Peabody Magnet High School

Peabody Magnet High School serves 663 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the LA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Peabody Magnet High School operates within the Rapides Parish School District.
Rapides Parish School District's 63% graduation rate is lower than the LA state average of 67%.

School Overview

The student population of 663 students has declined by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 663 students
Peabody Magnet High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Peabody Magnet High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Peabody Magnet High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Peabody Magnet High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.02 is less 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 16:1 16:1
Peabody Magnet High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Black
99%
44%
Peabody Magnet High School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
1%
46%
Peabody Magnet High School White Students (1990-2014)
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.
0.02 0.35
Peabody Magnet High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
82%
60%
Peabody Magnet High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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%
Peabody Magnet High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Rapides Parish School District's student population of 24,099 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 63% has decreased from 69% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,904 in this district is less than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $9,291 is less than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has declined by 11% over four years.
School District Name Rapides Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
50
5
Number of Students Managed 24,099 2,019
Rapides Parish School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 63% 67%
Rapides Parish School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $235 MM $30 MM
Rapides Parish School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $221 MM $31 MM
Rapides Parish School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,904 $13,503
Rapides Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,291 $14,322
Rapides Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
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 Bolton High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is W.o. Hall Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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it is a good school and they got the sprit of any high school in the world in Louisiana and they cherrleadrs are good and danceline
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 11/11/13
Peabody Magnet is a wonderful school,with wonderful opportunities . Music,art,and sports are execellent and have been through the years.Since becoming a magnet school the academic programs are the best.The facilities are state of the art.
- Posted by Parent, 06/01/12
Peabody Magnet is a wonderful school. It leads the district in developing young learners for the "real world". The above post don't realize that as a parent we have a choice. There are great teachers in the school both parents and students need to take advantage of the course offerings and the new rigorous courses!
- Posted by Teacher, 04/10/12
It's easy to get into trouble there and the kids there can be very messy. But if you really wanna consider going there i would suggest magnet and all honors classes.
- Posted by Parent, 06/08/10
DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL. IT IS HORRIBLE AND HAS THE WORST TEST SCORES.
- Posted by Parent, 04/20/10

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