Ascension Parish School District

1100 Webster Street
Donaldsonville, LA 70346-2754
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 10%

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 10%)
Science Proficiency
Highest science proficiency (Top 10%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 31 public schools serving 23,078 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 50% (versus the Louisiana public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 42% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Ascension Parish School District are Bullion Primary School, Oak Grove Primary School and Prairieville Middle 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 47% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Louisiana public school average of 57% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (LA)
# Schools
31 Schools
1,365 Schools
# Students
23,078 Students
682,547 Students
# Teachers
1,374 Teachers
39,119 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Ascension Parish School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 193 school districts in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 88% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (LA)
#13 out of 193 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart displays the overall district rank of Ascension Parish  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
50%
32%
This chart displays 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 Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
59%
42%
This chart displays 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 Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
42%
27%
This chart displays the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Ascension Parish  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
90%
83%
This chart displays public school graduation rate of Ascension Parish  School District and public school graduation rate of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.62
0.64
# American Indian Students
58 Students
4,071 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
300 Students
10,748 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
2,444 Students
63,429 Students
% Hispanic Students
11%
9%
# Black Students
7,237 Students
285,495 Students
% Black Students
31%
42%
# White Students
12,174 Students
292,679 Students
% White Students
53%
43%
# Hawaiian Students
19 Students
553 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
846 Students
22,306 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
596
24,467
# Students in K Grade:
1,604
51,521
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,722
52,137
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,644
50,800
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,677
49,661
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,663
49,302
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,649
49,339
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,702
50,411
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,813
52,522
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,783
52,294
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,076
58,720
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,793
50,557
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,793
46,876
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,563
43,940
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,308 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,757. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,504 is less than the state median of $15,069. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (LA)
Total Revenue
$330 MM
$10,755 MM
This chart displays total revenue of Ascension Parish  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$335 MM
$10,286 MM
This chart displays total spending of Ascension Parish  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,308
$15,757
This chart displays average revenue per public school student in Ascension Parish  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,504
$15,069
This chart displays average spending per public school student in Ascension Parish  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Ascension Parish School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Bullion Primary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17005 Sills Drive
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-6950
Grades: PK-5
| 618 students
Rank: #22.
Oak Grove Primary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17550 Old Jefferson Hwy
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-6750
Grades: PK-5
| 620 students
Rank: #33.
Prairieville Middle School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16200 Hwy 930
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-6300
Grades: 6-8
| 680 students
Rank: #44.
Bluff Middle School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
15464 Bluff Road
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-2000
Grades: 6-8
| 573 students
Rank: #55.
Bluff Ridge Primary
(Math: 72% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
14191 Hwy 73
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-2050
Grades: PK-5
| 544 students
Rank: #66.
Dutchtown Primary School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13046 Hwy 73
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 391-7850
Grades: PK-5
| 599 students
Rank: #77.
Prairieville Primary School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
40228 Parker Road
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-7400
Grades: PK-5
| 833 students
Rank: #88.
Spanish Lake Primary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13323 Bluff Road
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 391-7650
Grades: PK-5
| 558 students
Rank: #99.
Dutchtown High School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
13165 Hwy 73
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 391-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 2,531 students
Rank: #1010.
Dutchtown Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
13078 Hwy 73
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 391-7800
Grades: 6-8
| 654 students
Rank: #1111.
St. Amant High School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
12035 Hwy 431
Saint Amant, LA 70774
(225) 391-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,274 students
Rank: #1212.
Lake Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
14185 Hwy 431
Saint Amant, LA 70774
(225) 391-6550
Grades: PK-8
| 916 students
Rank: #1313.
Galvez Primary School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
16093 Henderson Bayou Road
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-6600
Grades: PK-5
| 807 students
Rank: #1414.
St. Amant Primary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
44365 Hwy 429
Saint Amant, LA 70774
(225) 391-7950
Grades: PK-5
| 550 students
Rank: #1515.
Central Primary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
41469 La Hwy 621
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-7700
Grades: PK-5
| 429 students
Rank: #1616.
Lakeside Primary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
16500 La Hwy 431
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-7750
Grades: PK-5
| 784 students
Rank: #1717.
Sorrento Primary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
42111 North City Parc Drive
Sorrento, LA 70778
(225) 391-6900
Grades: PK-5
| 563 students
Rank: #1818.
East Ascension High School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
612 E Worthy Street
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,955 students
Rank: #1919.
Sugar Mill Primary
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
39319 Germany Road
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-2100
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #2020.
Galvez Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
42018 Hwy 933
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 391-6350
Grades: 6-8
| 757 students
Rank: #2121.
Duplessis Primary School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
38101 Hwy 621
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-6650
Grades: PK-5
| 620 students
Rank: #2222.
Central Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
14101 Roddy Road
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-6400
Grades: 6-8
| 727 students
Rank: #2323.
St. Amant Middle School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
44317 Hwy 429
Saint Amant, LA 70774
(225) 391-6500
Grades: 6-8
| 567 students
Rank: #2424.
Pecan Grove Primary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1712 South Pecan Grove Avenue
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-7450
Grades: PK-5
| 571 students
Rank: #2525.
Gonzales Primary School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
521 North Burnside Avenue
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-6700
Grades: PK-5
| 480 students
Rank: #2626.
G. W. Carver Primary School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11310 Legacy Oaks Lane
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-6800
Grades: PK-5
| 622 students
Rank: #2727.
Gonzales Middle School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1502 West Orice Roth Street
Gonzales, LA 70737
(225) 391-6450
Grades: 6-8
| 746 students
Rank: #2828.
Donaldsonville High School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Tiger Drive
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 391-7900
Grades: 9-12
| 465 students
Rank: #2929.
Lowery Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2389-b Hwy 1 South
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
(225) 391-7500
Grades: 3-5
| 317 students
Rank: #3030.
Lowery Middle School
(Math: 4% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2389-a Hwy 1 South
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
(225) 391-7550
Grades: 6-8
| 275 students
Rank: n/an/a
38210 Hwy 3089
Geismar, LA 70734
(225) 391-7600
Grades: PK-2
| 443 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Ascension Parish School District?
Ascension Parish School District manages 31 public schools serving 23,078 students.
What is the rank of Ascension Parish School District?
Ascension Parish School District is ranked #14 out of 193 school districts in Louisiana (top 10%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Louisiana school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%), Highest science proficiency (Top 10%), Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Ascension Parish School District?
53% of Ascension Parish School District students are White, 31% of students are Black, 11% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Ascension Parish School District?
Ascension Parish School District has a student/teacher ratio of 17:1, which is equal to the Louisiana state average of 17:1.
What is Ascension Parish School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,504 is less than the state median of $15,069. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 31 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 23,078 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • : 90% (Top 50% in LA)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 50% (Top 10%)
  • : 59% (Top 10%)
  • : 42% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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