Jefferson Parish


Summary:

The Jefferson Parish School District in Louisiana encompasses 81 schools, including 53 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 17 high schools, and 3 alternative schools, serving students from diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses.

Some standout schools in the district include Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy, a public charter school that outperforms the district and state averages on LEAP assessments, and Haynes Academy School for Advanced Studies, a top-performing public high school in the state. Other high-achieving elementary schools are Airline Park Academy for Advanced Studies and Gretna No. 2 Academy for Advanced Studies. These specialized academic programs and rigorous curricula contribute to their exceptional performance.

However, the data also reveals stark disparities in academic achievement across the district, with some schools significantly underperforming compared to their more affluent counterparts. There appears to be a correlation between a school's socioeconomic status, as measured by free/reduced lunch rates, and its LEAP assessment scores, suggesting that students from lower-income backgrounds may have fewer educational opportunities. While the challenges facing alternative and high-poverty schools are significant, the data also indicates that there are opportunities for improvement, as some high-poverty schools are able to achieve strong academic outcomes.

District Detail

 501 Manhattan Blvd
Harvey, LA 70058-3585

 (504) 349-7600

SchoolDigger Rank:
60th of 114 Louisiana districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 50,628

Primary Schools: 50
Middle Schools: 7
High Schools: 16
Alternative Schools: 2
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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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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