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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
240 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
$45,901
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$783
National
$949
Median Home Value
$149,300
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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Ponchatoula High School Reviews

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They want you to think that it's a sweet,small town school filled with these amazing close friends,and you will have the best education of your life. Fact: Nearly 2,000 students is not small. Social politics is everything to both students and teachers. Academics:Common core/or whatever name they change it and choose to call it--it is still the same curriculum used that doesn't teach common sense and more socialist type method originated from China--Good luck if your child needs special attention in any subject.It can be a fun place, but only if you were born and raised there,and your parents were born and raised there--very provincial and not welcoming.You can get somewhat of an education here,but only if you take control 100% of your own education. This is the last place to expect that they will take the lead in your education--this school is not equipped to do that. These negatives are just mirroring what the city is like as a whole.
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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.
I’ve been attending Ponchatoula High for 4 year now. It’s a great school, and it prepares you well for college!