Baton Rouge school information

IndexBaton RougeLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores57%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools1031,33479,221
Total private schools5039524,874
Total post-secondary schools251757,963
The Baton Rouge, LA educational system consists of 103 public schools, 50 private schools and 25 post-secondary schools. Baton Rouge public schools have average test scores of 57% which is 11% lower than than the Louisiana average and 15% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Baton Rouge public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Louisiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.1% have completed high school, 32.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Baton Rouge are 15% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 103 public schools in Baton Rouge.
  • 86.0% of people in Baton Rouge have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.1% of people in Baton Rouge have completed high school.
  • 32.3% of people in Baton Rouge have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Baton Rouge

IndexBaton RougeLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade86.0%80.2%84.3%
Completed high school85.1%78.5%83.0%
Completed some college60.0%49.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.3%28.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.3%23.0%30.3%
Completed masters13.3%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.1%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.5%1.0%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Baton Rouge (high school & post-secondary)

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Baton Rouge, LA228,69457%15%

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Source: The Baton Rouge, LA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.