Orleans Parish School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 4,952 students in Orleans Parish School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Louisiana.
Public Schools in Orleans Parish School District have an average math proficiency score of 63% (versus the Louisiana public school average of 65%), and reading proficiency score of 74% (versus the 71% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Orleans Parish School District are Edward Hynes Charter School, Elan Academy Charter School and Benjamin Franklin Elementary Math And Science. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Orleans Parish School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Louisiana.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Louisiana public school average of 55% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Orleans 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
12 Schools
1,388 Schools
# Students
4,952 Students
714,071 Students
# Teachers
294 Teachers
40,374 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Orleans Parish School District, which is ranked within the top 30% 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 81% has decreased from 89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (LA)
Overall District Rank
#53 out of 193 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Orleans Parish  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
64%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Orleans 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)
73%
70%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Orleans 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
81%
81%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Orleans 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
0.31
0.61
# American Indian Students
8 Students
4,790 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
56 Students
11,337 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
203 Students
49,491 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
7%
# Black Students
4,076 Students
309,729 Students
% Black Students
82%
43%
# White Students
527 Students
319,497 Students
% White Students
11%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
549 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
81 Students
17,715 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
147
27,460
# Students in K Grade:
393
53,001
# Students in 1st Grade:
402
54,501
# Students in 2nd Grade:
399
53,375
# Students in 3rd Grade:
354
55,252
# Students in 4th Grade:
331
55,720
# Students in 5th Grade:
283
55,361
# Students in 6th Grade:
265
53,623
# Students in 7th Grade:
234
52,917
# Students in 8th Grade:
193
52,191
# Students in 9th Grade:
567
56,448
# Students in 10th Grade:
438
51,557
# Students in 11th Grade:
451
47,534
# Students in 12th Grade:
495
45,131
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $88,302 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 $69,283 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
$437 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Orleans 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
$343 MM
$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Orleans 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
$88,302
$12,354
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Orleans 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
$69,283
$12,079
This chart display average spending per public school student in Orleans 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 Orleans Parish School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Edward Hynes Charter School
Charter School
Math: 84% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
990 Harrison Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 324-7160
Grades: K-8
| 675 students
Rank: #22.
Elan Academy Charter School
Charter School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
709 Park Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 475-7454
Grades: K-2
| 58 students
Rank: #33.
Benjamin Franklin Elementary Math And Science
Math: 66% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
6101 Chatham Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 304-3932
Grades: PK-8
| 766 students
Rank: #44.
Mary Bethune Elementary Literature/technology
Math: 53% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
2401 Humanity Street
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 324-7076
Grades: PK-8
| 709 students
Rank: #55.
Warren Easton Senior High School
Charter School
Math: 61% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3019 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 324-7400
Grades: 9-12
| 989 students
Rank: #66.
Cypress Academy
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3520 General De Gaulle
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 383-3337
Grades: K-3
| 153 students
Rank: #77.
Homer A. Plessy Community School
Charter School
Math: 48% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2021 Pauger Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 421-5711
Grades: PK-6
| 286 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Foundation Preparatory
Charter School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
13435 Granville Street
New Orleans, LA 70187
(504) 270-1653
Grades: PK-3
| 146 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Rooted School
Charter School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4238 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 383-4654
Grades: 9
| 40 students
Rank: #1010.
Mcdonogh #35 College Preparatory School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4000 Cadillac Street
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 324-7600
Grades: 9-12
| 860 students
Rank: #1111.
Youth Study Center
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1100 Milton Street
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 658-3400
Grades: 3-12
| 64 students
2405 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 359-6950
Grades: PK-6
| 206 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 4,952 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 81% (Btm 50% in LA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 63% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 73% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.31

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