O. Comeaux High School

O. Comeaux High School serves 1,944 students in grades 8 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the LA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 54%.
O. Comeaux High School operates within the Lafayette Parish School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is higher than the LA state average of 67%.

School Overview

The student population of 1944 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 88 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,944 students
O. Comeaux High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % O. Comeaux High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 88 teachers
O. Comeaux High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade O. Comeaux High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 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 22:1 16:1
O. Comeaux High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
2%
2%
O. Comeaux High School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
3%
5%
O. Comeaux High School Black Students (1991-2014)
Black
27%
44%
O. Comeaux High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
68%
46%
O. Comeaux High School White Students (1990-2014)
All Ethnic Groups O. Comeaux High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.47 0.35
O. Comeaux 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.
30%
60%
O. Comeaux 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%
O. Comeaux High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 30,961 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 93% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $10,804 is less than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four years.
The district spending/student of $10,606 is less than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has grown by 28% over four years.
School District Name Lafayette Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
42
5
Number of Students Managed 30,961 2,019
Lafayette Parish School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 72% 67%
Lafayette Parish School District Graduation Rate (1995-2010)
District Total Revenue $323 MM $30 MM
Lafayette Parish School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $317 MM $31 MM
Lafayette Parish School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $10,804 $13,503
Lafayette Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $10,606 $14,322
Lafayette 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 Lafayette High School (3.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Edgar Martin Middle School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Plantation Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • LafayettePlantation Elementary School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 539 students1801 Kaliste Saloom Rd
    LafayetteLA 70508
    (337)521-7780
    0.9KG-5539
  • LafayetteBroadmoor Elementary School
    2.1 miles | Grades: PK-4 | 706 students609 Broadmoor Blvd
    LafayetteLA 70503
    (337)521-7620
    2.1PK-4706
  • LafayetteEdgar Martin Middle School
    2.5 miles | Grades: 5-8 | 719 students401 Broadmoor Blvd
    LafayetteLA 70503
    (337)521-7910
    2.55-8719
  • Lafayette L.j. Alleman Middle School
    2.6 miles | Grades: 4-8 | 1069 students600 Roselawn Blvd
    LafayetteLA 70503
    (337)521-7850
    2.64-81069
  • LafayetteWoodvale Elementary School
    2.9 miles | Grades: KG-4 | 612 students100 Leon Dr
    LafayetteLA 70503
    (337)521-7830
    2.9KG-4612

School Reviews

I would recommend the school but NOT the band program. The current director Chris Smith is running the program into the ground, along with student morale. He runs the band program as a business for his own benefit and also runs it as a completely different entity from the school and Lafayette parish school board. Students are leaving after their junior year in band to finish their senior year & graduate from another school solely because of Mr.Smith. I think this speaks volumes !!
- Posted by Parent, 02/25/11

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