Ouachita Parish Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Monroe, LA. It has 19,304 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
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Ouachita Parish Public Schools Reviews
Many teachers do not have to proper materials to properly teach their class, and when they do, they're not in good shape.I've experienced computer classes with multiple non-functioning computers and other classes that didn't have enough text books to go around.Many of these textbooks were also torn up from years of being used and some were even yellowed.The bathroom facilities were almost always lacking in either toilet paper or paper towels and on many occasions they toilet would overflow and leave the floor flooded for over a day. Also, our high school students need more than 4 chicken nuggets and an apple to be considered full after a meal.Plus, the cafeteria lunch is always a set price, but why should I need to pay the same amount for my apple and sandwich as someone with a full 4 course meal on their tray? Finally, I've also had teachers who barely taught. They did not connect with me and I ended up needing a tutor and having to teach myself with many YouTube videos.
My experience being in this school district for my whole grade school career was great because I always had teachers that cared about our success but there we some bad apples in the bunch. Mostly all of the teacher and administrators were great and involved. One main thing that kept me on track was my parental involvement, my mother always was on top of my grades and help with every thing that I struggled with in my studies. With her being a single mothe at that time I know she did a amazing job because look at me now a sophomore in college.
I liked that the majority of all my teachers helped me when i needed help on something or if i was stuck on something. Also majority of the students are always involved in either clubs,music groups, sports, clubs and activities. Only thing i would probably change about the schools is to get more people to be involved in stuff.