Evolution of Education

Celebrating the history of education in Terrebonne Parish

Thursday, August 4, 2022, 6:00 PM
Barry P. Bonvillain Civic Center - Meeting Room 3
346 Civic Center Blvd. • Houma, LA 70360

Scholars of the South: How Terrebonne Teachers Shaped the Young Minds of Bayou Country

Education has come a long way in Terrebonne Parish. From humble, one-room schoolhouse beginnings to the multi-story, multi-building campuses that sprawl the parish today, education has always been a priority in bayou country. Over the years, the parish has built an education system that produces well-rounded students who are prepared to enter the workforce or a postsecondary program. Today, we honor the pioneers who laid the educational foundation of Terrebonne Parish, celebrate the current successes of our parish’s educational professionals, and anticipate the future triumphs of our educational leaders and learners. Click here for an overview of the history of schools in Houma.


Click here for the full sesquicentennial edition of the Houma Daily Courier, which highlighted 150 years of education in Terrebonne Parish.

Photos courtesy of the Houma Courier (formerly the Houma Daily Courier), 1972.

Acknowledgments and Special Thanks

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government
Parish President Gordon E. Dove
Terrebonne Parish Library
Mary LeBoeuf, Director
Rachel LeCompte, Reference Supervisor
Nicholls State University
Clifton Theriot, M.L.I.S., C.A.
Archivist, Head of Special Collections
Terrebonne General Health System
Synergy Bank
South Louisiana Bank
Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government
Information Technology Department
Angi Charpentier and Documentation Team
Brian Rodrigue, Quinn Pitre, and Productions Teams
HTV Production
GIS Engineering, LLC