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Mission & Vision:

Mission Statement: 
The mission of East St. John is to empower all students with the skills necessary to reach their highest level of academic achievement. We will teach all students to be independent, life-long learners and achievers through the involvement of all stakeholders in a college preparatory/career environment. 
Vision Statement:
Our vision is to prepare and motivate our students for a rapidly changing world while providing a safe haven where everyone is valued and respected.
  • 1:1 Student to computer ratio
  • $58 Million in Capital Bond Improvements
  • Universal Pre-K
  • Established St. John the Baptist Education Foundation to Support Teachers and Students

About Us

School mascot: Wildcat
School colors: Black and gold
Located in Reserve, East St. John High School educates more than 1,100 students in 9th through 12th grades. Our school offers students a wide variety of opportunities in academics and athletics. Dual enrollment and Advanced Placement courses are available to allow students to earn college credit while still in high school. Students may also pursue various career pathways such as but not limited to: certified nursing assistant, carpentry, emergency medical technician, ProStart (culinary), welding, digital media and entertainment technology, health sciences, information technology, manufacturing construction crafts and logistics, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), business management, workplace safety, hospitality, tourism, culinary and retail and manufacturing construction crafts and logistics.
Hispanic Heritage
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Recent News

Class of 2023

2023 Graduation

The East St. John High School 2023 Graduation ceremony will be held on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 7:00pm in the Pontchartrain Center.

Upcoming Events

Principal’s Message

My name is David O. Lewis, and I am excited to be your Instructional Leader at East Saint John High School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead East Saint John High School with such persevering students, an extremely dedicated staff, and a supportive school community.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than twenty-eight years. I have worked with students ranging in age from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of teaching and administrative roles.
I have been a special education and regular education teacher in ELA/Social Studies, a Middle and High School Assistant Principal and Principal for numerous years in the metro New Orleans area. I am thrilled to bring my skills as an educational leader to East Saint John and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure student academic success and establish productive citizens.
Families, teachers, support staff, community members, and administration play a vital part in helping our students develop academically, socially, and emotionally. Together, we can make a positive difference. A strong partnership between home and school fosters greater success for our children.
I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my student-centered approach to support our future leaders. Because of the unique times, the relationship between families and school are vital to the success and safety of our students.
 “Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mr. David O. Lewis
Journey to Excellence