Tensas Parish School District 

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There are 3 public schools managed by Tensas Parish School District serving 707 students in Newellton, LA.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Louisiana state average of 55%.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is less than the state average of 14:1.

Tensas Parish School District Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • NewelltonNewellton Elementary School
    400 Verona
    186 students | Gr. PK-8
  • St. JosephTensas Elementary School
    Frontage Rd
    St. JosephLA71366
    279 students | Gr. PK-6
  • St. Joseph
    Tensas High School
    720 Plank Rd
    St. JosephLA71366
    242 students | Gr. 7-12
(Tensas Parish) Stats (LA) State Statistics
# of Students 815 students 701,948 students students
# of Teachers 55 Teacher(s) 47,045 Teacher(s) Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1:1
# of Male Students 457 students 354,134 students students
% Male Students 56.1% 50.5%%
# of Female Students 358 students 347,814 students students
% Female Students 43.9% 49.5%%
Students by Ethnicity:
# of American Indian Students n/a 5,477 students students
% American Indian Students
n/a 0.8%%
# of Asian Students n/a 10,286 students students
% Asian Students
n/a 1.5%%
# of Hispanic Students 10 students 28,224 students students
% Hispanic Students
1.2% 4.0%%
# of Black Students 745 students 315,154 students students
% Black Students
91.4% 44.9%%
# of White Students 56 students 332,798 students students
% White Students
7% 47%%
# of Other Students 4 students 10,009 students students
% of Other Students
n/a 1%%
Students by Grade:
# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: 17 students 28,642 students students
# of Students in Kindergarten: 69 students 56,035 students students
# of Students in 1st Grade: 72 students 56,206 students students
# of Students in 2nd Grade: 84 students 54,198 students students
# of Students in 3rd Grade: 68 students 53,599 students students
# of Students in 4th Grade: 91 students 58,300 students students
# of Students in 5th Grade: 66 students 51,697 students students
# of Students in 6th Grade: 64 students 55,208 students students
# of Students in 7th Grade: 71 students 51,679 students students
# of Students in 8th Grade: 58 students 52,216 students students
# of Students in 9th Grade: 39 students 54,683 students students
# of Students in 10th Grade: 43 students 48,230 students students
# of Students in 11th Grade: 37 students 42,273 students students
# of Students in 12th Grade: 36 students 38,982 students students
# of Ungraded Students: n/a n/a
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Did You Know?
Tensas Parish School District public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.16, which is lower than the Louisiana average of 0.35. The most diverse school in the district is Newellton Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Louisiana or in the USA.