Louisiana State Information

Where Louisiana Ranks
Louisiana National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $7,349 $7,734 34
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 18.9 21.2 13
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $29,288 $29,564 22
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $37,116 $45,771 45
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 63 %71 % 41
  • Black
  • 56 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • 73 %52 %
  • White
  • 69 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Bobby Jindal (R)
    Superintendent of Education: Paul G. Pastorek
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 727,709
    No. of Districts: 66
    No. of Public Schools: 1,519
    No. of Public School Teachers: 50,495
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $5.1 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 50.7%
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 60.7%
    Students With Disabilities: 13.9%
    English-Language Learners: 1.7%

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