Peabody Magnet High School

Peabody Magnet High School serves 746 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
Peabody Magnet High School operates within the Rapides Parish School District.
The school district's 64% graduation rate is lower than the LA state average of 68%.

Overview

The student population of 746 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
School Type Alternative school / Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 746 students
Peabody Magnet High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Peabody Magnet High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Peabody Magnet High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.02 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 14:1
Peabody Magnet High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Peabody Magnet High School Asian (1996-2008)
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Black
99%
48%
Peabody Magnet High School Black (1990-2012)
White
n/a
45%
Peabody Magnet High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Peabody Magnet High School Sch Ethnicity Peabody Magnet 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.
0.02 0.72
Peabody Magnet 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.
81%
61%
Peabody Magnet 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.
5%
7%
Peabody Magnet High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 24,028 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Rapides Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
48
9
Number of Students Managed 24,028 2,337
Rapides Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 64% 68%
Rapides Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $229 MM $33 MM
District Spending $218 MM $33 MM
Rapides Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,704 $14,187
Rapides Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,226 $14,076
Rapides 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 Bolton High School (1.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is W.o. Hall Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Alexandria Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    3100 Jones St
    Alexandria , LA , 71302
    (318)445-6241
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    0.3  mi  |  486  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Alexandria W.o. Hall Elementary School
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    3111 Jones Ave
    Alexandria , LA , 71302
    (318)443-9093
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    0.3  mi  |  273  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Alexandria Alma Redwine Elementary New Vision Academy
    1323 Vance Ave
    Alexandria , LA , 71302
    (318)442-3177
    0.6  mi  |  276  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Alexandria Peabody Montessori Elementary School
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    2416 3rd St
    Alexandria , LA , 71302
    (318)442-5012
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    0.7  mi  |  425  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Alexandria Bolton High School
    2101 Vance Ave
    Alexandria , LA , 71301
    (318)448-3628
    1.1  mi  |  654  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 11, 2013 - it is a good school and they got the sprit of any high school in the world in Louisiana and they cherrleadrs are good and danceline - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended June 01, 2012 - Peabody Magnet is a wonderful school,with wonderful opportunities . Music,art,and sports are execellent and have been through the years.Since becoming a magnet school the academic programs are the best.The facilities are state of the art. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 10, 2012 - Peabody Magnet is a wonderful school. It leads the district in developing young learners for the "real world". The above post don't realize that as a parent we have a choice. There are great teachers in the school both parents and students need to take advantage of the course offerings and the new rigorous courses! - Posted by Teacher
  • Recommended June 08, 2010 - It's easy to get into trouble there and the kids there can be very messy. But if you really wanna consider going there i would suggest magnet and all honors classes. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended April 20, 2010 - DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL. IT IS HORRIBLE AND HAS THE WORST TEST SCORES. - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Alexandria, 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 0.28, which is lower than the Louisiana average of 0.33. The most diverse school in Alexandria is Franconia Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Louisiana or national school diversity statistics.