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Avg. test scores 48%
High school dipl. 0%
Bachelors degree 19%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      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.

      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.