Natchitoches Parish


The Natchitoches Parish school district in Louisiana consists of 14 schools, including 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 2 high schools, and 1 alternative school. The district as a whole is ranked 35 out of 114 in Louisiana and is rated 4 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Within the district, a few schools stand out as high-performing. Natchitoches Magnet School is ranked 9th out of 730 Louisiana elementary schools and has a 5-star rating, with exceptional test scores. N.S.U. Elementary Lab School and N.S.U. Middle Lab School are also top-performing, with 5-star ratings and high rankings in the state. However, the district also has stark differences in performance, with some schools like M.R. Weaver Elementary and Lakeview Junior/Senior High having much lower proficiency rates.

The data suggests that poverty and socioeconomic factors play a significant role in student outcomes, as most schools in the Natchitoches Parish district have very high free/reduced lunch rates. The strong performance of the magnet and lab schools, however, indicates that specialized, high-quality programs can help drive academic success, even in economically disadvantaged areas. Overall, the district has both strengths and challenges, and addressing equity and access to quality education should be a top priority.

District Detail

 310 Royal Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457-5709

 (318) 352-2358

SchoolDigger Rank:
35th of 114 Louisiana districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 5,527

Primary Schools: 8
Middle Schools: 3
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.

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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