Tensas Parish School District

512 Plank Road
St. Joseph, LA 71366-6628
(District boundaries shown in map)
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public schools serving 332 students in Tensas Parish School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Louisiana.
Public Schools in Tensas Parish School District have an average math proficiency score of 10% (versus the Louisiana public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 19% (versus the 42% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 91% 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
2 Schools
1,365 Schools
# Students
332 Students
680,828 Students
# Teachers
24 Teachers
39,031 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Tensas Parish School District, which is ranked within the bottom 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 80-89% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School District
State Average (LA)
#157 out of 193 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Tensas Parish  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
6-9%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Tensas 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.
15-19%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Tensas 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.
80-89%
83%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Tensas Parish  School District and public school graduation rate of LA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.20
0.64
# American Indian Students
n/a
4,075 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
n/a
10,755 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
3 Students
63,553 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
9%
# Black Students
295 Students
285,888 Students
% Black Students
89%
42%
# White Students
30 Students
292,727 Students
% White Students
9%
43%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
553 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
4 Students
22,314 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
16
24,520
# Students in K Grade:
20
51,432
# Students in 1st Grade:
21
52,053
# Students in 2nd Grade:
29
50,754
# Students in 3rd Grade:
23
49,620
# Students in 4th Grade:
28
49,256
# Students in 5th Grade:
13
49,251
# Students in 6th Grade:
30
50,235
# Students in 7th Grade:
19
52,315
# Students in 8th Grade:
26
52,039
# Students in 9th Grade:
23
58,463
# Students in 10th Grade:
18
50,270
# Students in 11th Grade:
27
46,780
# Students in 12th Grade:
39
43,840
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $24,494 is higher than the state median of $15,797. The school district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,864 is higher than the state median of $15,107. The school district spending/student has grown by 23% over four school years.
This School District
This State (LA)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$8 MM
$10,755 MM
This chart display total revenue of Tensas 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)
$8 MM
$10,286 MM
This chart display total spending of Tensas 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)
$24,494
$15,797
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Tensas 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)
$23,864
$15,107
This chart display average spending per public school student in Tensas 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 Tensas Parish School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Tensas Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Frontage Road
Saint Joseph, LA 71366
(318) 766-3346
Grades: PK-5
| 150 students
Rank: #22.
Tensas High School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
720 Plank Road
Saint Joseph, LA 71366
(318) 766-3585
Grades: 6-12
| 182 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Tensas Parish School District?
Tensas Parish School District manages 2 public schools serving 332 students.
What is the rank of Tensas Parish School District?
Tensas Parish School District is ranked #148 out of 193 school districts in Louisiana (bottom 50%) 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: Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Tensas Parish School District?
89% of Tensas Parish School District students are Black, 9% of students are White, 1% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Tensas Parish School District?
Tensas Parish School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is lower than the Louisiana state average of 17:1.
What is Tensas Parish School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $23,864 is higher than the state median of $15,107. The school district spending/student has grown by 23% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 2 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 332 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : 80-89% (Btm 50% in LA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

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