New Orleans by the Numbers
Approximately 49,000 students attend public schools in New Orleans.
Students of Color
Students with Disabilities
85 schools – 98% charter2018-19
NUMBERS TO CELEBRATE
More students are graduating high school, receiving state scholarships, and heading to college.
New Orleans ranks 18th out of 69 districts in students enrolling in college—above the state average.
TOPS Eligibility Rate
College Entry Rate
New Orleans is outpacing and outperforming similar districts nationally on the ACT.
ACT Composite scores, 2010 vs. 2017
* Data is from 2015-16 school year.
** ACT is not required by all students.
The graduation rate for New Orleans students with special needs is higher than the state average.
2017 cohort grad rate for students with disabilities
More students are scoring Basic and Above on LEAP.
Percent of students who scored at basic or above on state assessments (K - 8)
AFTER 5 YEARS
|City of Chicago (Illinois)||6.0|
|Chandler Unified District 5.8 (Arizona)||5.8|
|Seattle Public Schools (Washington)||5.7|
|Salem-Keizer 24J (Oregon)||5.7|
|Orleans Parish (Louisiana)||5.7|
|Garden Grove Unified (California)||5.7|
|Peoria Unified School District (Arizona||5.6|
Of the top ten districts, New Orleans serves the highest percentage of economically disadvantaged students.
Percent of economically disadvantaged students based on comparable state definitions and NSNO analysis
60% of New Orleans students attended Louisiana’s lowest performing schools in 2004—it is now down to 11%.
Percent of students in schools performing at bottom ten percent in Louisiana
Numbers to Motivate
The percent of students in Louisiana’s top performing schools has barely increased in the last 3 years.
Percent of New Orleans students attending schools performing in the top 25% of statewide performance
Student achievement has remained flat for the past 3 years.
Percent of NOLA students in Grades 3-8 in Math, Science, ELA, and Social Studies. Math and ELA only in 2016 and 2017
Mastery or Above
Basic or Above