Destrehan High School

  • Destrehan High School serves 1,354 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 84% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 75% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Destrehan High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Destrehan High School's student population of 1,354 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 88 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,354 students
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Total Classroom Teachers88 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Destrehan High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Destrehan High School is 0.61, which is equal to 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#335 out of 1277 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
7%
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Black
33%
43%
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White
53%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.610.61
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Graduation Rate
84%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Charles Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
4  
Destrehan High has the nicest teachers you will ever meet. They give their very best effort every day and are happy with what they do. There is a pride that comes with being a teacher at DHS. Most of the good teachers are the teachers who have been working at the school for a long time. DHS is friendly but incompetent in every way. IDs are messed up every year, important events postponed or rescheduled constantly, they place all the stress on the counselors. Any time you have an issue with anything, you have to consult a guidance counselor. Any questions? Counselor. DHS has a zero tolerance bullying policy. Unless it's a teacher doing the bullying, then they will side with their precious teachers instead of believing you. Examples of teacher's bullying include manipulating the truth to give a referral. OR a teacher actively searching for a way to nail a student with a referral. Thankfully, most teachers aren't like this. But a few bad apples make the rest look bad. For the most part, DHS isn't strict and doesn't abuse authority. But it's that one teacher that makes coming to the school go from excited to miserable. Teachers need to be held accountable for unfair grading and bullying. However, as a school, DHS is amazing. Out of 4 years attending, I've only encountered two bad teachers. One of them was new and bad at grading, on top of the bad curriculum. So I give her the benefit of the doubt. But the other one was blatantly authoritarian and mean to her students.
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3  
Destrehan High School is a very high-performing school. The teachers, for the most part, care that their students are passing and always put the best effort in. There are many extracurricular activities ranging from music (such as band and choir), to academic (such as Beta and National Honors Society), and hobby-related activities (such as gamer''s club and debate team). However, I rate this school 3/5 stars instead of 5 because several issues are often overlooked. One of the main problems is that the school and its district only aims for its students to perform well on standardized testing, especially in grades 9-10. Another issue is that despite the school having a "no tolerance" policy and being a "no place for hate" school, bullying/harassment are not addressed properly. Barely any of the teachers do anything to report bullying in their classrooms, and when a student reports an act of bullying, no consequences are given to the perpetrator, even after investigation. Another big issue is that the school only supports its athletes and honor students, but does not provide any proper services for other students.
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2  
Overlooked problems at Destrehan high school 1. Bullying -- harassment 2. Student student sexual harassment 3. Inappropriate teacher-student relationships 4. Inappropriate teacher-teacher relationships 5. TEACHER-student sexual harassment 6. Honor students and athletes favored--other students are left to fall through the cracks 7. Administration failure to address any of these serious problems 8. St. Charles Parish all part of the good ole boy clan and those in power will stop at nothing to turn their heads wen it comes to the safety and well being of your children in order to protect employers of St Charles parish schools. 9. negligent Hiring of teachers ....standards need to be on strict policy. Teachers with severe negative referrals from previous employers hired, ex-cop let go by kenner police department for stealing drug money hired. Known Sexual predators hired. These are the people who have full access to your children, your children respect these teachers and can be taken advantage of in unimaginable ways. This school has been put on a pedestal by the consistent efforts of the school board to cover up these admissions. This school is a well played con that few have been able to stand up against. BEWARE!
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