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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Avoyelles Parish Public Schools is a public school district located in Marksville, LA. It has 5,285 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
221 Tunica Drive West
Marksville, LA 71351
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Avoyelles Parish Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
210 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,285
Free or Reduced Lunch
63.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,987
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.6%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,724/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    8%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$30,439
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$714
National
$949
Median Home Value
$102,000
National
$184,700

Avoyelles Parish Public Schools Reviews

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I like the fact that my parents attend the same schools I went to. So most of my teachers were my parents classmates. I would like to see more focused on bettering the quality of education and college preparedness. Now that I am soon to be entering my first year of college and have been in contact with other parish schools, I feel like conversations are over my head. Other area schools have such a better and different course for students. But, unfortunately, I was not able to attend better schools. Another change I would like to see is qualified teachers. Most teachers at my school were not qualified and were just as lost as some students. We also needed better facilities. Our school was fairly old and used. It had some repairs done but needed more, especially to the bathrooms. I played basketball and was embarrassed when visiting schools had to use or bathrooms. Staff tried their best along with students to keep them clean and maintained, but they were so old and outdated.
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I attend Bunkie Magnet High in Avoyelles Parish. My school had provided excellent college-prep classes along with well qualified teachers. I have been afforded the opportunity to take dual-enrollment classes at LSUA. Avoyelles Public School System is continuing to work hard to provide students with a safe and lasting education.
Avoyelles Parish schools have things they need to attend to. There are many things that can be fixed, but when I attended High School, the teachers I had motivated me to be the best I could be. There were moments I felt I wanted to give up and they continuously pushed me. There is room for improvements though. One thing I would like to see improved is the teachers showing more dedication to their students. When a teacher does this, it gives the students the drive they need.