St. Charles Parish Public Schools, Louisiana

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St. Charles Parish Public Schools is a school district in Louisiana. In the 2011-2012 school year, St. Charles Parish was the 19th-largest school district in Louisiana and served 9,743 students.[1]

About the district

St. Charles Parish Public Schools is located in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.
St. Charles Parish Public Schools lies in southeastern Louisiana in St. Charles Parish. The seat of parish government is Hahnville. St. Charles Parish was home to approximately 52,617 residents according to 2013 estimates by the United States Census Bureau.[2]


St. Charles Parish slightly underperformed compared to the rest of Louisiana in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 20 percent of St. Charles 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 $59,197 compared to $44,673 statewide. The poverty rate in the parish was 12.8 percent compared to 18.7 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race St. Charles Parish (%) Louisiana (%)
White 70.7 63.5
Black or African American 26.4 32.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.8
Asian 1.0 1.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.4 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 5.7 4.7

Presidential Voting Pattern, St. Charles Parish[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 8,896 15,937
2008 8,522 16,457
2004 8,856 14,747
2000 8,918 11,981

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]


St. Charles Parish Public 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
2013-2014 $130,815,388 70% $6,547,925 3.5% $30,326,659 16.2% $9,935,579 5.3% $9,148,584 4.9% $186,774,135
Averages: $130,815,388 70% $6,547,925 4% $30,326,659 16% $9,935,579 5% $9,148,584 5% $186,774,135