In the Zachary Community School District, every decision is guided by a student-centered philosophy and our core values. Despite being one of the fastest growing school districts in the state, the Zachary Community Schools has maintained the highest standard of excellence. The partnership between the community, parents and the school district has resulted in unprecedented student achievement on a national level. Zachary Schools work to maximize the potential of each student through an academic atmosphere, quality educators and a diverse, rigorous curriculum.
+ Louisiana’s top performing school district for 7 consecutive years
+ Implementation of a $129 million Master Plan for Facilities nearing completion
+ 7 school sites operating in grade clusters
+ 5,300+ students in grades PreK-12
Zachary Community School District operates four elementary schools in a grade cluster configuration — Zachary Early Learning Center (PreK), Northwestern Elementary (K-1st), Zachary Elementary (2nd-3rd), and Copper Mill Elementary (4th-5th). An extensive PreKindergarten program provides our students with a strong foundation. Teachers then build upon this with a rigorous curriculum that challenges students to develop critical thinking skills while providing them with meaningful opportunities for hands-on exploration.
Whether it is through placement in the accelerated or transition classes, elementary schools in the Zachary Community School District work to meet the needs of all of our students.
+ Disney Planet Challenge National Winner
+ 2011 Intel Schools of Distinction Finalist
Northwestern Middle School houses students in grades 6-8 and operates under the teaming concept. The school offers innovative opportunities for student growth including forensics, robotics, and Odyssey of the Mind courses. A culture of learning and an academic
atmosphere fill the halls providing students with order and structure during their adolescent years.
+ Accelerated Math Courses (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
+ 165 Duke Talent Program Winners in 2011
+ 83 Johns Hopkins Talent Search Winners in 2011
Zachary High School serves students in grades 9-12. Learners are engaged by diverse course offerings as they prepare for their post-secondary futures. The Ninth Grade Academy is located in Foundation Hall and provides students with a successful transition to the high school environment. The school offers many positive behavior incentives including the Renaissance Program and Hard Work Cafe. Zachary High works in conjunction with the district’s alternative school, Port Hudson Career Academy, to provide the best education options for all students.
The Zachary Community School District demonstrates a commitment to educating the whole child by providing a diverse, well-rounded curriculum. Students are exposed to the arts and have opportunities to participate in competitive athletic programs beginning at the middle school level. Students begin their study of foreign languages in kindergarten, and have weekly art and music classes as well.
Our state-of-the-art athletic facilities include new gymnasiums, an artificial turf football field and a strength and conditioning room in our Academic Athletic Center. These facilities offer our students a chance to excel on the fields of competition.
+ More than 25 competitive girls and boys athletic programs
+ K-12 arts, music and foreign language
+ 40,000 sq. ft. Performing Arts Theater at Zachary High School