Top 10 Best Louisiana Special Education Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 21 special education public schools serving 1,190 students in Louisiana.
The top ranked special education public schools in Louisiana are New Orleans Center For Creative Arts, Louisiana School For Math Science & The Arts and School For Exceptional Children. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Louisiana special education public schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the Louisiana public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 42% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Louisiana public school average of 57% (majority Black).

Best Special Education Public Schools in Louisiana (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
New Orleans Center For Creative Arts
Special Education School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2800 Chartres St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 940-2787
Grades: 9-12
| 238 students
Rank: #22.
Louisiana School For Math Science & The Arts
Special Education School
Magnet School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
715 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457
(318) 357-2500
Grades: 10-12
| 316 students
Rank: #33.
School For Exceptional Children
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
105 Moffet Road
Houma, LA 70363
(985) 872-2496
Grades: PK-12
| 22 students
Rank: #44.
Pinecrest Supports & Services Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5191 Pinecrest Dr. Opc/dental
Pineville, LA 71361
(318) 487-5694
Grades: K-12
| 83 students
Rank: #55.
Thrive Academy
Special Education School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2585 Brightside Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70820
(225) 367-6855
Grades: 7-12
| 187 students
Rank: #66.
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: #77.
Renaissance Home For Youth
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 Vandenburg Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71306
(318) 448-8592
Grades: K-12
| 10 students
Rank: #88.
Louisiana School For The Visually Impaired
Special Education School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2888 Brightside Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
(225) 757-3482
Grades: PK-12
| 58 students
Rank: #99.
Louisiana School For The Deaf
Special Education School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2888 Brightside Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
(225) 769-8160
Grades: PK-12
| 89 students
Rank: n/an/a
Bienville Educational Center
Special Education School
325 Main Street-highway 507
Bienville, LA 71008
(318) 385-7554
Grades: PK-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
David Wade Correctional Center
Special Education School
670 Bell Hill Road
Homer, LA 71040
(318) 927-0400
Grades: 10-12
| 4 students
Rank: n/an/a
Dixon Correctional Institute
Special Education School
5568 Hwy. 68
Jackson, LA 70748
(225) 634-1200
Grades: 10-12
| 1 students
Rank: n/an/a
Eastern La Mental System
Special Education School
Hwy. 10
Jackson, LA 70748
(225) 634-0552
Grades: 10-12
| 6 students
Rank: n/an/a
Elayn Hunt Correctional Center
Special Education School
6925 Hwy. 74
Saint Gabriel, LA 70776
(225) 319-4516
Grades: 10-12
| 3 students
Rank: n/an/a
Jake Drost School For Exceptional Children
Special Education School
1100 N Crocker St
Sulphur, LA 70663
(337) 217-4510
Grades: PK-12
| 21 students
Rank: n/an/a
Louisiana Correctional Institute For Women
Special Education School
7205 Hwy. 74
Saint Gabriel, LA 70776
(225) 319-2351
Grades: 10-12
| 2 students
Rank: n/an/a
Louisiana State Penitentiary
Special Education School
17544 Tunica Trace
Angola, LA 70712
(225) 655-2973
Grades: 10-12
| 1 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pinehill Alternative High School
Special Education School
132 Hwy 850
Columbia, LA 71418
(318) 649-6097
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Rayburn Correctional Institute
Special Education School
27268 Hwy. 21
Angie, LA 70426
(985) 661-6329
Grades: 10-12
| 1 students
Rank: n/an/a
Raymond Laborde Correctional Center
Special Education School
1630 Prison Road
Cottonport, LA 71327
(318) 876-2891
Grades: 10-12
| 5 students
Rank: n/an/a
Southdowns School
Special Education School
2050 Hood Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 346-1127
Grades: PK
| 75 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked special education public schools in Louisiana?
The top ranked special education public schools in Louisiana include New Orleans Center For Creative Arts, Louisiana School For Math Science & The Arts and School For Exceptional Children.
How many special education public schools are located in Louisiana?
21 special education public schools are located in Louisiana.
What is the racial composition of students in Louisiana?
Louisiana special education public schools minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Louisiana public schools average of 57% (majority Black).

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