Ponchatoula Junior High School
Ponchatoula Junior High School serves 814 students in grades 7-8.
Ponchatoula 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).
Ponchatoula Junior High School's student population of 814 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Ponchatoula Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,267 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ponchatoula Junior High School is 0.59, 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 Data
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#801 out of 1267 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education
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