Education Parish Health Profiles
 
  Rapides  
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POPULATION, 2000      
United States Louisiana Rapides
Total  281,421,906 4,468,976 126,337
Children and Adolescents by Age, Both Sexes
0-3 years 15,143,217 251,413 7,009
4-5 Years 7,882,947 129,132 3,670
6-11 Years 25,041,785 410,027 11,343
12-14 Years 12,205,286 212,024 5,917
15-19 Years 19,911,052 360,945 10,550
Educational Attainment
Population  25 and over 182,211,639 2,775,468 79,811
 Less than 9th Grade 13,755,477 257,710 7,286
 High School Graduate (incl. equivalency) 52,168,981 899,354 26,938
 Some College — No Degree 38,351,595 561,486 16,486
 Bachelor's Degree 28,317,792 339,711 8,475
Source:  U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census  2000, Sample File 3 (SF3), Tables: P6. Race and P8. Sex by Age,
              QT-P20 Educational Attainment by Sex
              http://factfinder.census.gov  <keyword: data sets>.
BASIC DATA — PUBLIC ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS1
2002-2003 School Year      
United States Louisiana Rapides
# Public Schools not available 1,505 53
# Full-time Classroom Teachers                 3,035,249 49,371 1,623
# Principals                    155,012 1,477 54
# Students—End of Session Membership2 not available 702,004 22,337
# Graduates                 2,682,193 37,213 1,261
Average Daily Attendance (ADA)3              44,642,542 668,187 21,228
Average Daily Membership (ADM)4 not available 714,774 22,591
Average Salary of All Classroom Teachers5                       45,891 37,166 35,433
Expenditure ($) per Student by Enrollment                         7,875 6,906 8,133
1Only includes the 66 City/Parish school districts.
2Total of Pre-K, K through 12, and non-graded students reported in membership on the laStday of class.
3ADA is aggregate days of student attendance in a school district over the course of a school year, divided by
  the number of days that school is in session
4ADM is the aggregate membership of students in a school district during the school year, divided by
   the number of days that school is in session. 
5Excluding sabbatical staff, rehired retirees, and ROTC.
Source: Louisiana Department of Education, Office of Management and Finance, Division of Planning, Analysis and 
              Information Resources. "2002-2003 Annual Financial and Statistical Report." June 2004, Table 2 and Parish Summaries,
              District Composite Report 2002-2003. 
http://www.doe.louisiana.gov/lde/pair/1613.html
            <key words: Publications, Division of Planning, Analysis and Information Resources>.
             U.S. Data from National Education Association (NEA), NEA Research, Rankings and Estimates, 2003, May 2004.
              http://www.nea.org/ <key words: Rankings and Estimates>.
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE TRENDS    
United States Louisiana Rapides
Average Daily Attendance Rate6 
2003-2004 93.5 93.8 93.8
2002-2003 93.4 93.5 94.0
2001-2002 93.2 93.8 94.5
2000-2001 93.1 93.7 94.5
1999-2000 92.9 94.0 94.6
1998-1999 92.9 93.5 95.2
Dropout Rates
2002-2003 not available 7.0 7.6
2001-2002 10.7 9.4 7.9
2000-2001 10.9 8.6 6.3
1999-2000 11.2 7.8 7.1
1998-1999 not available 6.6 6.4
6Average daily attendance as a % of the average number of students enrolled.
Source: Louisiana Department of Education, Office of Management and Finance, Division of Planning, Analysis and 
              Information Resources. District Composite Report 2003-2004. 
http://www.doe.louisiana.gov/lde/pair/1613.html
             <key words: Publications, Division of Planning, Analysis and Information Resources>.
             U.S. Data from National Education Association (NEA), NEA Research, Rankings and Estimates, 2003, May 2004.
              http://www.nea.org/ <key words: Rankings and Estimates>.
SELECTED DATA  — PUBLIC SCHOOLS    
2003-2004 School Year      
United States Louisiana Rapides
October 1 School Membership7  48,132,518 727,316 22,646
Average Daily Attendance (ADA)8 45,081,855 712,249 21,038
Percent with Class Size Ranges of
1-20 Students not available 48.7 54.4
21-26 Students 34.3 31.3
27-33 Students 17.0 14.3
34+ Students < 0.1 % 0.0
7Total of Pre-K, K through 12, and non-graded students reported in membership as of October 1 
8ADA is aggregate days of student attendance in a school district over the course of a school year, divided by
  the number of days that school is in session
Source: Louisiana Department of Education, Office of Management and Finance, Division of Planning, Analysis and Information 
             Resources. District Composite Report 2003-2004, 2002-2003 Annual Financial and Statistical Report. June 2004, Table 2. 
http://www.doe.louisiana.gov/lde/pair/1613.html
             <key words: Publications, Division of Planning, Analysis and Information Resources>.
             U.S. Data from National Education Association (NEA),  NEA Research, Rankings and Estimates, 2004, June 2005.
              http://www.nea.org/ <key words: Rankings and Estimates>.