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Dutchtown High School in Geismar is ranked among the top-performing high schools in the state and region for 8th through 12th grade, with a Freshman Academy devoted to the specific needs and interests of 9th-grade students. Dutchtown High received an A rating from the Louisiana Department of Education for 2014-15.

Dutchtown’s broad array of electives is bolstered by 15 Advanced Placement courses including art history, chemistry, computer science, history, studio art and government. Dutchtown students may also choose to take dual-enrollment courses through nearby Southeastern Louisiana University in order to earn college credit hours in biology, English, history and other subjects. Students can prepare for careers in health care by studying to become emergency medical technicians, nurses and sports-medicine specialists through Dutchtown High School’s vocational program in allied health.

Beta Club, 4-H, choir, color guard, jazz band, cheerleading, drama club, poetry club, quiz bowl and speech are just a few of the extensive extracurricular organizations available to students. There is also a school literary magazine and newspaper. Dutchtown’s marching and concert bands earn regional, state and national recognition for excellence. Its longtime music director is one of just 20 band directors in the world to receive the prestigious Legion of Honor Award (John Philip Sousa Foundation). The school’s athletic program includes football, baseball, track and field and tennis.