Ascension Parish School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 27 public schools serving 22,223 students in Ascension Parish School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in Louisiana.
Public Schools in Ascension Parish School District have an average math proficiency score of 79% (versus the Louisiana public school average of 65%), and reading proficiency score of 83% (versus the 71% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Ascension Parish School District are Dutchtown High School, Oak Grove Primary School and St. Amant High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Ascension Parish School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Louisiana.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Louisiana public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Ascension Parish School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Louisiana for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Ascension Parish School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (LA)
# Schools
27 Schools
1,388 Schools
# Students
22,223 Students
714,071 Students
# Teachers
1,329 Teachers
40,374 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Ascension Parish School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 184 school districts in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 87% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (LA)
Overall District Rank
#17 out of 193 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Ascension Parish  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
64%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ascension Parish  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of LA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
70%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ascension Parish  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of LA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
81%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Ascension Parish  School District and public school graduation rate of LA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.58
0.61
# American Indian Students
65 Students
4,790 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
283 Students
11,337 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
1,762 Students
49,491 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
7%
# Black Students
6,787 Students
309,729 Students
% Black Students
31%
43%
# White Students
12,764 Students
319,497 Students
% White Students
58%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
26 Students
549 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
536 Students
17,715 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
509
27,460
# Students in K Grade:
1,576
53,001
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,658
54,501
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,627
53,375
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,719
55,252
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,657
55,720
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,779
55,361
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,723
53,623
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,684
52,917
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,663
52,191
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,848
56,448
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,665
51,557
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,634
47,534
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,481
45,131
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,235 is higher than the state median of $12,354. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,828 is higher than the state median of $12,079. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (LA)
Total Revenue
$294 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Ascension Parish  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in LA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$307 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Ascension Parish  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in LA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,235
$12,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Ascension Parish  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in LA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,828
$12,079
This chart display average spending per public school student in Ascension Parish  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in LA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Ascension Parish School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dutchtown High School
Math: 96% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13165 Hwy 73
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 391-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 2,333 students
Rank: #22.
Oak Grove Primary School
Math: 94% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17550 Old Jefferson Hwy
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-6750
Grades: PK-5
| 983 students
Rank: #33.
St. Amant High School
Math: 93% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12035 Hwy 431
Saint Amant, LA 70774
(225) 391-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,038 students
Rank: #44.
Prairieville Middle School
Math: 91% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(8)
16200 Hwy 930
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-6300
Grades: 6-8
| 955 students
Rank: #55.
Prairieville Primary School
Math: 92% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
40228 Parker Road
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-7400
Grades: PK-5
| 926 students
Rank: #66.
Galvez Primary School
Math: 87% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
16093 Henderson Bayou Road
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-6600
Grades: PK-5
| 716 students
Rank: #77.
Dutchtown Primary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
13046 Hwy 73
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 391-7850
Grades: PK-5
| 824 students
Rank: #88.
Lake Elementary School
Math: 86% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
14185 Hwy 431
Saint Amant, LA 70774
(225) 391-6550
Grades: PK-8
| 887 students
Rank: #99.
Dutchtown Middle School
Math: 84% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13078 Hwy 73
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 391-7800
Grades: 6-8
| 902 students
Rank: #1010.
Spanish Lake Primary School
Math: 89% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
13323 Bluff Road
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 391-7650
Grades: PK-5
| 850 students
Rank: #1111.
St. Amant Primary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
44365 Hwy 429
Saint Amant, LA 70774
(225) 391-7950
Grades: PK-5
| 509 students
Rank: #1212.
Galvez Middle School
Math: 79% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
42018 Hwy 933
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-6350
Grades: 6-8
| 630 students
Rank: #1313.
East Ascension High School
Math: 86% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
612 E Worthy Street
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,802 students
Rank: #1414.
Sorrento Primary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
42111 North City Parc Drive
Sorrento, LA 70778
(225) 391-6900
Grades: PK-5
| 572 students
Rank: #1515.
Duplessis Primary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
38101 Hwy 621
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-6650
Grades: PK-5
| 727 students
Rank: #1616.
Central Middle School
Math: 73% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(2)
14101 Roddy Road
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-6400
Grades: 6-8
| 653 students
Rank: #1717.
St. Amant Middle School
Math: 72% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(2)
44317 Hwy 429
Saint Amant, LA 70774
(225) 391-6500
Grades: 6-8
| 584 students
Rank: #1818.
Lakeside Primary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
16500 La Hwy 431
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-7750
Grades: PK-5
| 668 students
Rank: #1919.
Central Primary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
41469 La Hwy 621
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-7700
Grades: PK-5
| 794 students
Rank: #2020.
Pecan Grove Primary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1712 South Pecan Grove Avenue
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-7450
Grades: PK-5
| 528 students
Rank: #2121.
G. W. Carver Primary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
11310 Legacy Oaks Lane
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-6800
Grades: PK-5
| 578 students
Rank: #2222.
Gonzales Primary School
Math: 62% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
521 North Burnside Avenue
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-6700
Grades: PK-5
| 473 students
Rank: #2323.
Gonzales Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1502 West Orice Roth Street
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-6450
Grades: 6-8
| 711 students
Rank: #2424.
Donaldsonville High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Tiger Drive
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 391-7900
Grades: 9-12
| 455 students
Rank: #2525.
Lowery Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2389-b Hwy 1 South
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
(225) 391-7500
Grades: 3-5
| 338 students
Rank: #2626.
Lowery Middle School
Math: 42% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2389-a Hwy 1 South
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
(225) 391-7550
Grades: 6-8
| 338 students
38210 Hwy 3089
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 391-7600
Grades: PK-2
| 449 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Ascension Parish
  • 1100 Webster Street, Donaldsonville, LA, 70346-2754
  • (225) 391-7000
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 22,223 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in LA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 83% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58

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