West St. Mary High School

  • West St. Mary High School serves 347 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 40-44% (which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

School Overview

  • West St. Mary High School's student population of 347 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has declined by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students347 students
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Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
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School Comparison

  • West St. Mary High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of West St. Mary High School is 0.41, 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#742 out of 1,277 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
63%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
2%
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
n/a
6%
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Black
75%
44%
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White
18%
45%
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Two or more races
5%
2%
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Diversity Score0.410.36
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Graduation Rate85-89%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
60%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Mary Parish School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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