Neville High School

Neville High School is a high school in Monroe, Louisiana, United States. It is administered by the Monroe City Schools Board. It is located 1/2 mile from the Ouachita River. Its mascot is the Tiger.

Neville High School
600 Forsythe Avenue

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United States
Coordinates32°31′20″N 92°7′35″W / 32.52222°N 92.12639°W / 32.52222; -92.12639Coordinates: 32°31′20″N 92°7′35″W / 32.52222°N 92.12639°W / 32.52222; -92.12639
MottoGeaux Tigers!
(Go Tigers!)
School boardMonroe City School Board
School districtMonroe City Schools
DeanRoosevelt Rankins
PrincipalMickey McCarty
Staff50.09 (FTE)[1]
Age range14-18
Enrollment944 (2018–19)[1]
Average class size20
Student to teacher ratio18.85[1]
Hours in school day8
CampusMid-Town/Garden District
Campus size2 to 3 blocks
Campus typeSmall
Color(s)Black and Gold   
Fight songTiger Rag; Alma mater: "O' Neville High"
AthleticsFootball, Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming, Golf, Tennis, Track & Field, Cross Country
Athletics conferenceLHSAA District 2-4A slogan = Excellence in All Things
Team nameNeville Tigers
RivalWest Monroe High School, Ruston High School, West Ouachita High School, Ouachita Parish High School
PublicationTiger Talk, Neville Matters
NewspaperThe Neville Tradition
YearbookThe Monroyan


Neville offers a wide variety of academics, on and off campus. Neville has a Technology department, English department, Foreign Language department, Health department, Journalism department, Math department, Naval Science department, Science department, Social Studies department, and Special Service department.


The Neville High School Business Department is dedicated to developing and improving workplace skills for students. By doing so, this will enable them to meet the demands of the workplace, make viable career choices, and become information-literate in order to communicate effectively, make decisions, and solve problems in today's fast-paced economy. In conjunction with Louisiana Technical College, our department offers dual enrollment college credit in the following areas: Financial Math and Keyboarding, as well as opportunities to receive industry-based certifications in CIW and IC3.


Neville High athletics competes in the LHSAA.


The Neville Tigers play football at Bill Ruple Stadium in Monroe, Louisiana[2] and are coached by Head Coach Jeff Tannehill.

Neville has won 12 state championships (1955, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1972, 1983, 1984, 1995, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015) and have been state runners-up six times (1958, 1982, 1991, 1992, 2012, 2016). The Tigers have claimed a district championship 29 times. Neville has made a football playoff appearance 53 times. The Tigers have not missed the playoffs since 1999. The Tigers have had 6 perfect seasons in its football history (1959, 1961, 1962, 1983, 2011, 2015). From 2014 to 2016, the Neville Tigers won 39 straight football games, marking it the 7th best streak in LHSAA history.

In 2002, Robert Lane was named Louisiana High School Gatorade Player of the Year, making him the only Tiger to ever receive this honor. Both Robert Lane (2002) and John Diarse (2012) were named LSWA Mr. Football for Louisiana. Diarse was also named a Parade All-American and a U.S. Army All-American.


  • Charlie Brown - LHSAA Hall of Fame Head Coach, Charlie Brown, coached 30 years for the Neville Tigers and compiled a 262–66–5 record with a .790 winning percentage.[3][4] Coach Brown led the Tigers to eleven district championships and three state championships along with two state runners-up.[5]
  • Jimmy Childress - LHSAA Hall of Fame Head Coach, Jimmy Childress, was an assistant football coach at Neville from 1958 to 1972 and helped to deliver four state championships.[6]
  • Mickey McCarty - Coach McCarty, coached 18 years at Neville and compiled a 197–43 record with a .820 winning percentage.[3][7] He led the Tigers to eleven district championships and four state championships along with two state runners-up.[3]


The Neville Tigers baseball team play their home games at Embanato Field and are coached by Head Coach Paul Gurrerieo. The Tigers have won 7 state championships in 10 appearances (1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1993, 2012, 2017)


In September 2017 Neville High School was recognized as the most beautiful high school in the state of Louisiana by Architectural Digest. Architectural Digest listed the most beautiful high school in each state of the United States.

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Nelville High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "W. A. "Bill" Ruple". Retrieved October 3, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "Driven by the past, McCarty became the standard at Neville". July 6, 2020. Retrieved October 3, 2022.
  4. ^ "Neville Football Coach History". Retrieved October 3, 2022.
  5. ^ "A Game, and a Man, They Would Never Forget". November 24, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2022.
  6. ^ "Jimmy "chick" Childress". The Monroe News-Star. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  7. ^ "Neville Football Coach History". Retrieved October 3, 2022.
  8. ^ "Bubby Brister". Archived from the original on September 24, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  9. ^ "Admiral, 57, Gets Proof Of High School Credits, The New York Times, Saturday, June 1, 1957, page 37". New York Times Websites. Retrieved June 19, 2018.

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