Top School Districts in Georgia, 2019

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With SAT and ACT scores above the national average, Georgia public schools are definitely doing something right in preparing their students for higher education. Let’s take a look at the Peach State’s best districts to see where things are running most smoothly.

Georgia’s best public school district is Gwinnett County Public Schools, the largest school district in the state servicing Gwinnett County, which is located in the north central part of Georgia. In the past ten years, GCPC has won the Broad Prize for Urban Education and was subsequently nominated for the award again in its first year of eligibility.

The second highest ranked public school district in Georgia is Cobb County School District servicing every public school in the county, other than Marietta City schools. All schools in the district earned the prestige of accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Fulton County Schools, the fourth largest district in the state, ranks #3 and serves the communities surrounding Atlanta (although not the city proper). FCS has received many accolades, including winning the National School Board Association’s Magna Award two times.

#4 Forsyth County Schools is headquartered in Cumming and presides over 36 elementary, middle and high schools. The districts schools have brought home 10 national Blue Ribbon honors, and has the highest ACT average of large districts in the state.

Rounding out the top five is Dekalb County School District based in the Atlanta metropolitan area near Stone Mountain. 

Top School Districts in Georgia, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Gwinnett CountyGwinnett CountyLawrencevilleGeorgia
2Cobb CountyCobb CountyMariettaGeorgia
3Fulton CountyFulton CountyAtlantaGeorgia
4Forsyth CountyForsyth CountyCummingGeorgia
5DeKalb CountyDeKalb CountyStone MountainGeorgia
6City Schools of DecaturDeKalb CountyDecaturGeorgia
7Cherokee CountyCherokee CountyCantonGeorgia
8Fayette CountyFayette CountyFayettevilleGeorgia
9Oconee CountyOconee CountyWatkinsvilleGeorgia
10Columbia CountyColumbia CountyEvansGeorgia
11Atlanta Public SchoolsFulton CountyAtlantaGeorgia
12Buford CityGwinnett CountyBufordGeorgia
13Jefferson CityJackson CountyJeffersonGeorgia
14Bremen CityHaralson CountyBremenGeorgia
15Houston CountyHouston CountyPerryGeorgia
16Henry CountyHenry CountyMcDonoughGeorgia
17Union CountyUnion CountyBlairsvilleGeorgia
18Paulding CountyPaulding CountyDallasGeorgia
19Camden CountyCamden CountyKingslandGeorgia
20Pierce CountyPierce CountyBlackshearGeorgia
21Lowndes CountyLowndes CountyValdostaGeorgia
22Effingham CountyEffingham CountySpringfieldGeorgia
23Heard CountyHeard CountyFranklinGeorgia
24Coweta CountyCoweta CountyNewnanGeorgia
25Dawson CountyDawson CountyDawsonvilleGeorgia

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Idaho, 2019

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Beautiful, mountainous Idaho is one of the least densely populated states, meaning that there’s plenty of space for children to roam after the bell rings. With all that parkland, it might be hard to keep kids in their desks. However, Idaho’s top performing school districts have done that and more, excelling in academics and other fields.

Ranking #1 in Idaho is Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy, a self-governed, single school district founded in 1999 with focus on college prep. The school has been labeled the best school in Idaho by U.S. News and World Report.

West Ada School District #2 headquartered in Meridian, Idaho is Idaho’s second best public school district. The largest district in the state, 14 West Ada students were named National Merit Finalists in 2018.

Victory Charter School of Nampa ranks #3. The school’s students excel in academics, exceeding state standards in all subjects.

Placing fourth is Troy School District in Latah County. A small district comprising one elementary school and a joint middle and high school, Troy schools have received accreditation from AdvancED, while Troy Jr./Sr. High School has been designed a Top Performing School by meeting all Idaho growth targets.

State capital Boise’s Boise School District #1 lands at #5 on the list of Idaho’s best public school districts. Students at BSD schools regularly outperform students at every other large district in the state on the SAT and other standardized tests.

