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State of Louisiana Summary

There are 129 districts, 1,437 public schools, and 99 charter schools in Louisiana serving 703,390 students. Financially the state of Louisiana spends approximately $11,839 per student. There are 48,657 full-time teachers receiving a total of $2,869,598,796 in salaries and $1,146,438,599 in total benefits. 419,644 students receive a free lunch and 51,703 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 129
Total Schools: 1,437
Charter Schools: 99
Full-time Teachers: 48,657
Total Students: 703,390
LEP / ELL Students: 12,835
IEP Students: 82,934
Freshman Graduation Rate: 69%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 419,644
Reduced Lunch: 51,703
Revenue Per Student: $11,839
Salaries: $2,869,598,796
Employee Benefits: $1,146,438,599

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

Louisiana Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 71.40%
Grade 4 Reading 76.30%
Elementary School Science 66.30%
Grade 8 Math 64.90%
Grade 8 Reading 69.00%
Middle School Science 63.20%
High School Math 81.70%
High School Reading 93.20%
High School Science 85.90%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.