Houma Junior High School

Summary:

Houma Junior High School is a public middle school serving grades 7-8 in Houma, Louisiana, with a student population of 729. The school is part of the Terrebonne Parish school district, which is ranked 21 out of 114 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Houma Junior High School has consistently ranked in the middle tier of Louisiana middle schools, performing on par with the Terrebonne Parish district average but lagging behind some higher-performing nearby schools like Lacache Middle and Montegut Middle. The school performs relatively well for its African American and Hispanic student subgroups, but its performance for Native American and multi-racial students is weaker. Houma Junior High School's test scores are mixed, outperforming the state average in English Language Arts but underperforming in Mathematics and Social Studies.

Houma Junior High School's high free/reduced lunch rate of 56.1% suggests it serves a more economically disadvantaged student population, which could contribute to some of the academic challenges the school faces. Addressing the unique needs of this population could be an important focus area. The school has maintained a consistent 3-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating a need to identify and implement strategies to improve its overall performance and move towards a higher rating.


Detail:

Public 7-8

 315 St. Charles
       Houma, LA  70360


(985) 303-4820

District: Terrebonne Parish

SchoolDigger Rank:
165th of 469 Louisiana Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,601 Help


Students who attend Houma Junior High School usually attend:

High:    Terrebonne High School

Feeder schools for Houma Junior High School:

Elementary:    Coteau-Bayou Blue Elementary School
    Dularge Elementary School
    Legion Park Elementary School
    Lisa Park Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  19.9 Help
Number of students:  729

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.0%
African American:
27.0%
Hispanic:
10.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.1% Help


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Compare Details Houma Junior High School ranks better than 64.8% of middle schools in Louisiana. It also ranks 3rd among 6 ranked middle schools in the Terrebonne Parish School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 63.43. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Houma Junior High School has the largest middle school student body size in the Terrebonne Parish School District. Racial makeup is: White (46%), African American (27%), Hispanic (10.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 56.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Houma Junior High School is 19.9. 4 middle schools in the Terrebonne Parish School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Houma Junior High School is $9,601. 5 middle schools in the Terrebonne Parish School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Houma Junior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Houma Junior High School 165th of 469 Louisiana public middle schools. (See Houma Junior High School in the ranking list.)

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Terrebonne Parish:

SchoolDigger ranks Terrebonne Parish 21st of 114 Louisiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Houma Junior High School

