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Avg. test scores 23%
High school dipl. 20%
Bachelors degree 61%
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Opelousas school information

IndexOpelousasLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores59%66%48%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools131,33479,221
Total private schools339524,874
Total post-secondary schools21757,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Opelousas are 23% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Opelousas
  • 70.3% of people in Opelousas have completed 8th grade
  • 66.7% of people in Opelousas have completed high school
  • 11.7% of people in Opelousas have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Opelousas

      IndexOpelousasLouisianaNational
      Completed 8th grade70.3%80.2%84.3%
      Completed high school66.7%78.5%83.0%
      Completed some college30.2%49.9%59.4%
      Completed associate degree16.1%28.6%38.5%
      Completed bachelors11.7%23.0%30.3%
      Completed masters4.8%7.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree1.4%2.6%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.4%1.0%1.3%

      Opelousas, LA School Districts

      • St. Landry Parish School District

      There are a total of 13 public schools, 3 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Opelousas. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Opelousas, LA schools is 59%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Opelousas, LA, an average of 70.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 66.7% have completed high school.

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      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Palmetto, LA13592%91.2%
      Leonville, LA88080%65.2%
      Port Barre, LA2,03079%64.9%
      Cankton, LA77872%49.6%
      Cecilia, LA1,67472%48.6%
      Opelousas, LA16,60559%23.0%

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      Lemont, IL16,58753%9.1%
      Hazel Park, MI16,58723%52.2%
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      Griffith, IN16,58345%7.5%
      Katy, TX16,63260%25.5%
      Opelousas, LA16,60559%23.0%
      Source: The Opelousas, 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.