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Education

The primary and secondary educational needs of Jeff Davis Parish are served by Jefferson Davis Parish Public Schools, a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade public school district. More than 5,900 students attend one of the district’s 13 excellent schools located throughout the parish – all of which are either new or have been remodeled in the last 15 years, beginning with the new $24 million Jennings High School facility.

Students are given opportunities for distance education courses, with seven or more JDPSB-funded college courses available to seniors. The district has a rich tradition in athletics, and with its partnership with the esteemed Louisiana Technical College, institutions of higher learning consider the district’s graduates to have an outstanding reputation for success in post-secondary education.

Jefferson Davis Parish Public Schools continue to be ranked in or near the Top 10 (among 74 Louisiana school systems) in District Performance Scores by the Louisiana State Department of Education. In addition, the district is continuously in or near the top 10 in all state testing.

An alternative to public schooling is available through the area’s parochial schools, which include First Baptist Church (pre-K and kindergarten), Our Lady Immaculate Catholic School (pre-K to eight) and Bethel Christian School (pre-K to 12).

For those looking to attend a higher education institution after high school graduation, the parish itself is home to an outstanding technical institute – SOWELA Technical College’s Morgan Smith Campus. Further options within a short distance from Jeff Davis Parish include the two-year Louisiana State University at Eunice and the four-year institutions of McNeese State University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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