DHS, HHS ranked in Top 75 schools in state

Destrehan and Hahnville high schools ranked among Louisiana’s top 100 secondary education facilities in Louisiana.

DHS ranked 36th in the state and 4,412 nationally in the newly released U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 Best High Schools. HHS came in 71st in the state and 6,353 nationally.

St. Charles Parish Public Schools Superintendent Felecia Gomez-Walker said they’ll consider this report along “with multiple data reports and sources of information” during the summer months to develop school improvement plans, but noted the system is run on more than just rankings.

“Our students are more than test scores and rankings,” Gomez-Walker said. “We consider numerous indicators to determine student success and factors that matter most to our community.”

“We consider numerous indicators to determine student success and factors that matter most to our community.”— Felecia Gomez-Walker

Factors in the ranking for all high schools included college readiness, college curriculum, math and reading proficiency and performance, and graduation rate.

The U.S. News score card for DHS has an 82 percent graduation rate, 31 percent of students who took at least one AP exam; 20 percent passed at least one AP exam, 73 percent with math proficiency and same total at reading proficiency.

School enrollment is 1,373 with a 14:1 student teacher ratio.

HHS’ score card showed it with an 82 percent graduation rate; 45 percent of students took at least one AP exam; 14 percent passed at least one AP exam; 63 percent of students with math proficiency and 69 percent with reading proficiency.

School enrollment is 1,459 with a student-teacher ratio of 15:1.

This year’s list includes thousands more schools than in the past five years and drastically more than last year.

“By evaluating more schools than ever before, the new edition expands that focus so all communities can see which schools in their area are successfully serving their students – including historically under-served populations,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News.

Louisiana’s top high school in this ranking is Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans.

Nationally, Academic Magnet High School in South Carolina took the top position in the ranking. No Louisiana high school rated in the top 10.

DHS – U.S. News and World Report Score Card

  • 31 percent of students have taken at least one AP exam.
  • 20 percent passed at least one AP exam.
  • 73 percent showed in math and reading proficiency.
  • 82 percent graduation rate.

 

 

 

 

 

HHS – U.S. News and World Report Score Card

  • 45 percent of students have taken at least one AP exam.
  • 14 percent passed at least one AP exam.
  • 63 percent of students showed math proficiency.
  • 69 percent showed reading proficiency.
  • 82 percent graduation rate.

 

 

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