Westgate High School

2305 Jefferson Island Rd,

New Iberia, LA, 70560

Tel: (337)365-2431
Grades: 9-12

1,098 students

Westgate High School serves 1,098 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
Westgate High School operates within the Iberia Parish School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is higher than the LA state average of 68%.

Overview

The student population of 1098 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 83 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,098 students
Westgate High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 83 teachers
Westgate High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Westgate High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more 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 13:1 14:1
Westgate High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
8%
1%
Westgate High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
1%
4%
Westgate High School Hispanic (1992-2012)
Black
49%
48%
Westgate High School Black (1990-2012)
White
40%
45%
Westgate High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.60 0.57
Westgate 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.
62%
61%
Westgate 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.
5%
7%
Westgate High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 15,483 students has grown by 3434% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Iberia Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
27
6
Number of Students Managed 15,483 1,938
Iberia Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 72% 68%
Iberia Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $149 MM $33 MM
Iberia Parish School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $160 MM $33 MM
Iberia Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $339,347 $14,187
Iberia Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $365,313 $14,076
Iberia 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 New Iberia Senior High School (4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Anderson Middle School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sugarland Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • New Iberia Sugarland Elementary School
    2403 Jefferson Island Rd
    New Iberia , LA , 70560
    (337)365-9624
    0.2  mi  |  394  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • New Iberia Jefferson Island Road Elementary School
    6007 Jefferson Island Rd
    New Iberia , LA , 70560
    (337)365-1120
    2  mi  |  536  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • New Iberia Park Elementary School
    1609 West Admiral Doyle Dr
    New Iberia , LA , 70560
    (337)369-6189
    2.2  mi  |  372  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • New Iberia Anderson Middle School
    1059 Anderson St
    New Iberia , LA , 70560
    (337)365-3932
    2.6  mi  |  461  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • New Iberia Johns Hopkins Elementary School
    1200 Hopkins St
    New Iberia , LA , 70560
    (337)369-9687
    2.7  mi  |  631  students  |  Gr.  KG-6

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