Jewel M. Sumner High School

Tel: (985)229-8805
Grades: 8-12

520 students

Jewel M. Sumner High School serves 520 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Jewel M. Sumner High School operates within the Tangipahoa Parish School District.
The school district's 66% graduation rate is lower than the LA state average of 68%.

Overview

The student population of 520 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 520 students
Jewel M. Sumner High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Jewel M. Sumner High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Jewel M. Sumner High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 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 19:1 14:1
Jewel M. Sumner High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
4%
Jewel M. Sumner High School Hispanic (1996-2012)
Black
28%
48%
Jewel M. Sumner High School Black (1990-2012)
White
70%
45%
Jewel M. Sumner High School White (1990-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Jewel M. Sumner High School Sch Ethnicity Jewel M. Sumner 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.
0.44 0.57
Jewel M. Sumner 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.
60%
61%
Jewel M. Sumner 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%
Jewel M. Sumner High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 20,585 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 92% over five years.
School District Name Tangipahoa Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
35
6
Number of Students Managed 20,585 1,938
Tangipahoa Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 66% 68%
Tangipahoa Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $179 MM $33 MM
Tangipahoa Parish School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $172 MM $33 MM
Tangipahoa Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,246 $14,187
Tangipahoa Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,864 $14,076
Tangipahoa 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 Kentwood High Magnet School (5.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Jewel M. Sumner Middle School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chesbrough Elementary School (1.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Kentwood Jewel M. Sumner Middle School
    15649 Hwy 440
    Kentwood , LA , 70444
    (985)310-2152
    0.3  mi  |  413  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Kentwood Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Chesbrough Elementary School
    68495 Hwy 1054
    Kentwood , LA , 70444
    (985)229-6377
    1.8  mi  |  394  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Kentwood Spring Creek Elementary School
    72961 Hwy 1061
    Kentwood , LA , 70444
    (985)229-8363
    3.1  mi  |  400  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Kentwood O.w. Dillon Memorial Elementary School
    1541 C.b. Temple Rd
    Kentwood , LA , 70444
    (985)229-8225
    5.2  mi  |  457  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Kentwood Kentwood High Magnet School
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    603 9th St
    Kentwood , LA , 70444
    (985)229-2881
    Alternative School
    Magnet School
    5.3  mi  |  306  students  |  Gr.  7-12

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