Opelousas Junior High School

  • Opelousas Junior High School serves 447 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Opelousas Junior 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Opelousas Junior High School's student population of 447 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 166% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students447 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Opelousas Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,278 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Opelousas Junior High School is 0.15, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1212 out of 1278 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
63%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:118:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
n/a
7%
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Black
92%
44%
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White
8%
44%
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Diversity Score0.150.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Landry Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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