Lycée Racine

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Lycée Jean Racine
Lycée Racine Paris 1.jpg
20 rue du Rocher (site principal, Rocher)
38 rue de Naples (second site, Naples), Paris

Coordinates48°52′35″N 2°19′22″E / 48.876472°N 2.322656°E / 48.876472; 2.322656Coordinates: 48°52′35″N 2°19′22″E / 48.876472°N 2.322656°E / 48.876472; 2.322656
TypeÉtablissement public local d'enseignement (EPLE)
Established1886 (1886)
PrincipalMarie RUSCH
Staff~ 120 teachers
Faculty~ 1,200 students

The lycée Racine is a public school in the quartier de l'Europe located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It consists of a lycée as well as BTS assistant manager and BTS bank staff courses. It takes the name of Jean Racine, playwright and historiographer to the King.

The main site is served by the métro stations of Saint-Lazare, Saint-Augustin and Europe. The second site (Naples) is served by the stations Villiers, Europe and Miromesnil.



Lycée Racine was built by the architect Paul Gout and opened in 1886. It was the second girls' school to open in Paris, after the lycée Fénelon.

The establishment bears the name of Jean Racine, French playwright of the 17th century.


The lycée is split into two sites: the main site is located at 20 rue du Rocher (Rocher), and the second site is located at 38 rue de Naples (Naples). The acquisition of the second site allowed the school to increase capacity, and start bilingual and trilingual BTS classes.

The sport classes take place in the gymnasium of Naples and in the outside areas. However, there are also some sport activities at Rocher.

Each site has its own school life, its own canteen, and its own library. Classes are run between the two sites, apart from the science track (S) and part-time courses (double courses in music and dance) which take place at Rocher for practical reasons.


The lycée Racine includes part-time classes for those students involved in arts at a high level in national or regional conservatoires, etc. It has its own orchestra and choir.

Students are able to use their free time to practice the arts, and are offered parallel baccalauréats in literature and science.

The lycée has (school year 2016/2017) :

Class/Series G&T S ES L STMG BTS
Second 10
First 5 2 3 2
Last 5 3 4 2
Supérieur (BTS 1&2) 4

There are currently around 1,200 and 120.

Lycée ranking[edit]

In 2016, the lycée was ranked 68th out of 112 at départemental level in terms of teaching quality, and 652nd at national level.[1] The ranking is based on three criteria: the level of bac results, the proportion of students obtaining their baccalauréat who spent their last two years at the establishment, and the value added (calculated based on social origin of the students, their age, and their national diploma results).[2]

97% achieved in 2016. 100% in L.


Current and former teachers[edit]

Former students[edit]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Classement département et national du lycée". L'Express. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Méthodologie du classement 2015 des lycées français". L'Express. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  3. ^ Armelle Héliot, « Jeanne Balibar, l'aristocratique », Le Figaro, insert « Le Figaro et vous », Saturday 8 / Sunday 9 July 2017, page 38.
  4. ^ Eugénie Bastié, « Françoise Héritier, anthropologue et militante féministe », Le Figaro, Thursday 16 November 2017, page 37.

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