St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, Louisiana

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St. Tammany Parish Public Schools is a school district in Louisiana. In the 2011-2012 school year, St. Tammany Parish was the fourth-largest school district in Louisiana and served 37,058 students.[1]

About the district

St. Tammany Parish Public Schools is located in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.
St. Tammany Parish Public Schools lies in southeastern Louisiana in St. Tammany Parish. The seat of parish government is Covington. St. Tammany Parish was home to approximately 242,333 residents according to 2013 estimates by the United States Census Bureau.[2]


St. Tammany Parish overperformed compared to the rest of Louisiana in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 30 percent of St. Tammany 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 $60,813 compared to $44,673 statewide. The poverty rate in the parish was 10.8 percent compared to 18.7 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race St. Tammany Parish (%) Louisiana (%)
White 84.4 63.5
Black or African American 12.0 32.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.8
Asian 1.4 1.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.6 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 5.2 4.7

Presidential Voting Pattern, St. Tammany Parish[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 25,728 84,723
2008 24,596 83,078
2004 24,665 75,139
2000 22,722 59,193

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. Tammany Parish Public Schools publishes its annual budget 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 $269,134,687 70.5% $57,405,275 15% $53,661,773 14.1% $0 0% $1,477,000 0.4% $381,678,735
Averages: $269,134,687 71% $57,405,275 15% $53,661,773 14% $0 0% $1,477,000 0% $381,678,735