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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Louisiana School for Math, Science & The Arts is a top rated, public, magnet, alternative school located in Natchitoches, LA. It has 360 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in reading.
715 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457
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Louisiana School for Math, Science & The Arts Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1340
64 responses
Average ACT
29
404 responses
AP Enrollment
5%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$21,854
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$670
National
$949
Median Home Value
$156,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
  • Slamt
    23%
  • Special Projects Week
    20%
  • Spring Fling
    15%
  • Eagle Antics
    14%
  • Exploration Days
    14%
  • Connections Weekend
    10%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
360
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and The Arts is a public residential high school stationed in Louisiana's beautiful Northwestern State University's campus. The school bases its admissions on an application process for high school sophomores through seniors. Overall, the school is very challenging for students due to its college-level academics as well as its new environment that requires students to become independent to become successful. Because of this, the school is a great college-prep program that places an importance on academics but also excels in providing students with other opportunities in arts, community service, and student life, creating an amazing, close-knit community.
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Hi! I’m a 2020 graduate and I just wanted to say to the future viewers that this school really helped me my senior year. Not only can you find great friends at this school, but you also are welcomed into a caring envirement. The workload is a bit much, but it was really worth it now looking back.
I absolutely love everything about this school! The lsmsa culture is so diverse and inclusive, and there are so many different types of people. Everybody is super supportive of each other and we are able to get super close with the teachers. I wouldn’t trade these experiences with anything else.