Gretna school information

IndexGretnaLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores71%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools91,33479,221
Total private schools739524,874
Total post-secondary schools31757,963
The Gretna, LA educational system consists of 9 public schools, 7 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Gretna public schools have average test scores of 71% which is 10% higher than than the Louisiana average and 44% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gretna public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Louisiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 75.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 72.6% have completed high school, 16.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gretna are 44% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Gretna.
  • 75.1% of people in Gretna have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.6% of people in Gretna have completed high school.
  • 16.8% of people in Gretna have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gretna

IndexGretnaLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade75.1%80.2%84.3%
Completed high school72.6%78.5%83.0%
Completed some college43.6%49.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree21.5%28.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors16.8%23.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.8%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.0%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Belle Chasse, LA13,70985%72%
Harahan, LA9,32181%64%
Meraux, LA6,78778%58%
Jean Lafitte, LA1,88876%54%
Metairie, LA144,77275%52%
Gretna, LA17,83271%44%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Newburyport, MA17,83777%57%
Cherry Hill, VA17,82275%51%
Arroyo Grande, CA17,84245%8%
Durango, CO17,81739%21%
St. Marys, GA17,85347%5%
Gretna, LA17,83271%44%
Source: The Gretna, 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.