O. Comeaux High School

100 West Bluebird Dr,

Lafayette, LA, 70508-

Tel: (337)521-7970
Grades: 6-12

1,900 students

O. Comeaux High School serves 1,900 students in grades 6-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
O. Comeaux High School operates within the Lafayette Parish School District.

Overview

The student population of 1900 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Total Students 1,900 students
O. Comeaux High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 96 teachers
O. Comeaux High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade O. Comeaux High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.47 is less 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 20:1 14:1
O. Comeaux High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
O. Comeaux High School Asian (1990-2012)
Hispanic
3%
4%
O. Comeaux High School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
24%
48%
O. Comeaux High School Black (1990-2012)
White
69%
45%
O. Comeaux High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups O. Comeaux High School Sch Ethnicity O. Comeaux 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.
0.47 0.57
O. Comeaux 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.
28%
61%
O. Comeaux 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.
6%
7%
O. Comeaux High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 30,994 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Lafayette Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
6
Number of Students Managed 30,994 1,938
Lafayette Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
District Total Revenue $327 MM $33 MM
Lafayette Parish School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $302 MM $33 MM
Lafayette Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,025 $14,187
Lafayette Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,198 $14,076
Lafayette 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 Lafayette High School (3.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Edgar Martin Middle School (2.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Plantation Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lafayette Plantation Elementary School
    1801 Kaliste Saloom Rd
    Lafayette , LA , 70508
    (337)521-7780
    0.9  mi  |  541  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Lafayette Broadmoor Elementary School
    609 Broadmoor Blvd
    Lafayette , LA , 70503
    (337)521-7620
    2.1  mi  |  685  students  |  Gr.  KG-4
  • Lafayette Edgar Martin Middle School
    401 Broadmoor Blvd
    Lafayette , LA , 70503
    (337)521-7910
    2.5  mi  |  740  students  |  Gr.  4-8
  • Lafayette Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award L.j. Alleman Middle School
    600 Roselawn Blvd
    Lafayette , LA , 70503
    (337)521-7850
    2.6  mi  |  1018  students  |  Gr.  4-8
  • Lafayette Woodvale Elementary School
    100 Leon Dr
    Lafayette , LA , 70503
    (337)521-7830
    2.9  mi  |  603  students  |  Gr.  PK-4

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 25, 2011 - I would recommend the school but NOT the band program. The current director Chris Smith is running the program into the ground, along with student morale. He runs the band program as a business for his own benefit and also runs it as a completely different entity from the school and Lafayette parish school board. Students are leaving after their junior year in band to finish their senior year & graduate from another school solely because of Mr.Smith. I think this speaks volumes !! - Posted by Parent

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