Westgate High School

  • Westgate High School serves 1,090 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 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 69% (which is equal to the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Westgate High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Louisiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Westgate High School's student population of 1,090 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,090 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Westgate High School is ranked within the bottom 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 18:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Westgate High School is 0.56, 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)#765 out of 1278 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
63%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
69%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Asian
7%
2%
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Hispanic
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Westgate High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
56%
44%
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White
35%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Westgate High School and the percentage of White public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
2%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Westgate High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.560.61
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Graduation Rate
74%
79%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
52%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Westgate High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameIberia Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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