Terrebonne Parish School District, Louisiana

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Terrebonne Parish School District
Houma, Louisiana
Terrebone Parish School District seal.gif
District Profile
Superintendent:Philip Martin
Graduation rate:90.9%[1]
Number of schools:39
Budget: $177.8 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Roger Dale DeHart
Board members:9
Term length:4
Terrebonne Parish School District is a school district in Louisiana that served 18,640 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the 13th-largest school district in Louisiana with an operating budget of $177.8 million for the 2014-2015 school year.[2]

About the district

Terrebonne Parish School District is located in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana
Terrebonne Parish School District is located in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. According to the United States Census Bureau, Terrebonne Parish is home to 112,749 residents.[3]


Terrebonne Parish underperformed in comparison to the rest of Louisiana in terms of education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 13.8 percent of Terrebonne Parish residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 21.3 percent for Louisiana as a whole. The median household income for Terrebonne Parish was $49,545 compared to $44,673 for the state of Louisiana. The percentage of people below poverty level for Terrebonne Parish was 16.8 percent while it was 18.7 percent for the state of Louisiana.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Terrebonne Parish (%) Louisiana (%)
White 72.1 63.7
Black or African American 19.0 32.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 5.6 0.7
Asian 1.1 1.7
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or more race 2.1 1.4
Hispanic or Latino 4.3 4.5

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4]


Philip Martin was the superintendent of Terrebonne Parish School District as of 2014. Martin was appointed to this position in January 2009. In his first year as superintendent Martin oversaw a board approved budget cut that resulted in the termination of 300 employees.[5] In December 2013, the board extended Martin's contract through 2016.[6]

School board

The Terrebonne Parish School Board is composed of nine members elected in geographic area elections serving four-year terms.[7]

Terrebonne Parish School Board
Member District Term Ends
Roosevelt Thomas 1 2014
Gregory Harding 2 2014
Richard "Dicky" Jackson 3 2014
Debi Benoit 4 2014
Brenda Leroux Babin 5 2014
L.P. Bordelon, III 6 2014
Roger Dale DeHart 7 2014
Donald Duplantis 8 2014
Hayes J. Badeaux 9 2014

School board elections

See also: Terrebonne Parish School District elections (2014)

Members of the Terrebonne Parish School Board are elected to four-year terms. The primary election for nine seats was held on November 4, 2014, and the general election was held on December 6, 2014.[8] No seats were up for election in 2012, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.

Public participation in board meetings

The school board maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings last updated in 2010:[9]

It is the policy of the Terrebonne Parish School Board to conduct all meetings in full view

of and with welcomed participation by the public. However, the Board reserves the right to recess into or call executive sessions for discussing matters as provided by law. At no time shall actions be taken or resolutions made during executive sessions.

The Terrebonne Parish School Board may seek the advice and counsel of citizens in planning and operating the schools through committee service. Meetings of the Terrebonne Parish School Board shall be open to the public. All citizen communications to the Board shall be addressed to the Terrebonne Parish School Board.

To facilitate the conduct of its meetings, citizens who wish to present any matter of concern to the schools at a Board meeting must give a minimum of five (5) days written notice to the Superintendent and said notice shall include the subject to be discussed. (Items to be placed on the agenda for Tuesday night meetings must be submitted by noon on Wednesday prior to the meetings).

The President shall allot a visitor not more than five (5) minutes to speak before the Board, unless the time is increased or decreased by a majority vote of the Board.[10]


The table below displays the budget for Terrebonne Parish School District:[2]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $142,489,606 75.2% $9,627,087 5.1% $15,176,970 8% $372,012 0.2% $21,787,289 11.5% $189,452,964
2013-2014 $143,562,861 84.5% $9,968,759 5.9% $15,897,580 9.4% $439,099 0.3% $0 0% $169,868,299
2014-2015 $151,281,912 85.1% $8,849,634 5% $17,249,002 9.7% $442,054 0.2% $0 0% $177,822,602
Averages: $145,778,126.33 81% $9,481,826.67 5% $16,107,850.67 9% $417,721.67 0% $7,262,429.67 4% $179,047,955

Teacher salaries

Terrebonne Parish School District employed 1,433 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Louisiana Association of Educators for 2013-2014:[11]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Two Years College 32,688 37,223
Three Years College 33,452 38,233
Bachelor's 37,909 47,468
Master's 38,838 49,787
M.A. + 30 38,838 51,031
Ed.S 39,484 51,756
Ph.D. 40,341 52,212

Schools in Terrebonne Parish School District


Terrebonne Parish School District served 18,640 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Terrebonne Parish School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Terrebonne Parish School District operates 37 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Terrebonne Parish School District
School Name
Acadian Elementary
Andrew Price Alternative
Bayou Black Elementary
Bayou Cane Adult Education
Bourg Elementary
Broadmoor Elementary
Caldwell Middle
Coteau Bayou Blue Elementary
Dularge Elementary
Dularge Middle
East Houma Elementary
East Street Alternative
Ellender Memorial High
Elysian Fields Middle
Evergreen Jr. High
Gibson Elementary
Grand Caillou Elementary
Grand Caillou Middle
H.L. Bourgeois High
Honduras Elementary
Houma Jr. High
Juvenile Justice System
Lacache Middle
Legion Park Middle
Lisa Park Elementary
Montegut Elementary
Montegut Middle
Mulberry Elementary
Oaklawn Jr. High
Oakshire Elementary
Pointe-aux-Chenes Elementary
School For Exceptional Children
Schriever Elementary
South Terrebonne High
Southdown Elementary
Terrebonne Career and Technical High
Terrebonne High
Upper Little Caillou Elementary
Village East Middle

Academic performance

Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) is a series of annual assessments in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies in fourth and eighth grades. Known as a criterion-based test, these tests are aligned to the state academic standards and determine whether a student has mastered those standards.

The state has rules regarding the LEAP scores a student must earn to progress to fifth and ninth grade. However, for the next two years, districts will have more flexibility to make decisions based on additional academic indicators as the state transitions to new assessments.[13]

Terrebonne Parish, Grade 4: All Testers, 2013
Subject  % Advanced  % Mastery  % Basic  % Approaching Basic  % Unsatisfactory
English Language Arts 8 27 43 14 8
Mathematics 13 24 37 13 13
Social Studies 5 19 47 22 7
Science 3 17 53 17 10
Terrebonne Parish, Grade 8: All Testers, 2013
Subject  % Advanced  % Mastery  % Basic  % Approaching Basic  % Unsatisfactory
English Language Arts 4 20 44 24 8
Mathematics 4 7 51 21 17
Social Studies 2 18 43 26 10
Science ≤1 14 50 21 14

Contact information

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Terrebonne Parish School District
201 Stadium Dr.
Houma, LA 70360
Phone: (985) 876-7400

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