Ponchatoula Junior High School

  • Ponchatoula Junior High School serves 725 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 52% (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 72% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • 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 top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

School Overview

  • Ponchatoula Junior High School's student population of 725 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 43 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students725 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Ponchatoula Junior 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 school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Ponchatoula Junior High School is 0.54, which is less 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#716 out of 1278 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
63%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
3%
6%
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Black
32%
44%
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White
60%
45%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.540.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Ponchatoula Junior 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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