C.e. Byrd High School

  • C.e. Byrd High School serves 2,168 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 63% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 78% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • C.e. Byrd High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

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C.e. Byrd High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

  • C.e. Byrd High School's student population of 2,168 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,168 students
Total Classroom Teachersn/a

School Comparison

  • C.e. Byrd High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The diversity score of C.e. Byrd High School is 0.57, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#500 out of 1,277 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
64%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
70%
Student : Teacher Ration/a13:1
Asian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in C.e. Byrd High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
5%
6%
Black
46%
44%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in C.e. Byrd High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
47%
45%
Two or more races
2%
2%
Diversity Score0.570.61
Graduation Rate
91%
79%
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
54%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCaddo Parish School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

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Byrd High School is an amazing school. There is an enormous amount of pride and spirit at Byrd. As a student, walking through the hallway gives me a wonderful since of pride, knowing that I attend one of the best schools in the state of Louisiana. The academics are awesome, there are many different coursesn and the teachers are willing to help students at any cost. There are so many clubs at Byrd and numerous extracurricular activities, there are more added each year. The athletic department is beyond compare, and there is something for everyone at Byrd. The parents get involved as much as the students, the parents are a strong support system for the school, the number of parents and students at any event is just about equal. The principal makes being a Byrd student all the more exciting, knowing that you are safe at every point in the day is very comforting, Mr. Badgley creates a safe and friendly environment. As the mascot (Jack), I have been able to interact with many middle school students, and see the reaction on his/ her face when they walk through the door. Byrd offers such a variety of programs, athletics, and organizations, that it is hard not tofind your place at Byrd. Sadly, I will be graduating this year, and I must say, that I will dearly miss Byrd, but I will know that I left my mark on such an amazing school. To quote the Alma Mater, "Always deep within our hearts, the purple and the gold!" this is so true... please keep the tradition alive! GO JACKETS!!!!
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