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Denham Springs High School

Public | 10-12 | 1394 students


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Posted July 16, 2013

this school is great. the kids are really nice and I feel I have learned a lot! I am a senior now and looking forward to my last year. I wouldn't change a thing :)
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 9, 2013

DSHS's main concern is Sports. New Football Field & Gym floor, yet not enough books or computers available for students to use. I graduated from DSHS over 30 yrs ago and not have teenagers there. Racism isnt bad, if your an athlete.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 3, 2009

Our parish (county) is always in the top 3 in the state! Denham Springs High School produces very successful of them being my daughter who graduated in '06. She is now a senior at LSU and the only Truman Scholarship winner in the state this year! The great teachers at DSHS provided her with the education for her to continue a very successful college education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2009

Its a Great School and a good staff to work with!!! Mr. Wax was a great leader and all the kids loved him!!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 28, 2006

As a graduate of DSHS, and a world traveller, I can honestly say that this is a great school. It is particularly effective in maintaining safety of the students, teaching students that rules are important and there are consequences if they are broken, and to respect yourself and one another through proper dress, language, and other means. The academics were on a competitive level, and allowed for 'overachievers' to be constantly busy moving forward. The only weaknesses I have seen are in the fossil values that are upheld.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted September 28, 2006

I'm a 2002 graduate of Denham Springs High School. I wouldn't change my high school experience there for anything. The quality of education is great. There are extra-curricular activites for everyone, and Denham Springs is a great city to live in. I'm now working on a graduate degree in music education. I hope I end up teaching in a school with the quality of Denham Springs.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted April 6, 2006

Coming from a larger city, Denham Springs High School seems to be a good school academically. Racism is a problem (in the town in general). The sports programs seem to be out of whack - the coaches are way too consumed with their winning records than in the task of developing young atheletes. Administrators and parents are reluctant to intervene. Like many US schools, there are high instances of teen pregnacies.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 6, 2005

I love Denham Springs High School! The teachers are great as well as the administration. They have great infastructure and are the only school I'd like to send my kids!
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 18, 2005

This School is the best and I wouldn't go anywhere else. This town is where I grew up and I think that this is where I should be and this is where God wants me!
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 27, 2004

I attend Denham Springs High School and personally, I think it is a wonderful school! There are more than enough activities that a student can become involved with, and the academics are unbelievable. The teachers are wonderful and do the most possible to help a student advance. I went to Baton Rouge schools before, and they simply do not compare. The school is somewhat strict, but I think it helps to cut down on the problems. There are not many problems that occur at Denham. Matter of fact, I would say the only problems there is might be dress code, but what teenager likes to walk around all day with his or her shirt tucked in? Overall, the school is wonderful!
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 16, 2003

Our son graduated in 2001 and is now on the Chancellors List at LSU. Great learning environment with 'old fashioned' core values like discipline, attendence, creative teaching and rewarding top performers and those who are giving 100%. Reminds me of when I was growing up.
—Submitted by a parent

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.








Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 87% in 2013.






English II

The state average for English II was 93% in 2013.








English III

The state average for English III was 88% in 2013.



The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.








Scale: % basic or above

About the tests

In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the End-Of-Course (EOC) tests to test grade high school students in English 2, English 3, biology 1, algebra 1 and geometry. The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The EOC is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

Source: LA Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 47%
Black 8% 45%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1000 North Range Avenue
Denham Springs, LA 70726
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Phone: (225) 665-8851


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