Departments & Programs

Early Childhood

Library Services

Professional Development


Division overview coming soon!

Early Childhood

The East Baton Rouge Parish Early Childhood Community Network consists of:

-43 East Baton Rouge Parish Public Elementary Schools
-2 Dedicated Pre-K/Kindergarten Centers
-City of Baker Schools
-4 NSECD/Private Schools
-4 Charter Schools
-EBR Early Head Start
-EBR Head Start
-YWCA Early Head Start
-Over 90 childcare Centers
-14 Supporting Community Partner Organizations
-2 EBR Microcenters

Since 2014, our network has implemented five key strategies below to ensure that more children enter Kindergarten ready to succeed.

    1. Unifying expectations for high quality teaching and early learning (Birth to Five Standards)
    2. Supporting teachers and providers to reach expectations (Professional Development)
    3. Measuring and recognizing progress (CLASS & GOLD Assessments)
    4. Funding Providers that serve children well (Performance Profile Ratings)
    5. Providing clear information and high quality choices to families (Coordinated Information & Enrollment Campaign)

Important Information About Pre-K

-Child must be age 4 by September 30th of that academic school year
-Screening will determine Pre-K Eligibility
-Families not qualifying under federal guidelines for free tuition may pay a maximum of $475 monthly
-Pre-K is not required and therefore there are a limited number of seats available
-Transportation to schools is within the school attendance zones – Delmont and Southdowns Pre-K Centers offer transportation

Pre-K Schools by Zip Code


-Buchanan Elementary
-Capitol Elementary
-Park Elementary
-Polk Elementary
-University Terrace Elementary


-Claiborne Elementary
-Delmont Dedicated Pre-K/Kindergarten Center


-Bernard Terrrace Elementary
-The Dufrocq School
-LaSalle Elementary
-Melrose Elementary


-Crestworth Elementary
-JK Haynes
-Progress Elementary
-Ryan Elementary


-BR Center for the Visual and Performing Arts (BRCVPA)
-BR Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet (FLAIM)
-Highland Elementary
-Magnolia Woods Elementary
-Southdowns Center
-Westdale Heights Academic Magnet


-Jefferson Terrace Elementary
-Westminster Elementary


-Wildwood Elementary


-Brownfields Elementary
-Sharon Hills Elementary


-Forest Heights Elementary
-Glen Oaks Park Elementary
-Merrydale Elementary


-Greenbriar Elementary
-Park Forest Elementary 


-Audubon Elementary
-Broadmoor Elementary
-LaBelle Aire Elementary
-Twin Oaks Elementary
-Villa del Rey Elementary


-Cedarcrest Elementary
-Parkview Elementary
-Wedgewood Elementary


-Shenandoah Elementary
-Woodlawn Elementary


-Riveroaks Elementary


-Northeast Elementary

Library Services

The vision of Library Services is to provide knowledge, resources, and skills for all students and educators to advance student learning and result in student achievement. Librarians provide diverse services to the East Baton Rouge Parish Schools including, but not limited to, literacy instruction, resource management, purchasing, and instructional support services.

Library Services offers technical and professional support to school librarians in a wide variety of ways, such as:

-Professional development at large in-services, small training sessions, and one-on-one site visits
-Technical support for our centrally administrated Destiny Online Catalog, the portal to library books, e-books, and research databases
-Acquisitions, processing, and cataloging support 
-Procedures, best-practice guides, and how-to sheets to help with common school library situations
-Help with inventories and other projects

Instructional Support

Certified school librarians assist students to develop information literacy skills, provide them with equitable access to books and electronic resources, help raise test scores, and encourage a lifelong love of reading. School library programs work to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. As teachers, information specialists, and instructional consultants, librarians assist staff, students, and parents learn to use both traditional materials and new technologies.

Professional Development

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System Department of Curriculum and Instruction is a premier learning environment devoted to understand the many diverse methods and practices of teaching. The Curriculum and Instruction Department places a heavy focus on Professional Development.

The purpose of Professional Development is to provide the focus and structure needed to best address the professional learning of our teachers and leaders.  The instructional expertise of our district, school, and teacher leaders will build the capacity of all educators within the system in order to grow all students.

Professional development activities will take place throughout the school year.  Specific events and activities will be showcased bi-weekly in the department’s official newsletter, G.P.S.P.D.  The Superintendent’s Leadership Institutes, Teacher Leader Learning meetings, as well as each core curriculum’s professional development Framework outline the dates of workshops throughout the year, although additional dates will be added based on need.

