Westside Junior High School

12615 Burgess Ave

Walker, LA 70785

Tel: (225)665-8259
Grades: 6-8

636 students

Westside Junior High School serves 636 students in grades 6-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Westside Junior High School operates within the Livingston Parish School District.

Overview

The student population of 636 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 636 students
Westside Junior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
Westside Junior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Westside Junior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.26 is less 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
Westside Junior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
4%
4%
Westside Junior High School Hispanic (1997-2012)
Black
7%
48%
Westside Junior High School Black (1990-2012)
White
86%
45%
Westside Junior High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Westside Junior High School Sch Ethnicity Westside Junior 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.
0.26 0.34
Westside Junior 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.
42%
61%
Westside Junior 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.
12%
7%
Westside Junior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 24,773 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Livingston Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
44
9
Number of Students Managed 24,773 2,337
Livingston Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $221 MM $33 MM
Livingston Parish School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $227 MM $33 MM
Livingston Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,148 $14,187
Livingston Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,403 $14,076
Livingston 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 Walker High School (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Walker Freshman High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Walker Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Walker Walker High School
    12646 Burgess Ave
    Walker , LA 70785
    (225)664-4825
    0  mi  |  1047  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Walker Walker Elementary School
    13327 Wildcat Dr
    Walker , LA 70785
    (225)665-5534
    0.5  mi  |  559  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Walker Walker Freshman High School
    13443 Burgess Ave
    Walker , LA 70785
    (225)665-8970
    0.7  mi  |  404  students  |  Gr.  9
  • Walker Pine Ridge School
    Special Education School
    30228 Travis St
    Walker , LA 70785
    (225)664-4223
    Special Education School
    1.2  mi  |  38  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Walker South Walker Elementary School
    13745 Milton Ln
    Walker , LA 70785
    (225)665-0446
    1.9  mi  |  699  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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Did You Know?
Walker, 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 0.05, which is lower than the Louisiana average of 0.33. The most diverse school in Walker is W. H. A. Midlevel Alternative Prg. Middle School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Louisiana or national school diversity statistics.