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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Lafayette, LA. It has 1,030 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.
Address
805 Teurlings Drive
Lafayette, LA 70501
Telephone
(337) 262-5962

David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1180
6 responses
Average ACT
22
88 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$48,533
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$853
National
$949
Median Home Value
$181,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Homecoming
    25%
  • Pep rally or guest.
    25%
  • Guest speakers
    17%
  • Pep rallies
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,030
Free or Reduced Lunch
50%
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,515
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.9%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,171/ year
National
$12,239
61%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy Reviews

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Hi, my name is Jasmine Broussard and I am a senior at David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy, aka DTSMA. I have been to DTSMA since my freshman year and I just love the atmosphere! Everyone is a huge family, including the teacher, faculty, and students. Not to mention the college opportunities that are offered junior and senior year! DTSMA, is a great place to be in order to prepare you for college as well as the work field. The only thing that I would change is the fact that not everyone can experience this.
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This school has EXCELLENT teachers. The environment is clean, friendly, and welcoming. The education is top knotch!
What I like most about David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy is how our teachers push us to learn even when we think we don't want an education. They don't let us fall behind they care about what we do inside and outside of the classroom. The one thing I would like to see changed at the school is the cafeteria food options. Some people can't eat meat and would like a different operation other than just plain fruit, they want protein as well. But, other than that. I can't say anything bad about the environment and aura that surrounds David Thibodaux.