B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
2200 West Mcneese
Lake Charles, LA 70605
Telephone
(337) 217-4460

A.M. Barbe High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1140
11 responses
Average ACT
26
202 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    29%
  • Homecoming parade
    20%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Baseball games
    11%
  • Senior nights
    8%
  • Senior lock in
    8%
  • Basketball games
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,967
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.4%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,859/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses
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A.M. Barbe High School Reviews

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Barbe is a good school, but only if you're willing to take AP or at least advanced classes. In my experience, the regular ed classes aren't very good. Students don't care and teachers don't have much power over them. But the AP an advanced classes I took were amazing. The students and teachers cared, and all of the teachers know what theyre teaching. The school has a hygiene problem, though -- it's disgusting and janitors dont seem to clean often. The bathrooms are disgusting and almost always are out of toilet paper and paper towels. And the cafeteria food sucks. The band and choir programs are amazing though.
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I love my school! Barbe has great faculty and all the teachers guinely care about your grades. One thing I would change, though, is the cleanliness. I understand that it is hard to keep a campus spotless when 2000 students attend it, but the bathrooms, halls and classrooms could use a nice scrub down.
I have gone to A.M. Barbe High School since I started out as a Freshman, and I enjoy attending this school and take pride in my school. I like how extensive our opportuntities are to earn college credit early through AP Courses and Dull Enrollment opportunities. I also like how they offer a wide variety of clubs, sports, and organizations, so everyone can find a way to plug into the student body. Finally, we have awesome teachers who accurately prepare us for college and many resources that aid us in learning, such as a variety of technology, textbooks, and extra help/tutoring. The only thing I woud change about A.M. Barbe High School is to be able to have more one on one time with the counselors.