Tensas Parish School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 3 public schools serving 523 students in Tensas Parish School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, 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 36% (versus the Louisiana public school average of 65%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 71% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Tensas Parish School District are Tensas Elementary School, Tensas High School and Newellton Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Tensas Parish School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Louisiana.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Louisiana public school average of 55% (majority Black).

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%)

Overview

School District Name
Tensas Parish School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (LA)
# Schools
3 Schools
1,390 Schools
# Students
523 Students
714,123 Students
# Teachers
35 Teachers
40,212 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Tensas Parish School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 186 school districts in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 70-79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (LA)
Overall District Rank
#156 out of 193 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Tensas Parish  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
64%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
70%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
≥90%
81%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Tensas Parish  School District and public school graduation rate of LA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.23
0.61
# American Indian Students
n/a
4,792 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
1 Student
11,337 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
3 Students
49,494 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
7%
# Black Students
455 Students
310,736 Students
% Black Students
87%
43%
# White Students
55 Students
319,498 Students
% White Students
10%
45%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
549 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
9 Students
17,717 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
5
27,473
# Students in K Grade:
38
53,048
# Students in 1st Grade:
30
54,550
# Students in 2nd Grade:
48
53,448
# Students in 3rd Grade:
29
55,363
# Students in 4th Grade:
38
55,805
# Students in 5th Grade:
45
55,428
# Students in 6th Grade:
24
53,668
# Students in 7th Grade:
36
52,938
# Students in 8th Grade:
53
52,225
# Students in 9th Grade:
35
56,394
# Students in 10th Grade:
51
51,459
# Students in 11th Grade:
43
47,347
# Students in 12th Grade:
48
44,977
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $17,080 is higher than the state median of $13,384. The school district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,076 is higher than the state median of $14,061. The school district spending/student has grown by 13% over four school years.
This School District
This State (LA)
Total Revenue
$9 MM
$27 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$9 MM
$29 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,080
$13,384
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Tensas Parish  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in LA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$17,076
$14,061
This chart display average spending per public school student in Tensas Parish  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in LA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Tensas Parish School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Tensas Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Frontage Road
Saint Joseph, LA 71366
(318) 766-3346
Grades: PK-6
| 170 students
Rank: #22.
Tensas High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
720 Plank Road
Saint Joseph, LA 71366
(318) 766-3585
Grades: 7-12
| 266 students
400 Verona
Newellton, LA 71357
(318) 467-5109
Grades: K-6
| 87 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 523 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50% in LA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.23

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