Lafayette Parish School System, Louisiana

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Lafayette Parish School System is a school district in Louisiana. In the 2011-2012 school year, Lafayette Parish Schools was the sixth-largest school district in Louisiana and served 30,451 students.[1]

About the district

Lafayette Parish School System is located in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Lafayette Parish School System is located in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. The seat of parish government is Lafayette. According to the United States Census Bureau, Lafayette Parish is home to 230,845 residents.[2]


Lafayette Parish overperformed in comparison to the rest of Louisiana in terms of education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 27.5 percent of Lafayette 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 Lafayette Parish was $49,705 compared to $44,673 for the state of Louisiana. The percentage of people below poverty level for Lafayette Parish was 16.6 percent while it was 18.7 percent for the state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Lafayette Parish (%) Louisiana (%)
White 70.4 63.5
Black or African American 26.1 32.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.8
Asian 1.6 1.7
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or more race 1.4 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 4.3 4.7

Presidential Voting Pattern, Lafayette Parish[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 31,768 64,992
2008 32,145 62,055
2004 31,210 57,732
2000 27,190 48,491

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]


The table below displays the budget for Lafayette Parish School System:[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
2012-2013 $0 0% $0 0% $248,503,328 60.5% $11,980,101 2.9% $150,274,203 36.6% $410,757,632
2014-2015 $0 0% $0 0% $275,481,843 62.6% $12,522,566 2.8% $151,852,216 34.5% $439,856,625
Averages: $0 0% $0 0% $261,992,585.5 62% $12,251,333.5 3% $151,063,209.5 36% $425,307,128.5