Tara High School

9002 Whitehall
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(
School attendance zone
shown in map)
Tara High School serves 1,043 students in grades 8-12.
The percentage of students achieving
proficiency in math
is 40-44% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 64%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving
proficiency in reading/language arts
is 43% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 70%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Tara 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 bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% 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

Tara High School's student population of 1,043 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,043 students
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Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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School Comparison

Tara High School is ranked within the bottom 50% 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 Tara High School is 0.36, 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
#1130 out of 1277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
70%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
14%
7%
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Black
79%
43%
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White
5%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.360.61
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Graduation Rate
53%
82%
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Eligible for
Free Lunch
78%
52%
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Eligible for
Reduced Lunch
(13-14)
5%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Tara High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEast Baton Rouge 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 Tara High School is University View Academy Inc. (frm La Connections) (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Broadmoor Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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