Archbishop Shaw High School

Archbishop Shaw High School is an Archdiocesan school administered under the Salesians of St. John Bosco. It is approved by the Louisiana State Department of Education and the Southern Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges. Founded in 1962, it is located in Marrero, Louisiana, and is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Archbishop Shaw High School
1000 Barataria Boulevard


Coordinates29°53′32″N 90°6′13″W / 29.89222°N 90.10361°W / 29.89222; -90.10361Coordinates: 29°53′32″N 90°6′13″W / 29.89222°N 90.10361°W / 29.89222; -90.10361
(Ever Striving, Ever Achieving)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic,
EstablishedAugust 19, 1962
FounderArchbishop Joseph Rummel
School number504-340-6727
PresidentFr. Louis Molinelli, SDB
DeanMark Williams
PrincipalFr. Louis Molinelli, SDB
Average class size19
Student to teacher ratio13:1
Campus size72 acres
Color(s)Green and White         
Athletics conferenceLouisiana High School Athletic Association District 10-5A
Team nameEagles
RivalArchbishop Rummel Raiders
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
NewspaperThe Eagle Times
YearbookThe Talon
Athletic DirectorTom Alef


Archbishop John W. Shaw, whose leadership of the Archdiocese New Orleans ran from 1918-1934, had a special interest in the Catholic community of the West Bank. During this time many churches and schools were founded. In that time, Hope Haven Institute, an orphanage and foster home for boys was founded and the Salesians of St. John Bosco were asked to staff it.

The mission of the Salesians is to serve the poor and the young through the Preventive System of St. John Bosco in light of the Gospel and Jesus Christ. In 1962 Archbishop Joseph Rummel of New Orleans dedicated a new high school on the West Bank and named it in honor of Archbishop Shaw. The school was built on the same 70 acre plot of land that was used by Hope Haven.

The Rev. Paul Avallone, SDB was the school’s founding principal. Originally, only a small complex was built to meet the needs of the developing West Bank. Every year the school continued to grow in both admissions and infrastructure.

The school has grown in the past 50 years to contain 4 academic buildings, 4 sport facilities (football, soccer, baseball, and wrestling), as well as a swimming pool. Archbishop Shaw is the only boys high school in the New Orleans area to have its own football/multipurpose stadium.

While Archbishop Shaw High School is the only school for boys on the West Bank, it also attracts students from all over southeast Louisiana.

Alma MaterEdit

Sung to the tune of "Far Above Cayuga's Waters"

Near the banks of Old Man River, rising grandly there, stand the halls of Shaw forever gleaming bright and fair. See her glory, sing to praise her, Shaw will know we care. Brave her men proud to remember days of honor there.

Notable alumniEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.

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