Top 10 Best Louisiana Public Schools (2024)

Louisiana is the #26 largest school system in the United States, serving 682,547 students across the 1,365 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 406 private schools, serving 121,597 students). 85% of all K-12 students in Louisiana are educated in public schools, compared to the national average of 90%.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Louisiana is 32%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 42%.
Minority enrollment is 57% (majority Black) and the student:teacher ratio is 17:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(LA) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
9%
Black
42%
White
43%
Two or more races
3%
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Louisiana.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Louisiana (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Patrick F. Taylor Science & Technology Academy
Magnet School
(Math: 96% | Reading: 98%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 96% (Top 1%)
Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-12
701 Churchill Pkwy
Westwego, LA 70094
(504) 838-2249
Rank: #22.
Haynes School For Advanced Studies
Magnet School
(Math: 98% | Reading: 97%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 98% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-12
1416 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 837-8300
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Metairie For Advanced Studies
Magnet School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
201 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 833-5539
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
T. S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
2711 Common Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 217-4680
Rank: #55.
Benjamin Franklin High School
Charter School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 98%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
2001 Leon C. Simon Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 286-2600
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Airline Park For Advanced Studies
Magnet School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
6201 Camphor Street
Metairie, LA 70003
(504) 888-0969
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Caddo Parish Middle Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 97%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 91% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-8
7635 Cornelious Drive
Shreveport, LA 71106
(318) 868-6588
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Gretna No. 2 For Advanced Studies
Magnet School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
701 Amelia Street
Gretna, LA 70053
(504) 366-3582
Rank: #99.
South Highlands Elementary Magnet School
Magnet School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 93% (Top 1%)
Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
831 Erie Street
Shreveport, LA 71106
(318) 865-5119
Rank: #1010.
Caddo Parish Magnet High School
Magnet School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 87% (Top 5%)
Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1601 Viking Drive
Shreveport, LA 71101
(318) 221-2501

Best Louisiana Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
28
9,584
34%
11
3,977
28%
31
23,078
47%
34
22,419
46%
60
35,796
74%
63
30,056
44%
8
2,703
15%
22
10,463
59%
84
47,062
78%
50
34,786
56%
30
12,890
39%
15
6,411
56%
85
47,462
90%
57
26,697
56%
51
21,887
50%
12
3,438
57%
10
4,058
50%
24
8,622
59%
5
2,835
46%
22
10,198
30%
18
7,975
32%
14
5,441
48%
6
1,942
41%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Louisiana?
How many public schools are located in Louisiana?
1,365 public schools are located in Louisiana.
What percentage of students in Louisiana go to public school?
85% of all K-12 students in Louisiana are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Louisiana?
Minority enrollment in Louisiana is 57% (majority Black)

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