Is Your School State Approved?
November 4, 2009

metroI just finished wrapping up a story on schools that are not state approved in Louisiana.  My research started when our WDSU Problem Solvers told me they had several complaint calls from graduates of Metro Outreach Christian Academy  who believe their diplomas are not good.  See story here

At the Department of Education in Baton Rouge, I found there are more than 3,000 schools in the state that are registered but not state approved.  The students who graduate from such schools have more hurdles to jump through when trying to get into college or find work.   For information on criteria for state-approved schools click here. See below the numbers of Louisiana schools in your area that are not approved (and are not currently seeking approval):

REGISTERED NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS & STUDENT ENROLLMENTS

July 2009

Parish Registered NonpublicSchools Number of Students
Acadia 58 148
Allen 19 34
Ascension 84 190
Assumption 9       12
Avoyelles 25 40
Beauregard  59 118
Bienville 7 9
Bossier 88 243
Caddo 125 260
Calcasieu 167 472
Caldwell 4 6
Cameron 0 0
Catahoula 7 10
Claiborne 5 6
Concordia 4 9
DeSoto 28 57
E. Baton Rouge 237 942
E. Carroll 1 1
E. Feliciana 34 75
Evangeline 14 22
Franklin 32 139
Grant 22 47
Iberia 35 62
Iberville 21 70
Jackson 8 15
Jefferson 223 758
Jefferson Davis 29 51
Lafayette 167 397
Lafourche 84 378
LaSalle 2 3
Lincoln 18 28
Livingston 107 212
Madison 2 6
Morehouse 13 22
Natchitoches 15 210
Orleans 68 129
Ouachita 60 107
Plaquemines 22 67
Pointe Coupee 13 31
Rapides 110 294
Red River 2 4
Richland 5 5
Sabine 12 27
St. Bernard 7 15
St. Charles 47 92
St. Helena 2 4
St. James 19 36
St. John 34 60
St. Landry 80 327
St. Martin 40 261
St. Mary 30 60
St. Tammany 305 618
Tangipahoa 109 198
Tensas 1 1
Terrebonne 132 219
Union 25 43
Vermilion 45 97
Vernon 50 349
Washington 21 38
Webster 28 51
W. Baton Rouge 11 113
W. Carroll 2 5
W. Feliciana 8 15
Winn 8 9
City of Monroe 34 114
City of Bogalusa 6 17
Zachary Community 0 0
City of Baker 0 0
Central Schools 2 2
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