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Sep 20, 2011 6:46 PM by Melissa Hawkes

Some Acadiana Schools Doing More With Less

If your school district receives more money than others, does it mean your child is getting a better education? A new study reveals some of the parishes that spend the most per pupil are not performing as well as others who have less cash flow.

Here is a list of the Acadiana parishes which spent the most per pupil in 2010:

PARISH Per Pupil Expenditure
1. ST MARY 10, 2901
2. JEFF DAVIS 10, 252
3. LAFAYETTE 10, 198
4. EVANGELINE PARISH 9,778
5. IBERIA PARISH 9,606
6. ST LANDRY 9, 550
7. VERMILION 9,418
8. ACADIA PARISH 9,281
9. ST MARTIN 9, 163

State Average $10,622

Here is the list of the student's performance rankings:

PARISH District Performance Score
1. JEFF DAVIS 107.3
2. VERMILION 100.5
3. LAFEYTTE 96.5
4. IBERIA PARISH 95.1
5. ST MARY 94.3
6. EVANGELINE 91.6
7. ACADIA 90.6
8. ST LANDRY 88.4
9. ST MARTIN 87.3

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