Opelousas Senior High School

  • Opelousas Senior High School serves 765 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (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 60-64% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Opelousas Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower 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 56%.

School Overview

  • Opelousas Senior High School's student population of 765 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 557% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students765 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Opelousas Senior 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 diversity score of Opelousas Senior High School is 0.29, 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)#674 out of 1278 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
63%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
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Black
83%
44%
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White
15%
44%
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Diversity Score0.290.61
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Graduation Rate
57%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
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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