Caroline J. Dormon Junior High School


Natchitoches Magnet School

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Natchitoches Magnet School (NMS) is a 1st-through-8th-grade magnet school that earned an A rating from the Louisiana Department of Education for the 2014-15 school year. Ninety-five percent of students at NMS perform at or above grade level. The school is located adjacent to the campus of Northwestern State University, about five minutes from historic Downtown Natchitoches.

NMS students are challenged to work at their highest academic level. The school’s curriculum uses technology to increase achievement in reading, math and science, and encourages small group discussions to reinforce lessons. The school features a robust Parent-Teacher Organization through which parents volunteer in the classroom and on the school’s numerous field trips to regional cultural sites. 

Along with its focus on academics, NMS offers a variety of extracurricular opportunities for enrichment including band, choir, string orchestra and several special events such as Quiz Bowl competitions with other schools, career day, book fair and fall carnival. In addition, NMS has athletic programs including cheerleading, softball, baseball, football, track and basketball.