Westside Junior High School

  • Westside Junior High School serves 813 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 68% (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 72% (which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 69%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Westside Junior 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 21:1 is higher than the Louisiana state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 56%.

School Overview

  • Westside Junior High School's student population of 813 students has grown by 27% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students813 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Westside Junior 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 21:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Westside Junior High School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. 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)#518 out of 1278 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Westside Junior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Westside Junior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio21:118:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
7%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Westside Junior High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
15%
44%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Westside Junior High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
77%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Westside Junior High School and the percentage of White public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Westside Junior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.380.60
This chart display the diversity score of Westside Junior High School and the public school average diversity score of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Westside Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Westside Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLivingston Parish School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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Westside is a very well put together middle school. Very respectful and well-behaved students.
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