Top School Districts in Idaho, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Coeur D'alene Charter Academy Inc.Kootenai CountyCoeur 'daleneIdaho
2Joint School District No. 2Ada CountyMeridianIdaho
3Victory Charter School Inc.Canyon CountyNampaIdaho
4Troy School DistrictLatah CountyTroyIdaho
5Boise Independent DistrictAda CountyBoiseIdaho
6Liberty Charter School Inc.Canyon CountyNampaIdaho
7Compass Public Charter School Inc.Ada CountyMeridianIdaho
8Mccall-donnelly Joint School DistrictValley CountyMccallIdaho
9Blaine County DistrictBlaine CountyHaileyIdaho
10Pocatello DistrictBannock CountyPocatelloIdaho
11Grace Joint DistrictCaribou CountyGraceIdaho
12West Side Joint DistrictFranklin CountyDaytonIdaho
13Moscow DistrictLatah CountyMoscowIdaho
14Genesee Joint DistrictLatah CountyGeneseeIdaho
15North Star Charter School Inc.Ada CountyEagleIdaho
16Coeur D'alene DistrictKootenai CountyCoeur D AleneIdaho
17Lakeland DistrictKootenai CountyRathdrumIdaho
18Cottonwood Joint DistrictIdaho CountyCottonwoodIdaho
19Marsh Valley Joint DistrictBannock CountyArimoIdaho
20Taylor's Crossing Public Charter School Inc.Bonneville CountyIdaho FallsIdaho
21The Sage International School Of Boise A Public Charter SchAda CountyBoiseIdaho
22American Heritage Charter School Inc.Bonneville CountyIdaho FallsIdaho
23New Plymouth DistrictPayette CountyNew PlymouthIdaho
24Lake Pend Oreille School DistrictBonner CountyPonderayIdaho
25Kimberly DistrictTwin Falls CountyKimberlyIdaho

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Illinois, 2019

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While some Illinois schools struggle in regards to academic performance, many suburban Chicagoland schools are among the best in the nation. Let’s take a look at the best public school districts in the Land of Lincoln to see where things are going right.

The top ranked public school district in Illinois is City of Chicago School District 299.  The third largest school district in the country, recent reports show that the district’s students academic performance is improving faster than 96% of school districts in the country.

New Trier Township High School District 203, comprising one large high school serving several North Shore communities, is Illinois’ #2 public school district. In 2017, New Trier’s students earned the highest composite ACT score in the country for a public school.

#3 Lake Forest Community High School District 115 is another single-school district, serving the near 2000 students of Lake Forest High School. The school’s great reputation attracts a high caliber of teaching talent, with 95% of faculty members holding a master’s degree or higher.

#4 Community High School District 128, also located in Lake County, is made up of two high schools, one of which (Libertyville High School) was recently named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Closing out the top five is Stevenson High School District 125, an excellent single high school district in the northern Chicago suburbs. 87.6% of students at Stevenson High School scored 3 or higher on their AP exams.

Top School Districts in Illinois, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1City of Chicago SD 299Cook CountyChicagoIllinois
2New Trier Twp HSD 203Cook CountyNorthfieldIllinois
3Lake Forest CHSD 115Lake CountyLake ForestIllinois
4CHSD 128Lake CountyVernon HillsIllinois
5Adlai E Stevenson HSD 125Lake CountyLincolnshireIllinois
6Northfield Twp HSD 225Cook CountyGlenviewIllinois
7Twp HSD 113Lake CountyHighland ParkIllinois
8Naperville CUSD 203DuPage CountyNapervilleIllinois
9Hinsdale Twp HSD 86DuPage CountyHinsdaleIllinois
10Niles Twp HSD 219Cook CountySkokieIllinois
11Indian Prairie CUSD 204DuPage CountyAuroraIllinois
12Township HSD 214Cook CountyArlington HeightsIllinois
13Lyons Twp HSD 204Cook CountyLa GrangeIllinois
14Barrington CUSD 220Lake CountyBarringtonIllinois
15CHSD 155McHenry CountyCrystal LakeIllinois
16Evanston Twp HSD 202Cook CountyEvanstonIllinois
17St Charles CUSD 303Kane CountySt CharlesIllinois
18Township HSD 211Cook CountyPalatineIllinois
19CUSD 200DuPage CountyWheatonIllinois
20Lemont Twp HSD 210Cook CountyLemontIllinois
21Byron CUSD 226Ogle CountyByronIllinois
22Lake Park CHSD 108DuPage CountyRoselleIllinois
23CHSD 99DuPage CountyDowners GroveIllinois
24Elmhurst SD 205DuPage CountyElmhurstIllinois
25Tri Valley CUSD 3McLean CountyDownsIllinois

