In Terrebonne Parish, our public school system consists of 41 school sites: four senior highs, three junior highs and 30 elementary and middle schools, one training school, one school for exceptional children and two alternative secondary schools.
We have 19,600 students enrolled in the Terrebonne Parish public school system and 1,300 qualified teachers. Valuable interaction, information and feedback are provided through active parent teacher organizations throughout our public school system.
Terrebonne Parish also has eight private, non-public primary and secondary schools with a total enrollment of just over 3,100 students. These quality institutions provide an excellent alternative to public education.
Terrebonne Parish is centrally located within convenient driving distance of 17 colleges/universities. Nicholls State University located in Thibodaux (only 17 miles from Houma) enrolls approximately 6,900 students and offers 86 degree programs, with a growing number of master’s degree programs.
The Allied Health and Continuing Education Building, one of Nicholls State’s newest campus additions, is situated conveniently in Terrebonne Parish behind the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center. The new building offers Terrebonne students teleconferencing capabilities with the main campus in Thibodaux.
Other prestigious schools within commuting distance are: Tulane, Loyola and Louisiana State University.
Terrebonne Parish is also home to L.E. Fletcher Technical Community College, which is a two-year public college serving the citizens of South Louisiana.