Lester Elementary School

Public K-5

 2350 Oakhurst Drive
       Jackson, MS  39204


(601) 371-4339

District: Jackson Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
260th of 381 Mississippi Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,601 Help

Students who attend Lester Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Bailey Middle Apac School
    Northwest Middle School
    Peeples Middle School
High:    Jim Hill High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6
Number of students:  189

Racial breakdown:

African American:
96.8%
Two or more races:
2.1%
White:
1.1%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 23, 2021.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lester Elementary School ranks worse than 68.2% of elementary schools in Mississippi. It also ranks 4th among 29 ranked elementary schools in the Jackson Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 28.27. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (96.8%), two or more races (2.1%), White (1.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lester Elementary School is 13.6, which is the 9th best among 29 elementary schools in the Jackson Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lester Elementary School is $8,601. 19 elementary schools in the Jackson Public School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Lester Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Lester Elementary School 260th of 381 Mississippi public elementary schools. (See Lester Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Jackson Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Jackson Public School District 109th of 128 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%
2021 28.27 260th 381 31.8%

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
2019 8 295 0 4 0 0 2 0 309
2020 3 233 0 2 0 0 4 0 242
2021 2 183 0 0 0 0 4 0 189

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
2019 309 16.4 18.8 100
2020 242 16.1 15.0 100
2021 189 13.8 13.6 100

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
2019 309 16.4 18.8 100
2020 242 16.1 15.0 100
2021 189 13.8 13.6 100

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Lester Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,315 (15.3%) $7,286 (84.7%) $8,601

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Lester Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 224th of 397 Elementary schoolsRanks 260th of 381 Elementary schools
 11.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Lester Elementary School)44.191.7
 47.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Jackson Public School District)36.116
 20.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)48.334.7
 13.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Lester Elementary School)15.312.5
 2.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Jackson Public School District)25.95.3
 20.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)51.434.9
 16.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Lester Elementary School)73.825
 48.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Jackson Public School District)32.616.8
 15.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)48.537.2
 11.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Lester Elementary School)33.312.9
 20.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Jackson Public School District)276.3
 20.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)48.833.2
 15.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Lester Elementary School)73.118.5
 54.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Jackson Public School District)33.222.6
 10.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)4341.5
 1.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Lester Elementary School)23.10
 23.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Jackson Public School District)25.68.7
 16.9%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)38.933.4
 5.5%
5th Grade Science (Lester Elementary School)40.37.4
 32.9%
   5th Grade Science (Mississippi)55.954.3
 1.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students309189
 38.8%
African American295183
 38%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic40
 100%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races24
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients100%100%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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