Ruston High School

900 Bearcat Dr, Ruston, LA 71270 | (318) 255-0807
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,071
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2 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 900 Bearcat Drive, Ruston, LA 71270
  • Principal or Admin: Sonja Walker
  • Fax: (318) 251-2202
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,071
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 87.6
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.2
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 506 (47.2%)
  • Females: 565 (52.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 57 (5.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 394 (36.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 451 (42.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Ruston High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.09%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Ruston High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade29327.4%
10th Grade28526.6%
11th Grade25223.5%
12th Grade24122.5%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 51%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:47%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 14 Years
  • Average Salary: $43,300
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Ruston High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$37,45122%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$44,91378%
Source: LA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 2

2 out of 5 | 3 Reviews
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3 reviews for Ruston High School

  • Reviewed by Student on June 16, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Ruston hugh school is, as i have heard from "teachers" at Ruston jr. high, a great school that will help you through the years. It is not so. If i could pick between getting 1 million dollars to go to ruston high or stay home and do nothing guess which one i would pick. Yep you're right, going to ruston high. But when you go to ruston high you do not get one million dollars. Actually the school is based on money. The more money they can get from the average student the better. but if a student tries to sell something at school he gets written up and suspended. I am not going to go to this school for i feel in the 1 hour tour that this school would be a bad learning environment due to all of the bullying and not giving us young adults any rights. For example. I got in trouble for answering the question "do you trust your parents" no. They wrote me up and suspended me. This school is a bad school for any and all students.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on April 17, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I have to say, as a former student of Ruston High School, my experiences were not very good. I was picked on by the staff, consistently put into detention and suspension for things that I did not do. I was poor, white, and not at all in the good graces of the school system. Ruston seems to be a town built on money and if you do not have it, then you are not welcome, even in the school system. I have never been so glad to be out of a town in my life. When I moved from Ruston, I was ecstatic. There are no other words to describe my feelings towards this school system. I am glad that I am not raising my children here.

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