St. Landry Parish


The schools in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, comprise 33 institutions, including 17 elementary schools, 9 middle schools, and 7 high schools. The data reveals a diverse range of academic performance, with several standout schools like Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, Palmetto Elementary School, and East Elementary School leading the way with exceptional test scores and high ratings.

The data also highlights significant performance gaps between the top-performing and lower-performing schools in the parish. Schools with higher percentages of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, such as Opelousas Senior High School and Northeast Elementary School, tend to have lower proficiency rates, suggesting a correlation between socioeconomic status and academic achievement. The middle schools in the parish also show a wide range of performance, with some, like Arnaudville Middle School, performing well above the parish and state averages, while others, like Opelousas Middle School, struggle to meet proficiency targets.

The data also highlights the success of the Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts, a public charter school that ranks 4th out of 321 Louisiana high schools and has a 5-star rating. This suggests that specialized, focused educational programs can lead to exceptional outcomes, providing a potential model for other schools in the parish to emulate.

District Detail

 1013 Creswell Lane
Opelousas, LA 70570-5821

 (337) 948-3657

SchoolDigger Rank:
44th of 114 Louisiana districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 12,554

Primary Schools: 16
Middle Schools: 9
High Schools: 9
Alternative Schools: 0

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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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