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13165 Louisiana 73
Geismar, LA 70734

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(225) 391-6200
(225) 677-8191
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December 16, 2014
Exceptional school! It's obvious why it's number 1. My daughter's teachers are exceptional and she has thrived the past several years here because they constantly push her. It's a school WITH high expectations, but I know my daughter is thoroughly prepared for college and life beyond school.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2014
When we first moved down to Louisiana from out of state i told my son that he would be going to one top schools in the state. after the first couple of of weeks he is begging us to send him back. the teachers at this school don't care if you learning they only care about themselves. this not with all the teachers but it is the majority. my son missed a week of school to finish moving are stuff down to are new house, so he missed many test and was giving no time to study for them. they said he should of been studying while he was gone, and one test he took they wont put a grade in for it to these day it says missing 0/100 which brought his A to a F. another things is that the school has 8 periods with no study hall. some days my son starts his homework at 4:00 pm and dose not get done until 1:00 in the morning. this schools leaves of its past glory so pleases do not send your kid here.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2014
MY DAUGHTER JUST STARTED AS A FRESHMAN AT DUTCHTOWN HIGH, SHE HAS SOME 504 ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO LEARNING DISABILITIES. I WAS EMAILED BY HER TEACHER THAT SHE WAS ONE OF THE HARDEST WORKING STUDENTS IN HER CLASS BUT FELT HER ACCOMMODATIONS NEEDED TO BE REVISED. I WAS WOWED AT THE OUTPOURING HEARTS FROM THE STAFF. THE PRINCIPLE, THE 504 ADMINISTRATOR, THE COUNSELOR AND ALL 4 CORE CLASS TEACHERS WERE WORKING TOGETHER AND DISCUSSING HER NEEDS, MY DAUGHTER WAS EVEN INVOLVED IN THE DISCUSSION!! SHE HAD TEACHERS WHO VOLUNTEERED TO TUTOR HER ONE ON ONE BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL, SOME VOLUNTEERED TO HELP IN OTHER SUBJECTS THAT WEREN'T THEIR AREA!! IF ANY ONE KNOWS THE STRUGGLES OF A STUDENT WHO STRIVES TO DO THEIR BEST BUT HAS LEARNING DISABILITIES ITS VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE THEIR TEACHERS PROVIDING EXTRA HELP AND MAY I SAY I'M SO IMPRESSED AND SO WAS MY DAUGHTER!! A CHILD SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT BEHIND. AND DUTCHTOWN HIGH GOES BEYOND TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN! MY DAUGHTER AND I ARE VERY PLEASED! NOT TO MENTION THE HIGHEST RATED NON PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN THE STATE FOR 2013 AND CONTINUES TO BE A TOP RANKED SCHOOL.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2013
My school is very controlling and very much so on a power trip. Teachers are all looking for every little thing that they can write you up for and they do a very good job of making me feel like all I need to do is just get a good ATC score and then after they get their money from the ACT scores, they are right back to writing people up.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
I rate this school a ten. Great teachers, organized program, maintains discipline of student body, great athletic programs. Guidance for children is offered and very good. The children who come out of this school do well in college or tech programs. I love substituting at this school because the students are taught to respect and the staff will not allow misbehavior.

- submitted by a community member
August 17, 2013
I am currently a Junior attending Dutchtown High School in Geismar, Louisiana. I have been fairly surprised at the quality of the school thus far, this being my second year in Louisiana and tenth school since Kindergarten. Louisiana tends to have a bad reputation for education overall and, for the most part, Dutchtown does not fit the stereotype. Lets start with the drawbacks of the school. First of all, it is not as competitive as many schools in higher-achieving states. There tends to be only a handful of students per class who maintain a 3.8-4.0 Unweighted GPA in mostly AP courses. There is no auditorium. The administration often suffers from poor communication and organization. Now for the goods. Because of the scarcity of education, students who strive to learn are given special attention, this includes a fantastic Gifted Program. The teachers, especially in the AP and honors programs, are truly interested in the subject matter. There are large and thriving music and musical theater programs. The head counselor, Joni Murphy, is magnificent. English and the Life Sciences are far above par and overall the school provides an extremely practical education.

