We chose Zachary to purchase our home in 2008 because the ZCSD is ranked number 1 in the state. Since then my kids have attended five of the six "grade cluster" schools in our district. I can say without hesitation that Zachary is number one for a reason! We have been extremely pleased with the teachers and staff at all of the schools. Our kids love to learn and love their schools.
We recently moved to Zachary from West Baton Rouge because of the schools. I am so impressed with the dedication & devotion of the entire staff at ZES. All of the personnel are committed to the students & their learning. I'm also impressed by the ILeap packets that are sent home to help the students prepare for the testing months before. In the past at our previous school in WBR they started cramming the information on the kids a few weeks before the test. Zachary's method really helps the children to become more familiar with the testing format so they can maximize their potential on the tests over time instead of stressing them out weeks before the test.
School staff and administration are dedicated, responsive, accessible and well-trained. Extracurricular activities are plentiful and meaningful. Parent and community support is exceptional. Facilities are somewhat aged and over-crowded, but renovation/addition is underway and will complete for SY 06-07. School day schedule seems to short physical education/recess opportunities for activity, as has become more common lately. Computer lab is strong, library good but needs more room. Overall, an A minus.