New Orleans school information

IndexNew OrleansLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores73%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools1391,33479,235
Total private schools7439524,875
Total post-secondary schools241757,965

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  • The average school test scores in New Orleans are 48% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 139 public schools in New Orleans.
  • 83.4% of people in New Orleans have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.0% of people in New Orleans have completed high school.
  • 34.4% of people in New Orleans have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in New Orleans

IndexNew OrleansLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade83.4%79.5%83.8%
Completed high school82.0%77.6%82.4%
Completed some college60.8%48.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree38.9%27.5%37.2%
Completed bachelors34.4%22.1%29.3%
Completed masters14.8%7.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree6.2%2.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.1%0.9%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Belle Chasse, LA13,17185%72%
Harahan, LA9,32481%64%
Meraux, LA6,62778%58%
St. Rose, LA9,12577%56%
Jean Lafitte, LA2,11076%54%
New Orleans, LA368,47173%48%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Arlington, TX375,30569%40%
Bakersfield, CA358,70029%40%
Wichita, KS385,51829%42%
Tampa, FL348,93446%6%
Honolulu, HI345,13049%1%
New Orleans, LA368,47173%48%
Source: The New Orleans, LA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.