Pearl River High School

Pearl River High School serves 779 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Pearl River High School operates within the St. Tammany Parish School District.
The school district's 77% graduation rate is higher than the LA state average of 68%.

Overview

The student population of 779 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 779 students
Pearl River High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Pearl River High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Pearl River High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 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 14:1 14:1
Pearl River High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
1%
4%
Pearl River High School Hispanic (1990-2012)
Black
7%
48%
Pearl River High School Black (1990-2012)
White
89%
45%
Pearl River High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Pearl River High School Sch Ethnicity Pearl River 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.
0.20 0.34
Pearl River 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.
46%
61%
Pearl River 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.
9%
7%
Pearl River High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 37,118 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 77% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name St. Tammany Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
55
9
Number of Students Managed 37,118 2,337
St. Tammany Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 77% 68%
St. Tammany Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $431 MM $33 MM
St. Tammany Parish School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $474 MM $33 MM
St. Tammany Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,130 $14,187
St. Tammany Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $13,354 $14,076
St. Tammany 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 Slidell High School (5.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Creekside Junior High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Riverside Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Pearl RiverLittle Pearl Elementary School
    63829 Hwy 11
    Pearl RiverLA 70452
    (985)863-5906
    0.6 mi | 158 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • Pearl RiverRiverside Elementary School
    38480 Sullivan Dr
    Pearl RiverLA 70452
    (985)863-3141
    0.6 mi | 436 students | Gr. 1-5                      
  • Pearl RiverCreekside Junior High School
    65434 Hwy 41
    Pearl RiverLA 70452
    (985)863-5882
    0.8 mi | 542 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • SlidellAlton Elementary School
    38276 North 5th Ave
    SlidellLA 70460
    (985)863-5353
    2.5 mi | 207 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • SlidellWhispering Forest Elementary School
    38374 Spiehler Rd
    SlidellLA 70458
    (985)641-3400
    3.6 mi | 504 students | Gr. PK-3                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended May 21, 2012 - I love PRHS! This school had teachers who provide high quality education for students. I have been here for three years and I am a Junior. I graduate year 2013 and so far this school has been the best one yet! - Posted by Student/Alumni

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Did You Know?
St. Tammany Parish Parish, 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 0.36, which is higher than the Louisiana average of 0.34. The most diverse school district in St. Tammany Parish Parish is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Louisiana or national school diversity statistics.