West Jefferson High School



West Jefferson High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Jefferson High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 381
10 266
11 271
12 245

West Jefferson High School is a public high school of the Jefferson Parish School District located in Harvey, LA. It has 1,163 students in grades 9th through 12th. West Jefferson High School is the 54th largest public high school in Louisiana and the 4,886th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.5 to 1.

Total Students: 1,163
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 62.76

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West Jefferson High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 635
(55%)
6,189
(51%)
 Female 528
(45%)
6,037
(49%)

West Jefferson High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 630
(54%)
5,134
(42%)
 Hispanic 279
(24%)
1,986
(16%)
 White 176
(15%)
3,987
(33%)
 Asian 55
(5%)
785
(6%)
 Two or More 16
(1%)
186
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 5
(0%)
33
(0%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
115
(1%)

West Jefferson High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 830
(71%)
6,764
(55%)
 Not Eligible 259
(22%)
4,541
(37%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 74
(6%)
921
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

West Jefferson High School is ranked 12th out of 0 ranked schools in Louisiana, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Jefferson High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (77.7%) is significantly higher than the state average of 57.4%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

West Jefferson High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1946
2006 1393
2007 1398
2008 1365
2009 1376
2010 1263
2011 1209
2012 1163

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21
2006 16.9
2007 16.1
2008 16.2
2009 15.3
2010 16.8
2011 18.3
2012 18.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.38694758478931
2006 0.53194544149318
2007 0.74749642346209
2008 0.7010989010989
2009 0.7078488372093
2010 0.75217735550277
2011 0.79735318444996
2012 0.77730008598452

Compare West Jefferson High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,438.2% 14.4:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,850.0% 18.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 57.4%
 
This School 77.7%
 

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West Jefferson High School
Harvey, LA
Public 09 - 12 1,163 18.5:1  
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Knights Academy & High School
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Private 03 - 12 62 7:1 3 miles
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Private UG - UG 132 8:1 3 miles
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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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