Denham Springs Junior High School

  • Denham Springs Junior High School serves 800 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 83% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

Top Placements

Denham Springs Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

  • Denham Springs Junior High School's student population of 800 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students800 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Denham Springs Junior High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Denham Springs Junior High School is 0.30, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#165 out of 1,277 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
63%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:115:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
8%
6%
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Black
9%
44%
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White
83%
45%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Denham Springs Junior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.300.36
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLivingston Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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