Grant Parish


The Grant Parish school district in Louisiana consists of 8 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 2 high schools, and 1 alternative school. The schools in this district serve a diverse student population with varying socioeconomic backgrounds and academic performance levels.

Among the standout schools in the district, South Grant Elementary School stands out for its exceptional test scores, with 74% of 3rd-grade students proficient or better in math, compared to 61% for the district and 64% for the state. Another high-performing school is Verda Elementary School, which boasts the lowest student-teacher ratio in the district at 13.7, and strong test scores, particularly in English Language Arts. In contrast, Colfax Elementary School stands out for having the highest percentage of African American students (61.11%) and the highest free/reduced lunch rate (88.1%), but its test scores are significantly lower than the district and state averages.

The data reveals a significant disparity in school performance within the Grant Parish school district, with some schools, like South Grant Elementary and Verda Elementary, performing well and exceeding state averages, while others, like Colfax Elementary, are struggling and ranking among the lowest in the state. This disparity may be linked to the socioeconomic status of the student population, as indicated by the free/reduced lunch rates, and the importance of small class sizes, as seen in the high-performing Verda Elementary.

District Detail

 17763 Hwy. 167
Dry Prong, LA 71423

 (318) 627-3274

SchoolDigger Rank:
41st of 114 Louisiana districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 2,971

Primary Schools: 4
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 2
Alternative Schools: 1

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Louisiana Dept of Education.

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