- Is the education quality in South Lake Charles suffering because of the crowding or any other reason?

Some people fear that crowding issues in South Lake Charles schools can be exacerbated by the out-of-zone students.  While we agree that the schools are crowded, we do not believe the educational quality received by in-zone students is suffering.  Seniors at Barbe High School (who are the product of the entire District 34 system from kindergarten up) continue to excel relative to their peers across the state as they always have.  All the schools in South Lake Charles have proven and sustained academic performance, strong leadership, and highly qualified faculties.  Barbe has an “A” rating according to the state accountability system and the entire feeder system into Barbe is a system we believe the people of the district can and will continue to be proud of.