East Ascension High School

612 E Worthy Street
Gonzales, LA 70737
(School attendance zone shown in map)
8/
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Top 30%
Serving 1,955 students in grades 9-12, East Ascension High School ranks in the top 30% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 47% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 49% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,955 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : 86% (Btm 50% in LA)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 47% (Top 20%)
  • : 49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

East Ascension High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

East Ascension High School's student population of 1,955 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 119 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,955 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
119 teachers
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School Rankings

East Ascension High School ranks within the top 30% of all 1,237 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of East Ascension High School is 0.64, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (LA)
#257 out of 1237 schools
(Top 30%)
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47%
29%
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49%
40%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
15%
9%
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Black
48%
42%
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White
33%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.64
This chart display the diversity score of East Ascension High School and the public school average diversity score of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
86%
83%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
35%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
2%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is East Ascension High School's ranking?
East Ascension High School is ranked #257 out of 1,237 schools, which ranks it among the top 30% of public schools in Louisiana.
What schools are East Ascension High School often compared to?
East Ascension High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Dutchtown High School, St. Amant High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
47% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% LA state average), while 49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% LA state average).
What is the graduation rate of East Ascension High School?
The graduation rate of East Ascension High School is 86%, which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 83%.
How many students attend East Ascension High School?
1,955 students attend East Ascension High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of East Ascension High School students are Black, 33% of students are White, 15% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of East Ascension High School?
East Ascension High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 17:1.
What grades does East Ascension High School offer ?
East Ascension High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is East Ascension High School part of?
East Ascension High School is part of Ascension Parish School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,955 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : 86% (Btm 50%)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 47% (Top 20%)
  • : 49% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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