The high school Gerville-Reaache is a school located in the town of Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe, named after the Guadeloupean politician, Gaston Gerville-Reaache. It is registered as a historical monument since January 15, 1979
The school takes its name from Guadeloupe politician Gaston Marie-Sidonie-Theonicle Gerville-Reaache. Disciple of Victor Schoelcher, Gerville Reaache was a lawyer and professor of philosophy in Haiti. In 1881, he was elected deputy of Guadeloupe. He has also distinguished himself in the national press, Justice, created by Georges Clemenceau. It was fundamental to pay tribute to this man, the first Metis MP of the National Assembly.
In 1651, Charles Houel offered lands to the Carmelites to religious of the order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel. In the high school is the tomb of Marie Anne Daverne, proof of the presence of the convent.
Marie Anne Daverne, who died on January 14, 1870 at the age of 65, devoted 44 years of her life to the life of the convent. She was the chief superior of the sisters of St Paul de Chartres in Guadeloupe, better known as Mary of Mount Carmel religious convent of the order of the Blessed.
1819 to 1906: St. Louis Hospital
Under the Restoration, Governor Lardenoy recovers the site that had been serving as a hospital since 1795 to run a military hospital there. St. Louis Hospital consisted of three U-shaped buildings called “the horseshoe”. The building was on one level with 4 access (stairs) for fast traffic. Without a gallery, the ventilation was natural and a hydraulic system passed in the middle of the courtyard to pass the water, with a garden of medicinal plants.
Since 1951: High School Gerville Reaache
In 1931, a small school was created in Basse-Terre at the Palais d’Orleans (former Prefecture). In 1933, the school adopts the name Gerville Reaache before moving in 1951 in the current premises.
In addition to the classical training of a high school, Gerville-Reache High School has economic and commercial preparatory classes, preparatory literary classes and senior technician sections.
In 2015, the school ranked 9th out of 20 at the departmental level in terms of quality of education, and 101th at the national level. The ranking is based on three criteria: the success rate of the baccalaureate, the proportion of first-year students who obtain the baccalaureate having completed the last two years of their schooling in the establishment, and the value added (calculated from the social background of the students, their age and their results at the national diploma of the patent)
In 2014, the institution’s preparatory classes are ranked 14th for ENS integration and ENC (0% of students in the school have integrated these schools), 18th for integration into ENS, ENC and five top business schools (0% integrated), and 4th for a basket of schools including ESIT, ISIT and ISMAPP (40% integrated)