West St. Mary High School

18333 Hwy 182 West,

Baldwin, LA, 70514

Tel: (337)924-7990
Grades: 8-12

424 students

West St. Mary High School serves 424 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
West St. Mary High School operates within the St. Mary Parish School District.
The school district's 68% graduation rate is equal to the LA state average of 68%.

Overview

The student population of 424 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 424 students
West St. Mary High School Total Students (2000-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 33 teachers
West St. Mary High School Total Classroom Teachers (2000-2012)
Students by Grade West St. Mary High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 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 13:1 14:1
West St. Mary High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2000-2012)
American Indian
3%
1%
West St. Mary High School American Indian (2000-2012)
Asian
n/a
1%
West St. Mary High School Asian (2000-2010)
Hispanic
n/a
4%
West St. Mary High School Hispanic (2008-2011)
Black
69%
48%
West St. Mary High School Black (2000-2012)
White
25%
45%
West St. Mary High School White (2000-2012)
All Ethnic Groups West St. Mary High School Sch Ethnicity West St. Mary 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.
0.46 0.57
West St. Mary High School Diversity Score (2000-2012)
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.
73%
61%
West St. Mary High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2012)
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 St. Mary High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,057 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 68% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name St. Mary Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
6
Number of Students Managed 10,057 1,938
Graduation Rate 68% 68%
St. Mary Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $105 MM $33 MM
St. Mary Parish School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $118 MM $33 MM
District Revenue / Student $11,045 $14,187
District Spending / Student $12,415 $14,076
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 Franklin Senior High School (5.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is B. Edward Boudreaux Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Raintree Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Baldwin B. Edward Boudreaux Middle School
    18333 Hwy 182 West
    Baldwin , LA , 70514
    (337)924-7990
    0  mi  |  259  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Baldwin Raintree Elementary School
    501 Raintree Dr
    Baldwin , LA , 70514
    (337)923-0494
    1.1  mi  |  600  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Jeanerette Chitimacha Day School
    3613 Chitimacha Trail
    Jeanerette , LA , 70544
    (337)923-9960
    2.9  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Franklin Lagrange Elementary School
    2129 Chatsworth Rd
    Franklin , LA , 70538
    (337)828-1991
    5.7  mi  |  250  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Franklin Franklin Senior High School
    1401 Cynthia St
    Franklin , LA , 70538
    (337)828-0143
    5.9  mi  |  448  students  |  Gr.  8-12

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