Mission and Vision

Gretna High School is dedicated to preparing the students of today to become the leaders of tomorrow. Gretna's challenging and diverse academic programs will better position students to reach their future goals, whether that be attending an accredited university or becoming a productive member of the work force. Students at GHS can also participate in a wide variety of extracurricular and co-curricular activities. The Gretna High School experience lasts a lifetime and has a large impact on a student's overall development. The wonderful opportunities and experiences of GHS put Gretna in a class of its own.

Gretna High School's Vision:

To be recognized as a positive learning community that promotes student success.

Mission Statement:

In order to insure that our school’s mission adequately embodies our purpose as defined by teachers, students, parents, and community stakeholders,  our mission statement is biennially reviewed and revised as necessary.Our current mission statement is as follows:

Gretna High School’s mission is to provide a safe, pleasant educational environment
that promotes learning and personal achievement.


We believe that…

  1. all students are capable of learning.
  2. all students should have the opportunity to learn.
  3. the responsibility for providing an atmosphere that is conducive to learning rests with students, parents, teachers, administrators, staff members, and the community.
  4. it is the student’s responsibility to take full advantage of the education that is offered.
  5. students learn best in an environment that allows them to take an active part in the learning process.
  6. mutual respect enhances learning
  7. all students should be regarded as individuals not as groups.
  8. the educational program should seek to instill practical knowledge and positive attitudes in all students.
  9. technology represents a fundamental part of the educational experience.
  10. students, parents, teachers, administrators, and support personnel bear the responsibility of maintaining standards of accreditation.
  11. all students must exhibit an acceptable standard of behavior.
  12. extra-curricular activities should enhance, not impede, student learning.
Gretna High School ranks 21st in the nation for W!se Financial Literacy Certifications. The predominant factor was the average score on the Financial Literacy Certification Test with consideration given to eligibility for free lunch and the proportion of test takers to the school population.
Gretna High School ranks #119 out of all the nation’s high schools, as determined by the number of college-level tests taken compared to the number of graduating seniors.