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Opelousas Senior High School

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7 reviews of this school

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Posted June 2, 2009

great school i graduated in 2008 and i feel i learned a tremendous amount of education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 20, 2009

i am a senior at opelousas high school, i have been going to this school since my freshmen year. At first i didnt want to be their but as i got to know people like the students and the wonderful teachers. every year the love for being at this school grew my favorite thing about this school is that(my opinion) everyone is friendly and i enjoy being around our principal Dr. Rodney Johnson because he is respectable,funny, serious,humble,mellow man
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 24, 2009

I am a student at opelousas high school and i love it! i am a cheerleader and used to be a soccer player. The people are awesome!!
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 8, 2008

All around good school with lots of hidden talent
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 12, 2007

My time at O.H.S. was the best. I had friends that were always willing to help me whenever I needed them. The teachers were also wonderful to me.

Posted July 9, 2006

Opelousas was my high school home from 1999-2003. I enjoyed my time there, but mostly toward the end of my high school career. Some of the most rememorable and unforgettable teachers were Ms. Mona Viltz and Ms. Duplechain. I learned alot there and actually miss it sometimes. I am now a Restaurant Manager for Burger King while going to college at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted February 26, 2004

I am an OHS graduate of 2003. Opelousas High is a great place to learn and socialize. I played sports and was involved in the student government. The best memories of my life were at OHS. Opelousas High is no doubt turning out students ready to tackle college, along with life. My boyfriend and I, both graduates, are both attending college, much like the rest of our classmates. I would highly recommend OHS to anyone in that area. Dr. Johnson is a great principal, keeping students in line and mentoring students when needed. He s also a great English IV-AP teacher. Thanks to all the staff that made my four years at OHS memorable.
—Submitted by a former 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 64% in 2010.

148 students were tested at this school in 2010.



The state average for Math was 65% in 2010.

145 students were tested at this school in 2010.


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.








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
Black 80% 45%
White 18% 47%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 4%
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 69%N/A67%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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P.O. Box 1269
Opelousas, LA 70570
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Phone: (337) 942-5634


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