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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Orleans Parish Public Schools is a public school district located in New Orleans, LA. It has 4,642 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Orleans Parish Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1020
10 responses
Average ACT
20
432 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,642
Free or Reduced Lunch
51.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$166,344
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$27,111/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    47%
  • Support Services
    49%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$22,565
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$844
National
$949
Median Home Value
$125,040
National
$184,700

Orleans Parish Public Schools Reviews

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The teachers are great! They work hard for their students' education, but the educational system is so bad. A lot of students are taught early on that they don't have to work hard. They're babied in elementary school, so when they move into high school, it's difficult for them to adjust to a rigorous workload. Hardworking students will go far in this system.
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I have been a student in Orleans Parish schools my whole life and they have helped shape me to be a great student and person. Every school tries to have open communication and even lets the students go to the board meetings. A change I would like to see would be a different generation of teachers, rather than the young teachers. Nothing wrong with them and I understand their longing to teach but as students progress in school, we need tougher teachers that will push and motivate us and I've noticed that a lot with more seasoned teachers.
I would like to see more prep for real life skills outside of academics because everyone will not continue to pursue academics. In addition, there should be more college prep resources available to every student and school.