Walter L. Cohen College Prep

  • Walter L. Cohen College Prep serves 417 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Walter L. Cohen College Prep 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

School Overview

  • Walter L. Cohen College Prep's student population of 417 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students417 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Walter L. Cohen College Prep is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,278 schools in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 9:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Walter L. Cohen College Prep is 0.40, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1065 out of 1278 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
63%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
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Hispanic
23%
7%
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Black
74%
44%
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White
3%
44%
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Diversity Score0.400.61
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Graduation Rate60-64%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
52%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWalter L. Cohen College Prep School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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