O. Comeaux High School

  • O. Comeaux High School serves 2,041 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 76% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • O. Comeaux High School's student population of 2,041 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 85 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students2,041 students
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Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
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School Comparison

  • O. Comeaux High School's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of O. Comeaux High School is 0.52, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#274 out of 1,277 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of O. Comeaux High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
6%
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Black
29%
44%
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White
63%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in O. Comeaux High School and the percentage of White public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in O. Comeaux High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.520.61
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Graduation Rate
82%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in O. Comeaux High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLafayette Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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I would recommend the school but NOT the band program. The current director Chris Smith is running the program into the ground, along with student morale. He runs the band program as a business for his own benefit and also runs it as a completely different entity from the school and Lafayette parish school board. Students are leaving after their junior year in band to finish their senior year & graduate from another school solely because of Mr.Smith. I think this speaks volumes !!
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