• Natchitoches Magnet School
    • Natchitoches Magnet School
    • Natchitoches Magnet School
    • Natchitoches Magnet School

Natchitoches Magnet School

Mrs. Stephonie A. French, Ed.S.

Principal’s Message

April 23, 2020

Mustang friends and family,

This year has been one like no other! In this unprecedented time in history, I wanted to take the time to reach out to our family and assure everyone that we will get through this period together. Never in our lifetimes have we seen the world as we know it basically shut down and pause. Although there are many uncertain things ahead for us, we do know that we will come out of this situation stronger and better because of the deep dedication of the parents, teachers, and students to their Magnet education.

I have been amazed by the sincere gratitude that our parents have expressed for our teachers. While I am not amazed by the level of dedication of our staff (because they are the most dedicated staff I have ever had the pleasure of working with), I am so excited and proud for the support that we are receiving from our parents at this time. I am so proud of the parents who are continuing to push their children by taking advantage of our extended learning opportunities during our COVID school building closure. Whether online or through paper packets, parents have continued to set the tone that learning is the most important objective.

In 2016, Magnet faced another unprecedented event when we had to leave our school building that had been our home since the creation of Natchitoches Magnet School. I said it then, and I say it now…school has never been about the building, but rather about the family of teachers, students, and parents that make Natchitoches Magnet the top notch school that it is! Although our buildings are full of reminders of our students, our true strength comes from the people. This current situation is no different!

Parents and guardians, thank you for your continued commitment to your child’s education. We want to encourage you to not only work on some school work each day, but also take the time to go for a walk, play games, or just talk to your students. We all have an opportunity to focus on the important things in life. Read each day, have your student practice math each day, go out for sunshine and enjoy meals together.

For those of you that are essential workers, we want to take the time to thank you for your sacrifice for our community! We know that you may not be able to be home with your student during the day, and we know that you are working hard to support their education. We hope that you feel the love from us, that we feel from you.

If you need anything from us, please let us know. You can email me at stfrench@nat.k12.la.us for any needs. We can give supplies such as pencils and paper. We can arrange for paper packets. We will get them to you. Please don’t hesitate to ask. We love you and we miss our Mustangs so very much!

Mrs. Stephonie A. French, Ed.S
Principal, Natchitoches Magnet School

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”.


strong start

Natchitoches Magnet School is excited to welcome back our students for the 2020-2021 school year. The safety and success of all of our students is our number one priority. We have been hard at work to ensure our students and faculty have a strong start to this school year. We have created a Strong Start plan to show what to expect at Magnet this year. 


Since COVID-19 has caused Natchitoches Parish to go virtual, Natchitoches Parish Schools have transitioned to virtual learning using Google Classroom. Virtual students are completing courses via Google Classroom at home vs. on campus. With that being said, students still may need extra help or one-on-one time with their teachers. Natchitoches Magnet School has released the times for virtual students to meet with their teachers via live Google Meet sessions. Students will need to contact their teacher for codes to join the live meeting.

Please view the document below to see the times your student can meet with their teacher.

Please refer to these resources for more information about the plans the Natchitoches Parish School Board has implemented to ensure a successful Strong Start for the 2020-2021 school year!

Administrative Staff

Alyssa Wright
Codie Goings
School Coordinator
Stephonie French



800 Koonce Street
71457 LA
United States

Phone: 318-357-1252

31.7703244, -93.1051358