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John Curtis Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 796 students


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Posted July 1, 2014

I graduated from JCCS. I loved my experience! The teachers and staff are wonderful and truly care about each student! Once a Patriot always a Patriot!!

Posted July 3, 2013

John Curtis Christian High School River Ridge: My grandson transferred to John Curtis after starting 7th grade at another local school. In October, 2011, he transferred into Curtis. He is a special needs student with adhd and dyslexia. He was not doing well at the other school both academically and personally. He went to Curtis with a chip on each shoulder. He certainly was not an achiever in any area. He just graduated from 8th grade this spring. I am so proud of him. His outlook on life is "get it done". The two "mean" girls that head the lower school, Ms. Nachary and Ms. Rickner know how to communicate with the kids. No nonsense but fair. Own up to your mistakes and correct them. It works. Sports play a big role at this school; but there is a life lesson learned from participating. I love this school for the care and concern they have for their students. Forever grateful.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 23, 2013

Great school!! JCC was recommended by another parent I met at a auto repair body shop in Kenner. I am grateful our paths crossed because this is my daughter's third year at JCC and she loves it. JCC's academic curriculum is well advance. The teacher's pushes the student beyond their full potential. JCC has a family atmosphere and your child can thrive academically as well as an athletic. The last two years my daughter has scored on the advance level for the yearly achievement tests. If you want to make a worthy investment in your child's education this school is the #1 choice in Louisiana. You will not be disappointed for the Return On Investment.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 3, 2013

I was your run of the mill bad apple. Bad grades, bad attitude, you name it. My mind was made up that I was dropping out of high school at 17. My parents, both graduates of the school, enrolled me at Curtis in a last ditch effort to get me to graduate. First and foremost, I did not compete athletically for the school in any form. Regardless, it took me all of a day at Curtis to realize that dropping out was not the way to go. The teachers were hands on and involved with the students, creating personable lesson plans that made learning fun and interesting. This differs from most schools as it isn't just your typical "read through the chapter and do the work at the end of it" ordeal. Free thinking discussions were encouraged and invited from the students by the teachers. School spirit is evident as soon as you walk through the front double doors. When students are released from one class to another, you see nothing but a sea of smiles from kids who are happy to be there. Most students are proud to attend. In short, Curtis changed my life. Excellence from top to bottom. A caring atmosphere brought about by a family and faculty who offer guidance and direction to the students.

Posted February 24, 2012

I graduated from John Curtis in 1996. I came from a Catholic school in Hammond and a public school in Laplace before attending this school. Curtis is the best school that I have ever attended! The teachers pushed us to our limits academically as well as the coaches in athletics. But, what seperates Curtis from other schools is the fact that they care and they know where the students are at all times. I could not even skip one period, much less a day of school. They care and they treat each student as a child of their own, THAT ALONE is what seperates John Curtis from every other school in the area. The school was founded on a simple idea from SR., that education and the family go hand and hand.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 3, 2012

This is our son's first year at JCC and we absolutely love it, can't say enough things about it. We've switched schools every year for the past 3 years in search of a perfect fit for him and are so happy to call JCC home. They have diversity, academics, extra-curricular activities and affordable tuition (not to mention bus transportation). The academics are great and the famly atmosphere everyone speaks of is true. Never have I felt so comfortable with a school principal as I have with Mrs. Eustler. She truly cares and has a hands on approach to running the school, something we didn't find at other schools. They work with you to see that your child succeeds. Sports is a huge influence but academics is a top priority as well. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 23, 2009

This is my Grandson's first year at JCC. I can tell you he did not fit in at Catholic School and that was a big disappointment to the family, but so far he is doing great at JCC and more to the point, he now likes school. I have never heard him say he likes school, but he likes Curtis, and no he does not play football. He struggles terribly academically and Curtis is understanding and helpful. I have prayed for this day for so many years now and finally it looks like my prayers have been heard. I will continue to pay for him and hope that this is what he needs to 'just get it' like his tutor has been saying.

Posted August 4, 2009

this school has been a life save to me and my family . thank god for this school everday.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 13, 2009

2008-2009 was my son's first year at Curtis. What Curtis provides is extensive update, parental involvment, loving staff, and creative ideas on getting the job done. Out of the the eight report cards he was on honor roll four times. His study skill improved, self-esteem, and relationships with his peers as he is a very shy kid. What I would like to express is that Curtis is a best fit for him and where ever you go there's always some flaws however, the question is for your family do they provide what you need? For me and my family Curtis is a blessing.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 27, 2009

Honestly the school is great, but there is a lot of bad students, but the things they offer is great and teachers are nice.
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 9, 2009

This is my son's fourth year at the lower school and we love it. It's like a family.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 12, 2008

My kids had the opportunity to be able to attend this school for a year. In that one year, the school made such an impact on the kids. The teachers are great ! The kids are a close like a family. There isn't a better place to go to school than JCCS !
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 9, 2008

This is my first year at curtis. I love all the teahcers and the kids. I have gotten better grades than i did in all the catholic schools I've gone to. I love curtis!
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 29, 2008

I went to John Curtis from when I was 3 till I graduated. The academic part of the school is top rated. I graduated from college and own my own private christian school in Breaux Bridge. After I graduated from high school at John Curtis I was ready academically for college. It is not all about sports at Curtis. It is a family atmosphere and I am very proud to be a PATRIOT.

Posted September 27, 2008

i love john curtis. i think it iss one of the best schools ive ever been in they really do care and they do whatever it takes to help you. i would think about putting your child in jc it will change everything around it feels at home
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 21, 2008

My son has gone to a catholic school since he was three. I was tired of all the BS that was going on at his school so we started searching for schools and ended up @ John Curtis. My son and I were both sold @ open house everyone was so nice. He is in Fourth grade. He feels more like family @ JC than all the years @ his catholic schol. I also am happy with JC. As for as academically the catholic schol we were at was behind JC.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 16, 2008

I have been going to curtis since i was in kindergarden. it is a very friendly school but it does have its flaws. but i love John curtis and i feel like i am part of the family
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 27, 2008

The school is alright. A lot of our kids are not learning what they should to stay in college. They pass them through for the football. Once they reach college they can't mantain they academics to stay in.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 21, 2007

My son has ADHD and dyslexia. I moved him from a public school (one of Jefferson's best) to Curtis because he wasn't getting the attention and help he needed (or was entitled to). Everything was a fight. When my kids started at JC, my son was in 2nd grade and my daughter was in Pre-K3. Since being at Curtis, my son's behavior has improved as has his grades. My son is in 4th grade this year and his teacher is the best teacher he has ever had. She has gone above and beyond for him. She even called me at home on a Saturday to discuss a problem he was having. No school is perfect but I think the school is great as are the Curtis'. It isn't all about football or any other sport. It is about family and involvement and pride.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 12, 2007

This was our daughter's first year at Curtis and the the difference in the way she interacts with others is dramatic! She went from not knowing how to behave around others to looking forward to school each day( she is in the 3/4k program). What a wonderful caring environment, and yes we checked out several schools in the area. I would truly recommend this school for anyone who desires the best for their children, as we are proud to have our daughter attend this great establishment, and look forward to many years to come!
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 47%
Black 26% 45%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School start time
  • 8:35 am
School end time
  • 3:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • John T. Curtis Jr.
  • Coed
  • Christian
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  • (504) 737-7326


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10125 Jefferson Highway
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