West Jefferson High School

  • West Jefferson High School serves 1,353 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the LA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
  • West Jefferson High School operates within the Jefferson Parish School District.
  • Jefferson Parish School District's 67% graduation rate is equal to the LA state average of 67%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1353 students has grown by 11% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 72 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,353 students
West Jefferson High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % West Jefferson High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 72 teachers
West Jefferson High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade West Jefferson High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 16:1
West Jefferson High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
West Jefferson High School American Indian Students (2005-2011)
Asian
3%
2%
West Jefferson High School Asian Students (1991-2015)
Hispanic
32%
6%
West Jefferson High School Black Students (1991-2015)
Black
51%
44%
West Jefferson High School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
13%
45%
West Jefferson High School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
West Jefferson High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2011)
Two or more races
1%
2%
West Jefferson High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups West Jefferson High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.63 0.35
West Jefferson High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
70%
58%
West Jefferson High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
6%
West Jefferson High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Jefferson Parish School District's student population of 47,817 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 89% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,853 in this district is less than the state average of $15,711. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,187 is less than the state average of $15,475. The district spending/student has declined by 17% over four years.
School District Name Jefferson Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
81
4
Number of Students Managed 47,817 1,685
Jefferson Parish School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 67% 67%
Jefferson Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $549 MM $27 MM
Jefferson Parish School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $518 MM $26 MM
Jefferson Parish School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,853 $15,711
Jefferson Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,187 $15,475
Jefferson Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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