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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
West Ouachita High School is an above average, public school located in West Monroe, LA. It has 1,163 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
4061 Caples Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
Telephone
(318) 249-2117
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West Ouachita High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
148 responses
AP Enrollment
4%

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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-
Median Household Income
$40,081
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$730
National
$949
Median Home Value
$133,400
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Football game days
    32%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Pep rallies
    18%
  • They are fun because i'm in the marching band
    14%
  • Relay for life
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,163
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,703
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,111/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
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Th best thing about West Ouachita High School is electives you can take and groups you can join, especially the band. The band is one of the highlights of the school. Everyone loves the band kids! Another thing I like about West Ouachita I feel safe because we hardly ever get threats, and you never hear anything bad happening. The teachers are great. They give you opportunities when your grade is low, and they try to help you out as much as they can. Also, most of the teachers have friendly attitudes and always have a smile on their face and a sense of humor. One thing I would change about West Ouachita is that lunch should be longer. Kids don't get enough time to enjoy their lunch. I would also change some discipline issues to more strict actions.
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From the halls of the school to the fields of our proudest players, we exemplorate what team building is. Our clubs never leave anyone out and the students always helps a friend in need. However, since West Ouachita is a high school, we cannot forget about the disciplinary forces behind the desks. The teachers and staff always do their very best to keep the school in check and watch for the few troublemakers that are out there. Yet when they do so, they never judge someone or give them bad reflections when they see them. in fact, everywhere you look, you will always see a smile on the staff's faces. They know how to be honest and encouraging if times get rough. The students are also greeted every morning by a generously nice Good Morning on the intercom to start their days off with a happy smile. Overall, West Ouachita is like a second family to the people there, and I have to say that they deserve as much credit as possible for their amazing efforts.
My school provides many educational opportunities to its students. There are many pathway career choices that you can choose from. I really want to have a career in Wildlife Conservation, so I am going to be taking vet sciences and biology classes. With this, I should be more than prepared to begin college prepared.