100 Tiger Drive
Geismar, LA 70734
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Donaldsonville High School serves 455 students in grades 9-12.
Donaldsonville 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Donaldsonville High School's student population of 455 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
455 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Donaldsonville High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Donaldsonville High School is 0.12, 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 Data
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State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#880 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
2%
7%
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Black
94%
43%
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White
4%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.12
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Graduation Rate
75-79%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 455 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 75-79% (Btm 50% in LA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.12 (Btm 50%)

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