West Jefferson High School

  • West Jefferson High School serves 1,387 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 41% (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 50% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • West Jefferson High School's student population of 1,387 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,387 students
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Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Jefferson High School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Jefferson High School is 0.60, 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#1033 out of 1,277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
63%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
2%
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Hispanic
31%
6%
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Black
54%
44%
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White
12%
45%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.600.36
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Graduation Rate
67%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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