Pickering High School

  • Pickering High School serves 502 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55% (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 79% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Pickering High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Pickering High School's student population of 502 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students502 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Pickering High School is ranked within the top 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 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pickering High School is 0.63, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. 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)#588 out of 1278 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
63%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
12%
7%
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Black
22%
44%
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White
55%
44%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
10%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pickering High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.630.60
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Graduation Rate80-84%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameVernon Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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