Ponchatoula High School



Ponchatoula High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ponchatoula High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 1
9 543
10 454
11 390
12 390

Ponchatoula High School is a public high school of the Tangipahoa Parish School District located in Ponchatoula, LA. It has 1,778 students in grades 8th through 12th. Ponchatoula High School is the 9th largest public high school in Louisiana and the 2,168th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 19.5 to 1.

Total Students: 1,778
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 91

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Ponchatoula High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 928
(52%)
3,560
(52%)
 Female 850
(48%)
3,345
(48%)

Ponchatoula High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,254
(71%)
3,414
(49%)
 Black 464
(26%)
3,206
(46%)
 Hispanic 35
(2%)
163
(2%)
 Asian 17
(1%)
52
(1%)
 Two or More 6
(0%)
58
(1%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
10
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Ponchatoula High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 911
(51%)
2,291
(33%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 754
(42%)
4,180
(61%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 113
(6%)
434
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Ponchatoula High School is ranked 17th out of 0 ranked schools in Louisiana, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ponchatoula High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (48.8%) is slightly lower than the state average of 57.4%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

Ponchatoula High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1501
2006 1565
2007 1577
2008 1545
2009 1626
2010 1694
2011 1728
2012 1778

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.8
2006 20
2007 19.3
2008 18.8
2009 18.7
2010 18.4
2011 19.4
2012 19.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.37774816788807
2006 0.36805111821086
2007 0.34115409004439
2008 0.41553398058252
2009 0.39052890528905
2010 0.41145218417946
2011 0.45891203703704
2012 0.48762654668166

Compare Ponchatoula High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,438.2% 14.4:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,950.0% 19.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 48.8%
 
State Average 57.4%
 

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