Education - Jena, LA


Jena Municipal Office                                                                                                                               Photo courtesy by Morgan Tarpley of The Jena Times

LASALLE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
The LaSalle Parish School System www.lasallepsb.com consists of:

2 High Schools (Grades 9-12):
Jena High School
LaSalle High School

2 Junior High Schools (Grades 6-8):
Jena Junior High
LaSalle Junior High

1 Middle School (Grades 3-5):
Goodpine Middle

4 Elementary Schools:
Jena Elementary (PreK-2)
Fellowship Elementary (PreK-8)
Nebo Elementary (PreK-8)
Olla Elementary (PreK-5)

The LaSalle Parish 4th- and 8th-grade students consistently score among the highest in the state on the National LEAP test.

There are several special programs in the LaSalle Parish School System including programs for gifted and talented children, vocational programs, and a model foreign language program.

TEMPLE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Temple Christian Academy (K2-8)
Temple Christian Academy (TCA)
uses the ABEKA program. Students have the advantage of smaller classrooms, which provide more one-on-one attention. Tuition is considerably lower than most private schools and is very comparable to day care rates.

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
Louisiana Technical College, Rod Brady Branch is located here in Jena. The state-funded vocational-technical school offers courses in the following programs:
Automotive Technology
Carpentry
Medical Office Assistant
Nursing Assistant
Office Systems Technology
Practical Nursing
Welding

HIGHER EDUCATION
Many colleges or universities are located near Jena. Five of these universities offer doctoral degrees in the arts, sciences, engineering, medical, and legal fields. These universities are nationally and internationally recognized as sponsoring extensive research activities.

Northwestern State University offers night classes at Jena High School. Louisiana Tech University offers night classes during the Fall Quarter for PreK-12 classroom teachers.

Local Universities and their distance from Jena:
Louisiana College: 45 miles
Louisiana State University-Alexandria: 50 miles
University of Louisiana at Monroe: 60 miles
Northwestern State University: 70 miles
Louisiana Tech University: 90 miles
Grambling State University: 100 miles
Centenary College: 140 miles
Baptist Christian College: 140 miles
LSU Medical Center-Shreveport: 140 miles
Southern University-Shreveport/Bossier: 140 miles
Bossier Parish Community College: 140 miles
Louisiana State University-Shreveport: 140 miles

  
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