Ponchatoula school information

IndexPonchatoulaLouisianaNational
Average Test Scores65%64%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:114:116:1
Total public schools71,33479,221
Total private schools139524,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1757,963
The Ponchatoula, LA educational system consists of 7 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Ponchatoula public schools have average test scores of 65% which is 1% higher than than the Louisiana average and 31% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Ponchatoula public schools is 19:1, compared to 14:1 in Louisiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.2% have completed high school, 19.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.3% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Ponchatoula are 31% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Ponchatoula.
  • 83.1% of people in Ponchatoula have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.2% of people in Ponchatoula have completed high school.
  • 19.5% of people in Ponchatoula have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Ponchatoula

IndexPonchatoulaLouisianaNational
Completed 8th grade83.1%80.2%84.3%
Completed high school80.2%78.5%83.0%
Completed some college48.3%49.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.4%28.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.5%23.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.7%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.3%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.0%1.3%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Folsom, LA88578%59%
Albany, LA1,42976%54%
Springfield, LA42272%46%
Natalbany, LA2,98555%12%
Independence, LA1,70452%5%
Ponchatoula, LA6,94465%31%

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Joshua Tree, CA6,94336%27%
Cochituate, MA6,94083%68%
Kill Devil Hills, NC6,94859%19%
Southport, NY6,95044%12%
Parkville, PA6,93764%30%
Ponchatoula, LA6,94465%31%
Source: The Ponchatoula, 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.