By the Numbers

FACILITIES

School house icon Ascension Public Schools 28 Schools with 3 More Under Construction

School bus icon 280 Buses Run 460 Routes Each Day

alarm clock icon 98% School Attendance Rate

sandwich icon 3.3 Million+ Meals Served Last Year

circuit board icon 7,000 Maintenance Work Orders Completed Last Year 

3,250,000 SF Maintained by Custodians

BUDGET

clipboard icon $257 million General Fund Operating Budget

pie chart icon showing 78% 78% Dedicated to Salaries and Benefits

cash icon AA Credit Rating

dolly carrying boxes icon $30,405,000 in Goods (615,000 Items) Purchased and Delivered in a Year

Credit card and check icon $25.7 million in Federal Grants

rankings

prize ribbon icon Ranked #2 Overall

Increasing line graph icon #1 for Students with Disabilities

#1 ELA & Math in New Academic Growth Scores

#2 for Economically Disadvantaged Students

Nearly All 27 Schools Earned “A” and “B” Grades for Progress

21 Schools Earned Top Gains Awards 

9 Schools Earned Equity Honoree Awards

EMPLOYEES

Ascension Parish icon 3000 Employees (Largest Employer in the Parish)

Graduation cap 18 Graduates of Teach Ascension Academy

Icon of people standing together 1000+ Support Staff

person sitting at desk icon 1,800 Teachers

101 Teacher Leaders*

76 Principals, Assoc.,& Asst.

*Master, Mentor & Teacher Coaches 

Impact

dollar sign with arrow pointing in a circular motion around it $421 million Contributed to the Local Economy

cash icon $25.7 million Generated in Sales Tax Each Year

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

three people connected with lines 4,688 Jobs Supported by Ascension Public Schools Operations

technology

laptop icon 20,000+ Student Devices

three people of different heights icon One -to-One Student Computers in 1st -12th Grade

social media screen icon 3 Million + Unique Website Views

2.5 Million + Facebook Reach

tree icon 471 Trees & 4 Million+ Sheets of Paper Saved with Peachjar Digital Flyer System

STUDENTS

person reading a book 22,862 Students 48% Female; 52% Male

bar graph icon 44% Minority

51% Economically Disadvantaged

2.5% English Learners

wheelchair handicap icon 2,500 Students with Disabilities

happy child face 894 Enrolled in Early Childhood (PreK)

ACHIEVEMENTS

Graduation cap 88.1% Graduation Rate

rolled up diploma icon 60% of Graduates Enroll Directly into College

test paper 20.3 Average ACT Composite Score

college building icon 2,000+ College Credit Coures Offered at High Schools

200+ Years of College or 6,414 College Credit Hours Earned

4,482 Industry Based Credentials Earned in 2018-19