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Avg. test scores 15%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 7%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Baton Rouge, LA School Districts

      • East Baton Rouge Parish School District

      There are a total of 103 public schools, 50 private schools and 25 post-secondary schools in Baton Rouge. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Baton Rouge, LA schools is 57%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Baton Rouge, LA, an average of 86.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 85.1% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Prairieville, LA29,73287%77%
      Zachary, LA16,15485%72%
      Denham Springs, LA10,27879%61%
      Central, LA28,01778%58%
      Watson, LA92578%58%
      Baton Rouge, LA228,69457%15%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Fremont, CA227,93467%36%
      Gilbert, AZ226,83251%4%
      Arlington, VA226,09285%72%
      Irving, TX232,01371%43%
      Chesapeake, VA233,19479%62%
      Baton Rouge, LA228,69457%15%
      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.