Sterlington High School Entrance



Sterlington is a town in northern Ouachita ParishLouisiana, near the Parish of Union Parish. The population was 1,276 at the 2000 census. At the 2010 census, the population was 1,594. In 2013 census estimates, the population rose to 1,889, an increase of 228 persons or 13.7 percent from the 2012 census estimate. The current figure tabulation shows Sterlington the fastest-growing community in Northeast Louisiana.

Mayor Vern Breland said the latest census report "confirms what we know in Sterlington: We're poised for massive amounts of growth." Sterlington, which was incorporated in 1961, is expected to reach a population of 5,000 by 2017 because of its public schools and easy access to major employers in Ouachita Parish.


Sterlington is part of the Ouachita Parish School System and has one elementary school, A.L. Smith Elementary. As of 2006, A.L. Smith's enrollment was 437, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 17.8.Sterlington Jr. High School and High School are also under the supervision of the Ouachita system.

In 2011, A. L. Smith Elementary became Sterlington Junior High School when elementary pupils were moved to the new Sterlington Elementary School.

However, residents on the Union Parish side of the Ouachita River are served by the Union Parish School System, and go to either Farmerville Elementary School, Union Parish Sixth Grade Center, Farmerville Junior High School, or Union Parish High School, depending on their grade. All of these schools are located in Farmerville, Louisiana, about 22 miles (about 35 km) northwest.


Information on the Ouachita Parish School System

Information on Union Parish School System


When looking for homes in this area you may want to check out the following Zip Codes:

Monore: 71201,71202,71203   West Monore:  71291,71292,71294    Swartz: 71281   Calhoun:  71225

Richland Parish 71269    Farmington: 71241


Northeast Louisiana listings last updated Jan 18, 2022 8:13:am.