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At The Dufrocq School, We engage our students in hands-on real world learning experiences empowering them to be productive citizens in a global society.

Our historical school, which is nestled in the heart of MidCity Baton Rouge, is named after John R. Dufrocq, Baton Rouge’s First Mayor. Dufrocq was established in 1923 and has been educating students for 100 years. Our vision is that all students succeed academically and are empowered and prepared for global success. We do this in a variety of ways through our traditional and magnet programs. We take pride in being one of two schools in our district that offers a Montessori Curriculum and the only school offering MicroSociety. MicroSociety is our school’s overarching theme that unites all of our academic programs with real-life learning experiences. Our dedicated community partnerships and support from our families are our strength. We are also proud to be a certified magnet school and a 2022 Magnet School of Excellence. The Dufrocq School is where “The Pursuit of Learning Begins.”


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from the principal

I am truly honored to serve as the Interim Principal of The Dufrocq School. I have been a part of The Dufrocq School Community for six years serving as both an Administrative Dean and Assistant Principal. 

My educational career began 15 years ago, I have served in various capacities, as a classroom teacher and instructional leader for the past ten years. My experiences have given me a strong foundation, a deep understanding of my responsibility as a leader, and prepared me to lead the work ahead.

I am committed to leading with compassion, understanding, and a commitment to excellence. Welcome to “Crawfish Bayou” where the pursuit of learning begins!

Courtney S. Turner


Due to the potential for severe inclement weather, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools campuses and offices are closed Wednesday, April 10, 2024, and all activities will be canceled.

Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.