Natchitoches Magnet School

800 Koonce Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457
PHONE: 318-357-1252


Message from Principal

Magnet Gets Upgraded!

I am so excited to announce that the week after spring break, Magnet classrooms got a huge upgrade! We are now working with brand new presentation boards in all of our classrooms. These presentation boards are connected to an apple tv and the teachers are able to run the classroom from the palms of their hands with their new teacher iPADS and pencils.

We also got in another set of ipads and are now 1:1 in all classes in grades 3-8. This means that every student has a device to themselves in their classroom. (Fourth grade has macbooks in their ELA classes). In grades 1 and 2, students are 1:2, meaning that they have 2 students to each device. Thanks to these upgrades, we are now one step closer to our 1:1 schoolwide goal! I am happy to say that if funding remains in tact, we will be ordering 96 ipads next year to complete our 1:1 initiative! I am so proud of the work that has gone into this goal and of the excitement I see from teachers who are embracing the new technology, igniting their thirst for learning and teaching!

Teachers in grades 6-8 have been piloting online classrooms using Edmodo for students to publish and turn in their work. These students have been using their iPADS the entire year and will be allowed to test on that platform. These means that we will be able to shorten the window of testing, creating less anxiety and disturbance of our regular schedule! More information will be available about testing at our Math Night, this THURSDAY, March 28th. The testing information will be in the cafeteria from 5:30 - 5:45 followed by math games! Please join us for a great time!

Another exciting change for this year is the addition of an open house for NEW students. This program is to showcase our school to prospective students and parents. If you know of anyone that may want to attend, please spread the word. It will be Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2:00 - 3:30.

Thank you for the wonderful year that we have had so far, and as the 2018-2019 school year draws to an end, please remind your students that Mustangs always FINISH STRONG! I am proud of the work we have done so far, and I am so thankful to be your principal.

Best regards,
Mrs. Stephonie A. French, Ed.S.

About us

Natchitoches Magnet School is a selective admissions school. Students must take an entrance exam in May prior to being accepted into the program. Students must also maintain a good attendance record, a GPA of 2.5 or higher, Basic or above on all sections of the state assessment, and a behavioral record with no more than 2 major referrals in a given year.

Vision and Mission

Natchitoches Magnet School is a school where the teachers, administrators and staff are models of life-long learners, continuing to learn about and improve the instruction in the classroom and beyond to lead our students to their greatest potential using the most current research – based teaching strategies and technology to ensure our students’ success.


“Pulling Together Today, Making a Better Tomorrow”.

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Faculty / Staff

Name Position
 Stephonie French Principal
 Alyssa Wright Secretary
 Lindsay Weeks First Grade Teacher
 Caitlyn Wilson First Grade Teacher
 Sheila Simmons Second Grade Teacher
 Kelsie Korn Second Grade Teacher
 Sherry Hymes Third Grade Teacher - Math/Science/Social Studies
 Robin Abels Third Grade Teacher - English Language Arts/Social Studies
 Carletta Jones Fourth Grade Teacher - ELA/Social Studies
 Kurt Floyd Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher - Math/Science
 Amelia Ferguson Fifth Grade Teacher - ELA/Social Studies
 Amanda Dollar Fifth Grade Teacher - Math/Science
 Tameka Star Sixth Grade Teacher - ELA/Social Studies
 Zenda Sawyer Sixth/Seventh Grade Teacher - Math
 Codie Goings Sixth-Eighth Grade Teacher - Science
 Jonathan Parish Seventh Grade Teacher - ELA/Social Studies
 Michelle Douget Seventh/Eighth Teacher - Math/Algebra 1
 Robert Carnline Eighth Grade Teacher - ELA/Social Studies
 Melody Murchison Librarian/Technology Elective
 Evan Korn Orchestra/Elementary Music
 Stephanie Sowell Physical Education
 Erin Parish Art 1-8
 Alice Housley Cafeteria Manager


Natchitoches Magnet School

800 Koonce Street
Natchitoches, LA 71457

PHONE: 318-357-1252