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West St. John High School

Public | 8-12 | 212 students

 

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Posted February 7, 2010

I think West St. John High School is a great school. Certain things could be betta. Like, the band. They can play awesome, the only problem is certain kids won't listen. Is this the type of band we need. I am currently attending West St. John, and I also play in the band. Certain things need to change..
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

This school is a well-kept secret waiting to explode! The level of technology available to the students is on par with most 21st century schools in the country. The teachers (including myself) spend hours working to raise the level of achievement of ALL students. The administration spends double the time providing for teachers and students; not to mention they are fair and accurate in their disciplining. They care about the whole child, not just their education, therefore there is a constant intervening of bad behavior. There is a lack of parental involvement, but with everyone else doing their jobs and students arriving to class, I feel it's safe to say: If parents don't want to be there, or can't be there, then it's OK. This school is well on its way to success. Step by step.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 2, 2005

I am a student at WSJH and I think that the school is a very good educating facility. I scored basic on all of the subjects on the LEAP 21 test and I owe it all to the teachers. I am also a part of the West St. John High School Marching Band, which is the best band in the parish. Our athletic team is the best in the state, winning the 2A state championship and getting to play in the Superdome. Our basketball team is not doing so bad theirselves. The level of parent involvement could be better.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program for the 21st Century (LEAP 21) to assess students in grades 4 and 8 in math, English language arts, science and social studies. The LEAP 21 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana. The goal is for all students to score at or above basic on the test.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 64% in 2010.

47 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

47 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % basic or above

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Louisiana used the integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) to assess students in grades 3, 5, 6, and 7 in math, English language arts, science, and social studies. The iLEAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Louisiana.

In preparation for new assessments in 2014-15, Louisiana is including more common core aligned content in LEAP and iLEAP tests in 2012-13 and in 2013-14. The percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Louisiana Department of Education

Algebra I

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

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
25%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
29%
English II

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

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
English III

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

2013

 
 
79%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
37%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 100% 45%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Erica Merrick
Fax number
  • (985) 497-5009

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Edgard, LA 70049
Phone: (985) 497-3271

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