L.w. Higgins High School

L.w. Higgins High School serves 1,427 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the LA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is more than the state average of 54%.
L.w. Higgins High School operates within the Jefferson Parish School District.
The school district's 67% graduation rate is equal to the LA state average of 67%.

School Overview

The student population of 1427 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,427 students
L.w. Higgins High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % L.w. Higgins High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 76 teachers
L.w. Higgins High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade L.w. Higgins High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 16:1
L.w. Higgins High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.54 0.35
L.w. Higgins High School Diversity Score (1990-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
71%
60%
L.w. Higgins High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
7%
L.w. Higgins High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 45,099 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 89% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,875 is less than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has declined by 14% over four years.
The district spending/student of $13,024 is less than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has grown by 25% over four years.
School District Name Jefferson Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
82
5
Number of Students Managed 45,099 2,019
Jefferson Parish School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 67% 67%
Jefferson Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $531 MM $30 MM
Jefferson Parish School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $582 MM $31 MM
Jefferson Parish School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $11,875 $13,503
Jefferson Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $13,024 $14,322
Jefferson Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is John Ehret High School (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Stella Worley Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vic A. Pitre Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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