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Places With The Best Education System In Louisiana 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score91
  • Fort Polk South, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,219
80
  • Prairieville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,732
  • Living in Prairieville, La, there is nice, tolerable weather throughout the year. The winter time doesn't fall below 22 degrees, averages about 55 degrees throughout. The summer averages 81 degrees…[read more]
74
  • Zachary, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,154
  • The best thing about Zachary is that it has a country feel, but very close to other cities. We have some of the top-rated schools in Louisiana making it a great place for families. I really like how the…[read more]
87
  • Youngsville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,878
  • Would you like to experience one of the best areas in Louisiana? Well then come on to Youngsville, Louisiana. I have been living in Youngsville for 15 years and honestly life here, the people here, the…[read more]
75
  • Claiborne, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,299
  • Claiborne, Louisiana may have a bit of an elevated crime rate, but in all honesty that's the only black mark on her record. This is a phenomenal place to live! I should know because I have been living in…[read more]
79
  • Destrehan, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,211
  • When you've been living in Destrehan, Louisiana as long as I have, you become an old hat at knowing what works for a community and what doesn't, and I'm here to tell you Destrehan is a pretty fine place…[read more]
89
  • Shenandoah, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,999
  • I liked living in Shenandoah Louisiana because of its multifaceted layout. Shenandoah is a part of East Baton Rouge Parish. It consists of a number of neighborhood subdivisions such as The Woods, The…[read more]
88
  • Prien, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,903
67
  • Swartz, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,235
89
  • Mandeville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,244
  • I really enjoy living in Mandeville, LA. It is such a nice little suburb. It has been a really wonderful place to raise my family. The school system here is fantastic. They have all been rated blue…[read more]
79
  • Harahan, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,321
82
  • Central, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,017
  • Living in Central, Louisiana is great. We are a two income family, and there are plenty of good jobs that pay well, many of them in the various manufacturing industries that have set up shop here. The…[read more]
86
  • Oak Hills Place, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,366
82
  • Belle Chasse, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,709
  • If there's one thing I can say about Belle Chasse its that it is most defininitely NOT New Orleans; and that's a good thing. I'm a southern girl, I grew up in Atlanta and I can tell you that the best…[read more]
84
  • Metairie, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 144,772
  • I visited Metairie in the summer of 2009 while on vacation in New Orleans, Louisiana. One of the unique things I found out while visiting the "city" was the fact that Metairie is not an actual city. It…[read more]
75
  • Luling, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,855
  • Lulling is a beautiful area in St. Charles Parish, and one of the best places to live if you want a taste of premium Southern living. The best areas in Lulling are along Highway 90. There's an amazing…[read more]
81
  • Broussard, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,221
  • I have lived in Broussard, LA, a LaFayette parish about 15 minutes south of LaFayette, for 4 years now. I moved here from Atlanta, GA and I love it here. The schools have high ratings so if you have…[read more]
76
  • Moss Bluff, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,654
  • I've been living in Moss Bluff Louisiana for 3 years and have enjoyed the small town culture and friendly neighborly people that have welcomed my family into this community with open arms and allowed us…[read more]
71
  • Carlyss, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,041
69
  • Walker, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,256
60
  • St. Rose, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,427
67
  • New Orleans, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 382,922
  • Amazing food (albeit often unhealthy). Fresh seafood, oysters, oysters, oysters. Copious amounts of alcohol. Numerous festivals all the time, seemingly a festival for everything, although most, if not…[read more]
79
  • Old Jefferson, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,911
70
  • Brownfields, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,025
77
  • Meraux, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,787
73
  • Gonzales, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,492
  • I love living in Gonzales, Louisiana! I especially like the variety of foods we have here at the different restaurants and the shopping at small specialty store is a truly unique experience that I enjoy!…[read more]
72
  • Slidell, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,697
  • Do not buy the house at 1024 Brandon Drive Slidell, LA 70461. The owners are misleading potential buyers about the foundation of the house. It is cracked and sinking in the northwest corner. When my…[read more]
73
  • West Monroe, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,031
  • Moving from a huge city to living in West Monroe, LA was a culture shock! The city has a population just under 13,000. I went to live with my grandma for a few years and it became very clear why she…[read more]
75
  • Bayou Cane, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,445
  • Bayou Cane is a small town, but that doesn't mean you won't have lots of fun activities to choose from during your visit. One of the best attractions for the whole family is Regional Military Museum.…[read more]
