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98%
  • Lusher Charter School
  • 5624 Freret Street, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 1,691
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
97%
  • Lake Forest Elementary Charter School
  • P.o. Box 15095, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 531
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
97%
  • Benjamin Franklin High School
  • 2001 Leon C. Simon Drive, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 894
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
90%
  • Audubon Charter School
  • 6101 Chatham Drive, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 798
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
90%
  • New Orleans Center For Creative Arts
  • 2800 Chartres St., New Orleans
  • New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 242
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 5:1
86%
  • Edward Hynes Charter School
  • 990 Harrison Avenue, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 668
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
84%
  • Warren Easton Senior High School
  • 3019 Canal Street, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 990
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
84%
  • International School Of Louisiana
  • 1400 Camp Street, New Orleans
  • International School of Louisiana
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 908
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
82%
  • Alice M. Harte Elementary Charter School
  • 4422 General Meyer Avenue, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 746
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
80%
  • Mary Bethune Elementary Literature/technology
  • 2401 Humanity Street, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: PK - 6 · Students: 413
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
80%
  • Lycee Francais De La Nouvelle-orleans
  • 5951 Patton Street, New Orleans
  • Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle-Orleans
  • Grades: PK - 4 · Students: 465
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
77%
  • New Orleans Military/maritime Academy
  • 200 Opelousas Avenue Bldg H, New Orleans
  • New Orleans Military/Maritime Academy
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 540
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
77%
  • Robert Russa Moton Charter School
  • 4040 Eagle St., New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: PK - 7 · Students: 397
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
77%
  • New Orleans Charter Science And Mathematics High School
  • 5625 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 415
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
74%
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary. Math And Science
  • 1116 Jefferson Ave., New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 802
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
72%
  • International High School Of New Orleans
  • 608 Clearview Parkway, New Orleans
  • Voices for International Business & Education
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 546
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
69%
  • Edna Karr High School
  • 3332 Huntlee Drive, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,080
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
67%
  • Einstein Charter School
  • 5100 Cannes Street, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 996
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
60%
  • Mahalia Jackson Elementary School
  • 2405 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: PK - 3 · Students: 210
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
57%
  • Encore Academy
  • 4217 Orleans Ave, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: PK - 7 · Students: 428
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
54%
  • Eleanor Mcmain Secondary School
  • 5712 South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 814
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
50%
  • Youth Study Center
  • 1100 Milton Street, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: 3 - 11 · Students: 28
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 4:1
46%
  • Mcdonogh #35 College Preparatory School
  • 4000 Cadillac Street, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 853
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
45%
  • Mcdonogh #35 Academy
  • 4000 Cadillac Street, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 186
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
40%
  • Homer A. Plessy Community School
  • 2021 Pauger Street, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: PK - 3 · Students: 181
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
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  • Bricolage Academy
  • 4238 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans
  • Orleans Parish
  • Grades: KG - 1 · Students: 150
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
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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.

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%

New Orleans, LA School Districts

Orleans Parish School District

There are a total of 139 public schools, 74 private schools and 24 post-secondary schools in New Orleans. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for New Orleans, LA schools is 73%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In New Orleans, LA, an average of 84.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.9% have completed high school.

To customize your list of New Orleans schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of New Orleans, LA schools.

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.
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