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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Denham Springs High School is an above average, public school located in Denham Springs, LA. It has 1,576 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

Denham Springs High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1170
12 responses
Average ACT
24
391 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$52,212
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$829
National
$949
Median Home Value
$148,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Game day Pep Rallies
    24%
  • Graduation
    21%
  • Friday night football
    16%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Basketball games
    4%
  • Choir concerts
    1%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,576
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,759
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.5%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,615/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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I have attended Denham Springs High School for my entire high school career, and its like a home away from home. The teachers truly care about your well-being and education. The school provides it students with so many ways to either achieve success or simply be active. This school offers free tutoring, free textbooks, and free lunch. Our clubs and sports teams are also a huge part of what makes up DSHS. We have clubs on campus that range from community based volunteering to students of environmental awareness. The majority of our clubs are nationally known for winning " Club of the Year". Our sports team make up DSHS because they bring the students, staff, and community to show our purple and gold pride. Whether its cheering on the Football team as they win another game or supporting the bowling team win another state title, everyone is family.
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My school went through a major struggle with the 2016 August Flood in Louisiana and we came out of it stronger than ever. Just a week or so after school started, this flood came hard and fast, flooding our entire school. Our community, faculty, administration and students came together in a great time of need and got our school back up and running as soon as possible. The school board kicked into action and got us a place to go while our school was being repaired. We all made sacrifices but it was all worth it to be back in our own facility to complete our studies. I am very proud of our school!
What I really like about Denham Springs High School are the teachers they have and the opportunities we are given with each new course as they continually try to get new classes that will further our careers or college experience. Most teachers are very welcoming and kind, and are truly invested in making sure we pass their class feeling like we’ve learned something that will actually help us. If you’re falling a bit behind, some teachers are even willing to work with you on that to get you caught up and give you extra credit work in order for you to pass their classes. I’ve never felt disappointed with a teacher of mine because they do care, and they make sure to make us feel comfortable around them.