Digital Curriculum Resource Logins & Links

K-5 ELA Digital Curriculum Resource Login

K-5 Math Digital Curriculum Resource Login

6-12 ELA Digital Curriculum Resource Login

6-12 Math Digital Curriculum Resource Login

Discovery Education

Virtual Field Trips

Keyboarding Sites

iPad Resource

Homework Help

Parent, Family and Community Engagement includes several different forms of participation in education and working with our schools. Parents can support their children’s schooling by attending school functions and responding to school obligations (parent-teacher conferences, for example). Parents can become more involved in helping their children improve their schoolwork by providing encouragement, arranging for appropriate study time and space, modeling desired behavior (such as reading for pleasure), monitoring homework, and actively tutoring their children at home.

Outside the home, parents can serve as advocates for the school. They can volunteer to help out with school activities or work in the classroom. Or they can take an active role in the governance and decision making necessary for planning, developing, and providing an education for the community’s children. Parents are a child’s first teacher.

Community Resources for Parents

Academic Distinction Fund

8550 United Plaza Blvd. Suite 301
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 922-4560 | fax (225) 922-4562 

Families Helping Families of Greater Baton Rouge

2356 Druscilla Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 216-7474 | fax (225) 216-7977 

Jamie Tindle, Executive Director

Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge

323 E. Airport Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 201-8888 
Dena Morrison, Executive Director

Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge

4727 Revere Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
(225) 927-9810 | fax (225) 924-7175 
Rene Taylor, Executive Director
Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)

Delmont PK-K Center
5300 Douglas Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 356-1221 or (225) 355-2106 office
(225) 338-9371 or (225) 359-6515 fax
Bernadette Joiner, Coordinator

Resources for Schools

A Toolkit for Title I Parental Involvement

Survey for Assessing School Level Family and Community Partnerships

Sample School-Based Parental Involvement Policy

Parent-Student-School Compact for Success

Parental Involvement Compliance Guidance

LA Parent Involvement Resource Guide to Success

How to Establish a PTO

How to Establish a PTO

PTO Sample Bylaws_1

PTO Sample Bylaws_2

PTO Sample Bylaws_3

PTO Sample Bylaws_4

Presentation for Staff Development

Effective Strategies for Meaningful Parental Involvement

Parental Involvement Activities that Work

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System designed the Innovation Network to improve historically low-performing schools by accelerating progress and implementing evidence-based transformational strategies.

The 13 schools now under this umbrella will experience a more comprehensive plan for innovative school design through autonomous governance, accountability for all, professional development for all educators, a robust approach to teaching and learning, and a collective vision focused on preparing students for opportunities beyond their high school years.

Many factors come into play when we examine why a school is chronically low-performing; educator instructional capacity gaps, student mobility, socio-economic circumstances, high student and educator absenteeism, lack of human and school resources, etc. It is the goal of our school system to address each of these elements head-on in order to provide a high-quality and equitable education for all students. However, the most important unit of change we can impact is daily classroom instruction.

To ensure school-based accountability and sustainability of this transformational work, the district established a Community Advisory Panel (CAP). The CAP engages leading members of the local community and permit a specialized focus on these schools.

The goal is to have each Innovation Network school achieve, at a minimum, a School Performance Score (SPS) growth of four SPS points and grow in line with the 75th percentile growth of all Louisiana schools of the equivalent level and grade annually.

The Innovation Network creates opportunity and constructs for all 13 schools to use increased autonomy to find individualized paths to excellence, commit to high-quality curriculum implementation, and a resolve to hold all adults accountable for improved student results.   The Innovation Network school leaders will engage in comprehensive and student-driven professional development with a focus on data-driven strategies to turn around school performance. Through the implementation of high-quality curriculum, leadership development, instructional coaching, and stakeholder engagement, The East Baton Rouge Parish School System expects to see a complete metamorphosis of the historically low-performing schools.

Innovation Network Schools

Elementary School

Capitol Elementary

Claiborne/Howell Park Elementary

Park Elementary

Park Forest Elementary

Progress Elementary

Villa Del Rey Elementary

Middle School

Capitol Middle

North Banks Middle

Park Forest Middle

High School

Belaire High

Glen Oaks High

Tara High