West St. Mary High School

  • West St. Mary High School serves 353 students in grades 8-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the LA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
  • West St. Mary High School operates within the St. Mary Parish School District.
  • St. Mary Parish School District's 64% graduation rate is lower than the LA state average of 67%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 353 students has declined by 15% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has declined by 13% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students353 students
West St. Mary High School Total Students (2001-2015)
Gender %West St. Mary High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
West St. Mary High School Total Teachers (2001-2015)
Students by GradeWest St. Mary High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
West St. Mary High School Student Teacher Ratio (2001-2015)
American Indian
2%
1%
West St. Mary High School American Indian Students (2001-2015)
Asian
n/a
2%
West St. Mary High School Asian Students (2002-2014)
Hispanic
1%
6%
West St. Mary High School Black Students (2008-2015)
Black
74%
44%
West St. Mary High School Black Students (2001-2015)
White
17%
45%
West St. Mary High School White Students (2001-2015)
Two or more races
6%
2%
West St. Mary High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic GroupsWest St. Mary High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownLA 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.
0.420.61
West St. Mary High School Diversity Score (2001-2015)
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 St. Mary High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2001-2015)
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.
7%
6%
West St. Mary High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • St. Mary Parish School District's student population of 9,317 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 64% has decreased from 78% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,115 in this district is less than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,972 is less than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameSt. Mary Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
23
4
Number of Students Managed9,3171,685
St. Mary Parish School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate64%67%
St. Mary Parish School District Graduation Rate (1994-2015)
District Total Revenue$105 MM$30 MM
St. Mary Parish School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$103 MM$31 MM
St. Mary Parish School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$11,115$13,503
St. Mary Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$10,972$14,322
St. Mary Parish School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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