St. Charles Parish is located about twenty miles upriver from New Orleans. The Mississippi flows through the heart of the parish and creates one of the most intense industrial concentrations in the nation. In this community rich in industry, St. Charles Parish's educational system ranks among the finest in the nation. The system offers a quality education supported by innovative classroom technology. Students consistently score well above the state and national averages on standardized test. More than 60% of the graduating seniors enter college.
J. B. Martin Middle School is located on South Street in Paradis and services the west bank areas of Paradis, Des Allemands (Bayou Gauche), Boutte, and Luling (Mimosa/Willowdale). The enrollment in grades 6th, 7th and 8th average 830 students each year. The average daily attendance is 95% and the classroom student/teacher ratio is approximately 25 to 1. The school is staffed with educators knowledgeable about young adolescents and committed to meeting their diverse needs.