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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  7. Administration
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  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Rapides Parish Public Schools is an above average, public school district located in Alexandria, LA. It has 23,517 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 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
61%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1150
49 responses
Average ACT
23
1,037 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
23,517
Free or Reduced Lunch
72.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,955
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$232,649,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,258/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    7%

Rapides Parish Public Schools Reviews

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The Rapides Parish public schools are some very good schools. The teachers I’ve had have always been very good teachers that truly want to help there students succeed in school. The food has been great in my opinion but I would love to see a little more food on the plate and more types of food. The music area is a good part of Rapides parish public schools also. I have spent my entire time at high school in band and choir and love being in it. There is a big parent involvement in are band but not so much in the schools academic area. My school also has a lot of clubs. Some of the clubs include chess club, bass club, best buddies club, and art club.
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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.
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.