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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Louisiana School Districts by City
Number Of Students 715,369
Number Of Louisiana Schools 1,429
Number Of Louisiana School Districts 205
Spending Per Student $11,926

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 46.6862167663643
4th Grade 44.9797271897739
5th Grade 44.398198841979
6th Grade 35.4277380460299
7th Grade 43.6224253437424
8th Grade 45.7451478306986
11th Grade 47.2093994183999

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 43.5945859102643
4th Grade 39.660986889823
5th Grade 31.1421360822941
6th Grade 28.1968242331599
7th Grade 25.7961207602499
8th Grade 28.0052768267288
11th Grade 31.9172778247034

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 46.4% 50.6%
Black 44.7% 16.0%
Hispanic 6.5% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.6% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.8% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 62.7% 48.4%
English Language Learners 3.2% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 11.6% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 14.80
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Louisiana Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 4,659,978 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 106 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.6% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 19.7% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 33.8% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 25.4% 26.0%
65 Or Older 14.5% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,736,021 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 13.3% 8.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 84.8% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 23.7% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 9.0% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 12.3% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.9% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.2% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.0% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 17.8% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 15.9% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,935 $4,245,703,519 49.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $641 $458,566,866 5.4%
Staff $544 $389,085,668 4.6%
General Administration $312 $222,852,071 2.6%
School Administration $649 $464,515,222 5.4%
Operation $990 $708,073,570 8.3%
Transportation $594 $424,771,582 5.0%
Other $303 $216,868,838 2.5%
Total Support $4,032 $2,884,686,761 33.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,958 $1,400,912,764 16.4%
Total Expenditures $11,926 $8,531,367,597 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%