th 406 14.5%
2018 31.86 284th 404 29.7%
2019 45.22 224th 397 43.6%

Data source: test scores: Mississippi Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Mississippi Department of Education

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by a parent
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Open Quote My children have to walk home in a busy and not-so-safe area. My oldest son's performance has spiraled downward since he enrolled here. The teacher took away their recess because they had "too much work". The teachers are rude to the students. Also there are no extra activities (i.e. football, basketball, etc.) to motivate the children. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lester Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 158 197 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 356
1991 162 209 1 1 0 n/a n/a 0 373
1992 125 175 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 300
1993 122 175 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 297
1994 92 168 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 260
1995 75 236 0 1 3 n/a n/a 0 315
1996 75 236 0 1 3 n/a n/a 0 315
1997 87 291 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 382
1998 72 321 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 398
1999 56 294 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 353
2000 44 345 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 389
2001 35 362 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 398
2002 28 353 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2003 28 353 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2004 19 305 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 324
2005 10 311 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 322
2006 13 306 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 319
2007 7 305 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 312
2008 12 327 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 339
2009 13 316 0 0 0 0 0 0 329
2010 11 321 0 0 0 0 0 0 332
2011 4 337 0 0 0 0 1 0 342
2012 6 265 0 0 0 0 0 0 271
2013 7 348 0 1 0 0 4 0 360
2014 8 346 0 2 0 0 3 0 359
2015 7 383 0 2 0 0 0 0 392
2016 11 368 0 1 0 0 4 0 384
2017 5 374 0 1 0 0 5 0 385
2018 6 352 0 6 0 0 5 0 369

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 Lester Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 356 18.2 19.5 n/a
1991 373 17.0 21.9 n/a
1992 300 16.0 18.7 61
1993 297 18.1 16.4 63.3
1994 260 17.0 15.3 63.5
1995 315 14.3 22.0 64.8
1996 315 14.3 22.0 64.8
1997 382 18.7 20.4 69.6
1998 398 18.7 21.3 69.1
1999 353 22.0 16.0 77.9
2000 389 20.8 18.7 78.7
2001 398 21.5 18.5 81.2
2002 381 20.4 18.7 82.9
2003 381 20.4 18.7 82.9
2004 324 20.2 16.0 88.3
2005 322 20.3 15.9 73.9
2006 319 17.4 18.3 89.7
2007 312 19.8 15.8 89.7
2008 339 17.5 19.4 93.2
2009 329 16.6 19.8 93.6
2010 332 17.4 18.9 94.3
2011 342 16.3 20.9 96.5
2012 271 15.0 17.9 94.8
2013 360 18.7 19.2 97.5
2014 359 19.7 18.1 98.6
2015 392 21.0 18.6 100
2016 384 22.0 17.4 100
2017 385 17.3 22.2 100
2018 369 20.3 18.1 100

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Lester Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 356 18.2 19.5 n/a
1991 373 17.0 21.9 n/a
1992 300 16.0 18.7 61
1993 297 18.1 16.4 63.3
1994 260 17.0 15.3 63.5
1995 315 14.3 22.0 64.8
1996 315 14.3 22.0 64.8
1997 382 18.7 20.4 69.6
1998 398 18.7 21.3 69.1
1999 353 22.0 16.0 77.9
2000 389 20.8 18.7 78.7
2001 398 21.5 18.5 81.2
2002 381 20.4 18.7 82.9
2003 381 20.4 18.7 82.9
2004 324 20.2 16.0 88.3
2005 322 20.3 15.9 73.9
2006 319 17.4 18.3 89.7
2007 312 19.8 15.8 89.7
2008 339 17.5 19.4 93.2
2009 329 16.6 19.8 93.6
2010 332 17.4 18.9 94.3
2011 342 16.3 20.9 96.5
2012 271 15.0 17.9 94.8
2013 360 18.7 19.2 97.5
2014 359 19.7 18.1 98.6
2015 392 21.0 18.6 100
2016 384 22.0 17.4 100
2017 385 17.3 22.2 100
2018 369 20.3 18.1 100

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Mississippi Department of Education.

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