22187 Hwy 20
Vacherie, LA 70090
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
St. James High School serves 590 students in grades 7-12.
St. James High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (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 87% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 590 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-84% (Btm 50% in LA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

St. James High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana for:

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School Overview

St. James High School's student population of 590 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
590 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

St. James High School is ranked within the top 30% 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 St. James High School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#294 out of 1267 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
87%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
2%
Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
76%
42%
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White
21%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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Graduation Rate
80-84%
81%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
4%
5%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 590 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80-84% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 87% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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