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Indiana, 2019

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While the Hoosier State is not leading the pack in terms of education quality in public schools among the fifty states, there are quite a few districts that do excel in providing a fine educational environment for the state’s youth.

Indiana’s top school district is Carmel Clay School District, administering 15 schools in Carmel and Clay Township. The district produced a whopping 45 National Merit semifinalists in 2019, while the music program also earned national recognition.

The second ranked public school district in Indiana is Hamilton Southeastern Schools, consisting of 22 schools in Fishers and Noblesville. Schools in the district have received numerous accolades, with Hamilton Southeastern High School once being named a Blue Ribbon school.

#3 goes to the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, a two-year residential high school on the campus of Ball State University. Only Indiana’s most talented students are admitted into the school, which is why it has been ranked the best high school in Indiana for four years running.

Fourth on the list goes to Brownsburg Community School Corporation, which administers 9 schools in Hendricks County. The district earned an A accountability rating in 2017, which is the highest available.

Rounding out the top five is Zionsville Community School Corporation. The district’s Zionsville Community High School achieved a remarkable 98.2% graduation rate in 2018, with ?’s of graduates achieving advanced placement credit.

Top School Districts in Indiana, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Carmel Clay SchoolsHamilton CountyCarmelIndiana
2Hamilton Southeastern SchoolsHamilton CountyFishersIndiana
3Indiana Academy for Sci Math HmnDelaware CountyMuncieIndiana
4Brownsburg Community School CorpHendricks CountyBrownsburgIndiana
5Zionsville Community SchoolsBoone CountyZionsvilleIndiana
6West Lafayette Com School CorpTippecanoe CountyWest LafayetteIndiana
7Penn-Harris-Madison School CorpSt. Joseph CountyMishawakaIndiana
8Signature School IncVanderburgh CountyEvansvilleIndiana
9Plainfield Community School CorpHendricks CountyPlainfieldIndiana
10Crown Point Community School CorpLake CountyCrown PointIndiana
11Barr-Reeve Community Schools IncDaviess CountyMontgomeryIndiana
12Southeast Dubois Co Sch CorpDubois CountyFerdinandIndiana
13Noblesville SchoolsHamilton CountyNoblesvilleIndiana
14Center Grove Community School CorpJohnson CountyGreenwoodIndiana
15North West Hendricks SchoolsHendricks CountyLiztonIndiana
16School Town of MunsterLake CountyMunsterIndiana
17Northwest Allen County SchoolsAllen CountyFort WayneIndiana
18Westfield-Washington SchoolsHamilton CountyWestfieldIndiana
19North Spencer County Sch CorpSpencer CountyLincoln CityIndiana
20M S D Southwest Allen County SchlsAllen CountyFort WayneIndiana
21Warrick County School CorpWarrick CountyBoonvilleIndiana
22Avon Community School CorpHendricks CountyAvonIndiana
23Greater Jasper Consolidated SchsDubois CountyJasperIndiana
24Monroe County Community Sch CorpMonroe CountyBloomingtonIndiana
25East Porter County School CorpPorter CountyKoutsIndiana

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Iowa, 2019

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Iowa public schools posted a terrific 91.4% graduation rate in 2018, a figure that has steadily improved over the past decade. With such a high percentage of students earning their high school diplomas, public school districts in the state are definitely doing something right. In fact, Iowa’s top public school districts can boast about even more impressive statistics.

