Orleans Parish School District

2401 Westbend Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70114
(District boundaries shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 1,830 students in Orleans Parish School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Louisiana.
Public Schools in Orleans Parish School District have an average math proficiency score of 16% (versus the Louisiana public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 42% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Louisiana public school average of 57% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (LA)
# Schools
6 Schools
1,365 Schools
# Students
1,830 Students
680,828 Students
# Teachers
98 Teachers
39,031 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Orleans Parish School District, which is ranked within the top 50% 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 20% has decreased from 88% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (LA)
#98 out of 193 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Orleans Parish  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
15%
32%
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 2021-22 school year data.
34%
42%
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 2021-22 school year data.
≤20%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Orleans Parish  School District and public school graduation rate of LA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.11
0.64
# American Indian Students
1 Student
4,075 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
5 Students
10,755 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
50 Students
63,553 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
9%
# Black Students
1,724 Students
285,888 Students
% Black Students
94%
42%
# White Students
27 Students
292,727 Students
% White Students
2%
43%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
553 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
21 Students
22,314 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
24,520
# Students in K Grade:
193
51,432
# Students in 1st Grade:
191
52,053
# Students in 2nd Grade:
209
50,754
# Students in 3rd Grade:
200
49,620
# Students in 4th Grade:
203
49,256
# Students in 5th Grade:
187
49,251
# Students in 6th Grade:
183
50,235
# Students in 7th Grade:
166
52,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
177
52,039
# Students in 9th Grade:
69
58,463
# Students in 10th Grade:
25
50,270
# Students in 11th Grade:
18
46,780
# Students in 12th Grade:
9
43,840
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $218,563 is higher than the state median of $15,797. The school district revenue/student has grown by 134% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $214,424 is higher than the state median of $15,107. The school district spending/student has grown by 117% over four school years.
This School District
This State (LA)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$400 MM
$10,755 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$392 MM
$10,286 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$218,563
$15,797
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Orleans Parish  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in LA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$214,424
$15,107
This chart display average spending per public school student in Orleans Parish  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in LA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Orleans Parish School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Elan Charter School
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
709 Park Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 619-9720
Grades: PK-6
| 305 students
Rank: #22.
Mary Bethune Elementary Literature/technology
Charter School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2401 Humanity Street
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 324-7076
Grades: PK-8
| 665 students
Rank: #33.
Benjamin Franklin Elem. Math And Science
Charter School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6101 Chatham Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 304-3932
Grades: PK-8
| 735 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
The Delores Taylor Arthur School For Young Men
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3774 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 252-2675
Grades: 9
| 29 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Youth Study Center
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1100 Milton Street
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 658-3400
Grades: 3-12
| 96 students
Rank: #66.
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
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Orleans Parish School District?
Orleans Parish School District manages 6 public schools serving 1,830 students.
What is the rank of Orleans Parish School District?
Orleans Parish School District is ranked #96 out of 193 school districts in Louisiana (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year.
What is the racial composition of students in Orleans Parish School District?
94% of Orleans Parish School District students are Black, 3% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Orleans Parish School District?
Orleans Parish School District has a student/teacher ratio of 18:1, which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 17:1.
What is Orleans Parish School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $214,424 is higher than the state median of $15,107. The school district spending/student has grown by 117% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 6 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,830 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : ≤20% (Btm 50% in LA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • : 34% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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