By the Numbers 2020

FACILITIES

School house icon Ascension Public Schools 30 Schools with 1 More Under Construction

School bus icon 306 Buses Run 484 Routes Each Day

alarm clock icon 95% School Attendance Rate

sandwich icon 2 Million+ Meals Served Last Year

floor plan icon 10,000+ Maintenance Work Orders Completed Last Year 

3,600,000 SF Maintained by Custodians

BUDGET

clipboard icon $258 million General Fund Operating Budget

pie chart icon showing 80-85% 80-85% Dedicated to Salaries and Benefits

cash icon AA Credit Rating

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

Credit card and check icon $35 million in Federal Grants

rankings

prize ribbon icon Ranked #4 Overall

Increasing line graph icon #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

EMPLOYEES

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

Graduation cap 20 Graduates of Teach Ascension Academy

Icon of people standing together 1000+ Support Staff

person sitting at desk icon 1,638 Teachers

91 Teacher Leaders*

80 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 28,000+ Student Devices

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

social media screen icon 2.5 Million + Unique Website Views

2.5 Million + Facebook Reach

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

STUDENTS

person reading a book 23,409 Students 48% Female; 52% Male

bar graph icon 44% Minority

56% Economically Disadvantaged

3% English Learners

wheelchair handicap icon 2,700 Students with Disabilities

happy child face 931 Enrolled in Early Childhood (PreK)

ACHIEVEMENTS

Graduation cap 88.1% Graduation Rate

rolled up diploma icon 70% of Graduates Enroll Directly into College

test paper 20.3 Average ACT Composite Score

college building icon 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