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Welcome to St. Charles Parish Public Schools

  • St. Charles Parish Public Schools, nestled along the banks of the Mississippi River in southeast Louisiana, has been at the forefront of education and a leader among public schools in Louisiana since the mid 1970’s. Led by Superintendent Dr. Ken Oertling and eight board members, the school system is home to more than 9,800 students and 1,600 employees. Fifteen schools, five centers and seven sites serve the community of St. Charles Parish with classes ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and head start. This close knit community takes pride in its Triple “A” school system focused on academics, athletics and the arts, and its rich history, which is evident through its commitment with 94 percent of students in the area attending St. Charles Parish Public Schools. Our students and staff have been honored with numerous awards on the local, state and national level, and the district is ranked among the top in the state. We are committed to Learning for Life.”


  • 2022 Niche Rankings Badge
    SCPPS has been named by Niche as the #3 school district in Louisiana, the #1 school district in the New Orleans area#2 safest school district in the New Orleans area & #2 best school district for athletes in the state! For a list of complete rankings, click here

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    The website ranked SCPPS as the #1 school district in Louisiana! By working together, we accomplish amazing outcomes for our students. Read the full article here.

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