- submitted by a community member
August 06, 2013
My Senior is about to start her last year here! And overall it's been a wonderful experience for her, and us as parents! Over the years she had a couple of incidents, that were handled effectively and efficiently. The school is academically one of the best in the state, and has an abundance of activities to be involved in! She has thrived in the Prairiev ille / Dutchtown school system...and that has everything to do with the quality of teachers, and of course her drive! Glad we moved here, and got the education we had hoped for. My only complaint is the school traffic. There needs to be a traffic light at the entrance, and fear it won't happen til there's a horrific accident!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
This is an excellent school. We moved here with our children 3 years ago. I have been nothing but impressed with administration, the teachers and students. My son is an honor student graduating this year. I could not be more proud that he is graduating from Dutchtown. The community is outstanding also. Very welcoming environment.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2013
As a teacher at Dutchtown High, it is disheartening to read some reviews of the school. Despite the teacher/administration/environment bashing, I take pride in being at a school that puts education on a pedestal and values all students' success. This school is consistently in the top 5 of test scores throughout the state, and our students move away and achieve great things. Complaints about HW are nothing more than a generational gripe about things being "too hard." The fact is, Dutchtown is both an unofficial college prep school AND a haven that fosters an appreciation for hard work. If only people knew what teachers and principals did outside of school, then perhaps misguided, flippant criticisms could be hushed. I am proud to be a part of such a great institution, and I am sincerely sorry if any parents or students found there time somehow wasted.

- submitted by a teacher
May 21, 2013
[I hate this school.] The teachers only try to make you do your homework and make good test grades. That's it. They don't care if you actually learn the material, and if you're having trouble with learning it, they *punish* you instead of actually teaching it. Also, the school board says they have a good bullying policy. They don't. If you are visibly being picked on by a student, and all of your teachers obviously see it, they won't do anything. No one tries to fix it themselves because it would only get them in more trouble. Pros about this school though, are that the dress code is flexible, you can use cell phones (even if only for educational purposes,) and they don't try to cram everyone into one lunch shift.

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2013
My child attended this school for one year. She was bullied every day. The administration was ineffective, the counselors ineffective, and basically the entire year was a wash. They have stupid rules, like once you leave the building, you cannot go back in unless a teacher escorts you. No entering the building until the bell rings. Unless you are Ascension Parish born (and inbred) then you are better off going elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2013
Dutchtown offers SO MANY opportunities for pretty much any career path or interest. I love the Allied Health program and all the different volunteering opportunities it offers and the medical classes. There are courses for just about anyone and anything. The academics at this school are amazing.

- submitted by a community member
March 22, 2013
This has been the worst experience ever!!!! DO NOT your children to this school. The principal has no clue what she is doing. They care more about the grade the school itself gets, NOT THE STUDENTS. We moved to Prairieville just for Dutchtown schools...biggest mistake we ever could've made. The faculty is as bad as the principal. The teachers do not teach. They are always on their cell phones or on the computer chatting on facebook. I've never been so disappointed in a school in all the years my children have been going to school.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2011
We moved to Louisiana from out of state and my daughter thrived at Dutchtown High School. The academic level of this school is excellent - in the last five years, Dutchtown has sent graduates to Harvard and MIT. The one negative of this school, which is typical of schools in the south, is race relations - students of different races very rarely mix socially.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2011
We moved our daughter in the second half of her freshman year to this school from out of state. The teachers have been wonderful and have taken her in like her own. The school district she moved from was one of the second highest districts in the state. Dutchtown High functions like a private school. Although I do not totally agree with the cellular phone policy, I feel my daughter is receiving a great education and the teachers have been very good to her.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2011
former student of dutchtown hight school...it was one of the bast school...really loved the sports medicine program...go griffins!!!

