315 East Oak Street
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
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).

School Overview

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.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
814 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

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
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State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#801 out of 1267 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
5%
7%
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Black
34%
43%
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White
54%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.59
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 814 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 46%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in LA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 69% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59 (Top 30%)

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