For most (if not all) parents, a quality education is key in the development of your child. If you’re considering a move to Lafayette Parish, or are moving to a new area of Lafayette Parish, we’ve done a little bit of research for you and your child.

Using, we’ve put together the top 5 middle schools in Lafayette Parish. Greatschools uses test scores, and reviews to put together these ratings.

The highest rating a school can get is a 10. Some schools had more reviews than others. Many schools had no reviews at all, so please don’t let this list be the end all be all of where you’d like to send your child to school if you’re considering areas to move to. Visit schools, consider other information on school performance, and programs.

Something else of note, just because a school isn’t on this list, doesn’t mean it’s a bad school. We just took into consideration the information that was given from

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    Milton Middle School

    Milton Middle is filed under Milton Elementary due to it all being on the same campus. Milton is also tied at first with L.J. Alleman with a 9 out of 10 rating, but Milton has 5 stars from the community. Here’s one of the top parent reviews:

    From the principal and front office to teachers, this school is excellent! Faculty creates a great atmosphere for my children to learn. Friendly, upbeat, stress free - my kids thrive in this school.

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    L.J. Alleman

    L. J. Alleman also has a 9 out of 10 rating. Alleman is located off of W. Bayou Parkway, and has a celebrated arts department. Here's one of the top parent reviews:

    L J Alleman is an outstanding school that blends caring teachers, talented students and an arts curiculum that cannot be beat.
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    David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy

    David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy sees students from 6-12 grade. It comes in at an 8 out of 10 rating, and has all 5 star reviews from the community. Here's one of the top parent reviews:

    This school is the best in Lafayette Parish even the private schools my children attended. Our Principal Jeff Debetaz and Assistants are visible on campus everyday. Our school's academic performance is one of the tops not just in Louisiana but in The United States. I think ranks 14th. Our students rated Advance and Mastery on parish schools test. My baby is in advance classes, doing beautifully. Thanks to all the staff for the great leadership in leading our children to Academic Excellence.

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    Edgar Martin Middle School

    Edgar Martin Middle School boasts an 8 out of 10 rating, with 4 out of 5 stars from the community. E. A. Martin is located in the Broadmoor community just off of Johnston St. Here's one of the top student reviews:

    I loved Edgar Martin it was a great school. The teachers and staff were amazing and I loved my 3 years there. I would go back! Thank you Edgar Martin for making me a better student and an all around better kid!

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    Youngsville Middle School

    Youngsville Middle School comes in with an 8 out of 10 rating, and 3 out of 5 stars from the community. Here's one of the top parent reviews:

    This year, my son entered fifth grade at Youngsville Middle School. They have made the transistion exceptionally smooth. The staff is super helpful and always attentive. I'm most impressed with his teachers. They don't settle for average. Their students are expected to maximize their potential! I'm very proud to be a YMS mom. Michelle Marcotte

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