Destrehan High School

  • Destrehan High School serves 1,376 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 76% (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 78% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Destrehan High School's student population of 1,376 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 99 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,376 students
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Total Classroom Teachers99 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Destrehan High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Destrehan High School is 0.59, which is more 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#268 out of 1,277 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
63%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
9%
6%
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Black
34%
44%
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White
54%
45%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Destrehan High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.590.36
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Graduation Rate
82%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Charles Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  2.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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