Plaquemine High School

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Plaquemine Senior High School is a coeducational public high school located at 59595 Belleview Drive in unincorporated Iberville Parish, Louisiana, United States, south of the City of Plaquemine. It schools grades seven to twelve and is administered by the Iberville Parish School Board.

Plaquemine High School
Address
59595 Belleview Drive

,
Louisiana 70764

Coordinates30°15′44″N 91°15′03″W / 30.26231°N 91.25097°W / 30.26231; -91.25097Coordinates: 30°15′44″N 91°15′03″W / 30.26231°N 91.25097°W / 30.26231; -91.25097
Information
TypePublic coeducational secondary
MottoPride is a personal commitment
Established1894
PrincipalDianna Outlaw
Faculty35
Grades7–12
Enrollment1,431 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)Green, Black and White
MascotGreen Devil
Rival[citation needed]Brusly Panthers
Port Allen Pelicans
Donaldsonville Tigers
Website

As of 2015 it is the sole remaining traditional high school in Iberville Parish.[2]

HistoryEdit

Plaquemine High School
 
1911 Building at 58060 Plaquemine Street
 
 
 
 
Location58060 Plaquemine Street, Plaquemine, Louisiana
Coordinates30°17′20″N 91°14′16″W / 30.28898°N 91.23784°W / 30.28898; -91.23784
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1911
Built byCaldwell Brothers
ArchitectStevens and Nelson Company
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Beaux Arts
NRHP reference #92000041[3]
Added to NRHPFebruary 13, 1992

Plaquemine High school was originally located at 58060 Plaquemine Street. The building, erected in 1911 in Classical Revival style, hosted the school until a new facility was built in 1931, and is currently housing the Iberville Parish Optional Education Center.[4][5]

The 1931 building was located at 24130 Ferdinand Street and is currently housing the City of Plaquemine Activity Center (COPAC).[6] In 1974 the school has been located at its current location.

The 1911 building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 13, 1992.[3]

After North Iberville High School in Rosedale closed in 2009 students were reassigned to Plaquemine High. Rosedale parents criticized the rezoned to Plaquemine High because of the long distances involved.[2]

AcademicsEdit

The students at Plaquemine High School are required to take seven classes per day, with an optional vo-tech (which offers shop, drafting and home economics courses) or a college-bound curriculum which includes Calculus, Physics and Spanish as a foreign language.

AthleticsEdit

The school mascot is the Green Devil, which is the name of their sports teams as well. The school offers football, basketball, baseball, softball, Dance Team "Dazzlers", cheerleading, track, volleyball, band, and wrestling. The school has added a step team as of recent.

Student lifeEdit

The school also has many clubs such as The National Beta Club, Key Club, Student Council, 4-H, ROTC Drill Team, and many other clubs.

School uniformsEdit

The district requires all students to wear school uniforms.[7] Green Polo Shirt and khaki pants or shorts for the 7th & 8th grade. Green Polo Shirt and khaki pants or shorts for the 9th-12th Grade. Seniors are allowed to wear a White Polo Shirt.

Notable alumniEdit

FacultyEdit

  • Carolyn Brown, French and English teacher c. 1965–1995; 1995 NFL Teacher of the Year (taught Brian Mitchell 9th-grade English)[8]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Plaquemine Senior High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Jones, Terry L. (2015-08-01). "Parents who waged unsuccessful fight to keep North Iberville High open file application to start new charter school". The Advocate. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  3. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Plaquemine High School" (PDF). State of Louisiana's Division of Historic Preservation. Retrieved June 19, 2018. with three photo and two maps
  5. ^ National Register Staff (November 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Plaquemine High School". National Park Service. Retrieved June 19, 2018. With six photos from 1991.
  6. ^ City of Plaquemine Activity Center
  7. ^ "MANDATORY SCHOOL UNIFORMS[dead link]." Iberville Parish School Board.
  8. ^ The Washington Post, January 16, 1996, "PRO FOOTBALL Teacher of the Year", accessed May 19, 2007 at highbeam.com: "She taught me to be confident and believe in myself," said Mitchell. "Without her, I probably would not be where I am today. She made me a better person."

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