Ascension Parish is your stopping place between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Ascension Parish, with a population of 107,215 and growing, covers approximately 300 square miles that span the Mississippi River.
One of the major reasons for parish growth is the number of families wanting to move their children from the East Baton Rouge Parish public schools to the higher-performing Ascension public school system, which is the best school system in Louisiana. The parish is also home to private schools.
Today, Ascension Parish is a true American treasure. It is the ‘Gateway’ to a glorious and sublime portrait of time and people spanning more than five centuries. Ascension Parish is an immense collection of diverse histories deserving simply of recognition, celebration, and protection.