New Orleans school information

IndexNew OrleansLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores73%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools1391,33479,221
Total private schools7439524,874
Total post-secondary schools241757,963
The New Orleans, LA educational system consists of 139 public schools, 74 private schools and 24 post-secondary schools. New Orleans public schools have average test scores of 73% which is 14% higher than than the Louisiana average and 48% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of New Orleans public schools is 14:1, compared to 14:1 in Louisiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.9% have completed high school, 36.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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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.
  • 84.1% of people in New Orleans have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.9% of people in New Orleans have completed high school.
  • 36.2% of people in New Orleans have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in New Orleans

IndexNew OrleansLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade84.1%80.2%84.3%
Completed high school82.9%78.5%83.0%
Completed some college62.7%49.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.7%28.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.2%23.0%30.3%
Completed masters15.5%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.3%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.0%1.0%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, LA13,70985%72%
Harahan, LA9,32181%64%
Meraux, LA6,78778%58%
St. Rose, LA8,42777%56%
Jean Lafitte, LA1,88876%54%
New Orleans, LA382,92273%48%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Arlington, TX383,89969%40%
Wichita, KS388,03329%42%
Cleveland, OH389,16545%8%
Bakersfield, CA367,55529%40%
Tulsa, OK399,90651%4%
New Orleans, LA382,92273%48%
Source: The New Orleans, 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.