Best Public Schools in Zip Code 71497


The 71497 zip code area is home to two exceptional public schools, N.S.U. Elementary Lab School and N.S.U. Middle Lab School, which consistently rank among the top schools in the state of Louisiana. Both schools have earned a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger, with N.S.U. Elementary ranked 21st out of 730 Louisiana elementary schools and N.S.U. Middle ranked 19th out of 465 Louisiana middle schools in the 2022-2023 school year.

The academic excellence of these schools is evident in their students' exceptional performance on LEAP tests, where they significantly outperform the Natchitoches Parish and Louisiana averages in Mathematics, English Language Arts, and Social Studies. This consistent high performance has been maintained over the past three school years, indicating a sustained commitment to providing a quality education to their students.

While the schools have a majority white student population, they also serve a diverse student body, including African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American students. Additionally, the schools have relatively low free/reduced lunch rates compared to the district and state averages, suggesting a higher socioeconomic status of the student population. The favorable student-teacher ratios, with 21.1 students per teacher at the elementary school and 20.2 students per teacher at the middle school, may also contribute to the schools' academic success by allowing for more individualized attention and support for students.

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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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