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Superintendent's Message

Excellence in education at all levels is a cornerstone in the life of Vermilion Parish residents. The Vermilion Parish School System operates 20 facilities throughout the area, including 11 elementary schools, four middle schools and five high schools. Specialized education programs, Dual Enrollment classes, technical classes for national certifications and a wide range of co-curricular activities supplement a rigorous traditional curriculum.

In order to deliver the highest quality instructional programs for our students, it is critical to have a curriculum that is rigorous, current, and fully aligned to high standards. Our teachers, administrators, and staff embrace these high standards and are committed to providing the best educational experiences to meet the needs of our changing society and workforce demands.

Vermilion Parish continues to take great pride in the fact that students in our district perform very well on state testing and our graduation rate is one of the top five in the state. We are excited about our district ranking in the latest school performance scores from the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE).

“While our focus is on providing the best instruction for our students and not on teaching to a test, we are always happy for good test results that reflect the hard work of our students, teachers, parents and staff,” according to Jerome Puyau, Superintendent of Vermilion Parish Schools. “That is why I am excited to announce that this year; our district is ranked as one of the top in the state.”

Vermilion Parish Schools works with many partners in our community, which include civic organizations, churches, businesses, the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, the Vermilion Public Library, LSU Extension Office, 4-H, Boys and Girl Club, American Heart Association, United Way, Activate for Kids and many more. We support and encourage the health, safety, and well-being of our children.

Vermilion Parish Schools encourages all parents and community members to become active participants in our children’s education. Volunteer to read at our schools, join parent groups, and support our athletic organizations. Together, we provide a community that is unified, not only in educating our children academically, but also in influencing their health and character.



The mission of the Vermilion Parish School System is to work together to provide learning opportunities for all children which will enable them to function competently as effective, productive, responsible, and thinking citizens who will make needed contributions for life-long excellence in a rapidly changing world.



The Vermilion Parish School Board is committed to provide the necessary technological tools, technical assistance and ongoing support to students, parents, and staff which will enable all individuals to develop competitive work skills and become lifelong learners, informed decision makers and responsible citizens.



  • Every child has a right to the best education possible.
  • The educational environment should meet the needs of all learners.
  • All children will learn to be learners and want to learn.
  • Everyone can learn.
  • Education of our children is a total community responsibility.
  • We believe in the value of life, respect for all, trust in one another, self-worth, and self-discipline.
  • Change is necessary to progress.
  • We must embrace our strengths and overcome our weaknesses.
  • Everyone is unique.
  • Self-respect generates self-improvement.
  • A positive, safe, and orderly environment is conducive to learning.
  • Educational personnel and parents are role models - they should be good role models.
  • Discipline should be firm, fair, and consistent.
  • The school must be an agent that will make the world a better place.
  • Discipline need not be perceived as a tool of deprivation in terms of self-worth, but as a facilitator in the development of pride in each student.