Rapides Parish School District

619 Sixth Street
Alexandria, LA 71301-8150
(District boundaries shown in map)
8/
10
Top 30%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 49 public schools serving 21,822 students in Rapides 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 Rapides Parish School District have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the Louisiana public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 45% (versus the 42% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 50% 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
49 Schools
1,365 Schools
# Students
21,822 Students
680,828 Students
# Teachers
1,353 Teachers
39,031 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Rapides Parish School District, which is ranked within the top 30% 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 86% has increased from 78% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (LA)
#43 out of 193 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Rapides Parish  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
32%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Rapides 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.
45%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Rapides 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.
29%
27%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Rapides Parish  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of LA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
86%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Rapides Parish  School District and public school graduation rate of LA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.59
0.64
# American Indian Students
95 Students
4,075 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
301 Students
10,755 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
1,045 Students
63,553 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
9%
# Black Students
9,020 Students
285,888 Students
% Black Students
41%
42%
# White Students
10,805 Students
292,727 Students
% White Students
50%
43%
# Hawaiian Students
11 Students
553 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
545 Students
22,314 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
1,231
24,520
# Students in K Grade:
1,590
51,432
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,583
52,053
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,638
50,754
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,520
49,620
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,483
49,256
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,523
49,251
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,557
50,235
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,615
52,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,639
52,039
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,793
58,463
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,608
50,270
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,513
46,780
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,529
43,840
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,940 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 $13,484 is less than the state median of $15,107. The school district spending/student has grown by 19% over four school years.
This School District
This State (LA)
Total Revenue
$304 MM
$10,755 MM
This chart display total revenue of Rapides 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
$294 MM
$10,286 MM
This chart display total spending of Rapides 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
$13,940
$15,797
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Rapides 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
$13,484
$15,107
This chart display average spending per public school student in Rapides 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 Rapides Parish School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Phoenix Magnet Elementary School
Magnet School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4500 Lincoln Road
Alexandria, LA 71302
(318) 445-6296
Grades: PK-5
| 378 students
Rank: #22.
Caroline Dormon Junior High School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8906 Hwy 165 South
Woodworth, LA 71485
(318) 473-4066
Grades: PK-8
| 409 students
Rank: #33.
J.b. Nachman Elementary School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4102 Wakefield Blvd
Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 445-7725
Grades: PK-5
| 542 students
Rank: #44.
Peabody Montessori Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2416 3rd Street
Alexandria, LA 71302
(318) 442-5012
Grades: PK-6
| 476 students
Rank: #55.
Alexandria Senior High School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
800 Ola Lane
Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 448-8234
Grades: 9-12
| 1,353 students
Rank: #66.
Hayden R. Lawrence Upper Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
646 Highway 1207
Deville, LA 71328
(318) 466-5858
Grades: 3-5
| 364 students
Rank: #77.
Poland Junior High School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3348 Highway 457
Alexandria, LA 71302
(318) 445-9224
Grades: PK-8
| 344 students
Rank: #88.
Ruby-wise Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5279 Old Marksville Highway
Pineville, LA 71360
(318) 443-6089
Grades: PK-6
| 391 students
Rank: #99.
Rapides High School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9463 Highway 71 South
Lecompte, LA 71346
(318) 776-9371
Grades: 9-12
| 217 students
Rank: #1010.
J.i. Barron Sr. Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
43655 Trinity Church Road
Pineville, LA 71360
(318) 445-6860
Grades: PK-6
| 935 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Ball Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
89 Camp Livingston Road
Ball, LA 71405
(318) 640-5394
Grades: PK-6
| 374 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Mary Goff Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6900 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360
(318) 640-3416
Grades: PK-6
| 345 students
Rank: #1313.
Plainview High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10935 Highway 112
Glenmora, LA 71433
(318) 634-5944
Grades: PK-12
| 273 students
Rank: #1414.
Paradise Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5010 Monroe Highway
Ball, LA 71405
(318) 640-1033
Grades: PK-6
| 359 students
Rank: #1515.