76
  • Laplace, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 28,845
  • Laplace is one of the best places for learning about culture while having a great time. The food is great and there's lots to say and do, include museums in historic houses that provide pertinent…[read more]
76
  • Kenner, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,954
  • On Labor Day weekend of 2009, I found myself in Kenner, Louisiana for the first time in my life. I traveled to Kenner with my wife to visit my sister-in-law, who had recently moved to Kenner. The trip…[read more]
71
  • Morgan City, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,936
  • I really enjoy living in Morgan City, Louisiana. Living in Morgan City, Louisiana gives me a place to call home that has a quaint small-town feel. This community is surrounded by water and most of the…[read more]
68
  • Denham Springs, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,278
  • I absolutely love living in Denham Springs, Louisiana. With a population of less than 11,000, this area offers a small-town feel. As a suburb of Baton Rouge, you are close enough to the larger cities to…[read more]
70
  • Bossier City, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 67,152
  • I have been living in Shreveport-Bossier since 2001. My husband and I were both born in Europe, and half raised there, half in America.I can honestly say with true world perspective this is the worst…[read more]
66
  • Leesville, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,551
72
  • Lafayette, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 125,808
  • It is not unusual for me to walk into my office on a Monday morning and find a plane ticket on my desk. In May 2009, I was sent to Lafayette on business. I stayed at the Hilton Lafayette hotel. I had a…[read more]
82
  • Covington, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,725
70
  • Ruston, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,245
  • There's lots of do and see in Ruston, LA, whether you like being outdoors or love going to places where the food is sensational. There are also locations in the city that allow you to take in the beauty…[read more]
77
  • Scott, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,687
85
  • River Ridge, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,706
  • River Ridge, LA is such a gorgeous place to live. We're right along the Mississippi River, and so we have some absolutely stunning views. Especially around sunset. We have boating and fishing on the…[read more]
71
  • DeRidder, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,918
  • If you're looking for one of the best areas in Louisiana to call home, I guess you could do worse than DeRidder. I myself have been living in DeRidder for 9 years now and I am very happy here. We're…[read more]
72
  • Chalmette, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,345
  • Oh boy, Chalmette. What can I say about her? I know the times that I have had here will always stick with me forever. I met my first love here, had my first kiss, and even enjoyed watching the ships go…[read more]
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  • Sulphur, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,198
  • Sulphur is fun for the entire family, and has lots of activities and attractions that will make a day in the city memorable. If you want to take the kids on a fun outing, the Star Aquatic Center is an…[read more]
81
  • Timberlane, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,596
  • I love living here in Timberlane, Louisiana there is so much to do! People that live in this community are truly awesome and one of a kind. You won't find friendliness like this anywhere else, I can…[read more]
70
  • Eden Isle, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,373
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  • Ponchatoula, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,944
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  • Gretna, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,832
  • The City of Gretna, LA uses restrictive speed limits and mobile speed traps (plain white Ford Escapes with camera and lights on the roof rack) to help solve a budget shortfall instead of being fiscally…[read more]
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  • Jefferson, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,532
  • Located right on the Mississippi River, I love living in Jefferson, Louisiana. The area itself is very basic. The neighbors here though more than make up for the lack of basic needs. Everyone knows…[read more]
66
  • Lacombe, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,930
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  • Monticello, LA
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,062

Moving to a new city in Louisiana is a stressful process. Combine that with having to find a new school for your kids and stress levels can reach epic proportions! As they say “education is the cornerstone of our society” so you want to be sure that you find the right school for your children. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of cities with the best education system in Louisiana with a minimum of 5,000 people.

Your children’s academic success can depend on your choice of education system. Finding the right city with the best education system in Louisiana is no easy task. The quality of education varies from state to state, city to city and even district to district. In creating this list, we wanted to take into account more than just test scores. Although we do believe that standardized test scores are important we also wanted to factor in classroom sizes and graduation rates.

To further narrow down your list of the cities with the best education system in Louisiana, you can use the filters above. This will allow you to filter based on cities or neighborhoods, city size as well as home and rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your housing budget. You can also filter based on other important categories that may be important to you like amenities, cost of living, crime, employment, housing and weather.