Bossier Parish Schools, Louisiana

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Bossier Parish Schools is a school district in Louisiana. In the 2011-2012 school year, Bossier Parish was the ninth-largest school district in Louisiana and served 21,037 students.[1]

About the district

Bossier Parish Schools is located in Bossier Parish, Louisiana.
Bossier Parish Schools is located in northwestern Louisiana in Bossier Parish. Benton is the seat of the parish government. Bossier Parish was home to approximately 123,823 residents according to 2013 estimates by the United States Census Bureau.[2]


Bossier Parish slightly overperformed compared to the rest of Louisiana in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 23.3 percent of Bossier Parish residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 21.4 percent for Louisiana as a whole. The median household income for the parish was $53,070 compared to $44,673 statewide. The poverty rate in the parish was 13.4 percent compared to 18.7 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Bossier Parish (%) Louisiana (%)
White 73.7 63.5
Black or African American 21.4 32.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.7 0.8
Asian 1.9 1.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.2 0.1
Two or More Races 2.2 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 6.3 4.7

Presidential Voting Pattern, Bossier Parish[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 12,956 34,988
2008 12,703 32,713
2004 12,317 30,040
2000 11,933 23,224

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4]


Bossier Parish Schools publishes annual budgets on its website.[5]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2009-2010 $118,770,000 58.9% $9,490,000 4.7% $70,420,000 34.9% $2,850,000 1.4% $80,000 0% $201,610,000
2010-2011 $127,640,000 60% $9,770,000 4.6% $72,570,000 34.1% $2,570,000 1.2% $80,000 0% $212,630,000
Averages: $246,410,000 59% $19,260,000 5% $142,990,000 35% $5,420,000 1% $160,000 0% $414,240,000

Contact information

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Bossier Parish Schools
PO Box 2000
Benton, LA 71006-2000
Phone: 318-549-5000

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