L.w. Higgins High School

L.w. Higgins High School serves 1,534 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
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 1534 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,534 students
L.w. Higgins High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 82 teachers
L.w. Higgins High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade L.w. Higgins High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 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 19:1 14:1
L.w. Higgins High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
1%
L.w. Higgins High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
6%
4%
L.w. Higgins High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
63%
48%
L.w. Higgins High School Black (1990-2012)
White
22%
45%
L.w. Higgins High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups L.w. Higgins High School Sch Ethnicity L.w. Higgins 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.
0.55 0.34
L.w. Higgins 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.
69%
61%
L.w. Higgins 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%
L.w. Higgins High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 46,421 students has grown by 6% 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
90
9
Number of Students Managed 46,421 2,337
Jefferson Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 60% 68%
Jefferson Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $523 MM $33 MM
Jefferson Parish School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $593 MM $33 MM
Jefferson Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,981 $14,187
Jefferson Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,581 $14,076
Jefferson 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 Joseph A. Cuillier Senior Career Center (2.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Stella Worley Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Vic A. Pitre Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • WestwegoVic A. Pitre Elementary School
    1525 Spruce St
    WestwegoLA 70094
    (504)341-6517
    1.1 mi | 516 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WestwegoStella Worley Middle School
    801 Spartan Dr
    WestwegoLA 70094
    (504)348-4964
    1.3 mi | 556 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • HarveyJudge Lionel R. Collins Elementary School
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    3191 Alex Kornman Blvd
    HarveyLA 70058
    (504)347-0254
    Alternative School
    Magnet School

    1.4 mi | 352 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • MarreroMiller Wall Elementary School
    2001 Bonnie Ann Dr
    MarreroLA 70072
    (504)340-4941
    1.5 mi | 482 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • WestwegoMyrtle C. Thibodeaux Elementary School
    537 Ave D
    WestwegoLA 70094
    (504)341-1451
    1.8 mi | 440 students | Gr. PK-5                      

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