The population of Ponchatoula and surrounding area has increased greatly over the past three decades, but the community has been able to retain that small town charm which attracts families seeking a place to raise their children. A solid school system, quality recreational facilities, and a well managed city government are assets which will make Ponchatoula a destination for a new generation of people seeking a better life.
The Sixth annual Ponchatoula Easter Bonnet Stroll April 4th 2015
Ponchatoula High School The philosophy of Ponchatoula High School is based on the premise that the major function of the school is to aid each student in reaching his or her full potential as a worthy member of a democratic society. Recognizing that each human being is unique in his interests and abilities, the faculty and staff strive to provide growth in all areas of human development. Thus, curricular and co-curricular activities are directed toward the academic, moral, cultural, social and physical aspects of students.
Ponchatoula is located along Interstate 55 and Highway 22, a position that puts it an equal distance between New Orleans and Baton Rouge.In the early 1900s, Ponchatoula was one of only two ways to get to New Orleans by land, giving it the title of "Gateway to New Orleans."
Ponchatoula is home to many artists covering many disciplines, musicians, authors, artists, photographers, poets, singers. Whether here by birth or choice Ponchatoula provides a creative environment.