Pineville High School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1511 Line Street
Pineville, LA 71360
(318) 442-8990
Grades: 9-12
| 1,344 students
Rank: #1616.
Buckeye High School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
715 Highway 1207
Alexandria, LA 71306
(318) 466-5678
Grades: 6-12
| 967 students
Rank: #1717.
Forest Hill Junior High School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
15 Hwy 497 Forest Hill
Forest Hill, LA 71430
(318) 748-6844
Grades: PK-8
| 476 students
Rank: #1818.
Pineville Junior High School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
501 Edgewood Drive
Pineville, LA 71360
(318) 640-0512
Grades: 7-8
| 568 students
Rank: #1919.
Scott M. Brame Middle School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4800 Dawn Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 443-3688
Grades: 6-8
| 739 students
Rank: #2020.
Tioga Junior High School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1150 Tioga Road
Tioga, LA 71477
(318) 640-9412
Grades: 7-8
| 550 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Rosenthal Montessori Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1951 Monroe Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 442-5791
Grades: PK-6
| 370 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Tioga High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1207 Tioga Road
Tioga, LA 71477
(318) 640-9661
Grades: 9-12
| 948 students
Rank: #2323.
Tioga Elementary School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4310 Pardue Road
Ball, LA 71405
(318) 640-9494
Grades: PK-6
| 479 students
Rank: #2424.
Cherokee Elementary School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5700 Prescott Road
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 442-1987
Grades: PK-5
| 545 students
Rank: #2525.
Northwood High School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8830 Highway 1 North
Lena, LA 71447
(318) 793-8021
Grades: PK-12
| 638 students
Rank: #2626.
Oak Hill High School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7362 Highway 112
Hineston, LA 71438
(318) 793-2014
Grades: PK-12
| 742 students
Rank: #2727.
Glenmora High School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1414 7th Street
Glenmora, LA 71433
(318) 748-8145
Grades: PK-12
| 633 students
Rank: #2828.
Bolton High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2101 Vance Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 448-3628
Grades: 9-12
| 546 students
Rank: #2929.
Alexandria Middle Magnet School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
122 Maryland Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 445-5343
Grades: 6-8
| 526 students
Rank: #3030.
Horseshoe Drive Elementary New Vision Academy
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2905 Horseshoe Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
(318) 443-0579
Grades: PK-5
| 295 students
Rank: #3131.
Martin Park Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4203 Lisa Street
Alexandria, LA 71302
(318) 448-1695
Grades: PK-5
| 233 students
Rank: #3232.
Alma Redwine Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1323 Vance Avenue
Alexandria, LA 71302
(318) 442-3177
Grades: PK-5
| 211 students
Rank: #3333.
Rapides Training Academy
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4020 Aaron Street
Thibodaux, LA 70302
(318) 443-6694
Grades: K-12
| 68 students
Rank: #3434.
Pineville Elementary School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
835 Main Street
Pineville, LA 71360
(318) 442-8154
Grades: 4-6
| 275 students
Rank: #3535.
North Bayou Rapides Elementary School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5500 England Drive
Alexandria, LA 71303
(318) 445-4260
Grades: 1-3
| n/a students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Rapides Parish School District?
Rapides Parish School District manages 49 public schools serving 21,822 students.
What is the rank of Rapides Parish School District?
Rapides Parish School District is ranked #44 out of 193 school districts in Louisiana (top 30%) 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: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Rapides Parish School District?
50% of Rapides Parish School District students are White, 41% of students are Black, 5% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Rapides Parish School District?
Rapides Parish School District has a student/teacher ratio of 16:1, which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 17:1.
What is Rapides Parish School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $13,484 is less than the state median of $15,107. The school district spending/student has grown by 19% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 49 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 21,822 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • : 86% (Top 50% in LA)
  • : Top 30%
  • : 32% (Top 30%)
  • : 45% (Top 30%)
  • : 29% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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