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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
H.L. Bourgeois High School is an above average, public school located in Gray, LA. It has 1,456 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

H.L. Bourgeois High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
280 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$44,318
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$911
National
$949
Median Home Value
$118,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
  • Prom and Homecoming
    21%
  • The burning of the B. (Homecoming pep rally)
    18%
  • Holidays
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    16%
  • Football Games
    10%
  • Dress up days
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,456
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,907
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,353/ 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
53%
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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Throughout my four years at H.L. Bourgeois High School, it has constantly prepared me for college and to face adulthood. The experiences have allowed me to learn many lessons about myself and how to make improvements along the way. Many failures I have taken in stride, and I am glad to have overcome to push myself further to succeed! I live by a small motto: "I CAN, I SHALL, I WILL SUCCEED!"
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H.L. Bourgeois was an A school when I graduated, but they only got there because the administration forced the students with low test scores onto the Jumpstart plan- which they didn't get the score from. The students had to protest the administration one year because the administration would not allow students or teachers to show their sexuality. The administration cared more about taking away people's legal rights than protecting their students from teachers and coaches. Students reported bullying all the time, and the most they did was an anti-bullying seminar. Some of the teachers that teach there are amazing, and they know what they are talking about. If I ever had to go back, it would be for those teachers.
My overall experience at H. L. Bourgeois was very good. Most all of my teachers inspired me to push myself to a higher level of education. Looking back at my high school experience it was not my education that sticks out, it was my bonds with coaches and teammates. My cross country coach (Heather Martin) has taught me more in my life than any of my AP and honors class teacher. She taught me how much perseverance is needed not only in sports but in life. Not only did she help me push through my life's difficulties but she helped me accomplish things in cross country that I could never imagine.
H. L. Bourgeois does not have the means to hire certified teachers. This is just a few of the problems we have on campus. The faculty is also very distant from the student body. Instead of trying to fill us with school spirit, they try to force feed information for state testing on us.