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Rank History for all students at Houma Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 52.02 219th 396 44.7%
2008 49.23 237th 413 42.6%
2009 43.15 277th 425 34.8%
2010 62.23 179th 408 56.1%
2011 56.51 207th 412 49.8%
2012 52.21 227th 442 48.6%
2013 53.12 224th 457 51.0%
2014 52.18 234th 470 50.2%
2015 58.41 201st 482 58.3%
2016 62.74 172nd 435 60.5%
2017 57.96 202nd 437 53.8%
2018 49.68 201st 411 51.1%
2019 56.91 203rd 449 54.8%
2021 66.98 147th 459 68.0%
2022 65.66 154th 460 66.5%
2023 63.43 164th 465 64.7%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Houma Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.60 23rd 33 30.3%
2019 34.59 33rd 49 32.7%
2021 41.40 36th 57 36.8%
2022 36.10 40th 58 31.0%
2023 51.53 33rd 63 47.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Houma Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 47.58 23rd 55 58.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Houma Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 27.91 150th 202 25.7%
2021 43.95 106th 210 49.5%
2023 42.90 111th 206 46.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Houma Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.88 184th 403 54.3%
2019 51.20 217th 430 49.5%
2021 59.22 179th 455 60.7%
2022 58.78 179th 458 60.9%
2023 56.41 187th 459 59.3%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Houma Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 32.77 16th 22 27.3%
2021 60.50 7th 21 66.7%
2022 41.75 15th 29 48.3%
2023 82.08 4th 20 80.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Houma Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 61.43 172nd 418 58.9%
2021 68.35 137th 441 68.9%
2022 66.08 149th 441 66.2%
2023 61.72 169th 444 61.9%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Houma Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.85 123rd 170 27.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Houma Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 48.90 218th 418 47.8%
2021 64.02 153rd 442 65.4%
2022 65.56 142nd 442 67.9%
2023 64.11 157th 443 64.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Houma Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.98 167th 313 46.6%
2019 44.38 185th 338 45.3%
2021 48.39 166th 352 52.8%
2022 59.17 122nd 360 66.1%
2023 64.91 93rd 360 74.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Houma Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.58 84th 118 28.8%
2019 48.53 73rd 128 43.0%
2021 57.22 64th 153 58.2%
2022 57.60 66th 163 59.5%
2023 53.37 75th 163 54.0%
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Rank History for Native American students at Houma Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.55 9th 10 10.0%
2019 34.26 8th 11 27.3%
2021 62.88 4th 10 60.0%
2022 60.27 4th 9 55.6%
2023 29.19 8th 9 11.1%
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Rank History for White students at Houma Junior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools LA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.23 84th 338 75.1%
2019 58.30 155th 350 55.7%
2021 73.81 78th 358 78.2%
2022 67.98 112th 362 69.1%
2023 58.24 148th 352 58.0%
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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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Enrollment information for Houma Junior 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 984 984
1990 649 271 4 6 41 n/a n/a 0 971
1991 643 272 4 9 51 n/a n/a 0 979
1992 675 298 4 5 49 n/a n/a 0 1031
1993 701 306 1 3 42 n/a n/a 0 1053
1994 748 296 3 5 38 n/a n/a 0 1090
1995 724 315 2 6 37 n/a n/a 0 1084
1996 724 315 2 6 37 n/a n/a 0 1084
1997 728 318 3 11 35 n/a n/a 0 1095
1998 729 339 8 10 28 n/a n/a 0 1114
1999 696 305 5 9 37 n/a n/a 0 1052
2000 662 315 6 10 25 n/a n/a 0 1018
2001 647 329 7 5 44 n/a n/a 0 1032
2002 684 338 9 8 47 n/a n/a 0 1086
2003 684 338 9 8 47 n/a n/a 0 1086
2004 704 341 12 14 51 n/a n/a 0 1122
2005 714 368 15 16 66 n/a n/a 0 1179
2006 641 339 12 22 57 n/a n/a 0 1071
2007 625 342 13 22 50 n/a n/a 0 1052
2008 616 350 18 31 36 n/a n/a 0 1051
2009 639 371 16 33 39 n/a n/a 0 1098
2010 630 345 9 24 48 n/a n/a 0 1056
2011 613 366 10 19 46 0 3 0 1057
2012 639 342 9 25 56 0 4 0 1075
2013 602 345 15 27 54 0 10 0 1053
2014 623 368 10 34 62 1 12 0 1110
2015 607 343 18 40 56 1 16 0 1081
2016 557 346 20 54 44 1 28 0 1050
2017 555 320 21 63 36 0 40 0 1035
2018 364 183 11 36 33 1 32 0 660
2019 364 231 7 40 33 0 52 0 727
2020 341 220 6 46 26 0 62 0 701
2021 403 222 11 64 29 0 65 0 794
2022 333 191 12 60 34 0 72 0 702
2023 335 197 8 75 40 1 73 0 729

