Opelousas school information

IndexOpelousasLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores57%65%68%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools131,33479,235
Total private schools339524,875
Total post-secondary schools21757,965

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  • The average school test scores in Opelousas are 16% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Opelousas.
  • 72.1% of people in Opelousas have completed 8th grade.
  • 68.4% of people in Opelousas have completed high school.
  • 11.8% of people in Opelousas have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Opelousas

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  • Creswell Elementary School1218 East Leo StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 303 · Ratio: 11:135
  • Grolee Elementary School1540 West Grolee StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 545 · Ratio: 14:148
  • Magnet Academy For Cultural Arts1100 E Leo StreetGrades: 07 - 12Students: 281 · Ratio: 15:179
  • North Elementary School308 West Martin Luther King DrGrades: PK - 06Students: 373 · Ratio: 14:147
  • Northeast Elementary School1125 E Mamie StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 49 · Ratio: 15:161
  • Northwest High School3746 Hwy. 104Grades: 09 - 12Students: 496 · Ratio: 15:170
  • Opelousas Junior High School730 South Market StreetGrades: 07 - 08Students: 422 · Ratio: 12:152
  • Opelousas Senior High SchoolP.O. Box 1269Grades: 09 - 12Students: 705 · Ratio: 13:164
  • Park Vista Elementary SchoolP.O. Box 2059Grades: PK - 06Students: 685 · Ratio: 16:181
  • Plaisance Elementary School3264 Hwy. 167Grades: 05 - 08Students: 26 · Ratio: 15:167
  • South Street Elementary School409 East South StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 39 · Ratio: 15:140
  • Southwest Elementary School1203 Burr StreetGrades: PK - 06Students: 42 · Ratio: 16:144

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Education level achieved in Opelousas

IndexOpelousasLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade72.1%79.5%83.8%
Completed high school68.4%77.6%82.4%
Completed some college30.6%48.9%58.4%
Completed associate degree16.6%27.5%37.2%
Completed bachelors11.8%22.1%29.3%
Completed masters5.1%7.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.0%2.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.0%0.9%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Grand Coteau, LA91482%21%
Palmetto, LA13081%18%
Arnaudville, LA1,23873%8%
Port Barre, LA1,81370%3%
Cecilia, LA1,02069%1%
Opelousas, LA16,66857%16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Centralia, WA16,66460%11%
Highland Springs, VA16,67378%15%
Fairhope, AL16,66191%34%
Suwanee, GA16,64898%43%
Defiance, OH16,64686%26%
Opelousas, LA16,66857%16%
Source: The Opelousas, 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.