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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Orleans Parish Public Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in New Orleans, LA. It has 15,336 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
About Orleans Parish Public Schools...
Address
3520 General de Gaulle Suite 5
New Orleans, LA 70114
Telephone
(504) 304-5680

Orleans Parish Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1270
235 responses
Average ACT
24
1,589 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
15,336
Free or Reduced Lunch
51.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,894
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$218,548,000
Expenses Per Student
$30,816/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    49%
  • Support Services
    47%
  • Other
    4%

Orleans Parish Public Schools Reviews

24 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’m not usually one to complain. But it was very unorganized and completely unfair to all of the kids who went to my high school. The administration was more focused on the students walking on tape and wearing book bags that were clear, than getting the teachers the supplies they needed to have a productive learning environment every day.