The Northwest Louisiana region offers excellent public, magnet and private school options for a quality education from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Louisiana’s school development approach is considered one of the most aggressive in the country. Sources like Princeton Review and Education Week consistently recognize Louisiana as a top five state for teacher quality.
The Shreveport-Bossier area provides residents a range of public school options for every grade level, including many with high student achievement. Students can explore special interests with focused, industry-based curricula, including biotechnology and robotics. In addition, several public high schools offer extensive college preparatory opportunities. Students at Airline High School can opt to take dual-credit courses available through Bossier Parish Community College.
Beginning at the elementary level, students attending magnet schools in the Shreveport-Bossier area are encouraged to take a variety of enrichment courses, including art, foreign languages, science labs and orchestra. Numerous magnet school programs are recognized at the state and national levels for academic achievement. U.S. News & World Report awarded Caddo Parish Magnet High a Silver Medal for ranking in the top three percent of high schools in the country.
Many private schools in the Shreveport-Bossier area also provide a premier educational experience for students at all levels. Small class sizes allow for in-depth learning and a collaborative environment. In addition, numerous private schools in the northwest region offer faith-based courses for students to explore religious principles. To promote technologic proficiency, schools like Loyola Prep are pioneering a 1-to-1 iPad program, which enhances student learning through an interactive platform.