Block High School

  • Block High School serves 201 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Block High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • Block High School's student population of 201 students has declined by 26% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students201 students
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Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Block High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Block High School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank#1060 out of 1277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
55%
43%
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White
44%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Block High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.510.61
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Graduation Rate
80-89%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Block High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCatahoula Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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The academic programs were crappy. Very often you find yourself sitting there doing nothing. The only extracurriculars they have are baseball, football, basketball, and band. The facilities are really worn down and crappy, bathrooms still have asbestos in them. The teachers don't really care about you and wont help you make up work if you miss a few days. Sometimes they will even lie and say you didn't miss anything and at the end of the 6 weeks you have an F because of it.There isn't really any parent involvement.
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