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Old 05-06-2023, 12:08 PM
 
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Baton Rouge has a reputation of a place where you need to put your kids in private schools to get a good education. But I have a hard time believing that there are no good public schools in the city.

Please educate me on the public school system in the area. This is something I get asked about all the time by my clients.
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Old 05-08-2023, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Louisiana to Houston to Denver to NOVA
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Baton Rouge has a reputation of a place where you need to put your kids in private schools to get a good education. But I have a hard time believing that there are no good public schools in the city.

Please educate me on the public school system in the area. This is something I get asked about all the time by my clients.
The middle class people left the Baton Rouge school system and have moved to the suburbs and private schools. Schools aren't bad, it's the living conditions of the students home life. Much of the kids in BR schools are poorer and black and many middle class white people aren't fond of that so you get terrible "schools" for the most vulnerable children.
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Old 05-19-2023, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Ayy Tee Ell by way of MS, TN, AL and FL
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The middle class people left the Baton Rouge school system and have moved to the suburbs and private schools. Schools aren't bad, it's the living conditions of the students home life. Much of the kids in BR schools are poorer and black and many middle class white people aren't fond of that so you get terrible "schools" for the most vulnerable children.
Take out the "white" part and I'd pretty much agree with you.

I see all kinds of non-white people in suburbs and their schools. Including many many black people.
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Old 05-20-2023, 01:17 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Baton Rouge has a reputation of a place where you need to put your kids in private schools to get a good education. But I have a hard time believing that there are no good public schools in the city.

Please educate me on the public school system in the area. This is something I get asked about all the time by my clients.
I would not send my future kids to any public schools within the EBR public school system. The City of Central has a separate school system that is very reputable. There is an attempt to create a new school district in St. George, and Zachary is also an independent school district geographically in EBR Parish. Within EBR public schools though, there is a lot of crime, drugs and violence and the system seems to be more about wokeness and cancel culture with very liberal teachers. Just a few months ago, there was a massive brawl involving hundreds of students. Any future incorporation of St. George will be beneficial to their local schools as the funds will stay within the area vs be redistributed to prop up failing schools in the rest of the city.

There was a large obsession about renaming Lee High School for example, because of cancel culture. The teacher union also heavily and publicly opposed the industrial property tax exemption for ExxonMobil which detracted from the region's business friendly reputation and hurts our economic competitvenesss.

Livingston and Ascension Parishes have good public schools.
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Old 05-21-2023, 07:50 AM
 
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Baton Rouge schools are likely on par with those in similar southern cities, such as Mobile, Jackson, etc.. As a parent, you want your kids to get the best education possible. Ours went to Episcopal. Covington and Mandeville have some of the best public schools in the state.
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