West Ouachita High School

  • West Ouachita High School serves 1,134 students in grades 8-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 77% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • West Ouachita High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

School Overview

  • West Ouachita High School's student population of 1,134 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 67 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students1,134 students
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Total Classroom Teachers67 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West Ouachita High School is ranked within the top 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 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West Ouachita High School is 0.08, 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)#442 out of 1278 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
63%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
77%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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Hispanic
n/a
7%
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Black
4%
44%
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White
96%
44%
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Diversity Score0.080.61
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Graduation Rate
88%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOuachita Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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