Chalmette High School

Summary:

Chalmette High School is a public high school serving 2,334 students in grades 9-12 in Chalmette, Louisiana, which is part of the St. Bernard Parish school district. The school has a diverse student body, with a racial makeup of 45.67% White, 29.48% African American, 17.35% Hispanic, and smaller percentages of Asian, Native American, Pacific Islander, and multi-racial students.

Chalmette High School consistently performs above the state and district averages on End-of-Course (EOC) exams, with 67% of students proficient or better in Algebra I, Geometry, and English II, compared to 62%, 58%, and 66% at the state level, respectively. The school's performance is particularly strong for certain student subgroups, ranking 16th out of 22 Louisiana high schools for Asian students, 87th out of 260 for African American students, and 7th out of 50 for English Language Learner students. However, the school struggles to support Hispanic and White students, ranking in the bottom half of Louisiana high schools for these groups.

Compared to nearby schools, Chalmette High School generally outperforms the district and state averages on EOC exams, but lags behind high-performing schools like Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies and New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. The school has maintained a consistent 3-star rating from SchoolDigger over the past several years, ranking between 92nd and 165th out of Louisiana high schools, placing it in the middle to upper-middle range statewide.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1100 East Judge Perez Dr.
       Chalmette, LA  70043


(504) 301-2600

District: St. Bernard Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
165th of 333 Louisiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,750 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  17.7 Help
Number of students:  2,334

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.7%
African American:
29.5%
Hispanic:
17.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  61.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Chalmette High School ranks better than 50.5% of high schools in Louisiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.31. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Chalmette High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (45.7%), African American (29.5%), Hispanic (17.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 61.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Chalmette High School is 17.7. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Chalmette High School is $11,750.
Schooldigger 2024 Rankings:

Chalmette High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Chalmette High School 165th of 333 Louisiana public high schools. (See Chalmette High School in the ranking list.)

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St. Bernard Parish:

SchoolDigger ranks St. Bernard Parish 50th of 122 Louisiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Chalmette High School

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Rank History for all students at Chalmette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 60.21 126th 290 56.6%
2008 60.16 120th 291 58.8%
2009 66.81 81st 301 73.1%
2010 71.60 65th 297 78.1%
2011 68.14 89th 300 70.3%
2012 71.48 80th 310 74.2%
2013 65.13 103rd 312 67.0%
2014 75.84 32nd 309 89.6%
2015 67.03 91st 312 70.8%
2016 60.49 124th 297 58.2%
2017 69.88 92nd 297 69.0%
2018 56.84 132nd 302 56.3%
2019 57.92 132nd 313 57.8%
2021 52.51 151st 322 53.1%
2022 60.28 133rd 326 59.2%
2023 57.72 141st 321 56.1%
2024 53.31 165th 333 50.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Chalmette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 65.06 11th 30 63.3%
2021 36.43 30th 39 23.1%
2022 20.63 44th 47 6.4%
2023 41.35 34th 50 32.0%
2024 28.08 53rd 63 15.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Chalmette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 66.28 4th 27 85.2%
2021 58.59 12th 38 68.4%
2022 65.70 10th 40 75.0%
2023 50.55 17th 34 50.0%
2024 71.24 7th 50 86.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Chalmette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 43.15 64th 122 47.5%
2021 58.88 42nd 135 68.9%
2022 72.97 22nd 139 84.2%
2023 65.92 34th 138 75.4%
2024 44.77 88th 165 46.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Chalmette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 60.93 104th 301 65.4%
2021 48.35 147th 285 48.4%
2022 60.70 112th 322 65.2%
2023 65.89 85th 321 73.5%
2024 51.67 159th 328 51.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Chalmette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 63.03 113th 292 61.3%
2021 57.56 129th 288 55.2%
2022 63.14 116th 311 62.7%
2023 58.95 137th 308 55.5%
2024 56.12 143rd 308 53.6%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Chalmette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 20.22 14th 16 12.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Chalmette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 51.47 152nd 291 47.8%
2021 49.19 153rd 292 47.6%
2022 56.30 131st 301 56.5%
2023 53.20 152nd 306 50.3%
2024 50.25 158th 315 49.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Chalmette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 57.43 10th 20 50.0%
2021 57.35 9th 22 59.1%
2022 70.42 6th 20 70.0%
2023 66.85 7th 24 70.8%
2024 46.14 16th 22 27.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Chalmette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 58.34 74th 233 68.2%
2021 56.46 87th 243 64.2%
2022 66.90 56th 256 78.1%
2023 62.03 74th 252 70.6%
2024 58.42 87th 260 66.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Chalmette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 51.78 40th 78 48.7%
2021 49.02 46th 92 50.0%
2022 49.90 55th 103 46.6%
2023 40.25 68th 107 36.4%
2024 47.44 59th 113 47.8%
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Rank History for White students at Chalmette High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 47.23 146th 249 41.4%
2021 38.33 167th 245 31.8%
2022 43.93 152nd 250 39.2%
2023 48.51 133rd 249 46.6%
2024 42.82 155th 248 37.5%
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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.

