Archbishop Rummel High School

Archbishop Rummel High School is a Catholic, Lasallian secondary school for boys located in Metairie, a community in unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The school is named after Archbishop Joseph Rummel, a former Archbishop in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Archbishop Rummel High School
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1901 Severn Avenue


United States
Coordinates29°59′24″N 90°9′34″W / 29.99000°N 90.15944°W / 29.99000; -90.15944Coordinates: 29°59′24″N 90°9′34″W / 29.99000°N 90.15944°W / 29.99000; -90.15944
MottoAnimam pro ovibus ponere.
(To give one's life for the sheep.)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
OpenedSeptember 10, 1962
FounderArchbishop Joseph Francis Rummel
School districtNew Orleans Catholic League
OversightRoman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans
Head of schoolMarc Milano
ChaplainFr. Kurt Young
Fr. Andrew Gutierrez
Number of students648 (2022)[1]
Average class size20
Student to teacher ratio12:1
Color(s)    Red, white and blue
Fight songRoar, Rummel Raiders
AthleticsLouisiana High School Athletic Association
Athletics conferenceNew Orleans Catholic League (District 9-5A)
MascotRufus Raider
NicknameSuper Ants[3]
Team nameRaiders
RivalArchbishop Shaw Eagles
Jesuit Blue Jays
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
PublicationRummel Review (literary magazine)
NewspaperRaiders' Digest
YearbookThe Raider
Tuition$11,250 (including fees, 2021-22)
AffiliationInstitute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools (1962-1993)(2009-)


Opened on September 10, 1962, Archbishop Rummel High School was one of four archdiocesan Catholic high schools established for students of Jefferson Parish, a New Orleans suburb, as a result of an archdiocesan campaign. On that first day of class, 225 freshmen formed the charter class of the school. In its second year, with the admission of nine freshman classes, the school had an enrolment of almost 600 students. Additional freshman classes were added each year until the 1965–66 school year when the school was a complete high school with 1,100 students. The charter class of 222 was graduated on May 27, 1966. The school operated as a four year high school until 1981 when the Archdiocese of New Orleans gave permission for the school to begin an eighth grade program for the 1982–83 academic year.

The senior high school plant occupies one third of the campus and consists of five separate building adjoined by covered walkways. The remaining portion of the campus is structure-free for athletic programs and future development. The senior high campus is divided into the faculty office wing, the administration-library wing, and the classroom wings completing a quadrangle in the center of which is the school chapel. A senior wing was added in 1966 to accommodate the first senior class. Additionally, in 1985 the school purchased the former Stuart Prep property adjacent to the school to use for a junior high campus.

The school cafeteria and gymnasium are located on the senior high campus. In memory of the Nelson-Smyth family of Chicago, the gymnasium was dedicated in May 1963. A building program that saw the construction of the senior wing also included the music building, an athletic field house, and an addition to the faculty office wing. During the 1980–81 school year, the school enclosed the area under the senior wing to make a student mall and also added a weight room to the field house.

The Brothers of the Christian Schools (Christian Brothers) conducted Archbishop Rummel High School through June 1993, when they relinquished governance to the Archdiocese of New Orleans. On September 16, 2009[4] Archbishop Rummel High School officially re-associated itself with the Brothers of the Christian Schools. Two Christian Brothers currently remain on staff for the school year. They and lay men and women comprise the administration, faculty, and staff of the school.


The Program of Studies at Archbishop Rummel High School complies with or exceeds the requirements of the Louisiana State Board of Education, the Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the general entrance requirements of universities and colleges. The Louisiana State Board of Education, the Office of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, and the Archbishop Rummel Curriculum Committee, have approved these requirements.

The primary purpose of a Catholic high school like Archbishop Rummel is the faith development of its students. With this as its goal, the gospel values and teaching of faith are integrated throughout the school curricula and programs.

Pre-professional programsEdit

Through the engineering, biomedical sciences, and law pre-professional programs at Archbishop Rummel High School, students learn both in the classroom and inside real world environments such as medical centers, engineering offices, and courtrooms. Through community partnerships, students learn from some of the metro area's top professionals in these industries.

Dual enrollmentEdit

In cooperation with Southeastern Louisiana University, Archbishop Rummel High School students complete college-level courses. These courses are taught by Archbishop Rummel High School teachers on the Archbishop Rummel High School campus, in partnership with Southeastern Louisiana University professors.

The students earn both high school and college credit that goes on the Archbishop Rummel High School transcript and on a Southeastern Louisiana University transcript. The credit is transferable to all public universities and colleges in the state of Louisiana and to many other colleges - including private universities in Louisiana and colleges outside the state. The college credit counts towards the student's eventual college grade point average.

Student organizationsEdit

  • Academic:
    • Chess Club
    • Junior High Math Club
    • Latin Club
    • Mu Alpha Theta
    • National Honor Society / National Junior Honor Society
    • Raider Robotics Team
  • Fine Arts:
    • Art Club
    • Band
    • Raider Chorus
    • Genesian Players
    • Guitar Club
  • Literary:
    • The Raider Yearbook
    • Raiders' Digest Newspaper
  • Service:
    • Raider Ambassadors
    • Big Brothers
    • Campus Ministry
    • Key Club
    • Student Council
  • Other:
    • Fishing Club
    • Fooseball Club
    • Ping Pong Club
    • Video Game Club


Archbishop Rummel competes in the LHSAA.

Sports offered by the school are baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, powerlifting, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, ultimate frisbee, and wrestling.


Football championships

  • (3) State Championships: 2012, 2013, 2019

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Archbishop Rummel High School". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved July 28, 2022.
  2. ^ "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  3. ^ "Emblems". Archbishop Rummel High School. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "History".
  5. ^ "Troy Kropog". Tulane Athletics. Archived from the original on July 25, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  6. ^ "Steve Scalise, Rummel's alumnus of the year, recalls how Metairie school nurtured his faith". The Times-Picayune.
  7. ^ "Craig Steltz LSU All American". Archived from the original on September 25, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2013.

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