Welsh High School

306 East Bourgeois St,

Welsh, LA, 70591-4352

Tel: (337)734-2361
Grades: 8-12

305 students

Welsh High School serves 305 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Welsh High School operates within the Jefferson Davis Parish School District.
The school district's 70% graduation rate is higher than the LA state average of 68%.

Overview

The student population of 305 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 305 students
Welsh High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 56% Male / 44%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Welsh High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Welsh High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.30 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Welsh High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Welsh High School Asian (1996-2007)
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Welsh High School Hispanic (1994-2012)
Black
13%
48%
Welsh High School Black (1990-2012)
White
83%
45%
Welsh High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Welsh High School Sch Ethnicity Welsh 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.
0.30 0.72
Welsh 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.
33%
61%
Welsh High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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%
Welsh High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,822 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name Jefferson Davis Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
9
Number of Students Managed 5,822 2,337
Jefferson Davis Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 70% 68%
Jefferson Davis Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $64 MM $33 MM
District Spending $62 MM $33 MM
Jefferson Davis Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,989 $14,187
Jefferson Davis Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,610 $14,076
Jefferson Davis 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 Lacassine High School (6.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Welsh-roanoke Junior High School (5.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Welsh Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Welsh Welsh Elementary School
    222 East Bourgeois St
    Welsh , LA , 70591
    (337)734-2351
    0.1  mi  |  518  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Roanoke Welsh-roanoke Junior High School
    8150 West Hwy 90
    Roanoke , LA , 70581
    (337)753-2317
    5.4  mi  |  255  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Lacassine Lacassine High School
    409 Algonia Ave
    Lacassine , LA , 70650
    (337)588-4206
    6.6  mi  |  593  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Jennings Ward Elementary School
    208 East Shankland Ave
    Jennings , LA , 70546
    (337)824-1235
    9.2  mi  |  571  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Jennings Jennings High School
    2310 North Sherman St
    Jennings , LA , 70546
    (337)824-0642
    9.6  mi  |  911  students  |  Gr.  7-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended September 26, 2007 - I think Welsh High School is one of the finest schools available to a student in this day and time we are in. The teachers care about the student as a person and try to help them in every way to achieve their very best as a rounded individual. Especially in their academic responsibility for themselves, for now and their future. - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Jefferson Davis Parish, LA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.40, which is lower than the Louisiana average of 0.72. The most diverse school district in Jefferson Davis Parish is Jefferson Davis Parish School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Louisiana or national school diversity statistics.