Sam Houston High School

  • Sam Houston High School serves 1,197 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 69% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 84% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Sam Houston High School's student population of 1,197 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 84 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,197 students
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Total Classroom Teachers84 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sam Houston High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sam Houston High School is 0.27, which is less 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#296 out of 1,277 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sam Houston High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
84%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sam Houston 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 Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
6%
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Black
11%
44%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Sam Houston High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
85%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Sam Houston High School and the percentage of White public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sam Houston High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.270.36
This chart display the diversity score of Sam Houston High School and the public school average diversity score of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
79%
This chart display graduation rate of Sam Houston High School and public school graduation rate of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sam Houston 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
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sam Houston 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 NameCalcasieu Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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