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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Early College Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Lafayette, LA. It has 260 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 37 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
320 Devalcourt Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
Telephone
(337) 521-8956

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
58 responses
AP Enrollment

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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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Ring Ceremony
    57%
  • pbis events to reward students
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    14%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
260
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
37:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,515
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,171/ year
National
$12,239
55%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.11 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.11 responses
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ECA is an amazing opportunity and an unbelievable experience. ECA students graduate not only with their high school diplomas, but also their Associates Degree from South Louisiana Community College. No matter what grade you're in, and if you're in their class or not, the ECA teachers are always willing to help, even after graduation. Students that graduate from ECA have a distinct advantage, they already have the experience of what college is going to be like and they know how to succeed. ECA may not have sports but there are many clubs such as: Health Club, Student Council, Law Club (which does go to competition), Yearbook Club, Science Club, and the National Honors Society.
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Amazing teachers and staff. Attending this school was amazing because I learned a lot of communication and professional skills through experiences. Being in a college setting during high school years has prepared me for my higher education and also my current career opportunity. ECA lacks sports and most other clubs/activities that most schools posses, but I'm all for academics and it didn't bother me much.
I have enjoyed my time at ECA for my entire highschool career. The school is relatively small, but this just means we are all closer to each other!