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2010
My nephew is a senior at Dutchtown High. Maybe this review should've came a lot sooner but I am very concerned for the kids who attend here. The attendance rule has changed and if not followed the child will have to repeat the grade. I understand this but if there is a death in the immediate family and a child suffers from asthma is this really fair to the child? We lost our mom due to cancer right when school started and it's almost like the student has to choose. Also where is the passion in teaching ? Our state has a problem with drop-outs and it doesn't seem like much is being done. We are our children's voices and I am very concerned about teachers who lack the passion, drive to teach my kids. Teachers teaching our high schoolers should go beyond just earning a salary.

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no rating October 14, 2009
Im a freshman at DTHS. Going here has made me love school,and there always surprising us with different awards. Also they give lots of little fun days to show your spirit. Along with a jeans day every other friday! I mean what can get better then that! Then on top of it they offer free tutoring after school if you may need a little more help.

- submitted by a student
August 14, 2009
Going here made me love school.

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June 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2008
Dutchtown High School is one of the finest educational atmospheres I have seen in a while. They pair fun and creative techniques with education and the students enjoy the school very much. The school spirit is outstanding and the encouragement from the staff to the student to participate in their high school is also phenomonal. It is a structured, monitored enviroment, while still allowing some freedom to its students. The leadership from the administration is great, and I know that my child will come out with happy years from Dutchtown. Go Griffins!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
I like DTHS my son's acadimic scores have improved since his attendance here keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2008
I am a freshmen at Dutchtown. I love the school. However there is a problem with over population. It's a problem but it does not effect many students grades.

- submitted by a student
August 30, 2008
I love attending DTHS. I do however dislike the overcrowding in the hallways. It's hard to get to certain classes on time. However, I'm in my senior year at Dutchtown and I am so glad to be attending it at Dutchtown. Go Griffins! =D

- submitted by a student
no rating August 28, 2008
This is the most awesome school ive ever been to! ily dths

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2008
Excellent! I would pick no other school to attend! go griffins!

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2008
This school isn't really what I'd call amazing or great. The teachers here sometimes have no idea what they're talking about and rarely offer help where it's needed. Don't do something their way and they hound you, often times calling you out in front of class and putting you in the spotlight. I know sometimes it's needed for certain students, but everyone makes mistakes and here, you aren't even allowed to do that. Sure, there are great things about Dutchtown, most of which are the athletics. I believe without their football teams or their other sport teams, Dutchtown really wouldn't be very high in standards.

- submitted by a community member
July 10, 2008
out of all the schools in the area Dutchtown High School is the most fitting. Including a wounderfull updated staff, new campuses, and outstanding extra carricular acctivities.

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May 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
This school used to be much better, overcrowding is one of this School's main problem. Build a 4th High School to ease the overcrowding ,the other 2 high schools have the same overcrowding, so the Tried Teachers (most good) could get back to teaching. This could be a good school for your 'average regular student'.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2008
This school isn't any better than the other area schools, even though it tries to pass off a 'superior' image. It is a good school overall--but the classes are the same, and drugs and violence are just as much of a problem as at other area schools.

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March 03, 2008
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April 27, 2005
My husband and I are very pleased with the quality and variety of academic classes offered, wonderful sports programs (especially track and field), the excellent staff and facilities, and the spirit of volunteerism in the parents. Dutchtown/Geismar/Prairieville is a great place to live, grow with friends and just be yourself as a teen. I'm glad we made the switch from private school to the Ascension parish public school sytem.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2005
good academics. a few bad teacher. many different extracurricular activities. medium level of parent involvement. but overrall it's a good school.

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April 07, 2005
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Dutchtown High School
13165 Louisiana 73, Geismar, LA  70734
(225) 391-6200
Last modified Dutchtown High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dutchtown High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top