St. John the Baptist Parish is the “Heart of the River Parishes,” those communities located along the Mississippi River between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
It’s an area rich in culture, history and industry. Our school district prides itself on being an important part of this community and a leader in the education of all children in St. John the Baptist Parish. We have truly adopted the motto “As One” and see educating every child as a partnership between educators, parents and the entire community.
The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District is the parish’s largest employer, providing more than 900 jobs, and educates approximately 6,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade on 11 campuses. We further partner with a network of local childcare centers to ensure children in St. John the Baptist Parish are getting the care and education they need beginning as early as infants.
We are a school district on the rise. In 2015, our district attained a B letter grade from the Louisiana Department of Education for the first time. We have since maintained our B status and are working diligently toward an A. We are the only district in the state to attain such a high rating while educating a population where 85 percent of students are classified as economically disadvantaged.
Superintendent Kevin George and our 11-member School Board have made it a mission that our district will be a Top 10 School District in 5 Years and our teachers, administrators, support personnel, parents and the community are working every day toward that goal.