Broussard LA originally named Cote Gelee (Frozen Hills) because of its hilly ridge area and the severe winter of 1784. Broussard LA was founded in 1884…named after Valsin Broussard, a prominent local merchant, who formed the first Vigilante Committee when his own store was robbed. He was also a direct descendant of Joseph Gaurhept Broussard de Beau Soleil, one of the first 200 Acadians to arrive in Louisiana on February 27, 1765 aboard the Santo Domingo.
Primary agricultural resources include sugarcane, soybean and hay production as well as horse and cattle farming. Principal industries consist of oil and gas service companies, food distributors, real estate developments and manufacturing.
Broussard LA has gone from a horse and buggy community, with large sugarcane plantation homes, to a current day industrial community with over 300 businesses. Yet, one still experiences its charm though the atmosphere of elegant dining. Creole home cooking and cajun food at our local restaurants.
Public Elementary Schools in Broussard LA
Katharine Drexel Elementary
409 Saint DePorres St., Broussard LA 70518
Phone: (337) 837-9066
Public Middle Schools
Broussard Middle School
1325 South Morgan Avenue, Broussard LA 70518
Phone: (337) 837-9031
Public High Schools
Comeaux, O, High School
100 West Bluebird Drive, Lafayette LA 70508
Phone: (337) 984-8395
St Cecilia School
302 W Main, Broussard LA 70518
Phone: (337) 837-6363
Episcopal School Of Acadiana
P.O. Box 380, Cade, LA 70519
Phone: (337) 365-1416