Gilbert Community School District is the top ranked public school district in Iowa. Located in the dead center of the state, the district’s Gilbert High School earned an Iowa Report card better than 99% of the schools of the state, as well as a 2014 Blue Ribbon Schools award.

Based in Polk County six miles outside of capital Des Moines, Ankeny Community School District is #2 on the list of Iowa’s best school districts. In the past decade, the fast growing district’s schools have earned many accolades, including a 2013 Sunny Award.

#3 Waukee Community School District serves over 11,000 students in four communities in Dallas County. Its graduation rate of 99.26% is one of the highest in the state.

Ranking fourth is Decorah Community School District of Winneshiek County, a small district of three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. In 2011, Decorah High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School.

Johnston Community School District, also in Polk County, ranks fifth on the list. Established in 1914, the district boasts over 100 years of history and service to the community.

Top School Districts in Iowa, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Gilbert Comm School DistrictStory CountyGilbertIowa
2Ankeny Comm School DistrictPolk CountyAnkenyIowa
3Waukee Comm School DistrictDallas CountyWaukeeIowa
4Decorah Community School DistrictWinneshiek CountyDecorahIowa
5Johnston Comm School DistrictPolk CountyJohnstonIowa
6Pleasant Valley Comm School DistrictScott CountyBettendorfIowa
7Treynor Comm School DistrictPottawattamie CountyTreynorIowa
8Northeast Comm School DistrictClinton CountyGoose LakeIowa
9Pella Comm School DistrictMarion CountyPellaIowa
10East Marshall Comm School DistrictMarshall CountyGilmanIowa
11Urbandale Comm School DistrictPolk CountyUrbandaleIowa
12North Polk Comm School DistrictPolk CountyAllemanIowa
13Southeast Polk Comm School DistrictPolk CountyPleasant HillIowa
14GMG Comm School DistrictTama CountyGarwinIowa
15Solon Comm School DistrictJohnson CountySolonIowa
16Dallas Center-Grimes Comm School DistrictDallas CountyDallas CenterIowa
17Denver Comm School DistrictBremer CountyDenverIowa
18Cedar Falls Comm School DistrictBlack Hawk CountyCedar FallsIowa
19Western Dubuque Comm School DistrictDubuque CountyFarleyIowa
20Linn-Mar Comm School DistrictLinn CountyMarionIowa
21Norwalk Comm School DistrictWarren CountyNorwalkIowa
22Ames Comm School DistrictStory CountyAmesIowa
23MOC-Floyd Valley Comm School DistrictSioux CountyOrange CityIowa
24Earlham Comm School DistrictMadison CountyEarlhamIowa
25West Burlington Ind School DistrictDes Moines CountyWest BurlingtonIowa

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Kansas, 2019

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Kansas is the quintessential midwestern state. One can observe a more old-fashioned, hard working way of life in the towns of the Sunflower State, and this is reflected in the attitudes of Kansas’ best school districts.

The finest public school district in Kansas is Blue Valley Unified School District, a large district serving Overland park, Leawood and Stilwell in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. In 2012, Blue Valley High School earned the Blue Ribbon School honor.

Ranking #2 is West Elk Schools headquartered in Howard and serving the communities of Elk Falls, Howard, Moline, and Severy. The district’s graduation rate of 84.5% bests the national average.

Another Johnson County school district (4 of the top 5 best Kansas school districts are located in the county), Olathe School District USD 233 places #3 on the list. The district is the fastest growing in the area, while Olathe has been listed as one of America’s Top 25 places to Live and Go to School.

Located on the western edge of the Kansas City Metropolitan area, De Soto Public School District #73 is Kansas’ #4 public school district. The district administers two preschools, two elementary schools, a junior high school and a senior high school for an enrollment of around 3,100.

