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Louisiana Public Schools

Overview

Public Schools Overview Louisiana School Districts by City
Number Of Students 709,596
Number Of Louisiana Schools 1,419
Number Of Louisiana School Districts 126
Spending Per Student $11,614

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 38.5530956009285
4th Grade 40.5748009792831
5th Grade 33.6041062094414
6th Grade 38.4465488418689
7th Grade 35.5271585682924
8th Grade 40.1795409730128
11th Grade 72.2255093505497

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 37.9840813632636
4th Grade 34.7152353738086
5th Grade 28.5763104811313
6th Grade 26.5731700141221
7th Grade 22.4348164163826
8th Grade 32.376734449219
11th Grade 54.9813086156743

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 46.8% 50.9%
Black 44.4% 15.6%
Hispanic 4.8% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.5% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 65.1% 50.9%
English Language Learners 2.1% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 11.1% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.32
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

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 6.8% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 20.2% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 34.0% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 26.1% 26.4%
65 Or Older 12.9% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,726,656 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 14.4% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 82.8% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 22.1% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 7.2% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.3% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 11.0% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.4% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 18.8% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 18.3% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 16.9% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,906 $4,191,167,000 50.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $644 $456,815,000 5.5%
Staff $533 $378,492,000 4.6%
General Administration $262 $186,092,000 2.3%
School Administration $632 $448,602,000 5.4%
Operation $974 $691,414,000 8.4%
Transportation $622 $441,320,000 5.4%
Other $311 $220,542,000 2.7%
Total Support $3,979 $2,823,277,000 34.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,729 $1,226,665,000 14.9%
Total Expenditures $11,614 $8,241,109,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%