A Quality Education for a Quality Life
To ensure higher academic achievement for all students and prepare them to be effective citizens
In its pursuit of excellence in preparing a child for life and a chosen vocation, the Lincoln Parish School System believes that every child has the inherent right to the best education that can be provided. The Lincoln Parish School System is dedicated to establishing and following educationally sound objectives that provide for a quality instructional program.
The Lincoln Parish Schools serve approximately 6,550 students, Preschool through Grade 12. We employ 573 teachers. The system employs 319 professional and support personnel, with an operating budget of approximately $52 million.
|Program/Grades||# of Schools||School|
Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center
|PreK - 5 School||1||Dubach School|
Kindergarten - Grade 2 Schools
Glen View & Hillcrest Elementary Schools
Grades 3-5 Schools
Cypress Springs & Ruston Elementary Schools
Grades K-6 School
Grade 6 School
Grades K-12 School
Grades 7-8 School
Ruston Junior High
Grades 7-12 School
Choudrant High School
Ruston High School
Expanded and upgraded computer labs are operational at most schools using Title I, Title V, Classroom-based Technology, as well as local funding. Also, all school libraries and most classrooms have multi-media computer capabilities, and all schools are wired for internet access with e-mail for faculty and administrators.
Preschool classes are provided for Lincoln Parish four-year-olds. These classes, funded by Title I, an 8(g) and LA-4 grants, are housed at our new Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center. Additional preschool classes are also provided at Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center for children with special needs.
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986 provides a federally-funded grant which offers training of personnel, drug-free materials and supplies, and teaching of drug awareness, violence prevention, life skills training, and character education in Grades K-12 throughout the parish. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Department provides trained deputies/instructors to teach drug awareness through the DARE program to keep kids off drugs.
Title I of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 provides approximately $1.3 million in Federal funds to Lincoln Parish for supplemental instruction at schools who meet poverty level requirements. In addition, Title I operates pre-school programs, a parental involvement program housed in the Family Resource Center, a summer enrichment program, after-school tutoring, and provides many opportunities for professional development for teachers and instructional aides.