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Grace King High School

Grace King High School is a public high school located in Metairie, unincorporated Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States.[2] It is a part of the Jefferson Parish Public Schools and serves portions of Metairie and Kenner.[3][4][5]

Grace King High School
Grace King High School is located in Louisiana
Grace King High School
Grace King High School
Grace King High School is located in the United States
Grace King High School
Grace King High School
4301 Grace King Place


Coordinates30°00′47″N 90°09′58″W / 30.013°N 90.166°W / 30.013; -90.166Coordinates: 30°00′47″N 90°09′58″W / 30.013°N 90.166°W / 30.013; -90.166
MottoLuck of the Irish
School districtJefferson Parish Public Schools
SuperintendentDr. Cade Brumley
PrincipalSharon Meggs-Hamilton
Enrollment1,413 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Hunter green, white, & gold
MascotThe Fighting Irish (Also known as Lucky)

Grace King was built in the late 1960s as a high school, opening its doors in 1968 as an all-girls public school serving Jefferson Parish; remaining such until the 1980s, when it became co-ed.

The school, which now serves Grades 9–12, is a part of the Jefferson Parish Public Schools system. The school serves unincorporated portions of Jefferson Parish and a portion of the city of Kenner. The school was named for Grace King (d. 1932), a New Orleans writer and scholar of Louisiana history. The school's mascot is Lucky, the (Fighting Irish) Leprechaun, and the school colors are hunter green, white, and gold.

During Hurricane Katrina in late August 2005, the school suffered damage to its gymnasium's roof, and housed a National Guard troop until the school reopened in October 2005. Grace King High School recently completed building a minigolf course that is accessible to students who are confined to wheelchairs or crutches.

Grace King courtyard and putt-putt course


As of 2015 all Grace King athletic teams participate as a member of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA).[6] Grace King athletics compete with eight additional teams classified at the Class 5A level, within District 8.[7] In recent years, the school, with an increasingly Hispanic enrollment, has become known for its soccer program, reaching the state championship match in 2014. The Irish's main rivals are East Jefferson and Bonnabel High School.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ "Grace King High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  2. ^ "Metairie CDP, Louisiana[dead link]." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on December 23, 2009.
  3. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Metairie CDP, LA" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Council District Map" (Archive). City of Kenner. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "High School Districts 2012-2013 East Bank of Jefferson Parish Louisiana." (Archive) Jefferson Parish Public School System. Retrieved on May 18, 2014.
  6. ^ Envoc. "History". Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  7. ^ Envoc. "King, Grace". Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  8. ^ "Danny Granger". Archived from the original on 2013-07-20. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  9. ^ "Khan Academy founder returns home as big name in U.S. school reform". Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Michael Lewis". Archived from the original on November 10, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  11. ^ "Louisiana Prep, College & Pro Sports News -". SportsNOLA. Archived from the original on 10 November 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  12. ^ "Mark Mullins Returns to King... - Grace King High School Alumni Association". Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Ellen DeGeneres Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story -". Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  14. ^ "Former Saintsation Candice Stewart to compete on 'Big Brother'". Retrieved 3 August 2015.

External linksEdit

  • [1] Grace King High School]