Ouachita Parish School District

100 Bry Street
Monroe, LA 71201-8406
(District boundaries shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 36 public schools serving 18,204 students in Ouachita Parish School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Louisiana.
Public Schools in Ouachita Parish School District have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Louisiana public school average of 29%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 40% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Louisiana public school average of 57% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (LA)
# Schools
36 Schools
1,365 Schools
# Students
18,204 Students
680,828 Students
# Teachers
993 Teachers
39,031 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Ouachita Parish School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 187 school districts in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 83% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (LA)
#36 out of 188 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Ouachita Parish  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
31%
29%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Ouachita 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 2020-21 school year data.
45%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Ouachita 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 2020-21 school year data.
90%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Ouachita Parish  School District and public school graduation rate of LA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.55
0.64
# American Indian Students
29 Students
4,075 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
226 Students
10,755 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
755 Students
63,553 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
9%
# Black Students
6,341 Students
285,888 Students
% Black Students
35%
42%
# White Students
10,455 Students
292,727 Students
% White Students
58%
43%
# Hawaiian Students
10 Students
553 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
388 Students
22,314 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
579
24,520
# Students in K Grade:
1,391
51,432
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,419
52,053
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,371
50,754
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,307
49,620
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,297
49,256
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,337
49,251
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,391
50,235
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,404
52,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,367
52,039
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,552
58,463
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,325
50,270
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,273
46,780
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,191
43,840
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,272 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,797. The school district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,774 is less than the state median of $15,107. The school district spending/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
This School District
This State (LA)
Total Revenue
$260 MM
$10,755 MM
This chart display total revenue of Ouachita 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
$233 MM
$10,286 MM
This chart display total spending of Ouachita 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
$14,272
$15,797
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Ouachita 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
$12,774
$15,107
This chart display average spending per public school student in Ouachita 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 Ouachita Parish School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Claiborne School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1011 Wallace Dean Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
(318) 396-8200
Grades: PK-5
| 721 students
Rank: #22.
Sterlington Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
9040 Highway 165 North
Sterlington, LA 71280
(318) 432-2050
Grades: PK-5
| 775 students
Rank: #33.
West Ridge Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6977 Cypress Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
(318) 397-8444
Grades: 6-8
| 642 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Highland Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1501 Wellerman Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
(318) 396-1213
Grades: PK-5
| 292 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Sterlington Middle School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
206 High Avenue
Sterlington, LA 71280
(318) 665-0696
Grades: 6-8
| 410 students
Rank: #66.
Drew Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1132 Highway 15
West Monroe, LA 71291
(318) 396-7186
Grades: PK-5
| 500 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
George Welch Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
199 Caldwell Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
(318) 397-1100
Grades: K-5
| 462 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Pinecrest Elementary/middle School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3604 Highway 557
West Monroe, LA 71292
(318) 325-4331
Grades: PK-8
| 195 students
Rank: #99.
Kiroli Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
700 Kiroli Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
(318) 396-1118
Grades: PK-5
| 489 students
Rank: #1010.
Sterlington High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
233 Keystone Road
Monroe, LA 71203
(318) 665-2725
Grades: 9-12
| 501 students
Rank: #1111.
Calhoun Middle School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
191 Highway 80
Calhoun, LA 71225
(318) 644-5840
Grades: 6-8
| 446 students
Rank: #1212.
Good Hope Middle School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
400 Good Hope Road
West Monroe, LA 71291
(318) 396-9693
Grades: 6-8
| 621 students
Rank: #1313.
Woodlawn Elementary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5946 Jonesboro Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
(318) 325-1578
Grades: PK-5
| 555 students
Rank: #1414.
West Ouachita High School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4061 Caples Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
(318) 249-2117
Grades: 8-12
| 1,104 students
Rank: #1515.
West Monroe High School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
201 Riggs Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
(318) 323-3771
Grades: 8-12
| 2,076 students
Rank: #1616.
Boley Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2213 Cypress Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
(318) 387-7378
Grades: PK-5
| 218 students
Rank: #1717.
Woodlawn Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
175 Woodlawn School Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
(318) 325-1575
Grades: 6-8
| 267 students
Rank: #1818.
Central Elementary School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1163 Highway 151 S
Calhoun, LA 71225
(318) 644-5842
Grades: 3-5
| 389 students
Rank: #1919.
Swartz Upper Elementary School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
400 Lincoln Hill Drive
Monroe, LA 71203
(318) 343-1723
Grades: 3-5
| 355 students
Rank: #2020.
East Ouachita Middle School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
859 Swartz Fairbanks
Monroe, LA 71203
(318) 432-2150
Grades: 6-8
| 517 students
Rank: #2121.
Ouachita Parish High School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
681 Highway 594
Monroe, LA 71203
(318) 343-2769
Grades: 8-12
| 1,157 students
Rank: #2222.
Riser Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Price Drive
West Monroe, LA 71292
(318) 387-0577
Grades: PK-5
| 275 students
Rank: #2323.
Jack Hayes Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3631 Old Sterlington Road
Monroe, LA 71203
(318) 343-4560
Grades: PK-5
| 524 students
Rank: #2424.
Lakeshore School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
550 Balboa Street
Monroe, LA 71203
(318) 343-1173
Grades: PK-5
| 523 students
Rank: #2525.
Lenwil Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
112 Arrant Road
West Monroe, LA 71292
(318) 323-3604
Grades: PK-5
| 302 students
Rank: #2626.
Riser Middle School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Price Drive
West Monroe, LA 71292
(318) 387-0567
Grades: 6-8
| 434 students
Rank: #2727.
Ouachita Junior High School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5500 Blanks Street
Monroe, LA 71203
(318) 345-5100
Grades: 6-8
| 405 students
Rank: #2828.
Riverbend Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
700 Austin Avenue
West Monroe, LA 71292
(318) 361-0155
Grades: 1-5
| 292 students
Rank: #2929.
Swayze Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2400 Burg Jones Lane
Monroe, LA 71202
(318) 325-1357
Grades: PK-5
| 200 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Robinson Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5101 Reddix Lane
Monroe, LA 71202
(318) 322-1784
Grades: PK-5
| 352 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Shady Grove Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2204 Ticheli Road
Monroe, LA 71202
(318) 323-9941
Grades: PK-5
| 255 students
Rank: #3232.
Richwood Junior High School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 15%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5901 Highway 165 S
Monroe, LA 71202
(318) 432-2000
Grades: 6-8
| 356 students
Rank: #3333.
Richwood High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5901 Highway 165 S
Monroe, LA 71202
(318) 361-0467
Grades: 8-12
| 503 students
Rank: n/an/a
237 Calhoun Road
Calhoun, LA 71225
(318) 644-1114
Grades: PK-2
| 483 students
Rank: n/an/a
700 Natchitoches Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
(318) 325-3634
Grades: PK-K
| 231 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Ouachita Parish School District?
Ouachita Parish School District manages 36 public schools serving 18,204 students.
What is the rank of Ouachita Parish School District?
Ouachita Parish School District is ranked #37 out of 187 school districts in Louisiana (top 20%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Louisiana school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 20%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Ouachita Parish School District?
58% of Ouachita Parish School District students are White, 35% of students are Black, 4% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Ouachita Parish School District?
Ouachita Parish School District has a student/teacher ratio of 18:1, which is higher than the Louisiana state average of 17:1.
What is Ouachita Parish School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $12,774 is less than the state median of $15,107. The school district spending/student has grown by 12% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 36 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 18,204 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • : 90% (Top 50% in LA)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 31% (Top 30%)
  • : 45% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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