John Priola

  • Welcome to Pearl River High School! This is my 24th year in St. Tammany Parish Public School System and 34th overall in education. I am happily married to my wife Kim for 34 years and we have three sons Johnny, Joshua, and Jeremy.  All of our boys have graduated from STPPS with my youngest son graduating from nursing school this December. 

     I am excited to be principal at Pearl River High School. I believe it is the hidden gem in our school system. The parental and community support makes our school special and unique. Our faculty and staff are extremely involved in many capacities so we can offer the same if not more programs to our students as the larger high schools. I love the high school setting and the fact that we usually have some extra-curricular activity happening at school every night. I would love for all of our students to get involved in a club, organization, or a team because their high school years are some of the most special times in a person's life. 

    Our goal is to provide a strong instructional program within a safe environment conducive to learning. We plan on continuing the proud history of providing an academic program with high expectations and our goal is to produce students that are well prepared for their future endeavors. I would like to invite you to become an active member of our learning community because together we can make your child's years here at "The Pearl" productive and memorable.

    I appreciate the support and hospitality I have recieved from the many people I have met in my first days on the job. I look forward to becoming an active member in the community and meeting all of the students. Let's have a great 2018-19 school year.

    We are PR!


    John Priola