L.w. Higgins High School

L.w. Higgins High School serves 1,460 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 56%.
L.w. Higgins High School operates within the Jefferson Parish School District.
The school district's 60% graduation rate is lower than the LA state average of 68%.

Overview

The student population of 1460 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 80 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,460 students
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 14:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
4%
1%
Hispanic
8%
4%
Black
65%
48%
White
21%
44%
Two or more races
1%
1%
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.
0.53 0.34
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.
66%
61%
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.
7%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 47,751 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 89% over five years.
School District Name Jefferson Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
92
5
Number of Students Managed 47,751 2,117
Graduation Rate 60% 68%
District Total Revenue $523 MM $33 MM
District Spending $593 MM $33 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,981 $14,187
District Spending / Student $13,581 $14,076
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Douglass Academy For Career Preparation (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Harry S. Truman Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Miller Wall Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • MarreroMiller Wall Elementary School
    2001 Bonnie Ann Dr
    MarreroLA 70072
    (504)340-4941
    0.4 mi | 437 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • MarreroHarry S. Truman Middle School
    5417 Ehret Rd
    MarreroLA 70072
    (504)341-0961
    1 mi | 780 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • MarreroMarrero Academy For Advanced Studies
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    2820 Mount Kennedy Dr
    MarreroLA 70072
    (504)347-4739
    Alternative School
    Magnet School

    1.4 mi | 350 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • MarreroDouglass Academy For Career Preparation
    Alternative School
    4300 Patriot St
    MarreroLA 70072
    (504)368-5962
    Alternative School

    1.4 mi | 108 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • MarreroJohn Ehret High School
    4300 Patriot St
    MarreroLA 70072
    (504)340-7651
    1.4 mi | 1718 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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