Ponchatoula High School

19452 Hwy 22 East, Ponchatoula, LA 70454 | (985) 386-3514
  • Grades: 8-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,626
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4.5 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 19452 Highway 22 East, Ponchatoula, LA 70454
  • Principal or Admin: Cynthia Foster
  • Fax: (985) 386-0011
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,626
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 87.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 825 (50.7%)
  • Females: 801 (49.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 131 (8.1%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 504 (31.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 635 (39.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Ponchatoula High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian50.3%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Ponchatoula High School
  Number Percent
8th Grade70.4%
9th Grade56334.6%
10th Grade35421.8%
11th Grade36122.2%
12th Grade34121.0%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 66%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:34%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 15 Years
  • Average Salary: $42,760
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Ponchatoula High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$34,91518%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$44,51882%
Source: LA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

4.5 out of 5 | 7 Reviews
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7 reviews for Ponchatoula High School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 27, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I have 1 child already grad. from PHS and 2 that are currently attending. This is a great school that demands respect from the students and also demands students put their best foot forward. I feel my children are in a safe environment and also in a school where they will learn above and beyond what most public schools in La. offer. I wish zero tolerance would be back this year.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 13, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My son is in his second year at PHS. He started PHS as a freshman. We absolutely love it. Having attended a private school in Metairie for 7 years, I can tell you our children are very fortunate to have this school. He is very challenged in his advanced curriculum. Since my child has respect for himself and others, we have no discipline problems. Respectfulness of others and ourselves, along with presenting ourselves in the appropriate manner should be considered a given. I am sorry that the zero tolerance has been taken away this year. However, I hope the dedicated teachers, administration and disciplinarians will be able to continue the applications they have set forth to allow PHS to be an excellent place for those whom wish to receive, not only an excellent education but also have the tools to fit into society with high hopes for their future.
  • Reviewed by Student on April 09, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • haha i so went to this school it was the best ever! wish i was still there but i live in gayy texas!! everything is not bigger in texas! its stupid!!!!!
  • Reviewed by Student on July 25, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i am going to this school next year and all my friends have told me nothing but good about it. yes they do mostly focus on the dress code but we have a great ability to be smart and they have great teachers to help us.
  • Reviewed by Student on May 09, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • My name is Leona, and I am currently attending Ponchatoula High. I love this school. It's the best I've gone to so far, and I've gone to atleast seven schools already. If your a parent looking at this review, take my advice and send your child to this school.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on May 07, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • All of my children and many grandchildren have graduated or attending Ponchatoula schools, and have nothing but good to say about them. My son was the first student to go to state in cross country. There was no cross country program at that time, the school made one to give him an opportunity. We never had a discipline issue, my children were expected to give respect
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 10, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This is a horrible school,I will never send my kids back to Ponchatoula High.Ive went round and round with both the disciplinary and principal of this school and do not trust them with my children.This is a very closed minded school.They focus on treating your kids as if they aren't people they learn nothing from this. Highschool should be an enjoyable experience as well as a learning and growing experience this school is not worried about the education of your child but more worried about what they are wearing or what they can punish them for.My daughter came home the second day of school with a bruise on her arm and told me it was given to her because her disciplinary snatched her because of an un-tucked shirt thats ridiculous.don't send your kids to a place like this.

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