Tangipahoa Parish School System, Louisiana

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Tangipahoa Parish School System is a school district in Louisiana. In the 2011-2012 school year, Tangipahoa Parish was the 12th-largest school district in Louisiana and served 19,511 students.[1]

About the district

Tangipahoa Parish School System is located in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.
Tangipahoa Parish School System lies in eastern Louisiana in Tangipahoa Parish. The seat of parish government is Amite City. Tangipahoa Parish was home to approximately 125,412 residents according to 2013 estimates by the United States Census Bureau.[2]


Tangipahoa Parish slightly underperformed compared to the rest of Louisiana in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 19.3 percent of Tangipahoa 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 $40,491 compared to $44,673 statewide. The poverty rate in the parish was 22.1 percent compared to 18.7 percent for the entire state.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Tangipahoa Parish (%) Louisiana (%)
White 67.3 63.5
Black or African American 30.3 32.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.8
Asian 0.7 1.7
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 1.3 1.5
Hispanic or Latino 3.8 4.7

Presidential Voting Pattern, Tangipahoa Parish[3]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 17,722 31,590
2008 16,438 31,434
2004 15,345 26,181
2000 15,843 20,421

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]


Tangipahoa Parish School System 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 $155,768,242 79.7% $10,106,384 5.2% $23,278,936 11.9% $1,607,186 0.8% $4,754,678 2.4% $195,515,426
Averages: $155,768,242 80% $10,106,384 5% $23,278,936 12% $1,607,186 1% $4,754,678 2% $195,515,426