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East Jefferson High School

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Posted June 21, 2011

I just graduated from this school. It's an amazing school. All of the faculty and staff is great. Most of them know you by name. They have a very safe environment and a lot of programs for kids. I was in Quiz bowl and ITS (International Thespian Society). They just added a french class to the course selection. It's a great school they build you up mentally, physically, and emotionally.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2010

Great faculty and administrators that are committed to the well-being of the students. Excellent academic and atheltic opportunities. Plus there are many clubs for students to join that promote a well rounded high school experience.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 1, 2009

eats jefferson is the perfect high school for any high school student the teachers are helpful the student are friendly and theres so much to do theres so many great activities besides they march in the mardi gras parade that is great experience i love east jefferson if you choose to go there when you leave you will have a super experience to look back on believe me east jefferson is and always will be the best school so if you want a high school memory you will want to look back on come to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

first id lke to set some things straight, i was a student at ej until i moved away, i was a well known person at that school, so i guess you could say i was a pular student, but i worked hard, on my grades and my friendshipswith the staff and students there. bullying? thats nonsense, everyone there i so care free... the teachers are amazing, and the classes are really interesting, its the best schol ever! the only way you can left out of anything in that school is if you dont let your presents be known, ej is more like a huge family than anthing, the principal kytle, is amazing, he lves that school more than anything. and again the teachers... wow, ones like dyer and scheonfeild... ej is a big thing to them tailgating parties... pep rallys and even keeping the school looking nice, the students get invovled.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2007

I am a student at east jefferson..its a great school..teachers try hard..students try hard..and the discipline is great..but they worry to much on how we look like(meaning: tucked shirt, white socks, no head band, etc.) instead about worrying more in education than those reasons..other than that it is awsome school I love it...too bad I have only one more year to go...
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2007

I just graduated from EJ three months ago, it's the best school i've been to. They have an awesome band, dance team, flag team, and cute cheerleaders. I learned a lot over there. Most teachers including Coach Rando and Ms.Upton and Mr.Dyer will help you if you need any help. Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2006

I was in their special education program. It is horrible! They do not push you to do better. They do not give you the tools you really need to make it in the real world.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 22, 2006

Academically, East Jefferson is a decent school. The teachers are nice and the classes are fine, there are no problems in that area. But personally, this school is horrible. The disciplinarians favor the popular students and let them get away with a lot. Students are constantly bullied for being different. And unfortunately, it's always a game of he said, she said. The administrators try, but there's not much they can do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2006

I am about to graduate from e.J. Next sautersay the 27th. And e.J. Is the best school. I was on the cheerleading team there and it was great. The teachers are there for you even if they don't know you if you need their help with anything at all they will do what ever they can to help and if they can't they will show a person who can help.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 24, 2006

I graduated from E.J.(c/o 2003). The teachers always work hard to make sure the students are learning what they need for success in the future. I enjoyed playing girls soccer when i was there. The coach Graffo (sorry if I missed spelled her name) taught me what good sportsmanship is and how not to sink down to their levels. i never got to tell her thanks. There is Mr.Dyer who offers to help any student who come to his room for help no matter how busy he is. that is just a few teachers at that school who try and help students. Go E.J.!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2005

The Teachers work very hard to meet every individual students needs. There are many extracurricular activities that pulls all the students together as one awesome group of young adults.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2005

I am a junior at E.J. ((c/o 2007)) and I love E.J. so much. It is an awsome school. The faculty and the students are the best. I'm in all honors classes and I learn so much; the teachers are always there to help. There are so many extracurricular activities- HI-Y, Spirit Club, Class Counsel, StuCo, Key Club, you name it... and E.J. has the BEST dance team and band in the world! Going to E.J. is just about the greatest experience of my life (so far) and the people there have just helped me so much. Thanks. ~Kerrie
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2005

I attend East Jefferson High School as a Junior...and I have enjoyed EJ for the past two years. It is sad that I have to go to another school for a short period of time due to the hurricane, but as soon as I can go back,it will be a huge relief. I've never had as much fun in school as I've had here. The teachers, sponsers, coaches, and office staff are very welcoming and loving and I am grateful for them. Anyone who attends here will understand. Janine
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2005

I am a junior at East Jefferson. We have the most awesome extra-curricular activities with everything from kids who love science fiction.. community service.. and enviromental science club. Also, the teachers are awesome and I feel I have a tougher curriculum and more work than local Catholic High Schools. They have defintely prepared me for college and the real world. GO WARRIORS! -Jennie, E.J. Dance Team Co-Captain.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2005

If you are concerned about your child's saftey I would recommend against sending your child to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

I'm a student who attends EJ, and i absouletly love it! Its an awesome school to go to...theres so much spirit there and people are always willing to help!The teachers are so great and they have counselors who will help you tremendously! They helped me!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2004

Many people underestimate how good public school really is. East Jefferson is a wonderful public school. Teachers are concerned for the students as individuals and they want them to succeed in life. I Would deffinently recommend EJ for a High school student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2004

I graduated from EJHS in 2003, and it was an experience. All public schools are. If a student is interested in learning, though, one can get an excellent education. Yes, there are some discipline issues, but the teachers are wonderful and classes have a lot to offer, if a student bothers with applying themselves. I believe I got the best education any school in the New Orleans metropolitian area has to offer. Go EJ Warriors!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 1, 2004

I have one son that was a freshman this past year and one that is going in this year. I have had nothing but good things happen to my son at this school this past year. Some of the teachers are hard to reach sometimes but most of the time they are very cooperative and will try to help you in any way they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2003

My daughter is a graduate of E.J 2001 and may I say graduated 3rd in her class. She now attends LSU college of Education and carrying a 3.8 plus GPA. She hopes to become a teacher for East Jefferson H.S. Yes she was in all honors classes of which Jefferson Parish School system is second to none. Yes the school has some problems but the education is very available to all who want it. Parental involvement is a must for any child to achieve a good education. My wife and I backed my daughter 100% in all activities at East Jefferson High School. Please parents if you think you back your child now in school add another 50% backing and your child will get the best education there is at any school.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

253 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
36%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
30%
English II

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

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
English III

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

2013

 
 
91%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
45%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 47%
Black 35% 45%
Hispanic 12% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
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 62%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • James H Kytle
Fax number
  • (504) 888-2072

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
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