400 Phlox Street
Metairie, LA 70001
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
East Jefferson High School serves 1,079 students in grades 9-12.
East Jefferson 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 58% (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 59% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 57% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,079 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 71% (Btm 50% in LA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

School Overview

East Jefferson High School's student population of 1,079 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,079 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

East Jefferson 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 East Jefferson High School is 0.68, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#851 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
42%
9%
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Black
28%
42%
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White
26%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.68
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Graduation Rate
71%
81%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
2%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,079 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 26:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 74%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 71% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 59% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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