The Rapides Parish School Board is located in the city of Alexandria, Louisiana. As of 2015, the district consists of 50 schools and has approximately 24,000 students. The student-teacher ratio for the Rapides Parish School Board is 14 students for every full-time teacher, which is the same as the average for Louisiana.
The majority of schools in the Rapides Parish School Board are elementary schools. Schools are primarily located in the city, with several found in more rural areas. The main office is located in downtown Alexandria. Schools that make up the Rapides Parish School Board include J.I. Barron Senior Elementary School, Cherokee Elementary School and Bolton High School.