Lincoln Parish schools rank high once again

Once again, Lincoln Parish schools rate high among the best in the state of Louisiana. 

According to a list compiled by Stacker using rankings from Niche of the best school districts in the state, Lincoln Parish ranks No. 2 behind only Zachary Community Public Schools. 

Niche ranks school districts based on a variety of criteria including academics (SAT/ACT scores and state proficiency tests), teacher salaries, expenses per student, and access to extracurricular activities.

“Lincoln Parish has great teachers who truly care about educating all students along with parents who want a great education for their students,” said Lincoln Parish Superintendent Ricky Durrett. “That’s what makes Lincoln Parish a great school system.  Our teachers are always looking for ways to improve and they possess a willingness to change to improve student learning. That’s what makes Lincoln Parish teachers the best.”

A plethora of data proves that a good education can lead to a lifetime of professional and even personal opportunities. A high school graduate earns on average around $26k less per year than a college graduate. 

Lincoln Parish schools routinely show up in rankings of one of the top educational school districts in the state and the region. 

Below info provided by Slacker

#10. St. James Parish Public Schools (Lutcher)

– Number of schools: 6 (3,684 students)

– Graduation rate: 84% (79% reading proficient and 75% math proficient)

– Average teacher salary: $71,025 (13:1 student to teacher ratio)

#9. Vermilion Parish Public Schools (Abbeville)

– Number of schools: 20 (9,568 students)

– Graduation rate: 92% (85% reading proficient and 78% math proficient)

– Average teacher salary: $53,424 (18:1 student to teacher ratio)

#8. Plaquemines Parish Public Schools (Belle Chasse)

– Number of schools: 8 (4,045 students)

– Graduation rate: 91% (81% reading proficient and 78% math proficient)

– Average teacher salary: $83,363 (23:1 student to teacher ratio)

#7. Cameron Parish Public Schools (Cameron)

– Number of schools: 4 (1,339 students)

– Graduation rate: 92% (81% reading proficient and 81% math proficient)

– Average teacher salary: $51,141 (11:1 student to teacher ratio)

#6. Sabine Parish Public Schools (Many)

– Number of schools: 10 (4,327 students)

– Graduation rate: 96% (74% reading proficient and 65% math proficient)

– Average teacher salary: $57,431 (18:1 student to teacher ratio)

#5. West Feliciana Parish Public Schools (St. Francisville)

– Number of schools: 4 (2,217 students)

– Graduation rate: 95% (82% reading proficient and 77% math proficient)

– Average teacher salary: $60,578 (15:1 student to teacher ratio)

#4. Ascension Parish Public Schools (Donaldsonville)

– Number of schools: 28 (23,066 students)

– Graduation rate: 89% (83% reading proficient and 79% math proficient)

– Average teacher salary: $58,343 (18:1 student to teacher ratio)

#3. St. Charles Parish Public Schools (Luling)

– Number of schools: 15 (9,440 students)

– Graduation rate: 86% (83% reading proficient and 78% math proficient)

– Average teacher salary: $70,134 (15:1 student to teacher ratio)

#2. Lincoln Parish Public Schools (Ruston)

– Number of schools: 12 (5,467 students)

– Graduation rate: 97% (72% reading proficient and 67% math proficient)

– Average teacher salary: $62,944 (16:1 student to teacher ratio)

#1. Zachary Community Public Schools (Zachary)

– Number of schools: 7 (5,550 students)

– Graduation rate: 94% (88% reading proficient and 84% math proficient)

– Average teacher salary: $63,115 (18:1 student to teacher ratio)

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