New Orleans by the Numbers


Approximately 49,000 students attend public schools in New Orleans.

  • Economically Disadvantaged

  • Students of Color

  • Students with Disabilities

85 schools – 98% charter

2018-19

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.

Graduation Rate

  • 54%

    2004

  • 73%

    2017

TOPS Eligibility Rate

  • 25%

    2004

  • 47%

    2017

College Entry Rate

  • 37%

    2004

  • 61%

    2017


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)

Louisiana

New Orleans


SCHOOL DISTRICT GROWTH
AFTER 5 YEARS
City of Chicago (Illinois) 6.0
Chandler Unified District 5.8 (Arizona) 5.8
Seattle Public Schools (Washington) 5.7
Leander (Texas) 5.7
Salem-Keizer 24J (Oregon) 5.7
Plano (Texas) 5.7
Orleans Parish (Louisiana) 5.7
Garden Grove Unified (California) 5.7
Frisco (Texas) 5.6
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