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French Settlement, LA
Students enrolled: 404

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15875 Louisiana 16
French Settlement, LA 70733

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(225) 698-3561
(225) 698-6458
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May 08, 2012
French Settlement is a great school if you have the right name. This is a very small town with a few very influential families, and if you're not from one of them you're automatically at a disadvantage. Truly smart children can overcome this- very rarely were teachers outright hostile to me or my children but there is obvious favoritism given to children from the influential families. If you're a transplant, it's almost impossible unless you're of a certain income bracket and can buy your way into the inner circle. That being said, this school used to be great. Recently, under Principal Lance Hutson, it's become a mockery of the wonderful place it used to be. I transferred my youngest child to a different school because of his outright rudeness and condescension and the not so subtle "war" he is waging on students whom he deems to be "bad." He has gone as far as planting evidence on students and pulling favors from the school board to get students expelled. There are currently at least two parents of such students suing the school. Beware if your child is in anyway "undesirable" and please, PLEASE, if your child is or may be lgbt, keep them far away.

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August 05, 2009
My child attended FSHS for a year, expecting at least a decent education. We were sorely disappointed.

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March 10, 2008
French Settlement high school is a wonderful place to go. The teachers are wonderful. The teachers do so much to help you get to where you want to go in life. Because the school is so small, you know everybody. Thats not a bad thing. Its a great enviroment to go to school in.

- submitted by a student
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August 07, 2007
This school does have some wonderful teachers. I have found that most of them are extremely helpful and are willing to go the extra mile. French Settlement HS is a tight-knit community filled with 2nd and 3rd generation families so it is sometimes a little hard to mesh with the students who have been there since birth. The same goes for some of the teachers--they have been there all of their life. The ones who have seem to be less sympathetic towards their students though, which is a shame. Unless your student is interested in sports, there really are no extra-curricular activities.

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May 31, 2006
I went to French Settlement High since kindergarten, and I graduated this past year. I would have to say this was a wonderful school. All of the teachers try their best to teach to the fullest and the office faculty/ librarian would help you with everything they could. When I have kids of my own they will attend French Settlement. They pushed us to do our best, that is why we ranked high on standarized test and in academics. This is the number one school.

- submitted by a student

December 14, 2005
French Settlement high school is a great school for academics. There are many students who have gone on to have successful careers after graduating. A very high percentage of students graduate and go to college. There are great teachers. This school also has very good athletic programs.

- submitted by a student

February 19, 2004
Great school. Both of my children attend this school for the last couple of years. Wonderful school system and enviroment to learn in!

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French Settlement High School
15875 Louisiana 16, French Settlement, LA  70733
(225) 698-3561
Last modified French Settlement High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
French Settlement High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top