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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
L.W. Higgins High School is a public school located in Marrero, LA. It has 1,302 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

L.W. Higgins High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
Average ACT
20
197 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$42,516
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$907
National
$949
Median Home Value
$134,300
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
40%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    33%
  • Spirit Week
    28%
  • Faculties versus students sport games
    20%
  • Pep rally's , talent shows
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    4%
  • Ceremonies
    2%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,302
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
48%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,352
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.3%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,957/ year
National
$12,239
67%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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L.W. Higgins High School Reviews

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My experience at Higgins was lackluster. I feel like i'm not college ready even though, I'm top of my class. A lot of the teacher don't care what goes on or some care too much on the wrong stuff. Most of the students want to be gang members or drug dealers. I. Ms. Mobley is the best teacher there. She is a biology and leadership teacher. Taking her class was the best moments of my high school career. Besides the Academics side of school, there were no clubs for students to be more active in school. There's Student council, National honor society and that's it really. Both ran by Ms. Mobley with the same 30 kids in both clubs. I also played football at the school, we were terrible. No one had school spirit, team didn't have passion for the game, and no one came to practice. I loved playing football but sometimes it felt like a waste of time. Overall My high school experience wasn't that great. The few friends I've made and relationships I've built kept me driven to be successful
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Like any other high school, you begin with a rough start; hard classes, new school, and especially new people. My school is located in a rough area in Louisiana, where violence and crime is outside our window. Just because the location is bad, doesn't mean the school is. This was my first impression entering the hurricane territory as a high school freshman. Personally my high school experience went from terrifying to terrific in 3 years, i will forever have hurricane pride but just going to class feels like a category 4 (my inside joke). We all have our bad sides and good sides of high school but what mainly kept us together is our friends. They were our main purpose of going to this school, they show us the better side of high school. Now being a high school senior, i will never regret coming to this school. My downfalls were the greatest fall I've ever had .
There isn't really anything special about Higgins, it's just an average public school in Louisiana. This school could need better ventilation, needs to be a rework in the design of the school, as it is confusing to know where the classrooms are located, and needs a nursing office.