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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Ouachita Parish Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Monroe, LA. It has 19,420 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
About Ouachita Parish Public Schools...
Address
100 Bry Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Telephone
(318) 432-5000
Website

Ouachita Parish Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1120
36 responses
Average ACT
23
881 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
19,420
Free or Reduced Lunch
53.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,703
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%

Finances

Total Expenses
$202,960,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,111/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    53%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    6%

Ouachita Parish Public Schools Reviews

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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.
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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.