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Superintendent's Welcome

Jerome Puyau, Superintendent

Welcome to the Vermilion Parish School District's Web Page!

      Vermilion Parish Public Schools ranks each year at or near the top of Region 4 in the Acadiana area in school performance as measured by the state Department of Education's accountability statistics. The state gives each of the 66 public school districts a performance score based on test results, teacher qualifications, dropout rates and other factors. Since the 2007-08 school year Vermilion posted a performance score which ranks us in the top 15 best in the state and 1st in Region 4. In 2008-09, we became the first and only district in Region 4 to score above the 100 point mark. Students score high on college entrance tests and many of our graduates receive scholarship offers. The educational community is extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students.

      It is amazing that we have been able to achieve all of this given the four hurricanes which have devastated our school system in the past 8 years, the current economy, and most recently, the oil spill in the Gulf. Another amazing fact is we have been able to accomplish all of our success given that Vermilion parish ranks 68 out of 69 school districts in our local and state revenues per student for the past three years.

      None of our successes could have been possible without the concerted effort of parents, students, people in the community, and, especially, the entire faculty and staff. The trust of the public in the ability of the Vermilion Parish School System to educate the youth of the community has really paid off. Just recently, parish voters overwhelmingly renewed a 10 mill property tax dedicated for the purchase of school buses, the continued acquisition of textbooks and classroom computers, and the repairs of roofs and air conditioners, renewed a 25 mill property tax dedicated to employee salaries and benefits, and supported a new cent sales tax dedicated to employee salaries and benefits.

      The Vermilion Parish School System strives to provide learning opportunities for all children which will enable them to function competently as effective, productive, responsible, and thinking citizens who will make needed contributions for life-long excellence in a rapidly changing world.