Archbishop Shaw High School
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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
(Ever Striving, Ever Achieving)
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic,|
|Established||August 19, 1962|
|Founder||Archbishop Joseph Rummel|
|President||Fr. Louis Molinelli, SDB|
|Principal||Fr. Louis Molinelli, SDB|
|Average class size||19|
|Student to teacher ratio||13:1|
|Campus size||72 acres|
|Color(s)||Green and White|
|Athletics conference||Louisiana High School Athletic Association District 10-5A|
|Rival||Archbishop Rummel Raiders|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Newspaper||The Eagle Times|
|Athletic Director||Tom 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.
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.
- Gary Carter, Jr., incoming Democratic member (2016) of Louisiana House of Representatives from Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans
- Ryan Clark, football free safety, Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins
- Patrick Connick, state representative for Jefferson Parish
- John Fourcade, retired football quarterback
- Tory James, retired football cornerback
- Vance Joseph, football Defensive Coordinator of NFL's Arizona Cardinals
- Joseph F. Toomy, member of Louisiana House of Representatives from Jefferson Parish from 1984–2008
- Stephen J. Windhorst, district court judge and former member of Louisiana House from 1992–2000
- Joseph Wilkinson, Federal Magistrate Judge for United States District Court for Eastern Louisiana
Notes and referencesEdit
- SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.