Jena High School

Summary:

Jena High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Jena, Louisiana, with a student population of 529. The school is part of the LaSalle Parish school district, which is ranked 18 out of 114 districts in Louisiana and has a 4-star rating.

Jena High School has shown a mixed academic performance compared to the state and district averages. While the school outperformed the state average in several End-of-Course (EOC) exams, it underperformed in Geometry and U.S. History. The school's performance also varies across different student subgroups, with female students and African American students ranking higher than their male and White counterparts, respectively. Jena High School has a relatively low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, suggesting a higher socioeconomic status of the student population compared to other schools in Louisiana.

Compared to nearby schools, Jena High School's performance is generally better than Block High School in the Catahoula Parish school district, but slightly lower than LaSalle High School, which is also in the LaSalle Parish district. Jena High School has also performed relatively well in supporting its homeless student population, ranking 7th out of 23 Louisiana high schools in the 2022-2023 school year.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 243 East High School Drive
       Jena, LA  71342


(318) 992-5195

District: LaSalle Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
159th of 326 Louisiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,040 Help


Feeder schools for Jena High School:

Elementary:    Fellowship Elementary School
    Goodpine Middle School
    Jena Elementary School
    Nebo Elementary School
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Middle:    Jena Junior High School
    LaSalle Junior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.5 Help
Number of students:  529

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.0%
African American:
14.6%
American Indian:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.4% Help


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Compare Details Jena High School ranks better than 51.2% of high schools in Louisiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.65. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80%), African American (14.6%), American Indian (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Jena High School is 16.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Jena High School is $10,040.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Jena High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Jena High School 159th of 326 Louisiana public high schools. (See Jena High School in the ranking list.)

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LaSalle Parish:

SchoolDigger ranks LaSalle Parish 18th of 114 Louisiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Jena High School

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Rank History for all students at Jena High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 72.04 77th 290 73.4%
2008 69.09 76th 291 73.9%
2009 70.47 67th 301 77.7%
2010 63.44 109th 297 63.3%
2011 61.00 132nd 300 56.0%
2012 54.44 166th 310 46.5%
2013 55.75 162nd 312 48.1%
2014 64.64 104th 309 66.3%
2015 55.94 171st 312 45.2%
2016 47.77 199th 297 33.0%
2017 46.52 204th 297 31.3%
2018 30.04 224th 302 25.8%
2019 47.14 178th 313 43.1%
2021 57.99 137th 322 57.5%
2022 48.93 169th 326 48.2%
2023 54.65 156th 321 51.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Jena High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 22.78 112th 139 19.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Jena High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 41.46 184th 301 38.9%
2021 49.15 143rd 285 49.8%
2022 34.11 216th 322 32.9%
2023 47.21 171st 321 46.7%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Jena High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 49.36 10th 17 41.2%
2022 34.59 14th 20 30.0%
2023 66.02 7th 23 69.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Jena High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 47.95 170th 292 41.8%
2021 63.80 109th 288 62.2%
2022 46.13 176th 311 43.4%
2023 55.76 152nd 308 50.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Jena High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.91 187th 291 35.7%
2021 53.77 137th 292 53.1%
2022 48.55 152nd 301 49.5%
2023 51.83 160th 306 47.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Jena High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 26.55 178th 233 23.6%
2021 38.64 140th 243 42.4%
2022 19.40 216th 256 15.6%
2023 48.26 125th 252 50.4%
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Rank History for White students at Jena High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 19.33 226th 249 9.2%
2021 45.16 141st 245 42.4%
2022 34.83 180th 250 28.0%
2023 36.00 177th 249 28.9%
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Data source: test scores: Louisiana Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Jena High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 607 607
1990 454 93 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 549
1991 445 90 0 0 5 n/a n/a 0 540
1992 417 92 2 0 2 n/a n/a 0 513
1993 442 86 2 2 5 n/a n/a 0 537
1994 462 80 0 0 3 n/a n/a 0 545
1995 491 69 2 2 7 n/a n/a 0 571
1996 491 69 2 2 7 n/a n/a 0 571
1997 470 75 2 1 10 n/a n/a 0 558
1998 464 75 3 1 11 n/a n/a 0 554
1999 464 67 2 1 8 n/a n/a 0 542
2000 460 75 1 1 7 n/a n/a 0 544
2001 457 92 3 1 8 n/a n/a 0 561
2002 439 93 1 2 11 n/a n/a 0 546
2003 439 93 1 2 11 n/a n/a 0 546
2004 426 101 3 2 6 n/a n/a 0 538
2005 401 91 1 2 5 n/a n/a 0 500
2006 403 89 0 2 5 n/a n/a 0 499
2007 424 90 0 2 5 n/a n/a 0 521
2008 408 77 0 1 8 n/a n/a 0 494
2009 381 70 0 3 7 n/a n/a 0 461
2010 357 53 0 5 4 n/a n/a 0 419
2011 353 59 0 4 5 0 4 0 425
2012 374 59 1 5 4 0 2 0 445
2013 424 70 0 5 2 1 2 0 504
2014 411 69 0 7 2 1 1 0 491
2015 437 82 0 6 5 0 0 0 530
2016 436 76 0 6 6 0 0 0 524
2017 433 77 0 6 4 0 2 0 522
2018 433 82 0 2 3 0 1 0 521
2019 423 70 0 3 4 0 1 0 501
2020 417 72 2 2 9 0 5 0 507
2021 420 79 1 2 10 0 6 0 518
2022 409 71 1 2 11 0 10 0 504
2023 423 77 1 3 13 0 12 0 529

