Award Year: 2014

Rosepine High School

502 Louisiana Avenue
Rosepine, LA, 70659-0369

(337) 463-6079

Mr. Steve Thomas, Principal at time of Nomination

Vernon Parish

School Website


To provide a safe and orderly learning environment promoting high expectations allowing all students to prepare for success in an ever-changing world

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Student representatives greeting guests attending the annual Veterans Day Program

Student representatives greeting guests attending the annual Veterans Day Program

Rosepine High School is one of 19 public schools within the Vernon Parish school system. Located in the southwest portion of the state of Louisiana, it lies approximately nine miles south of the Fort Polk military installation. Seated in what is considered to be more of a rural and small town area, the school serves approximately 500 students grades 7 through 12.

The school’s mission statement and beliefs are well supported, as evident by the commitment of its stakeholder’s collaboration. Stakeholders work collaboratively to provide a positive and productive learning environment based upon instructional programs, which enable students to think globally and become productive citizens. Using the slogan "Go With Purpose," students are reminded teamwork builds unity, pride and academic excellence.

As a top performing "A" rated school for the past three years, in an "A" rated district ranked fourth in the state, ACT scores continue to be above or equal to state averages. Student academic achievement has increased the School Performance Score from a 95.8 in 2007-2008 to a 131.3 in 2012-2013, while meeting the school’s AYP. The school’s graduation cohort rate has increased from a 74.0 in 2007-2008 to a 93.5 in 2012-2013. In the fall of 2013, 43% of students graduating entered college after graduation. Over 40% of juniors and seniors currently take CVC dual enrollment classes.

By integrating technology and rigor within the classroom, students are aligned to become skilled employees in the work place and better prepared for post secondary education.