Live Oak High School

Summary:

Live Oak High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Watson, Louisiana, with a diverse student population of 1,405. The school is part of the highly-ranked Livingston Parish School District, which is ranked 9th out of 114 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating.

Live Oak High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in Louisiana, placing 16th out of 321 high schools for the 2022-2023 school year and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's academic performance is particularly strong, with high proficiency rates on End of Course (EOC) exams, such as 84% in Geometry, 87% in English II, 75% in U.S. History, and 88% in English I - all significantly higher than state and district averages. Live Oak High School also excels in supporting the academic achievement of various student subgroups, ranking highly for both female and male students, as well as for Hispanic and Special Education students.

While Live Oak High School has seen an increase in the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, from 17.77% in 2020-2021 to 50.53% in 2022-2023, the school still performs exceptionally well academically, ranking 20th out of 321 high schools in Louisiana for low socioeconomic status students in 2022-2023. When compared to other high schools in the Livingston Parish School District, such as Walker High School and Denham Springs High School, Live Oak High School consistently outperforms them on academic measures. The school's success can be attributed to its dedicated faculty, effective instructional practices, and a supportive district and community environment.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 35086 Old La Hwy 16
       Watson, LA  70786


(225) 665-8858

District: Livingston Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
16th of 326 Louisiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,345 Help


Feeder schools for Live Oak High School:

Elementary:    Live Oak Elementary School
    North Live Oak Elementary School
    South Live Oak Elementary School
Middle:    Live Oak Junior High
    Live Oak Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  21.2 Help
Number of students:  1,405

Racial breakdown:

White:
85.5%
African American:
6.8%
Hispanic:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  50.5% Help


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Compare Details Live Oak High School ranks better than 95.1% of high schools in Louisiana. It also ranks first among 7 ranked high schools in the Livingston Parish School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.45. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (85.5%), African American (6.8%), Hispanic (5.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 50.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Live Oak High School is 21.2. 6 high schools in the Livingston Parish School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Live Oak High School is $8,345. 6 high schools in the Livingston Parish School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Live Oak High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Live Oak High School 16th of 326 Louisiana public high schools. (See Live Oak High School in the ranking list.)

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Livingston Parish:

SchoolDigger ranks Livingston Parish 9th of 114 Louisiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Live Oak High School

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Rank History for all students at Live Oak High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 77.15 47th 290 83.8%
2008 66.97 91st 291 68.7%
2009 66.41 85th 301 71.8%
2010 77.62 43rd 297 85.5%
2011 76.14 53rd 300 82.3%
2012 80.74 29th 310 90.6%
2013 75.21 47th 312 84.9%
2014 73.61 50th 309 83.8%
2015 76.95 34th 312 89.1%
2016 77.20 34th 297 88.6%
2017 78.17 33rd 297 88.9%
2018 79.52 25th 302 91.7%
2019 80.83 36th 313 88.5%
2021 82.02 35th 322 89.1%
2022 82.58 34th 326 89.6%
2023 87.45 16th 321 95.0%
See the entire list of Louisiana High School Rankings!

Rank History for Special Education students at Live Oak High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 82.33 13th 122 89.3%
2021 67.15 28th 135 79.3%
2022 79.16 14th 139 89.9%
2023 92.84 3rd 138 97.8%
See the entire list of Best Louisiana High Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Live Oak High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 76.46 54th 301 82.1%
2021 75.92 47th 285 83.5%
2022 85.02 24th 322 92.5%
2023 84.94 20th 321 93.8%
See the entire list of Best Louisiana High Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at Live Oak High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 79.80 38th 292 87.0%
2021 81.31 36th 288 87.5%
2022 84.66 22nd 311 92.9%
2023 84.03 24th 308 92.2%
See the entire list of Best Louisiana High Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Military Connected students at Live Oak High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 41.20 11th 16 31.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Live Oak High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 81.87 34th 291 88.3%
2021 80.94 38th 292 87.0%
2022 83.22 29th 301 90.4%
2023 88.45 15th 306 95.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Live Oak High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 51.62 96th 233 58.8%
2021 69.55 44th 243 81.9%
2022 68.70 50th 256 80.5%
2023 54.80 101st 252 59.9%
See the entire list of Best Louisiana High Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Live Oak High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 87.49 9th 92 90.2%
2022 80.43 12th 103 88.3%
2023 73.96 15th 107 86.0%
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Rank History for White students at Live Oak High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 68.65 66th 249 73.5%
2021 72.07 45th 245 81.6%
2022 78.84 32nd 250 87.2%
2023 80.79 28th 249 88.8%
See the entire list of Best Louisiana High Schools for White Students!

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.

