Based in Shreveport, Louisiana,the Caddo Public Schools District serves all of Caddo Parish. The district consists of 41 elementary schools, 5 elementary-middle schools, 11 middle schools, and 16 high schools. There are also 4 unique schools, providing specialized lessons for students with disabilities. These schools are Caddo Vision Program,Alexander Learning Center, Hamilton Terrace Learning Center and Oak Terrace/ J.B. Harville Alternative School. The CPSD's mission statement shows the district's dedication to its students: "In the Caddo Parish Public School system, our mission is to improve the academic achievement of students and overall district effectiveness. We have high expectations for everyone - students, teachers, administrators, parents, community volunteers and support groups."
Shreveport is also home to 17 private schools: 2 pre-kindergarten to kindergarten schools, 2 pre/kindergarten to grade 12 schools, 9 pre/kindergarten to grade 8 schools, and 4 other schools of varying grade ranges. One of these schools, Grace Christian Home and Academy for Girls, is a Christian residential program for troubled, at risk girls ages 13-17. Their program is structured to foster healing of dysfunctions, addictions, relationships, and family issues, as well as, offer educational studies for students of all academic abilities. A full list of Shreveport's private schools can be found at Here
Shreveport has two principal colleges: the Methodist-affiliated Centenary College, and Louisiana State University at Shreveport. There is also the only medical school in north Louisiana: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, which opened in 1969. Shreveport also has one of the largest nursing schools in North Lousiana: the Northwestern State University College of Nursing.