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By the Numbers 2020


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 Ascension Public Schools 30 Schools with 1 More Under Construction

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 306 Buses Run 484 Routes Each Day

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 95% School Attendance Rate

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 2 Million+ Meals Served Last Year

10,000+ Maintenance Work Orders Completed Last Year 

3,600,000 SF Maintained by Custodians


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 $258 million General Fund Operating Budget

80-85% Dedicated to Salaries and Benefits

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 AA Credit Rating

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 $37,525,078 in Goods (750,259 Items) Purchased and Delivered in a Year

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 $35 million in Federal Grants


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 Ranked #4 Overall

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 #2 for Mastery+ in All Subjects

#2 Top Growth for Economically Disadvantaged Students

#3 Mastery+ and Top Growth for Students with Disabilities

All Schools Earned “A” and “B” Grades for Progress

22 Schools Earned Top Gains Awards 

9 Schools Earned Equity Honoree Awards


3000 Employees (Largest Employer in the Parish)

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 20 Graduates of Teach Ascension Academy

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 1000+ Support Staff

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 1,638 Teachers

91 Teacher Leaders*

80 Principals, Assoc.,& Asst.

*Master, Mentor & Teacher Coaches 


 $421 million Contributed to the Local Economy

 $25.7 million Generated in Sales Tax Each Year

 70% of People Said Schools were the Most Important Reason They Chose to Live in Ascension

4,688 Jobs Supported by Ascension Public Schools Operations


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 28,000+ Student Devices

One -to-One Student Computers in 1st -12th Grade

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 2.5 Million + Unique Website Views

2.5 Million + Facebook Reach

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 878 Trees & 7.5 Million Sheets of Paper Saved with Peachjar Digital Flyer System


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 23,409 Students 48% Female; 52% Male

 44% Minority

56% Economically Disadvantaged

3% English Learners

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 2,700 Students with Disabilities

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 931 Enrolled in Early Childhood (PreK)


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 88.1% Graduation Rate

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 70% of Graduates Enroll Directly into College

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 20.3 Average ACT Composite Score

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 2,000+ College Credit Courses Offered at High Schools

225+ Years of College or 6,858 College Credit Hours Earned

4,482 Industry Based Credentials Earned