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Data source: Louisiana Dept of Education

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by a student
Thursday, October 26, 2023

Open Quote Coming from a current student at this school, it’s absolutely awful. CHS does not care in the slightest about kids with mental illnesses, kids who are neurodivergent, kids who don't have money, LGBTQ+ kids, and kids who aren't in safe environments. At one point a counselor told my friend who’s diagnosed with major depressive disorder that he was too depressed to be at the school, that he was a distraction to other students, and that the world didn't revolve around him. That was one of the most inappropriate ways I have ever seen a person deal with mental illness, and the fact that they were allowed to say that is even more disgusting. “All of you are at an amazing school” They say as if there weren't five different fights in the very first week of school. The building is so overcrowded that all the students are just always irritated with each other which leads to more fights. This school saved lives when it housed people during Hurricane Katrina but quite frankly it seems like it's trying to take all those lives back with the amount of kids that want to kill themselves from how depressed they all are and the fact that this school doesn't care. Also the teachers are terrible, I can count on one hand the amount of good teachers I've had. My class was only just recently assigned a permanent history teacher, we didn't even have one at the beginning, for a while my friend didn't have a Spanish teacher, as a matter of fact, NO TEACHER EVER WENT TO THAT CLASS. They had a teacher assigned but failed to tell said teacher and so no teacher ever showed up for a couple of weeks. There are so many other situations I could recall but it would make it too long and I'm tired of typing so, in conclusion, this school sucks. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Chalmette 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 857 857
1990 1060 21 3 17 2 n/a n/a 0 1103
1991 926 21 6 18 3 n/a n/a 0 974
1992 843 18 4 26 5 n/a n/a 0 896
1993 843 23 8 24 7 n/a n/a 0 905
1994 955 31 11 31 7 n/a n/a 0 1035
1995 1015 36 9 41 10 n/a n/a 0 1111
1996 1015 36 9 41 10 n/a n/a 0 1111
1997 966 32 14 29 10 n/a n/a 0 1051
1998 922 32 22 21 7 n/a n/a 0 1004
1999 861 31 13 14 9 n/a n/a 0 928
2000 783 37 18 20 13 n/a n/a 0 871
2001 729 38 13 19 13 n/a n/a 0 812
2002 657 53 6 18 8 n/a n/a 0 742
2003 657 53 6 18 8 n/a n/a 0 742
2004 664 63 12 14 8 n/a n/a 0 761
2005 745 76 17 27 12 n/a n/a 0 877
2007 1284 232 25 66 24 n/a n/a 0 1631
2008 1108 226 28 65 26 n/a n/a 0 1453
2009 907 193 29 57 17 n/a n/a 0 1203
2010 912 247 33 82 12 n/a n/a 0 1286
2011 1042 301 33 0 16 0 0 0 1392
2012 949 323 35 121 11 0 33 0 1472
2013 1005 400 46 135 10 2 36 0 1634
2014 994 442 49 144 12 2 40 0 1683
2015 979 472 54 178 11 2 43 0 1739
2016 956 490 57 177 9 1 42 0 1732
2017 948 545 61 223 12 0 37 0 1826
2018 959 594 58 230 12 0 43 0 1896
2019 959 614 65 256 12 2 56 0 1964
2020 943 608 70 275 11 4 69 0 1980
2021 985 625 68 307 15 2 79 0 2081
2022 1028 665 75 332 17 2 82 0 2201
2023 1066 688 76 405 18 2 79 0 2334

