Welcome to Ruston High School where our goal is to maximize every student’s learning experience.

With a current enrollment of approximately 1,320 students, academic opportunities for our Bearcats include three levels of most core classes, over sixty hours of dual enrollment credit, multiple CLEP tests, and numerous Advanced Placement courses.

We also offer a variety of electives, including new course offerings in the fields of engineering, health occupations, and radio broadcasting.

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Boasting a four-year graduation rate that exceeds 90 percent, Ruston High also earned a School Performance Score of 100.3, earning us the distinction of being rated as an A school by the Louisiana Department of Education.

Established in 1921, Ruston High School continues to prepare our Bearcats for the 21 st century linking the traditions of the past with the challenges of the future while pursuing rigor, relevance, and relationships.

Most states require three or four years of Math coursework in high school.

Basic biology and chemistry are required at most high schools.

Students in a vocational track may be able to gain some hands-on learning.

Many of them are even able to gain certificates or licenses that will help them in their future careers.

The main science classes in high school are: Understanding how the world works is important for young adults.

In high school, students will study history and government and learn about how social studies affects their lives.

​Every state has different requirements for obtaining a high school diploma.