Superintendent's Opening Letter

  • Dear Parents and Guardians:

    St. Mary Parish is a school district purposefully committed to providing a quality education for all students. The district has worked diligently to develop and maintain a reputation as an elite, proactive, and successful school district dedicated to student achievement as its top priority. Along with the historical use of the egret in St. Mary Parish’s logo, the district motto of Tradition ? Commitment ? Service exemplifies our school system’s foundational principles. St. Mary Parish has a long-standing tradition of excellence, commitment to quality, and service to one another. As superintendent, it is my responsibility to uphold these fundamental values by placing students at the forefront of all decision-making and supporting teachers with the necessary resources for effective instruction. Working together with stakeholders, my goal is to respect, support, and set high expectations for all employees to ensure a valuable, productive, and safe educational environment. 

    I personally invite you to carefully read this school district newspaper and keep it as a reference as it contains valuable information about our schools, district policies and who to contact should you have questions or need additional information. You may also visit our website at for continuously updated information throughout the school year. Additionally, parents are encouraged to obtain a login from their child’s school in order to access attendance and class grades through the Student Progress Center included on the website.

    It is essential for us to work together to provide all students with a quality education that will generate success in our students, and in turn, transform our entire community.

    Thank you,

    Leonard J. Armato

    St. Mary Parish Superintendent


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