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 is 1 public high school serving 182 students in Tensas Parish School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Louisiana.
Public High School in Tensas Parish School District have an average math proficiency score of 5% (versus the Louisiana public high school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 17% (versus the 43% statewide average).
Public High School in Tensas Parish School District have a Graduation Rate of 84%, which is equal to the Louisiana average of 84%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Tensas High School, with 80-89% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Louisiana or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Louisiana public high school average of 54% (majority Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (LA)
# Schools
2 Schools
402 Schools
# Students
332 Students
253,465 Students
# Teachers
24 Teachers
14,201 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 displays the overall district rank of Tensas Parish  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
6-9%
32%
This chart displays 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 Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
15-19%
42%
This chart displays 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 Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
6-9%
27%
This chart displays the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Tensas Parish  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
80-89%
83%
This chart displays public school graduation rate of Tensas Parish  School District and public school graduation rate of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.20
0.62
# American Indian Students
n/a
1,786 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
n/a
4,123 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
3 Students
18,917 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
7%
# Black Students
295 Students
102,447 Students
% Black Students
89%
41%
# White Students
30 Students
115,998 Students
% White Students
9%
46%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
199 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
4 Students
6,729 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
16
1,407
# Students in K Grade:
20
4,113
# Students in 1st Grade:
21
4,075
# Students in 2nd Grade:
29
4,009
# Students in 3rd Grade:
23
3,966
# Students in 4th Grade:
28
4,087
# Students in 5th Grade:
13
4,420
# Students in 6th Grade:
30
6,690
# Students in 7th Grade:
19
10,038
# Students in 8th Grade:
26
10,567
# Students in 9th Grade:
23
58,720
# Students in 10th Grade:
18
50,557
# Students in 11th Grade:
27
46,876
# Students in 12th Grade:
39
43,940
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $24,494 is higher than the state median of $15,757. 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 $15,069. The school district spending/student has grown by 23% over four school years.
This School District
This State (LA)
Total Revenue
$8 MM
$10,755 MM
This chart displays total revenue of Tensas Parish  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$8 MM
$10,286 MM
This chart displays total spending of Tensas Parish  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$24,494
$15,757
This chart displays average revenue per public school student in Tensas Parish  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$23,864
$15,069
This chart displays average spending per public school student in Tensas Parish  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Tensas Parish School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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

Recent Articles

Should Teacher Salaries be Public Information?
Should Teacher Salaries be Public Information?
Public school teachers are considered public servants – but does that make their salary details public information? Learn about the heated debate surrounding whether teacher salaries should be made public.
The Link Between Education and Incarceration: The NAACP Report
The Link Between Education and Incarceration: The NAACP Report
Education and the rate of incarceration have been linked in a recent NAACP report. Learn about the report and the troubling findings.
Bussing: North Carolina's New Student Assignment Plan
Bussing: North Carolina's New Student Assignment Plan
We analyze a new plan for student assignment in two North Carolina school districts and the public reaction to the idea of bussing students – as well as alternatives that have been proposed by education experts.

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%)
  • : 6-9% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), LA Dept. of Education

Quick Links