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My name is Stephonie French and I am proud to lead such a magnificent school. I have been the principal at Natchitoches Magnet since 2013, and am pleased to say I would not want to be anywhere else! Here at Magnet, we strive to be the best in all that we undertake. Thanks to our dedicated staff, we are able to offer many opportunities for our students to be successful inside as well as outside the classroom. For example, our students can participate in a variety of extra curricular activities such as cheerleading, football, basketball, softball, baseball, robotics, mathcounts, FCA, 4H, builder's club, and National Junior Honor Society. In addition to the wide variety of after school activities offered, we also have a wide selection of electives for our students to experience. All elementary students in grades 1-4 have music, art, PE and library electives. Beginning in grade 5, student select their more specialized electives. These include choir, orchestra, art, library science, and PLTW (project lead the way), an introduction to engineering.

Natchitoches Magnet is synonymous with excellence. Recently, our school orchestra competed in district festival and received the sweepstakes trophy in both 6th grade orchestra and 7th & 8th grade Orchestra. We have also won the district competition in quiz bowl the last 2 years. Natchitoches Magnet students have been recognized for their art, with a 1st place win in the "Spirit of Christmas" contest. In addition to these accomplishments, Natchitoches Magnet can boast that it has had 2 state 5th grade student of the year finalist in the last 2 years. We have had a number of students win contests for 4H, and this past year, the 5th grade students won the phone book recycling contest for the parish! Since its beginning, Natchitoches Magnet has continued to improve with a current SPS (school performance score of 123.5). Schooldigger.com rated us as the number 12 elementary school in the state of Louisiana, and ninth in Middle Schools in Louisiana on its most recent rankings. Among our many other accomplishments, Natchitoches Magnet can also boast about its large number of DUKE tip recognized students.

As we move forward we will continue to use the newest teaching techniques and research to make decisions that will improve teaching and learning here at Natchitoches Magnet. Our dedicated staff is always on hand to help and answer questions. They are but an email away. As we look to the future, we are setting a goal of having a SPS of 125! Through the hard work of our teachers and staff and the dedication of our parents and students we will meet this challenge! Thank you for all of those who support Natchitoches Magnet School in this endeavor.

Warm Regards,
Stephonie French, Principal


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