Welcome Prospective Parents
Seeing that your child receives the best education possible is the primary mission of the Iberville Parish School System. The goal of our team of dedicated professionals is to work with both you and your child to see that this mission is accomplished. I encourage you to visit our school and meet with our teachers, administrators, and staff who are there to help. We look forward to working with you and your child.
Iberville Attractions Include:
Plaquemine Locks State Historic Site
As a distributary of the Mississippi River and a route to the heartland of Louisiana through the Atchafalaya Basin, Bayou Plaquemine was used as a navigable artery centuries before the age of European exploration.The Plaquemine Lock was designed by Colonel George W. Goethals (1858-1928), the assistant to the chief engineer of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Goethals later gained distinction as chairman and chief engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission for the design and construction of the Panama Canal. In 1972 the Plaquemine Lock structure was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, an honorary designation for significant historic sites. In addition to the lock, the area includes the Gary James Hebert Memorial Lockhouse, which serves as a museum and visitors center.
The museum has artifacts and photographs of life in the parish around the early1900's. There are two permanent exhibits: Iberville at War and Turning with the Century. Iberville at War is an exhibit exploring America's wars and the parish's participation. The exhibit features a Norden Bombsight from World War II as well as bayonets from the American Revolution. Turning with the Century explores life in Iberville Parish in the early 1900's. This exhibit features a wedding ensemble from 1900 hand carved cypress models of early boat transportation along the bayou. Traveling exhibits have included Mardi Gras costumes, Native American art, culture, and music of the area, parish art shows, and Black history awareness.
Street Address: 57735 Main Street, Plaquemine, LA 70764
The Atchafalaya Basin, or Atchafalaya Spillway, is the largest swamp in the United States. Located in south central Louisiana, it is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge.
With its dynamic wildlife and scenery, the region has a rich cultural heritage. Hunting, fishing, crawfish farming, trapping are a few examples of the ways of life.
Local public boat landings are at Jack Miller's Landing,Bayou Pigeon and Bayou Sorrel.