Bayou Region residents can choose from highly ranked public campuses such as Lafourche Parish’s three public high schools, where state rankings show 90 percent or more of students were proficient in English in 2013. Houma- and Thibodaux-area private schools vary from large Catholic schools that value a well-rounded, college-preparatory curriculum to small Christian academies with low student-to-teacher ratios, and small class sizes.
Between Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes alone, residents enjoy access to more than a dozen different private schools and a number of A-rated public schools that range from the southern town of Galliano up to the northern part of the region in Thibodaux. Moreover, children benefit from being able to attend high-performing schools from elementary school through high school.
Students at both public and private schools in the Bayou Region take part in challenging coursework that includes interactive exploration of subjects such as English, social studies and math. In Houma and Thibodaux, students can master wind instruments, use iPads for research projects, learn graphic design and digital photography, study law alongside attorneys, win state quiz bowl championships, and travel to music festivals with a school jazz band.