Ponchatoula Junior High School



Ponchatoula Junior High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ponchatoula Junior High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 364
8 387
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ponchatoula Junior High School is a public high school of the Tangipahoa Parish School District located in Ponchatoula, LA. It has 751 students in grades 7th through 8th. It has a student teacher ratio of 20.3 to 1.

Total Students: 751
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 37

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Ponchatoula Junior High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 409
(54%)
3,560
(52%)
 Female 342
(46%)
3,345
(48%)

Ponchatoula Junior High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 467
(62%)
3,414
(49%)
 Black 254
(34%)
3,206
(46%)
 Hispanic 17
(2%)
163
(2%)
 Asian 7
(1%)
52
(1%)
 Two or More 4
(1%)
58
(1%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
10
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Ponchatoula Junior High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 427
(57%)
4,180
(61%)
 Not Eligible 261
(35%)
2,291
(33%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 63
(8%)
434
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Ponchatoula Junior High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (65.2%) is slightly 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.

Ponchatoula Junior High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 735
2006 692
2007 692
2008 722
2009 736
2010 759
2011 720
2012 751

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20
2006 18.1
2007 18.2
2008 19.5
2009 18
2010 19
2011 18
2012 20.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.53741496598639
2006 0.49132947976879
2007 0.46531791907514
2008 0.55540166204986
2009 0.53940217391304
2010 0.57575757575758
2011 0.64305555555556
2012 0.65246338215712

Compare Ponchatoula Junior High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,438.2% 14.4:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
2,030.0% 20.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 57.4%
 
This School 65.2%
 

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