Dutchtown High School

Tel: (225)391-6200
Grades: 8-12

1,929 students

Dutchtown High School serves 1,929 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the LA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Dutchtown High School operates within the Ascension Parish School District.
The school district's 79% graduation rate is higher than the LA state average of 68%.

Overview

The student population of 1929 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 1,929 students
Dutchtown High School Total Students (2003-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 110 teachers
Dutchtown High School Total Classroom Teachers (2003-2012)
Students by Grade Dutchtown High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 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 18:1 14:1
Dutchtown High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2003-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
1%
Dutchtown High School Asian (2003-2012)
Hispanic
3%
4%
Dutchtown High School Hispanic (2003-2012)
Black
21%
48%
Dutchtown High School Black (2003-2012)
White
71%
45%
Dutchtown High School White (2003-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Dutchtown High School Sch Ethnicity Dutchtown 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.
0.45 0.57
Dutchtown High School Diversity Score (2003-2012)
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.
19%
61%
Dutchtown High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2012)
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.
4%
7%
Dutchtown High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 20,603 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 79% has decreased from 95% over five years.
School District Name Ascension Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
27
6
Number of Students Managed 20,603 1,938
Ascension Parish School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 79% 68%
Ascension Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $218 MM $33 MM
Ascension Parish School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $233 MM $33 MM
Ascension Parish School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,422 $14,187
Ascension Parish School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,217 $14,076
Ascension 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 Elayn Hunt Correctional Center (4.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Dutchtown Middle School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dutchtown Primary School (0.1 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Geismar Dutchtown Middle School
    13078 Hwy 73
    Geismar , LA , 70734
    (225)391-7800
    0.1  mi  |  719  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Geismar Dutchtown Primary School
    13046 Hwy 73
    Geismar , LA , 70734
    (225)391-7850
    0.1  mi  |  748  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Geismar Spanish Lake Primary School
    13323 Bluff Rd
    Geismar , LA , 70734
    (225)391-7650
    1.2  mi  |  759  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Gonzales Duplessis Primary School
    38101 Hwy 621
    Gonzales , LA , 70737
    (225)391-6650
    1.2  mi  |  683  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Prairieville Prairieville Middle School
    16200 Hwy 930
    Prairieville , LA , 70769
    (225)391-6300
    3.4  mi  |  763  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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