Orleans Parish School Board, Louisiana

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Orleans Parish School Board
New Orleans, Louisiana
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District Profile
Graduation rate:89.3%[1]
Number of schools:19
Budget: $341.8 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Nolan Marshall, Jr.
Board members:7
Orleans Parish School Board is a school district in Louisiana that served 10,881 students during the 2011-2012 school year.[2] This district is the 17th-largest by enrollment in the state of Louisiana.

About the district

Orleans Parish School Board is located in Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Orleans Parish School Board is located in Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Orleans Parish is coterminous with the city of New Orleans. Orleans Parish is home to 378,715 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


Orleans Parish outperformed the rest of Louisiana in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 33.7 percent of Orleans Parish residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 21.8 percent for Louisiana as a whole. The median household income in Orleans Parish was $37,146 compared to $44,874 for the state of Louisiana. The poverty rate in Orleans Parish was 27.3 percent compared to 19.1 percent for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race Orleans Parish (%) Louisiana (%)
White 35.0 63.5
Black or African American 60.1 32.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.8
Asian 3.0 1.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.5 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 5.5 4.7

Presidential Voting Pattern, Orleans Parish[4]
Year Republican Vote Democratic Vote
2012 28,003 126,722
2008 28,130 117,102
2004 42,847 152,610
2000 39,404 137,630

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.[5] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The table below displays the budget for Orleans Parish School Board:[6][7]

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 $97,353,800 31% $9,843,454 3.1% $173,226,434 55.1% $32,155,896 10.2% $1,912,453 0.6% $314,492,037
2013-2014 $107,301,625 31.4% $6,644,518 1.9% $190,485,646 55.7% $35,832,822 10.5% $1,601,765 0.5% $341,866,376
Averages: $102,327,712.5 31% $8,243,986 3% $181,856,040 55% $33,994,359 10% $1,757,109 1% $328,179,206.5

Contact information

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Orleans Parish School Board
3520 General DeGaulle Drive
Suite 5055
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: (504) 304-3520

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