Jena Junior High School

114 E. Southern Ave.
Jena, LA 71342
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Jena Junior High School serves 334 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 82% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Jena Junior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Jena Junior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

Jena Junior High School's student population of 334 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students334 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

Jena Junior High School is ranked within the top 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 Jena Junior High School is 0.36, 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
#400 out of 1277 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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American Indian
4%
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
15%
43%
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White
79%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.360.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLasalle Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Jena Junior High School is Jena High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Fellowship Elementary School (7.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Goodpine Middle School (1.7 miles away)
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