Louisiana
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Louisiana Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Louisiana School Districts by City
Number Of Students 718,711
Number Of Louisiana Schools 1,404
Number Of Louisiana School Districts 185
Spending Per Student $11,259

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 45.0105289291981
4th Grade 44.1258309225038
5th Grade 41.9561238357856
6th Grade 35.2371455899847
7th Grade 41.0010927043069
8th Grade 44.3567210395523
10th Grade 46.0
11th Grade 68.5090937490996

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 44.6399212184794
4th Grade 39.8307045072295
5th Grade 32.6008995892522
6th Grade 27.9727232552297
7th Grade 25.1423058179694
8th Grade 26.3574172223517
10th Grade 62.8991531947652
11th Grade 62.506017501323

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 46.5% 51.5%
Black 45.2% 16.2%
Hispanic 6.1% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.6% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 58.3% 47.6%
English Language Learners 3.3% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 13.4% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 12.29
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Louisiana Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 4,681,666 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 107 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.7% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.9% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 34.0% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.8% 26.2%
65 Or Older 13.6% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,731,398 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 14.0% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 83.8% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 23.0% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.8% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.6% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.8% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.3% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.6% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.0% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 16.8% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,677 $4,079,808,335 50.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $608 $436,633,274 5.4%
Staff $529 $380,146,003 4.7%
General Administration $257 $184,383,928 2.3%
School Administration $593 $426,436,110 5.3%
Operation $963 $692,405,190 8.6%
Transportation $589 $423,181,276 5.2%
Other $292 $210,096,952 2.6%
Total Support $3,831 $2,753,309,846 34.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,752 $1,258,922,606 15.6%
Total Expenditures $11,259 $8,091,964,672 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%