Our Students

  • There are 50,000 reasons the work we do matters in Jefferson Parish Schools. With approximately 50,000 students, JP Schools is the largest public school system in Louisiana and the 98th largest in the nation. We are also the most diverse district in Louisiana. Every day, around 50 different languages are spoken by students in our classrooms. Below are some facts and figures about our kids.

    • 40% African American
    • 27% Hispanic
    • 27% White
    • 5% Asian
    • 1% Other
    • 82% are economically disadvantaged
    • 18% have exceptionalities
    • 14% with limited English proficiency
      • 83% Spanish
      • 7% Arabic
      • 3% Vietnamese
      • 7% Other (46 languages)