Lee High School in Baton Rouge has a new principal, several new teachers and will soon have a new $54.5 million facility capable of educating about 1,200 students.
The 26-acre campus has room to grow larger yet.
To that effect, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system has spent months trying to persuade the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts in Natchitoches to start a day school at Lee High. So far, though, LSMSA is passing on the idea.
Superintendent Bernard Taylor said he’s planning to seek other potential partners in Baton Rouge if LSMSA ultimately opts out.
“We can have as many high-quality, academically rigorous choices that we can create,” Taylor said. “The idea was not dependent on LSMSA.”