Ponchatoula High School

  • Ponchatoula High School serves 1,802 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 62% (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 83% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Ponchatoula High School's student population of 1,802 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 121 teachers has grown by 27% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,802 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Ponchatoula High School
Total Classroom Teachers121 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ponchatoula High School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ponchatoula High School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. 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#506 out of 1,277 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
63%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ponchatoula High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
6%
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Black
27%
44%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Ponchatoula High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
65%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Ponchatoula 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
5%
2%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Ponchatoula High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.510.36
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Graduation Rate
79%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Ponchatoula High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ponchatoula 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 NameTangipahoa Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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