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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Ponchatoula High School is an above average, public school located in Ponchatoula, LA. It has 1,721 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Address
19452 Highway 22 East
Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Telephone
(985) 386-3514
Website

Ponchatoula High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1170
8 responses
Average ACT
24
232 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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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
    B-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$43,690
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$758
National
$949
Median Home Value
$143,300
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
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
62%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Peprallys, service clubs, sports
    31%
  • Football
    15%
  • Drama Club
    8%
  • FFA and MCJROTC
    8%
  • Cross Country coach is best and best group
    8%
  • Cypress Bark (newspaper) class and staff
    8%
  • None
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,721
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,949
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,514/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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What I like about Ponchatoula High School is that the teachers and staff work very hard each and every single day to make sure every student is getting the education they deserve. Ponchatoula High School not only puts their students first, but their students' well-being also. The High School is filled with great staff and administration who all believe in making each day a wonderful day to learn. The school's motto is "Preparing Honorably for Success" and I can vouch that everyday that is what we do.
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I’ve been attending Ponchatoula High for 4 year now. It’s a great school, and it prepares you well for college!
I absolutely love Ponchatoula High School! The teachers are excellent and so are their methods for teaching. I'm doing such a great job and I'm so appreciative of that. I wouldn't want to brag that it's easy but it pretty much is for me. This is a great school I'm glad I've gotten the chance to attend it for 4 years.