Archbishop Shaw High School

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Archbishop Shaw High School
Ever Striving, Ever Achieving
1000 Barataria Boulevard
Marrero, Louisiana, 70072
United States
Coordinates 29°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
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic,
Established August 19, 1962
Founder Archbishop Joseph Rummel
School number 504-340-6727
President Fr. Louis Molinelli, SDB
Dean Mark Williams
Principal Mr. George Hebert [Alumni of 1985]
Asst. Principal Christopher Collins
Staff 55
Grades 812
Gender All-Boys
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
Mascot Eagle
Team name Eagles
Rival Archbishop Rummel High School
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper 'The Eagle Times'
Yearbook 'The Talon'
Athletic Director Tom Alef

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.


Shaw Heritage

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 Shaw 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. Shaw has always provided an environment that is conducive to the student’s spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and moral growth.

Shaw Today

Archbishop Shaw High 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. Further additions/changes are planned for the school; stadium lights for the baseball stadium and a new football field to replace the current practice field. Technology has been brought in to help with the learning environment, such as Smart Boards in classrooms and iPads for student use.


Founded in 1962, Archbishop Shaw is an all-boys, private, Catholic high school on the Westbank of New Orleans, dedicated to serving the youth of the greater New Orleans area. Students enjoy the comfort of a 72-acre campus, iPads with wireless internet, small classes, and a competitive extracurricular program. Our strong academic tradition challenges students on the path to adulthood.

At the core of our educational and spiritual foundation are the Salesians of St. John Bosco. St. John Bosco believed that holistic education enriches and fosters the development of young boys into young men. This philosophy requires knowing students, listening to their words, and responding to their needs. Our family atmosphere makes this a school desirable for all young men seeking acceptance while at the same time receiving a quality education.

Educators strive to build personalized rapport with students, which consist of friendliness and affirmation, while at the same time carefully providing structures that promote self-discipline. Our educators are not merely content with imparting knowledge to their students; they seek to help the students recognize their inner worth and dignity as children of God and develop their own unique gifts and skills.

School Crest[edit]

Alma Mater[edit]

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.

Points of Interest[edit]

  • The Class of 2014 boasted two Valedictorians and one Salutatorian
  • Each student, grades 8-12, receives an iPad to use in school and at home
  • Shaw has the largest Catholic High School campus in the city of New Orleans - 72 acres
  • 75% of the student population is involved in at least one club or sport
  • Shaw has a 13:1 student/teacher ratio
  • All students must complete a minimum amount of service hours before graduating

Notable Alumni[edit]

Tommy "Tucker" Wright (Morning Show Host on 870 WWL)

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