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Jena High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 607 40.0 15.1 18.5
1990 549 35.0 15.6 20.9
1991 540 34.0 15.8 19.3
1992 513 30.0 17.1 20.3
1993 537 34.0 15.8 18.6
1994 545 32.0 17.0 19.4
1995 571 31.0 18.4 22.1
1996 571 31.0 18.4 22.1
1997 558 31.0 18.0 22.6
1998 554 32.0 17.3 20.4
1999 542 33.0 16.4 24.4
2000 544 34.0 16.0 28.3
2001 561 35.0 16.0 30.8
2002 546 37.0 14.8 39
2003 546 37.0 14.8 39
2004 538 36.0 14.9 45.4
2005 500 37.2 13.4 46.2
2006 499 35.0 14.3 46.1
2007 521 34.4 15.1 48.2
2008 494 34.8 14.2 43.3
2009 461 37.5 12.3 37.7
2010 419 36.5 11.4 46.3
2011 425 35.3 12.0 52.2
2012 445 36.9 12.0 49.2
2013 504 32.8 15.3 52.8
2014 491 32.5 15.0 48.7
2015 530 31.0 17.0 46
2016 524 n/a n/a 47.9
2017 522 52.2 9.9 50.4
2018 521 29.4 17.7 46.4
2019 501 29.8 16.7 34.9
2020 507 31.8 15.9 28.4
2021 518 31.0 16.6 30.9
2022 504 31.8 15.8 31
2023 529 31.8 16.5 31.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Jena High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 607 40.0 15.1 18.5
1990 549 35.0 15.6 20.9
1991 540 34.0 15.8 19.3
1992 513 30.0 17.1 20.3
1993 537 34.0 15.8 18.6
1994 545 32.0 17.0 19.4
1995 571 31.0 18.4 22.1
1996 571 31.0 18.4 22.1
1997 558 31.0 18.0 22.6
1998 554 32.0 17.3 20.4
1999 542 33.0 16.4 24.4
2000 544 34.0 16.0 28.3
2001 561 35.0 16.0 30.8
2002 546 37.0 14.8 39
2003 546 37.0 14.8 39
2004 538 36.0 14.9 45.4
2005 500 37.2 13.4 46.2
2006 499 35.0 14.3 46.1
2007 521 34.4 15.1 48.2
2008 494 34.8 14.2 43.3
2009 461 37.5 12.3 37.7
2010 419 36.5 11.4 46.3
2011 425 35.3 12.0 52.2
2012 445 36.9 12.0 49.2
2013 504 32.8 15.3 52.8
2014 491 32.5 15.0 48.7
2015 530 31.0 17.0 46
2016 524 n/a n/a 47.9
2017 522 52.2 9.9 50.4
2018 521 29.4 17.7 46.4
2019 501 29.8 16.7 34.9
2020 507 31.8 15.9 28.4
2021 518 31.0 16.6 30.9
2022 504 31.8 15.8 31
2023 529 31.8 16.5 31.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Jena High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $9,954
2018 $10,122
2019 $10,780
2020 $10,040

Data source: Louisiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Jena High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 178th of 313 High schoolsRanks 156th of 321 High schools
 8.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Jena High School)7667
 9%
   End of Course Algebra I (LaSalle Parish)7369
 4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Louisiana)6764
 3%
End of Course Geometry (Jena High School)6455
 9%
   End of Course Geometry (LaSalle Parish)6050
 10%
   End of Course Geometry (Louisiana)6861
 7%
End of Course English II (Jena High School)4473
 29%
   End of Course English II (LaSalle Parish)5270
 18%
   End of Course English II (Louisiana)6967
 2%
End of Course U.S. History (Jena High School)5748
 9%
   End of Course U.S. History (LaSalle Parish)5851
 7%
   End of Course U.S. History (Louisiana)5954
 5%
End of Course English I (Jena High School)7674
 2%
   End of Course English I (LaSalle Parish)7872
 6%
   End of Course English I (Louisiana)7167
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students501529
 5.6%
African American7077
 10%
American Indian413
 225%
Asian01
Hispanic33
Pacific Islander00
White423423
Two or More Races112
 1100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients34.9%31.4%
 3.6%


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Students at Jena High School are 80% White, 15% African American, 2% American Indian, 2% Two or more races.

Jena High School ranks 159th of 326 Louisiana high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 529 students attended Jena High School.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Louisiana Dept of Education.

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