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 elementary 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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    L. Leo Judice Elementary School

    Tied for 1st

    L. Leo Judice is tied with Milton and Woodvale with a 9 out of 10 rating, but is the only one with all 5 star rating from the community. L. Leo Judice is located in the heart of Scott, La. Here's one of the top parent reviews:

    We have only been a part of this family for two years and already I couldn't pick a better place for our son! All the teachers know the kids by name and so well. Our son wakes up every morning ready to go to school, unlike he was with daycare. I hope by the time he reaches 5th grade the school will have expanded!
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    Milton Elementary School

    Tied for 1st

    Milton Elementary School is tied for first with L. Leo Judice and Woodvale. Overall, Milton has a 5 star rating from the community with only one person giving it 4 out of 5 stars. Here's one of the top parent reviews:

    We've had four children that have attended Milton Elementary and three that did not. Milton's staff is very professional and will go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to teaching your child and helping you to be a better parent. The principle, Suzanne Kebodeaux is very approachable and will even take your call on a Saturday morning to listen patiently to an irrate parent complaint about being woke up from a sound sleep by the School Boards automated phone notification system (not even her realm!)
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    Woodvale Elementary School

    Tied for 1st

    Woodvale is another school in Lafayette Parish with a rating of 9 out of 10. Most of the reviews give the school 5 stars from the community. Here's one of the top parent reviews:

    This school puts an emphasis on reading and makes learning pleasant and comfortable. The rewards system is fair and motivating. The teachers are committed and put in more time than they are required. They do their jobs because when my children come home with assignments...its hardly work because they know their stuff! Communication with the teachers comes with great ease for me. I have two little ones going there and not one complaint. If anyone has a complaint the problem is more than likely the parent and not the school!
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    Ernest Gallet Elementary School

    Ernest Gallet Elementary School in Youngsville earned an 8 out of 10 rating from Greatschools. Here's one of the top parent reviews:

    I have to say, Ernest Gallet is a wonderful school. I have two children who went to a private school here in town and I felt more at home at E.Gallet! The staff is wonderful! Everyone takes the time to get to know you and makes you feel your children are the number one priority. The school has a four star rating and the teachers really care! Thank you Ernest Gallet!!!

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    Green T. Lindon Elementary School

    Green T. Lindon has received an 8 out of 10 rating. The school is located in Youngsville. Here's one of the top parent reviews:

    Green T Lindon not only has the highest test scores but also has the best teachers and staff. I have two boys that go their ad they LOVE it. I also like the open book policy they have. I can go their any time of day to check on boys. I also as a parent can go an have lunch with my boys any day I would like.

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