About Our School
The Neville family is comprised of a diverse population. Its student body consists of approximately 985 students (about 480 males and 505 females) in grades nine through twelve. The enrollment is approximately 37% white, 58% black, 4% Hispanic and 1% Asian. Neville educates 32 students from fifteen foreign countries: Cambodia, China, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Palestine, Philippines, Thailand, and Yemen. The staff consists of more than 70 teachers, with more than half of them holding advanced degrees; 3 guidance counselors and a guidance clerk; 2 Librarians; 3 secretaries; a computer operator; 11 custodians; 7 cafeteria workers; and 6 paraprofessionals.
Neville can boast about many academic successes. It is one of only two high schools in the area that has a School Performance Score (SPS) of A; its score is 99.3. Its students' standardized test scores rank at or above the national average and for each of the past couple of years, Neville has had a student score a perfect 36 on the ACT. In the last ten years, Neville’s Advanced Placement students have passed 631 AP exams. Last year, Ralph Brockman became the first Neville student to win the National AP Scholar Award, which is granted to students who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more AP exams. Currently, Neville offers 16 AP courses.
Neville's faculty and staff realize that not all of its students will attend college. For that reason, Neville makes Louisiana’s Jump Start program, which prepares students for high-demand jobs, a priority. Through the Jump Start program, Neville offers a variety of courses that earn students industry-based credentials, equipping them for immediate employment after graduation. Neville strives to prepare every student to succeed after leaving high school.