Ruston High School



Ruston High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ruston 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
9 386
10 343
11 304
12 282

Ruston High School is a public high school of the Lincoln Parish School District located in Ruston, LA. It has 1,315 students in grades 9th through 12th. Ruston High School is the 49th largest public high school in Louisiana and the 4,193rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 10.5 to 1.

Total Students: 1,315
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 10.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 125.76

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Ruston High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 685
(52%)
1,394
(51%)
 Male 630
(48%)
1,366
(49%)

Ruston High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 654
(50%)
1,258
(46%)
 White 595
(45%)
1,327
(48%)
 Hispanic 47
(4%)
136
(5%)
 Two or More 9
(1%)
18
(1%)
 Asian 9
(1%)
14
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
7
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Ruston High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 690
(52%)
1,581
(57%)
 Not Eligible 571
(43%)
1,048
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 54
(4%)
131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Ruston High School is ranked 35th out of 356 ranked schools in Louisiana, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ruston High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (56.6%) is slightly higher than the state average of 54.5%. 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.

Ruston High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1187
2006 1127
2007 1062
2008 1042
2009 1071
2010 1116
2011 1132
2012 1149
2013 1200
2014 1251
2015 1315

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15
2006 14.4
2007 13.6
2008 12.3
2009 12.2
2010 13.3
2011 12.5
2012 13.6
2013 13
2014 12.7
2015 10.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.4178601516428
2006 0.42324755989352
2007 0.42749529190207
2008 0.4021113243762
2009 0.42110177404295
2010 0.45609318996416
2011 0.46289752650177
2012 0.46475195822454
2013 0.50416666666667
2014 0.48441247002398
2015 0.56577946768061

Compare Ruston High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,050.0% 10.5:1
 
1,304.6% 13.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 54.5%
 
This School 56.6%
 

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Public 09 - 12 1,315 10.5:1  
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