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Data source: Louisiana Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Live Oak 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 475 475
1990 426 10 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1991 391 6 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1992 428 10 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1993 442 15 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 457
1994 492 10 0 4 0 n/a n/a 0 506
1995 608 18 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 630
1996 608 18 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 630
1997 678 19 2 5 1 n/a n/a 0 705
1998 700 22 0 4 2 n/a n/a 0 728
1999 735 14 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 752
2000 730 12 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 745
2001 747 11 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 760
2002 784 18 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 806
2003 784 18 0 3 1 n/a n/a 0 806
2004 791 15 1 5 1 n/a n/a 0 813
2005 824 12 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 840
2006 851 14 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 871
2007 944 21 1 5 1 n/a n/a 0 972
2008 982 22 1 10 4 n/a n/a 0 1019
2009 1055 33 5 14 6 n/a n/a 0 1113
2010 1076 42 5 14 5 n/a n/a 0 1142
2011 1114 36 6 13 5 0 1 0 1175
2012 1106 36 8 13 5 0 0 0 1168
2013 1145 37 6 12 4 0 2 0 1206
2014 1185 47 5 21 4 0 2 0 1264
2015 1210 45 4 21 3 0 0 0 1283
2016 1263 47 6 31 3 0 0 0 1350
2017 1228 52 5 34 1 0 1 0 1321
2018 1185 47 7 31 1 0 2 0 1273
2019 1194 53 15 26 2 0 6 0 1296
2020 1205 67 15 31 3 1 9 0 1331
2021 1253 74 15 37 6 1 10 0 1396
2022 1218 93 20 53 3 2 13 0 1402
2023 1201 96 14 73 3 2 16 0 1405

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 Live Oak High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 475 23.0 20.6 n/a
1990 439 23.0 19.0 8.9
1991 399 18.0 22.1 6.8
1992 439 22.0 19.9 8.4
1993 457 24.0 19.0 12
1994 506 24.0 21.1 10.9
1995 630 33.0 19.1 13.2
1996 630 33.0 19.1 13.2
1997 705 34.0 20.7 13.5
1998 728 38.0 19.2 12.1
1999 752 42.0 17.9 18.1
2000 745 46.0 16.2 17.6
2001 760 45.0 16.9 18.6
2002 806 48.0 16.8 17.1
2003 806 48.0 16.8 17.1
2004 813 51.0 15.9 17.7
2005 840 49.0 17.1 23.3
2006 871 52.0 16.8 31.2
2007 972 53.0 18.3 22
2008 1019 54.0 18.9 23.4
2009 1113 63.0 17.7 30.3
2010 1142 66.3 17.2 24.7
2011 1175 66.2 17.7 25.1
2012 1168 60.2 19.4 27.7
2013 1206 63.1 19.1 30
2014 1264 62.0 20.3 30.3
2015 1283 67.0 19.1 28.8
2016 1350 84.0 16.0 28.3
2017 1321 71.2 18.5 32.6
2018 1273 57.6 22.1 9.2
2019 1296 58.0 22.3 15
2020 1331 59.5 22.3 23.5
2021 1396 62.0 22.5 17.8
2022 1402 63.0 22.2 43.2
2023 1405 66.0 21.2 50.5

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 Live Oak High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 475 23.0 20.6 n/a
1990 439 23.0 19.0 8.9
1991 399 18.0 22.1 6.8
1992 439 22.0 19.9 8.4
1993 457 24.0 19.0 12
1994 506 24.0 21.1 10.9
1995 630 33.0 19.1 13.2
1996 630 33.0 19.1 13.2
1997 705 34.0 20.7 13.5
1998 728 38.0 19.2 12.1
1999 752 42.0 17.9 18.1
2000 745 46.0 16.2 17.6
2001 760 45.0 16.9 18.6
2002 806 48.0 16.8 17.1
2003 806 48.0 16.8 17.1
2004 813 51.0 15.9 17.7
2005 840 49.0 17.1 23.3
2006 871 52.0 16.8 31.2
2007 972 53.0 18.3 22
2008 1019 54.0 18.9 23.4
2009 1113 63.0 17.7 30.3
2010 1142 66.3 17.2 24.7
2011 1175 66.2 17.7 25.1
2012 1168 60.2 19.4 27.7
2013 1206 63.1 19.1 30
2014 1264 62.0 20.3 30.3
2015 1283 67.0 19.1 28.8
2016 1350 84.0 16.0 28.3
2017 1321 71.2 18.5 32.6
2018 1273 57.6 22.1 9.2
2019 1296 58.0 22.3 15
2020 1331 59.5 22.3 23.5
2021 1396 62.0 22.5 17.8
2022 1402 63.0 22.2 43.2
2023 1405 66.0 21.2 50.5

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 Live Oak High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $10,122
2018 $8,325
2019 $8,554
2020 $8,345

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Live Oak High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 36th of 313 High schoolsRanks 16th of 321 High schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course English II (Live Oak High School)8787
   End of Course English II (Livingston Parish)8080
   End of Course English II (Louisiana)6967
 2%
End of Course U.S. History (Live Oak High School)7475
 1%
   End of Course U.S. History (Livingston Parish)7471
 3%
   End of Course U.S. History (Louisiana)5954
 5%
End of Course English I (Live Oak High School)8288
 6%
   End of Course English I (Livingston Parish)8479
 5%
   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 Students12961405
 8.4%
African American5396
 81.1%
American Indian23
 50%
Asian1514
 6.7%
Hispanic2673
 180.8%
Pacific Islander02
White11941201
 0.6%
Two or More Races616
 166.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15%50.5%
 35.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 1,405 students attended Live Oak High School.

Students at Live Oak High School are 85% White, 7% African American, 5% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races.


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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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