Iberville Parish is uniquely situated to offer not only primary school education options, but also post high school job training and easy access to the state’s largest and most prestigious university, Louisiana State University, just 15 miles away in Baton Rouge.
PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM:
The parish’s public school system includes eight schools and one alternative school. It has an enrollment of about 4,000 students. The Iberville school system website is www.ipsb.net.
Iberville has one private school: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Elementary, Middle School and High School, which has an enrollment of approximately 750 students. It is operated by the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge in conjunction with the local Catholic church, St. John the Evangelist. Call 225-687-0629, for information on the school. The website address is: www.StJohnSchool.org.
OPTIONS FOR TROUBLED STUDENTS:
The Louisiana National Guard operates its Youth ChalleNGe Program in east Iberville. This program intervenes in the lives of at-risk 16 to 18-year-olds, providing discipline and learning in a structured environment. It also helps students attain either their high school diploma or GED.
For more information on this program, check out the website at www.ngyc.org.
TECHNICAL TRAINING & COMMUNITY COLLEGES:
Technical and job training is also available at the La. Technical College-Westside Campus in Plaquemine. A part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College system, Westside provides training for a variety of careers including the medical field, along with computer and other specialized courses. For more information, check out the website at www.theltc.net.
One of the state’s most impressive community colleges, Baton Rouge Community College, is an easy and short ride from Iberville. This college offers courses in many subject areas, and its course credits transfer to other state colleges. For more information, check out the website at www.lctcs.state.la.us.
Louisiana’s premiere Tier one university, Louisiana State University, is also located nearby in Baton Rouge. This makes university study for bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees just a short commute away for Iberville residents. For more information on LSU, go to www.lsu.edu.
Southern University is located in Baton Rouge. Southern University has five campuses in addition to the main campus in Baton Rouge. The Southern University System is considered the largest HBCU system in the nation. For more information, please visit http://web.subr.edu/