West Jefferson High School

West Jefferson High School serves 1,226 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the LA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 54%.
West Jefferson High School operates within the Jefferson Parish School District.
Jefferson Parish School District's 67% graduation rate is equal to the LA state average of 67%.

School Overview

The student population of 1226 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,226 students
West Jefferson High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % West Jefferson High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
West Jefferson High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade West Jefferson High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 16:1
West Jefferson High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
5%
2%
West Jefferson High School Asian Students (1993-2013)
Hispanic
25%
5%
West Jefferson High School Black Students (1993-2013)
Black
54%
44%
West Jefferson High School Black Students (1993-2013)
White
15%
46%
West Jefferson High School White Students (1993-2013)
Two or more races
1%
2%
West Jefferson High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
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.
0.63 0.35
West Jefferson High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
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.
70%
60%
West Jefferson High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
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%
West Jefferson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Jefferson Parish School District's student population of 46,312 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 67% has increased from 51% over five years.
The revenue/student of $11,875 in this district is less than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has declined by 13% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $13,024 is less than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District Name Jefferson Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
82
5
Number of Students Managed 46,312 2,019
Jefferson Parish School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 67% 67%
Jefferson Parish School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $531 MM $30 MM
Jefferson Parish School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $582 MM $31 MM
Jefferson Parish School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,875 $13,503
Jefferson Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,024 $14,322
Jefferson Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is L. W. Ruppel Academy For Advanced Studies (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ella C. Pittman Elementary School (1.2 miles away)
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