PROFICIENCY 60% 6% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
68%Iberia Parish
66%New Iberia

Westgate High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Iberia Parish" in New Iberia, LA. There are a total of 1,098 students and 80 teachers at Westgate High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 14 to 1. There are a total of 708 free lunch students and 59 reduced lunch students.

Westgate High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 60.0%, which is 6% lower than the Louisiana average.


Student/Teacher ratio14:1
Free lunch708
Reduced lunch59


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment70
Taking some courses43
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses<=2
Passing no courses41

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Westgate High School, there are a total of 70 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 43 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School45-49%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School70-74%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Westgate High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 39.5% 49.1% 49.0% 51.1%
African American 51.2% 42.4% 41.8% 15.9%
Asian 8.0% 3.2% 1.6% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 0.9% 3.3% 4.9% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.3% 0.8% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.4% 1.7% 1.7% 3.1%

New Iberia demographics profile

StatisticNew IberiaLouisianaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,7588991
Median age36.536.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%52%55%
Speak English88%92%79%
Speak Spanish3%4%13%

Education level achieved in New Iberia

IndexNew IberiaLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade72.5%80.2%84.3%
Completed high school69.4%78.5%83.0%
Completed some college37.4%49.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.1%28.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors15.8%23.0%30.3%
Completed masters4.8%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.5%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.0%1.3%
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Source: The Westgate High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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