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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Rapides Parish Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Alexandria, LA. It has 23,820 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
About Rapides Parish Public Schools...
Address
619 Sixth Street
Alexandria, LA 71301
Telephone
(318) 487-0888
Website

Rapides Parish Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1150
46 responses
Average ACT
23
897 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,820
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,555
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$232,649,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,165/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    7%

Rapides Parish Public Schools Reviews

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My biggest complaint regarding the Rapides Parish Public schools is the lack of "attendable" options and overcrowding I gave a decent review because my child went the specific schools in the Parish that are "attendable." The majority of public schools in this parish would definitely not receive this kind of rating. The "good" schools are few and far between in this parish ESPECIALLY for junior high. One junior high in particular is VERY over crowded because its is the only one worth attending or sending your child too. MANY MANY parents fake addresses to get into this school, this says a LOT about the other junior highs in the area.
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This district is decades behind. Resources for students are lacking, facilities are falling apart and out dated. Education is subpar, high school students can hardly construct a paragraph. Unless your kid are in sports or advanced classes their education will suffer.
Rapids Parish School Board is a very extravagant school board. I've been involved in this board ever since elementary school. I've learned so much over the years due to the teaching and also just the diversity of kids all around me teaching me new things. I feel like some of the teachers at my school are family and that is how you're suppose to feel, safe and comfortable. If you're not comfortable in your learning environment everyone is waiting their time. I wouldn't want to have grown up in any other school board.