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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Ascension Parish Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Donaldsonville, LA. It has 22,223 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
1100 Webster Street
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
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Ascension Parish Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1200
57 responses
Average ACT
24
1,148 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
22,223
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,343
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$252,506,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,048/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$22,716
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$617
National
$949
Median Home Value
$110,800
National
$184,700

Ascension Parish Public Schools Reviews

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At Ascension Parish Public Schools, I rather appreciate the well rounded academic scores and the teachers that are hired to make learning easier and more efficient. However, while the academics, test scores, and STEM programs are proven to be advanced, the diversity at the Public Schools needs to expand and become more accepted. Students are constantly being hassled/bullied for their sexuality, race, preference of gender, etc.
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The Ascension Parish School System is very academically advanced and the teachers are wonderful. I would like to see more music and arts programs, and the food is mediocre at best. There is also an Early College Options program, where students go to River Parish Community College and graduate high school with an associate's degree in Humanities.
What I like about Ascension Parish public Public Schools is the wide variety of opportunities and experiences provided to me through my classes and extra-curricular activities. The only thing I dislike is lack of balance between the arts, academics, and athletics.