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Houma Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 984 56.0 17.5 n/a
1990 971 53.0 18.3 28.4
1991 979 52.0 18.8 41.2
1992 1031 53.0 19.4 38.7
1993 1053 56.0 18.8 38.5
1994 1090 59.0 18.5 42
1995 1084 50.1 21.6 38
1996 1084 50.1 21.6 38
1997 1095 57.0 19.2 37.5
1998 1114 64.0 17.4 38
1999 1052 61.0 17.2 42.8
2000 1018 60.0 17.0 53.3
2001 1032 59.0 17.5 43.1
2002 1086 64.2 16.9 45.8
2003 1086 64.2 16.9 45.8
2004 1122 71.2 15.8 47.1
2005 1179 66.2 17.8 45
2006 1071 70.6 15.2 56.5
2007 1052 67.2 15.7 46.9
2008 1051 69.7 15.1 53.4
2009 1098 75.3 14.6 50.7
2010 1056 72.4 14.5 54.1
2011 1057 69.4 15.2 59
2012 1075 59.1 18.1 56.2
2013 1053 61.6 17.0 57.6
2014 1110 49.6 22.3 60.9
2015 1081 60.0 18.0 58.5
2016 1050 n/a n/a 64.7
2017 1035 76.1 13.5 63.9
2018 660 34.2 19.2 63.8
2019 727 36.0 20.1 67
2020 701 33.6 20.8 66.8
2021 794 42.0 18.9 42.4
2022 702 37.0 18.9 40.7
2023 729 36.5 19.9 56.1

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 Houma Junior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 984 56.0 17.5 n/a
1990 971 53.0 18.3 28.4
1991 979 52.0 18.8 41.2
1992 1031 53.0 19.4 38.7
1993 1053 56.0 18.8 38.5
1994 1090 59.0 18.5 42
1995 1084 50.1 21.6 38
1996 1084 50.1 21.6 38
1997 1095 57.0 19.2 37.5
1998 1114 64.0 17.4 38
1999 1052 61.0 17.2 42.8
2000 1018 60.0 17.0 53.3
2001 1032 59.0 17.5 43.1
2002 1086 64.2 16.9 45.8
2003 1086 64.2 16.9 45.8
2004 1122 71.2 15.8 47.1
2005 1179 66.2 17.8 45
2006 1071 70.6 15.2 56.5
2007 1052 67.2 15.7 46.9
2008 1051 69.7 15.1 53.4
2009 1098 75.3 14.6 50.7
2010 1056 72.4 14.5 54.1
2011 1057 69.4 15.2 59
2012 1075 59.1 18.1 56.2
2013 1053 61.6 17.0 57.6
2014 1110 49.6 22.3 60.9
2015 1081 60.0 18.0 58.5
2016 1050 n/a n/a 64.7
2017 1035 76.1 13.5 63.9
2018 660 34.2 19.2 63.8
2019 727 36.0 20.1 67
2020 701 33.6 20.8 66.8
2021 794 42.0 18.9 42.4
2022 702 37.0 18.9 40.7
2023 729 36.5 19.9 56.1

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Houma Junior High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2017 $8,873
2018 $9,863
2019 $10,046
2020 $9,601

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

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 203rd of 449 Middle schoolsRanks 164th of 465 Middle schools
 9.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade Mathematics (Houma Junior High School)6361
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Terrebonne Parish)6258
 4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)6158
 3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Houma Junior High School)7380
 7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Terrebonne Parish)7372
 1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7267
 5%
7th Grade Social Studies (Houma Junior High School)6157
 4%
   7th Grade Social Studies (Terrebonne Parish)5153
 2%
   7th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)5552
 3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Houma Junior High School)5446
 8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Terrebonne Parish)5250
 2%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Louisiana)5347
 6%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Houma Junior High School)7281
 9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Terrebonne Parish)7376
 3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Louisiana)7170
 1%
8th Grade Social Studies (Houma Junior High School)6557
 8%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Terrebonne Parish)6157
 4%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Louisiana)6453
 11%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students727729
 0.3%
African American231197
 14.7%
American Indian3340
 21.2%
Asian78
 14.3%
Hispanic4075
 87.5%
Pacific Islander01
White364335
 8%
Two or More Races5273
 40.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients67%56.1%
 10.9%


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Houma Junior High School ranks 165th of 469 Louisiana middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Houma Junior High School usually go on to attend Terrebonne High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 729 students attended Houma Junior High School.

Students at Houma Junior High School are 46% White, 27% African American, 10% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 5% American Indian, 1% Asian.


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