A larger Kansas City metropolitan area school district, Shawnee Mission School District, lands at #5 on the list. SMSD is frequently listed as one of the best performing districts in the state.

Top School Districts in Kansas, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Blue ValleyJohnson CountyOverland ParkKansas
2West ElkElk CountyHowardKansas
3OlatheJohnson CountyOlatheKansas
4De SotoJohnson CountyDe SotoKansas
5Shawnee Mission Pub SchJohnson CountyShawnee MissionKansas
6RenwickSedgwick CountyAndaleKansas
7Prairie HillsNemaha CountySabethaKansas
8VermillionMarshall CountyVermillionKansas
9AndoverButler CountyAndoverKansas
10BeloitMitchell CountyBeloitKansas
11Silver LakeShawnee CountySilver LakeKansas
12MaizeSedgwick CountyMaizeKansas
13SterlingRice CountySterlingKansas
14Nemaha CentralNemaha CountySenecaKansas
15Gardner EdgertonJohnson CountyGardnerKansas
16Auburn WashburnShawnee CountyTopekaKansas
17HesstonHarvey CountyHesstonKansas
18GoddardSedgwick CountyGoddardKansas
19Rock CreekPottawatomie CountyWestmorelandKansas
20ChapmanDickinson CountyChapmanKansas
21HoltonJackson CountyHoltonKansas
22LouisburgMiami CountyLouisburgKansas
23Riley CountyRiley CountyRileyKansas
24MontezumaGray CountyMontezumaKansas
25LawrenceDouglas CountyLawrenceKansas

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Kentucky, 2019

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Though not among the top states in terms of education, Kentucky does have its fair share of fine public school districts spread all throughout the state.

The top public school district in Kentucky is Jefferson County Public Schools, also the largest in the state, with an enrollment of over 100,000 students. Headquartered in Louisville, JCPS has an annual budget of over 1 billion dollars.

Placing #2 on the list of the best Kentucky school districts is Fort Thomas Independent Schools, operating five schools in the Greater Cincinnati area.  FTIS schools have received myriad accolades, earning the title of “District of Distinction” by the state of Kentucky while four of its five schools have been awarded Blue Ribbon School honors.

Murray Independent School District, a small district operating three schools in Calloway County, is Kentucky’s #3 school district. Murray’s administration believes that its small size accounts for the district’s high academic performance.

#4 goes to Boyle County Schools, which operates seven schools in all the Boyle County communities other than Danville. The district is considered a nationwide leader in academic achievement in consideration of its high ACT, AP and MAP composite test scores.

Completing the top five is Fayette County Public Schools, a large district based in Lexington and serving the entire county. Fayette County schools excel in academics as well as extracurriculars, with the debate team winning the state championship for five years straight.

Top School Districts in Kentucky, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Jefferson CountyJefferson CountyLouisvilleKentucky
2Fort Thomas IndependentCampbell CountyFort ThomasKentucky
3Murray IndependentCalloway CountyMurrayKentucky
4Boyle CountyBoyle CountyDanvilleKentucky
5Fayette CountyFayette CountyLexingtonKentucky
6Pikeville IndependentPike CountyPikevilleKentucky
7Oldham CountyOldham CountyCrestwoodKentucky
8Pulaski CountyPulaski CountySomersetKentucky
9Floyd CountyFloyd CountyPrestonsburgKentucky
10Boone CountyBoone CountyFlorenceKentucky
11Beechwood IndependentKenton CountyFort MitchellKentucky
12Woodford CountyWoodford CountyVersaillesKentucky
13Campbell CountyCampbell CountyAlexandriaKentucky
14McCracken CountyMcCracken CountyPaducahKentucky
15Kenton CountyKenton CountyFort WrightKentucky
16Russell IndependentGreenup CountyRussellKentucky
17Pike CountyPike CountyPikevilleKentucky
18Paintsville IndependentJohnson CountyPaintsvilleKentucky
19Hazard IndependentPerry CountyHazardKentucky
20Graves CountyGraves CountyMayfieldKentucky
21LaRue CountyLarue CountyHodgenvilleKentucky
22Madison CountyMadison CountyRichmondKentucky
23Casey CountyCasey CountyLibertyKentucky
24Monroe CountyMonroe CountyTompkinsvilleKentucky
25Henderson CountyHenderson CountyHendersonKentucky

