St. James High School

5181 Wildcat Street
Saint James, LA 70086
(School attendance zone shown in map)
St. James High School serves 648 students in grades 7-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 82% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
St. James High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

St. James High School's student population of 648 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 52 teachers has declined by 29% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students648 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

St. James High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,277 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of St. James High School is 0.37, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#260 out of 1277 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
3%
7%
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Black
77%
43%
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White
20%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.370.61
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Graduation Rate
90-94%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
4%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. James Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to St. James High School is Lutcher High School (9.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sixth Ward Elementary School (5.0 miles away)
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