L.w. Higgins High School

  • L.w. Higgins High School serves 1,302 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is approximately equal to the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • L.w. Higgins 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 24:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

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School Overview

  • L.w. Higgins High School's student population of 1,302 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 35% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,302 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • L.w. Higgins 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 L.w. Higgins High School is 0.56, 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#758 out of 1277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:118:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
2%
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Hispanic
15%
7%
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Black
63%
43%
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White
15%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in L.w. Higgins High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.560.61
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Graduation Rate
72%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
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

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