West Jefferson High School

2200 Eighth St,

Harvey, LA, 70058-4099

Tel: (504)368-6055
Grades: 9-12

1,209 students

West Jefferson High School serves 1,209 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
West Jefferson 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 1209 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,209 students
West Jefferson High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
West Jefferson High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade West Jefferson High School 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 0.66 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 18:1 14:1
West Jefferson High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
6%
1%
West Jefferson High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
24%
4%
West Jefferson High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
51%
48%
West Jefferson High School Black (1990-2012)
White
14%
45%
West Jefferson High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West Jefferson High School Sch Ethnicity West Jefferson 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.
0.66 0.57
West Jefferson 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.
71%
61%
West Jefferson 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.
8%
7%
West Jefferson 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
6
Number of Students Managed 46,421 1,938
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 Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is B. A. St. Ville Accelerated Academy For High School Prep (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Homedale School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Harvey Homedale School
    500 Maple St
    Harvey , LA , 70058
    (504)366-7258
    0.3  mi  |  246  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Harvey Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    475 Manhattan Blvd
    Harvey , LA , 70058
    (504)410-3121
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    0.4  mi  |  96  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Harvey B. A. St. Ville Accelerated Academy For High School Prep
    Alternative School
    1121 Pailet Ave
    Harvey , LA , 70058
    (504)366-1708
    Alternative School
    0.6  mi  |  148  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Harvey Harvey Kindergarten Center
    3400 Sixth St
    Harvey , LA , 70058
    (504)341-2051
    0.7  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  n/a
  • Gretna L. W. Ruppel Academy For Advanced Studies
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    815 Huey P. Long Ave
    Gretna , LA , 70053
    (504)349-7768
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    1  mi  |  331  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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