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Our District

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The Caddo Parish Public School system encompasses the flavor and diversity of the community we serve. Our district is comprised of nearly 60 schools representing students from rural, suburban, and urban areas of Caddo Parish.

Caddo is home to 12 National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence as designated by the U.S. Department of Education while boasting several of the state's top performing schools.

  • Third largest school district in Louisiana

  • Highest graduation rate in district history

  • Set the state standard for COVID-19 response

  • Regional leader in National Merit Scholars

  • A state leader in students scoring perfect scores on the ACT

Our Mission

Caddo Parish Public Schools is dedicated to preparing students for the future, developing the whole child academically and socially in collaboration with families and the community.

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Our Vision

All students in Caddo Parish Public Schools will become lifelong learners equipped with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to succee as productive and responsible citizens in a local, national, and global society.

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What Staff Are Saying at Caddo Parish Schools

Brittnay Gore

I feel like Caddo Schools wants to make sure that teachers are supported in the classroom. The district provides professional development which allows you to connect with other teachers. It give you the opportunity to see what is working in their classroom and you can use that knowledge for your own classroom.

Brittany Gore  

   3rd Grade Teacher at Herndon Magnet

george spivey

The highlight of my teaching career in Caddo Schools is receiving the Rookie Teacher of the Year award highlighting the work I've done in my short time here. I feel constant support from the administration at my school, and they are very open to any ideas I develop for the students. I also love the fact that they provide high levels of attention to teachers' needs.

George Spivey  

   2021 Rookie Teacher of the Year, Midway Elementary

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Incentive Pay Program
The program rewards teachers who decide to teach in hard-to-staff subjects or high-needs schools, attain National Board certification, or demonstrate significant student achievement with highly effective teacher evaluations.

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To help employees reach financial goals, Financial Services, including credit unions, direct deposits of employee payroll and tax-sheltered annuities and options for student loan forgiveness are provided.

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Highly Competitive Salaries are an investment in our educators and ensure that our teachers are taken care of in and out of the classroom while programing an atmosphere that attracts, develops, and motivates high-quality teachers. Financial supplements are provided throughout the year, and additional income is available through a variety of extra work opportunities.

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Caddo offers Unique Incentives such as employee discounts at a variety of community and attractions, tuition exemption for Special Education add-on certification, monthly classroom support sessions for new teachers, a tuition-free alternative certification program, mentor support for a first year alternative certification candidates, employee appreciation events, and opportunities for community service projects.

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Rich Health and Well-Being Benefits empower our employees and their families to live healthy, balanced and fulfilling lives through a comprehensive and competitive benefits package with outstanding group insurance programs, annual leave options, sabbatical leaves for study, 12 days of annual leave with unlimited accumulation, employee assistance programs, and defined benefit retirement options.

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To promote professional growth and collegial networking, Job-Embedded Support is the pillar of school-based and district support, structured professional development plans, and extensive training designed to make the most of your time in the classroom.

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Classrooms are outfitted with Innovative Technology designed to enhance student learning with a 1:1 ratio for devices in a safe digital environment that is supported by a team of technology experts across the district. Instructional Technologists provide job-embedded professional development and guidance with all classroom technology tools.

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Caddo's high-quality Teacher Resource Center makes available materials, supplies, and equipment to create classroom resources, and provides instructional tools. In addition, there is a professional cafe where teachers and leaders plan, collaborate, and enjoy a cup of coffee.

Salary and benefits

Caddo Parish Public Schools is dedicated to providing a competitive and comprehensive compensation plan. The following Total Compensation sample is provided to help you gain an understanding of the investment made by Caddo Parish in its teachers.

 $69,956 total compensation

Beginning Teacher Salary

TRSL Pension/Investments

Medical Coverage & Insurance

10 Paid Annual Leave Days

State Pay Raise

Holiday Supplement

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Caddo Teaching Academy (CTA)

Caddo Teaching Academy (CTA) is an innovative certification program offered by Caddo Parish Public Schools. CTA provides a fast track, streamlined, and practical approach to the job-embedded training with the objective of placing an effective certified teacher in every classroom.

Caddo Teaching Academy has been successful at filling nearly 100 classrooms with certified teachers. The program offers no upfront fees while providing two years of coursework to take individuals from novice to seasoned teachers. Each candidate is provided with a coach and leaves with a certification recognized by the Louisiana Department of Education.

For more information, please contact and visit our page!

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Teach Caddo

Teach Caddo attracts, develops, and retains high-quality employees for fulfilling careers through partnerships with stakeholders

For more information, please contact and visit our page!

About Us

At Caddo Parish Public Schools, we know that selecting the right talent for the right position is key to success for our employees and our students. We also know that our employees' lives encompass much more than the time they spend at work. Caddo Parish offers an abundance of parks, lakes, and events. In your spare time, tour the museums and art galleries with the entire family or head to one of the several unique annual festivals that shape our community/ From music history including walking in the steps of Elvis Presley to a stroll through the rose hardens at the American Rose Center, Shreveport in Caddo Parish offers must-see attractions and fun things to do for everyone.

Sporting Attractions

  • Bass Fishing - Bass Federation National Championship Host

  • College Football - Independence Bowl, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 bowl game

  • Basketball - Shreveport Mavericks, Semi-pro basketball team

  • Boxing - Host of USA Boxing National Championships

  • Golf - a dozen scenic courses and country clubs

Area Attractions

  • American Rose Center

  • R.W. Norton Art Gallery & Botanical Gardens

  • Trails along Clyde Fant & Arthur Ray Teague Parkways

  • Gators and Friends Adventure Park

  • Shreveport Aquarium

  • Sci-Port Discovery Center

  • Louisiana Boardwalk Outlets

  • Municipal Auditorium, home of the Louisiana Hayride and Elvis Presley's early career

  • Robinson Film Center

  • Sunflower Trail Festival

  • State Fair of Louisiana

  • Red River Wildlife Refuge

  • Boom or Bust Byway

Local Festivals

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Mardi Gras

Enjoy dozens of local Mardi Gras parades and celebrations during Carnival Season. Whether you're catching beads at a parade, tapping your feet to a second-line band, or digging into a king cake with your crew, good times are waiting around every corner in Shreveport-Bossier.

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Let The Good Times Roll

The Annual Let The Good Times Roll Festival is held at Festival Plaza in Shreveport. Rho Omega and Friends presents the Let The Good Times Roll Festival every year on Juneteenth weekend celebrating the culture, music, art, fashion, and unity of the African American community in our area. Bringing you a weekend full of Local, Regional, and National music artists entertaining more than 25,000 patrons annually. 

To learn more, visit their website!

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Prize Fest

Filmmakers from across the world descend upon Shreveport and North Louisiana to create short films in hops of winning the largest cash prize given by a film festival in the world. Also, enjoy competitions for food, music, fashion, and comedy.

Shreveport Mudbugs

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National American Hockey League Champions and Shreveport's favorite sports franchise.

Mudbug Madness

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One of Louisiana's largest and most popular Cajun Festivals features Cajun cuisine, renowned Zydeco artists, raucous contests, and fun for all ages

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Highland Jazz and Blues Festival

This free annual event features local and national jazz and blues artists, great food, and local artwork in the historic Shreveport neighborhood of Highland.

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Red River Balloon Rally

This family-friendly event offers kid zones, tethered balloon rides, and a balloon glow at dusk, live entertainment, and a flight competition featuring more than 30 hot air balloons.