Welsh High School

  • Welsh High School serves 344 students in grades 8-12.
  • 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 75-79% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

School Overview

  • Welsh High School's student population of 344 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 27 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students344 students
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Total Classroom Teachers27 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Welsh High School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Welsh High School is 0.44, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.36. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank#637 out of 1,277 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
63%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
6%
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Black
21%
44%
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White
72%
45%
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Two or more races
6%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Welsh High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.440.36
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Graduation Rate85-89%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson Davis Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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