The East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Welcome to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS), home to eleven U.S. Blue Ribbon Schools, a nationally renowned Magnet Program and some of the best high schools in the country, according to a U.S. News & World Report. We are currently the second largest public school system in the state, serving more than 41,000 students. Through the hard work and dedication of over 5,000 employees, approximately 3,000 are teachers, our district continues to show a strong and steady increase in its average District Performance Score (DPS).

OUR MISSION

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System, in partnership with our community, educates all students to their maximum potential in a caring, rigorous and safe environment.

OUR VISION

All East Baton Rouge Parish School System students will graduate with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to become active and successful members of a dynamic learning community.

OUR GOALS

We aim to clearly and constantly communicate our expectations to students, parents and other family members alike. Through these means, students will be motivated to become high achievers. The EBRPSS personnel will always welcome parental and community involvement. Through its professional and caring example, EBRPSS will earn parental respect and continued support. In turn, the East Baton Rouge Parish (EBR) community will treasure the school system and will provide their full support to strengthen high-quality teaching and learning in a safe and attractive environment.

Our Personnel

With the help of our highly qualified and caring staff, we are building the future of Baton Rouge. Our staff is made up of approximately 5,200 full-time employees with more than 3,000 teachers. Of those teachers, 49% hold advanced degrees. More than 95% of the EBRPSS teachers are either state-certified or highly qualified by the Federal No Child Left Behind definition.

BECOME A PART OF OUR STORY

Notable Alumni

See some of our East Baton Rouge Parish School System graduates who have gone on to achieve greatness!

Bill Cassidy

Tara High School

US Senator

Mike Anderson

Robert E. Lee High School

Former NFL Football Player

Billy Cannon

Istrouma High School

Former NFL Football Player

Bobby Jindal

BR Magnet High School

Former Governor

Bob Pettit

BR Magnet High School

Former NBA Basketball Player

Randy Jackson

Lee High School

Former American Idol Judge

Jay Dardenne

BR Magnet High School

Former Lieutenant Governor

Ryan Theriot

Broadmoor High School

Former Major League Baseball Player

John Kennedy

Zachary High

US Senator

Lynn Whitfield

McKinley High School

American Actress & Producer

Edward Ted James

McKinley High School

Louisiana State Representative

Danielle Scott-Arruda

Woodlawn High School

4-Time US Volleyball Olympian

Toni Graphia

Woodlawn High School

TV Writer/PRoducer, Peabody Award

Marcus Randall

Glen Oaks High School

Former NFL Football Player

Jim Taylor

BR Magnet High School

Former NFL Football Player


In 1880

East Baton Rouge Parish School System was incorporated.


In 1998

The voters of EBR Parish approved the five-year collection of a one-cent sales tax dedicated to improving public education. The tax generated nearly $300 million which the school system used to fund a facilities improvement plan including the construction of four new schools, classroom additions at another 22, and improvements and repairs to every school campus. The tax also funded the purchase and implementation of computer technology at every school, alternative learning spaces and discipline centers at the elementary, middle and high school levels for system-wide discipline programs, and pay supplements for teachers and all system employees.


In 2003

The voters renewed the collection of the sales tax for another five years. With the nearly $300 million collected from the renewal, the district was able to build eight new schools, renovate four more and make repairs to an additional 40. Funding was maintained for the discipline programs and employee pay supplements.


In 2007

The voters renewed two-property mileages for another 10 years. This will generate more than $26 million, which the district will use toward maintaining and improving salaries for all public school employees and operating the School System.


In 2008

The voters of EBR parish once again approved the one-cent sales tax. However, the collection was extended from the original five-year collection period to ten-year. The passage of this renewal is expected to generate close to $488 million.


In 2013

The voters renewed two-property mileages for another 10 years. The property taxes will generate more than $44 million, which the District will use in maintaining and improving salaries for all public school employees.


In 2014

The voters renewed two-property mileages for another 10 years. The property taxes will generate more than $14 million, which the District will use in maintaining and improving salaries for all public school employees.


In 2015

The voters renewed three property mileages for another 10 years. The property taxes will generate more than $26,519,000, which the District will use to fund the I CARE Program, maintain school facilities and pay salaries of public school employees.


In 2017

The voters renewed two-property mileages for another 10 years. The property taxes will generate more the $43 million, which the District will use in maintaining and improving salaries for all public school employees and operating the school system.


In 2018

The voters of East Baton Rouge Parish approved a 1-cent sales tax renewal. The renewal is expected to generate close to $936 million over the next decade. The renewal will be used to enhance technology, build new schools, renovate schools, maintain a competitive salary package for employees and improve alternative education methods.


SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP
learn more about our:
Translate »