Block High School

Tel: (318)339-7996
Grades: 8-12

264 students

Block High School serves 264 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 49% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Block High School operates within the Catahoula Parish School District.
The school district's 66% graduation rate is lower than the LA state average of 68%.

Overview

The student population of 264 students has grown by 10% over five years.
The teacher population of 22 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 264 students
Block High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Block High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Block High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 14:1
Block High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
Block High School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
45%
48%
Block High School Black (1990-2012)
White
51%
45%
Block High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Block High School Sch Ethnicity Block High School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.57
Block High School Diversity Score (1990-2012)
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.
64%
61%
Block High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
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.
9%
7%
Block High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,555 students has decreased by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 66% over five years.
School District Name Catahoula Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
10
6
Number of Students Managed 1,555 1,938
Catahoula Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 66% 68%
Catahoula Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $18 MM $33 MM
Catahoula Parish School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $17 MM $33 MM
Catahoula Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,578 $14,187
Catahoula Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,313 $14,076
Catahoula Parish School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Harrisonburg High School (9.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Jonesville Junior High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Jonesville Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Jonesville Jonesville Junior High School
    802 East H Johnson St
    Jonesville , LA , 71343
    (318)339-9604
    0.4  mi  |  201  students  |  Gr.  4-7
  • Jonesville Jonesville Elementary School
    1219 Cora Dr
    Jonesville , LA , 71343
    (318)339-8588
    0.7  mi  |  390  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Harrisonburg Harrisonburg Elementary School
    505 Bushley St
    Harrisonburg , LA , 71340
    (318)744-5679
    9.8  mi  |  217  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Harrisonburg Harrisonburg High School
    800 Bushley St
    Harrisonburg , LA , 71340
    (318)744-5273
    9.8  mi  |  82  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Jonesville Aspire High School
    Alternative School
    180 Creek Bend Rd
    Jonesville , LA , 71343
    (318)339-4754
    Alternative School
    10.2  mi  |  34  students  |  Gr.  8-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 30, 2010 - The academic programs were crappy. Very often you find yourself sitting there doing nothing. The only extracurriculars they have are baseball, football, basketball, and band. The facilities are really worn down and crappy, bathrooms still have asbestos in them. The teachers don't really care about you and wont help you make up work if you miss a few days. Sometimes they will even lie and say you didn't miss anything and at the end of the 6 weeks you have an F because of it.There isn't really any parent involvement. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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