The Louisiana Department of Education ranks Benjamin Franklin High as the best school in Orleans parish, giving the school a performance score of 140.1 out of a possible 150. Edna Karr High School and Warren Easton Senior High are also rated highly.
Louisiana's Department of Education releases an annual list of performance scores for the state's schools; this list is available on their website and is searchable by district. The Department of Education assigns each school a letter grade and a numerical score between 0 and 150, computed based on standardized test scores, graduation rate and GPA across the student body. Benjamin Franklin High is the highest rated school in Orleans parish, beating out Lusher Charter School by nearly 10 points. The next highest rated public school is the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, scoring 120.4.