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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Top School Districts in Louisiana, 2019

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In a state that’s had a recent run of bad luck and suffers from many serious issues, it’s good to see that many public school districts in Louisiana are doing things correctly and fostering an environment where students are allowed to excel both academically and in extracurricular activities.  Let’s take a closer look at the Pelican State’s top five public school districts.

#1 goes to a one-school district, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts located on the Northwestern State University campus in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The most decorated public high school in the state, LSMSA boasts a composite ACT score of 25, well above the national average.

Another single school (belonging to its own district) places second, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. A specialty high school for gifted and creative kids, over 80% of NOCCA grads receive scholarships to higher education institutions and boasts notable alumni like Anthony Mackie and Jon Batiste.

#3 Orleans Parish School Board serves the city of New Orleans, with 20 schools and an enrollment of over 15,000 students.

The Louisiana State University Laboratory School, one of two laboratory schools in Baton Rouge, ranks fourth on the list. ULS teaches kids from kindergarten through high school and 97% of the school’s grads go on to attend four-year colleges.

Rounding out the top five is Plaquemines Parish School Board, operating seven schools in unincorporated Plaquemines County. PPSB is rated the number one Louisiana district for End of Course test proficiency rates.

Top School Districts in Louisiana, 2019

RankSchool DistrictCountyCityState
1Louisiana School for Math Science & the ArtsNatchitoches ParishNatchitochesLouisiana
2New Orleans Center for Creative ArtsOrleans ParishNew OrleansLouisiana
3Orleans ParishOrleans ParishNew OrleansLouisiana
4LSU Laboratory SchoolEast Baton Rouge ParishBaton RougeLouisiana
5Plaquemines ParishPlaquemines ParishBelle ChasseLouisiana
6St. Tammany ParishSt. Tammany ParishCovingtonLouisiana
7Office of Juvenile JusticeEast Baton Rouge ParishBaton RougeLouisiana
8Ascension ParishAscension ParishDonaldsonvilleLouisiana
9Livingston ParishLivingston ParishLivingstonLouisiana
10Zachary Community School DistrictEast Baton Rouge ParishZacharyLouisiana
11Avoyelles Public Charter SchoolAvoyelles ParishMansuraLouisiana
12Calcasieu ParishCalcasieu ParishLake CharlesLouisiana
13Cameron ParishCameron ParishCameronLouisiana
14Lafourche ParishLafourche ParishThibodauxLouisiana
15St. Charles ParishSt. Charles ParishLulingLouisiana
16Community School for Apprenticeship Learning Inc.East Baton Rouge ParishBaton RougeLouisiana
17Vernon ParishVernon ParishLeesvilleLouisiana
18Vermilion ParishVermilion ParishAbbevilleLouisiana
19West Feliciana ParishWest Feliciana ParishSt. FrancisvilleLouisiana
20DeSoto ParishDe Soto ParishMansfieldLouisiana
21Bossier ParishBossier ParishBentonLouisiana
22LaSalle ParishLaSalle ParishJenaLouisiana
23Ouachita ParishOuachita ParishMonroeLouisiana
24Jefferson ParishJefferson ParishHarveyLouisiana
25Lincoln ParishLincoln ParishRustonLouisiana

Methodology

The following contributed to the ranking: number of students (K-12), graduation rate, teacher quality, school funding, student to teacher ratio, standardized test results (reading and math; the percentage of students scoring at or above state proficiency level). Data from a total of 10,728 school districts had sufficient values for the variables above.

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