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 Chalmette High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 857 55.0 15.5 12
1990 1103 70.0 15.7 9
1991 974 66.0 14.7 7.7
1992 896 59.0 15.1 11.9
1993 905 62.0 14.6 19.3
1994 1035 67.0 15.4 23.2
1995 1111 72.0 15.4 22.3
1996 1111 72.0 15.4 22.3
1997 1051 71.9 14.6 19.1
1998 1004 72.5 13.8 21.3
1999 928 66.0 14.1 25
2000 871 68.0 12.8 26.3
2001 812 63.0 12.9 22.4
2002 742 68.7 10.8 32.7
2003 742 68.7 10.8 32.7
2004 761 70.0 10.9 37.5
2005 877 66.6 13.2 32.2
2007 1631 91.4 17.8 99.8
2008 1453 109.0 13.3 77.2
2009 1203 98.9 12.2 56
2010 1286 117.7 10.9 62.3
2011 1392 120.0 11.6 61.9
2012 1472 128.9 11.4 67.9
2013 1634 128.8 12.6 65
2014 1683 122.1 13.7 70.6
2015 1739 123.0 14.1 66.7
2016 1732 192.0 9.0 69.1
2017 1826 156.1 11.6 71.7
2018 1896 122.4 15.4 70.5
2019 1964 119.2 16.4 69
2020 1980 122.2 16.1 71.3
2021 2081 124.0 16.7 68.3
2022 2201 128.0 17.1 38.1
2023 2334 131.3 17.7 61.5

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 Chalmette High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 857 55.0 15.5 12
1990 1103 70.0 15.7 9
1991 974 66.0 14.7 7.7
1992 896 59.0 15.1 11.9
1993 905 62.0 14.6 19.3
1994 1035 67.0 15.4 23.2
1995 1111 72.0 15.4 22.3
1996 1111 72.0 15.4 22.3
1997 1051 71.9 14.6 19.1
1998 1004 72.5 13.8 21.3
1999 928 66.0 14.1 25
2000 871 68.0 12.8 26.3
2001 812 63.0 12.9 22.4
2002 742 68.7 10.8 32.7
2003 742 68.7 10.8 32.7
2004 761 70.0 10.9 37.5
2005 877 66.6 13.2 32.2
2007 1631 91.4 17.8 99.8
2008 1453 109.0 13.3 77.2
2009 1203 98.9 12.2 56
2010 1286 117.7 10.9 62.3
2011 1392 120.0 11.6 61.9
2012 1472 128.9 11.4 67.9
2013 1634 128.8 12.6 65
2014 1683 122.1 13.7 70.6
2015 1739 123.0 14.1 66.7
2016 1732 192.0 9.0 69.1
2017 1826 156.1 11.6 71.7
2018 1896 122.4 15.4 70.5
2019 1964 119.2 16.4 69
2020 1980 122.2 16.1 71.3
2021 2081 124.0 16.7 68.3
2022 2201 128.0 17.1 38.1
2023 2334 131.3 17.7 61.5

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 Chalmette High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $11,472
2018 $11,678
2019 $11,490
2020 $11,750

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Chalmette High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 132nd of 313 High schoolsRanks 141st of 321 High schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Algebra I (Chalmette High School)7573
 2%
   End of Course Algebra I (St. Bernard Parish)7371
 2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Louisiana)6764
 3%
End of Course Geometry (Chalmette High School)7162
 9%
   End of Course Geometry (St. Bernard Parish)6758
 9%
   End of Course Geometry (Louisiana)6861
 7%
End of Course English II (Chalmette High School)6564
 1%
   End of Course English II (St. Bernard Parish)6362
 1%
   End of Course English II (Louisiana)6967
 2%
End of Course U.S. History (Chalmette High School)6957
 12%
   End of Course U.S. History (St. Bernard Parish)6755
 12%
   End of Course U.S. History (Louisiana)5954
 5%
End of Course English I (Chalmette High School)6871
 3%
   End of Course English I (St. Bernard Parish)6668
 2%
   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 Students19642334
 18.8%
African American614688
 12.1%
American Indian1218
 50%
Asian6576
 16.9%
Hispanic256405
 58.2%
Pacific Islander22
White9591066
 11.2%
Two or More Races5679
 41.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients69%61.5%
 7.5%


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Chalmette High School ranks 165th of 333 Louisiana high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Chalmette High School are 46% White, 29% African American, 17% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 3% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,334 students attended Chalmette High School.


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