The Vernon Parish School System has been ranked as one of the top 10 school systems in the state of Louisiana for many years.

Public Schools

Visit the Vernon Parish School Board to learn more about the public schools in Leesville.

Private Schools

In addition to the fantastic public school system, Leesville offers an outstanding private school. Please visit their website for more information.

Colleges & Universities

The campus of Northwestern State University Fort Polk allows local residents to continue their education with in-class lecturing, as well as many distance learning programs from other colleges and universities, including Upper Iowa University and Central Texas College

SOWELA Technical Community College is another option for students to acquire vocational skills in a variety of fields.



Vernon Parish Library

Located in Leesville, the Main Branch of the Vernon Parish Library is housed in a 20,000 square foot facility and contains more than 106,000 volumes. 

It is a Federal Repository and offers access to federal documents, as well as university libraries, genealogical research archives and much more.  

A meeting room with seating for 100 is available.