880 S H Jones Parkway
Lake Charles, LA 70611
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Sam Houston High School serves 1,244 students in grades 9-12.
Sam Houston High School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 91% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Sam Houston High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

School Overview

Sam Houston High School's student population of 1,244 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,244 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
64 teachers
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School Rankings

Sam Houston High School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Sam Houston High School is 0.29, 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
This School
State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#116 out of 1267 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
10%
43%
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White
84%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.29
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Graduation Rate
95%
81%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
18%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
2%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,244 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 95% (Top 20% in LA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 85% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 91% (Top 10%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.29 (Btm 50%)

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