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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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Louisiana School Districts by City
Number Of Students 677,626
Number Of Louisiana Schools 1,390
Number Of Louisiana School Districts 178
Spending Per Student $11,942

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 36.7402313875537
4th Grade 43.2743086286951
5th Grade 39.5133122733441
6th Grade 39.4333478535096
7th Grade 41.7750560009922
8th Grade 49.3533235322144
11th Grade 71.4244595393777

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 47.5032399401485
4th Grade 42.1381085951081
5th Grade 34.6606353701913
6th Grade 28.4909453088487
7th Grade 26.4863139776359
8th Grade 29.8466041694081
10th Grade 58.0
11th Grade 58.3585261685307

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 49.5% 52.0%
Black 42.5% 16.2%
Hispanic 5.7% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.6% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.8% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 62.3% 50.9%
English Language Learners 2.6% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 11.0% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.43
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Louisiana Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 4,670,724 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 107 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.7% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 20.1% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 34.0% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.0% 26.3%
65 Or Older 13.2% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,727,919 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 14.2% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 83.4% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 22.5% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.4% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.4% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.9% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.2% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.6% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.2% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 17.2% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,021 $4,079,808,335 50.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $644 $436,633,274 5.4%
Staff $561 $380,146,003 4.7%
General Administration $272 $184,383,928 2.3%
School Administration $629 $426,436,110 5.3%
Operation $1,022 $692,405,190 8.6%
Transportation $625 $423,181,276 5.2%
Other $310 $210,096,952 2.6%
Total Support $4,063 $2,753,309,846 34.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,858 $1,258,922,606 15.6%
Total Expenditures $11,942 $8,091,964,672 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%