Helen Cox High School

2200 Lapalco Boulevard
Harvey, LA 70058
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Helen Cox High School serves 1,068 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 54% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Helen Cox 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

School Overview

Helen Cox High School's student population of 1,068 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,068 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

Helen Cox High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Helen Cox High School is 0.55, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#957 out of 1277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
15%
7%
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Black
64%
43%
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White
14%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.550.61
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Graduation Rate
82%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Helen Cox High School is John Ehret High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Jefferson Rise Charter School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Woodland West Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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