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News and Events 2017-05-17T14:35:08+00:00

District High School Valedictorians
Fifteen Natchitoches Parish students were recognized at a dessert reception on Tuesday afternoon, May 2, 2017, as the “Best of the Best” students in the parish. Hosted by the Superintendent of Schools and members of the School Board, the 2017 Valedictorians from Natchitoches Central and Lakeview High Schools were feted during a 4:00 p.m. reception at the Central Office. The students, their parents/grandparents, Board members and other invited guests enjoyed a variety of dessert items, coordinated by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Melanie McCain, Brenda Melder and Em Horton. After the reception, the distinct student group was presented formally to the School Board and the public in that setting. The honorees include: Kelsey Shoemaker from Lakeview High School, Jacob Boyt, Alana Branam, Dylan Daniels, Zachary Dubois, Katlynn French, Emmalyn Houghtby, C. Cole Kendrick, Cameron Owsley, Caarli Raupp, Rae’Gan Rogers, Alexis Sanders, Bailey Thompson, Huey Virece, Jr. and Jill Wiltz, all from Natchitoches Central High School.

Notice is hereby given that at its meeting to be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Parish School Board Office, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana, the Parish School Board of the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana (the “School Board”), acting as the governing authority of Consolidated School District No. 7 of the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana, (the “District”), plans to consider adopting a resolution providing for the levy and collection of an ad valorem tax in the District, pursuant to voter authorization at the April 29, 2017 election.

November 17, 2016 – District and school level performance scores were released by the Louisiana State Department of Education today. Natchitoches Parish School District grew 6.8 points to achieve a “B” letter grade. Our district earned the maximum of 10 progress points for students previously below Good/Basic, but who exceeded expectations in the current year. The released scores indicate 87% of NPSB schools maintained or improved their letter grade standing. The district demonstrated an improvement in six components: Assessment Index for Grades 3-8 (+2.5), Dropout Credit Accumulation Index (+6.7), ACT Assessment Index (+27.9), Strength of Diploma (+8.3), Cohort Graduation Rate Index (+17.8), and Cohort Graduation Rate (+8.9). The percentage of students in grades 3-8 who achieved mastery in all four subjects – math, English, science, and social studies – rose six percentage points to 30%.

Superintendent Skinner stated, “I appreciate everyone for all you have done to help our students. Make no mistake; this “B” letter grade is a result of exceptional employees and tremendous effort by all. Our growth could not have been achieved without the support of wonderful students, parents/guardians, and all who touch the lives of our children. We are not done yet. The best is yet to come. I love Natchitoches Parish School system and the great students we have. Thank you!”

Parents received individual student reports in August. For further information, please contact Mr. Dale Skinner, Superintendent of Schools, at 318-352-2358 or visit .


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