As a community, Ouachita Parish Schools will connect learning to 21st Century skills
needed for college and career ready students who will excel in a global society.


Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the Ouachita Parish School System! The Ouachita Parish School System is blessed to have a community that supports our schools, parents who send their most precious treasures to us to educate, administrators and teachers who pride themselves in educating our students, support personnel who go above and beyond to assist our students, and School Board members who have a genuine care for the safety and productivity of our district. The number one priority for our school system is the SAFETY of our students and our staff.  With dedicated employees who care about children, I can assure you that we work hard to keep our children safe in an environment that is productive for learning and growing!  A second priority and academic goal for our district is to improve LITERACY across the curriculum. When all of our students are able to read, comprehend and respond on grade level, we will have provided the bridge for them to succeed throughout their school years and into higher education and/or the work force. 

Employees of the Ouachita Parish School System hold the distinct honor of being contributing stakeholders in the best school district in north Louisiana.  I would encourage you to become part of the Ouachita Parish School System family and help us “build bridges for student success.” I like the quote written by John Quincy Adams, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  I would encourage you to let your actions speak louder than your words as we educate tomorrow’s leaders.

Dr. Don Coker

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