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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Louisiana School for Math, Science & The Arts is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Natchitoches, LA. It has 330 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in reading.
About Louisiana School for Math, Science & The Arts...
Address
715 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Telephone
(318) 357-2501
Website

Louisiana School for Math, Science & The Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1360
49 responses
Average ACT
29
282 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$21,406
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$598
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,900
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
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Slamt
    22%
  • Special Projects Week
    21%
  • Eagle Antics
    15%
  • Spring Fling
    15%
  • Exploration Days
    14%
  • Connections Weekend
    10%
  • Homecoming
    1%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
330
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,333
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Louisiana School for Math, Science & The Arts Reviews

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LSMSA is a place for minds and ambition to grow. Dorm life establishes a culture of symbiotic relationships that endure difficult and fun times alike. The social atmosphere is shadowed by a constant desire to get more out of education, and the terminal degree-holding professors welcome students with open doors, a will to listen and teach, and genuine enthusiasm for their role in a student's life. In going to LSMSA, I have grown far faster as a person and with deeper understanding for what it means to work hard with others toward something for which I feel passion and excitement.
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Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts has greatly increased my opportunities for the future, giving me the ability to reach my full potential. Perhaps my favorite aspect of the school is the personal relationship between the professors and the students, as well as the genuine care of every instructor. Also, class discussions are always open and welcome, allowing you to be exposed to diverse opinions and new ideas. If I could see anything change, it would be the living conditions. It is a boarding school, and the dormitories are quite old. However, this is less of an issue with the school itself and more of an issue with state funds, for it is a public school.
I've enjoyed my time at LSMSA, I think that the academics are very above and beyond with the class choices and the toughness of the classes. I'd say the whole experience prepared me for college and taught me how to study for my classes properly and how to prepare myself for life beyond high school. It also taught me how to make more friends and how to 'put myself out there' and socialize more. The diversity of people also helped me understand the different types of people that are out there.
One thing that I'd like to see is assurance that some clubs will actually have meetings and activities. I've been there for three years and have joined a couple of different clubs that I thought would be interesting, only for them to only meet one time and do nothing else after.